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post #16 of 49 Old 08-03-2010, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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All these great mods are gonna get me divorced. Wifey is alreay calling my build the new girl...
My girl calls my jeep "Mike's other girlfriend" They just don't understand the Jeep addiction I guess lol



Thanks for all the comments guys. I appreciate it
I'll try to get some more pics of the build up later tonight.


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post #17 of 49 Old 08-03-2010, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, pretty much got all the fab work done today and the tub set back down and bolted back up to make sure it all fit. All looks good to me

Capped all the ends of the tube (except for right behind the body mount) and smoothed everything out. Really happy with the way the ends of this thing turned out


I then got it all centered on the frame and tacked into place. I then proceeded to weld it all in. It's now a permanent part of the frame. It's gusseted on the top with the body mount and plated on the bottom to ensure it's never coming off


After I cleaned it all up, I set the tub back down on the body mounts and tightened everything up to make sure all that measuring and re-measuring payed off. Thankfully it did and everything lined up perfectly. Here are a few shots of it all buttoned down before paint



It ended up right were I wanted it as for how far it hangs out in the rear. Just a hair farther out than the tub, almost flush really



Hoping to get it primed and painted tomorrow and put back together thursday or friday. I already got self etching primer and a couple cans of the satin black i used on my front bumper and sliders so I should be able to spray it in the morning. Let me know what you think.

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post #18 of 49 Old 08-04-2010, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Got everything primed and painted this morning. Getting anxious to put the lights in and get it all put back together.

Few coats of self-etching primer


After several coats of satin black


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post #19 of 49 Old 08-04-2010, 11:44 AM
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I really like how flush that is with the body! Great job.
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I really like how flush that is with the body! Great job.
Thanks man

I'm pretty happy with the way everything lined up. I may be able to get the lights in it later this evening if the paints dry enough and set the tub back down on the body mounts.

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post #21 of 49 Old 08-04-2010, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Got it all done! Came out a lot better than I could have hoped for.




Pic after reinstalling the gas tank (which I think I should paint to match the bumper). Thankfully the jeep fired right up so I guess I didn't screw anything up there lol


And here's a video of the lights wired up and working for anyone that cares to watch. There a heck of a lot brighter in person.

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post #23 of 49 Old 08-05-2010, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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i dig it... may have to cut mine off now...
Haha, is your current one bolted over top of your stock crossmember? I havn't seen many like this so that's why I decided to go this direction. I'm hoping it makes my jeep a little more unique from everything else out there

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post #24 of 49 Old 08-05-2010, 12:29 PM
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Haha, is your current one bolted over top of your stock crossmember? I havn't seen many like this so that's why I decided to go this direction. I'm hoping it makes my jeep a little more unique from everything else out there
Mines just bolted, I didnt want to hack it up and find out id have to do a bunch of work to my gas tank skid... didnt want to be down during wheelin season... I thought I gained a lot of clearance with mine, I REALLY like how yours is flush! I thought id be different whne i built mine, guess theres always someone out there to on eup ya

godd work sir!
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Damn mike... I didnt realize that you were such a good fabricator... Nice Job
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post #27 of 49 Old 08-13-2010, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Damn mike... I didnt realize that you were such a good fabricator... Nice Job
Thanks Jon I still have a lot to learn but I'm working at it.

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post #28 of 49 Old 08-13-2010, 04:20 PM
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It looks great... but I wonder how much strength you give up in the center by having the light cutouts nearly the full height of the bumper.

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I like that, It came out great!

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post #30 of 49 Old 08-13-2010, 07:05 PM
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Thanks Jon I still have a lot to learn but I'm working at it.



Haha thanks
Wanna help me and Doug do my front bumper? I have a stinger, winch plate, and winch to weld on and some shackle mounts to weld to my rear bumper.
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