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Unread 01-20-2011, 10:37 PM   #796
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I'll wait for final decision

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Unread 01-20-2011, 10:40 PM   #797
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Thanks for the ideas guys. I sure do appreciate it.

tractor1 you sure have a good memory.

Not sure yet what I'll do but I did draw something up to see how it might look to machine a mount that bolts to the face of the bumper. Not to precise for size yet or location, it's just a rough draft.
I like this idea but make the " shackle " Beefy enough to hold all the pressure.
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Unread 01-21-2011, 04:03 PM   #798
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Have you finished your rear bumper yet?
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Unread 01-21-2011, 05:03 PM   #799
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I'm leaning towards cutting the bumper off and starting over. I like the way the bumpers look with the spindle welded into the bumper, like Besrk's. Also, didn't tell you this part yet, when I made the old one I didn't buy a weld in receiver tube. I made on out of square tubing and it seemed to work fine but since then I was trying to get an insert to slide into the tube and it's too tight. I could take a file and spend a bunch of time making the inside bigger but doubt that happens.

It looks like after the tub comes off I'll start over.

Tomorrow is going to be a work day on the Jeep. I picked up some 2"x3"x 3/16" tubing this afternoon and am going to start on my rock sliders/steps/roll cage tie ins.
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Unread 01-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #800
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Tomorrow is going to be a work day on the Jeep.
There is still 6 hours 45 minutes left to work on it today.
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Unread 01-21-2011, 05:19 PM   #801
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There is still 6 hours 45 minutes left to work on it today.
You're right Mike but I'm not quite finished working on my wife's project yet.
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Unread 01-21-2011, 06:12 PM   #802
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You're right Mike but I'm not quite finished working on my wife's project yet.
Oh geesh- don't say that- now Karen will expect me to focus more on our unfinished home!
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Oh geesh- don't say that- now Karen will expect me to focus more on our unfinished home!
Ooooooooooo..... the unfinished home guilt trip! Been there, done that!!
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All of you old and married guys crack me up!
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Mike motivated me to work on the CJ some tonight. Thanks Mike.

I bolted the fender on and propped the tubing (2" x 3" x 3/16") under the tub about where I plan to have the sliders. They will have the ends cut off and plugged when I figure out where to cut them. Do you guys think 1" space between the tub and the slider is enough?

Also I plan to use 1 3/4" dom to make some kind of extra prtection that sticks out a few inched from the side of the tub, then put something on top of that for a step. Expanded metal is what I used on my truck steps and it's worked out very well.
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Unread 01-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #806
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Someday it'll happen to you too buddy.
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Mike motivated me to work on the CJ some tonight. Thanks Mike.
Hey, I have to live vicariously through the rest of the JF tonight. It is 18* in my garage right now. -4* outside that feels like -14*.
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Unread 01-21-2011, 06:51 PM   #808
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Jim that looks fine, I've seen some that were only 1/2 inch away from the body, the only movement should be the body bushings and they shouldn't flex to much.
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Dito on that - 1/2 minimum. Do you have a body lift? That may have implications in the future. Take all of my opinions with a grain of salt though. I've consumed 1/2 a beer!
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You're our Hero, Mike!

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Mike motivated me to work on the CJ some tonight. Thanks Mike.

I bolted the fender on and propped the tubing (2" x 3" x 3/16") under the tub about where I plan to have the sliders. They will have the ends cut off and plugged when I figure out where to cut them. Do you guys think 1" space between the tub and the slider is enough?

Also I plan to use 1 3/4" dom to make some kind of extra prtection that sticks out a few inched from the side of the tub, then put something on top of that for a step. Expanded metal is what I used on my truck steps and it's worked out very well.
I like the expanded metal too. It would have to be heavy duty stuff though, and I think I would leave it open to shed mud/dirt. The only downside, IMO, is that it will rust through whatever coating you put on it. So maybe black diamond plate would be better.

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Dito on that - 1/2 minimum. Do you have a body lift? That may have implications in the future. Take all of my opinions with a grain of salt though. I've consumed 1/2 a beer!
Must be an Amberbock!
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