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Unread 02-23-2014, 06:53 PM   #1066
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Also I am starting to do research on notching the fender wells to move my seats back and finish the Cage prep. Here is one of the ideas I saw on a CJ page that I really like and is clean. I haven't done anything with welding or patching the body but this should be fun! I have a basic plan on how I want to do this but we all know how that can change. I have seen a few ideas but I like this one the most right now. Problem is my bed liner will have to be modified significantly and I am not sure how it will look once its finished.

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Unread 02-23-2014, 07:18 PM   #1067
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Also I am starting to do research on notching the fender wells to move my seats back and finish the Cage prep. Here is one of the ideas I saw on a CJ page that I really like and is clean. I haven't done anything with welding or patching the body but this should be fun! I have a basic plan on how I want to do this but we all know how that can change. I have seen a few ideas but I like this one the most right now. Problem is my bed liner will have to be modified significantly and I am not sure how it will look once its finished.
I just did this right before Christmas. It wasn't too challenging, but it was a TON of work, especially because of the carpet in my jeep needing to be removed. I'll post some pics for you. I absolutely love the room!
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Unread 02-23-2014, 07:31 PM   #1068
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My cutout had one less corner than the one you are looking at doing, but it made work a lot easier with the 1/8" plate I was using. I used the 1/8" plate to reinforce the corner more since the seatbelt mount is right there and cutting near it scared me a little.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 07:35 PM   #1069
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Here is the finishing. It's a mix of passenger and driver side. I used undercoating and seam sealer on top of primer
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:31 PM   #1070
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Here is the finishing. It's a mix of passenger and driver side. I used undercoating and seam sealer on top of primer
Holy thread jack Batman....lol You didn't leave anything to the imagination. Looks great brother. I'm not sure I want to weld all the pieces together. I may keep the cap at the end and do laps of metal together spot weld and seal it. We will see though. I plan to have everything ready including metal for the cage reinforcement when I go to do the next step of upgrades. It won't be too much this year. Trying to save money and talk the lady into getting that CJ6.....up hill battle!!!
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:53 PM   #1071
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I did my notch in a similar fashion. But it's much uglier lol. It made a huge difference though. I'm 6'2" and I needed all of the extra leg room I could get
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:54 PM   #1072
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I did my notch in a similar fashion. But it's much uglier lol. It made a huge difference though. I'm 6'2" and I needed all of the extra leg room I could get
Yeah I'm the same height too and really want to drop my seats 2in lower as well. Is what it is.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:06 PM   #1073
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I know your stretched a bit,but make sure you don't go to far, or even far enough. Full flex for me was a 3.25" from rub, so I went with a 2.75" notch to clear. Worth the effort. I also gained 1.75" down by tying to the cage instead of using the rails.

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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:07 PM   #1074
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Holy thread jack Batman....lol
Haha. Sorry. I get excited sometimes

And thanks for the compliment I'm sure yours will turn out awesome based on your previous work.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 10:42 PM   #1075
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I know your stretched a bit,but make sure you don't go to far, or even far enough. Full flex for me was a 3.25" from rub, so I went with a 2.75" notch to clear. Worth the effort. I also gained 1.75" down by tying to the cage instead of using the rails.

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Yeah I haven't looked at the measurements just yet. With full width axles and the 8in stretch to the rear it helps...but I am running 42in tires....lol so it needs to be addressed and considered. Hell I even thought about cutting them out and then building tool boxes out of the fender wells. Just too much work, if I turn around and make the whole thing a CJ6.

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Haha. Sorry. I get excited sometimes

And thanks for the compliment I'm sure yours will turn out awesome based on your previous work.
Thanks man. You ought to start a thread!
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Unread 02-25-2014, 02:24 AM   #1076
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Been building ideas for the expansion and thought process for the cradle for the seats and new cage. Here are some ideas I have. Thoughts?
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Also before anyone asks....ordered 6 cage tie ins from Poly Performance. I will tie the A Pillar into the frame, Right below the B Pillar into the frame and the end on the roll cage into the frame.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 05:36 PM   #1078
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Buddy of mine made a good point to better see the changes taking place. Here is the adjustment to the picture.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 02:34 AM   #1079
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I have been brain storming on the fenderwell notching more and think I have a good plan with everything I have seen and considered. Here is the top view with the cuts in mind and the blue would be the new fill in panels where the gaps would be left after the notch. I lined up the cut to try and keep it as close to the front on the fenderwell as possible and keep the removal of the linex as low as possible. Then the areas with most of the cuts will be covered up by the seat and under the roll cage.
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Here is a side view that I came up with which gives a better idea of the fill in panels and how they should go.
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