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Unread 03-19-2013, 12:16 AM   #46
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Awesome work!

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Unread 03-19-2013, 08:36 PM   #47
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Awesome work!
Thanks, my Jeep came out of oroville a little north of you. Just got it last October.

Took a break from the bumper today because my BTF D44 cover was delivered today. Did a little welding on it today. I welded the entire shell including the bung but did not weld or tack to the ring yet. I will let it cool before welding it, this should give a fair chance of it not warping too bad. I noticed on the last weld (bung) that the HAZ (blue heat ring) was too big indicating a lot of heat. It had great fit. I watched a Miller vid of the owner of BTF fitting one and welding it. That helped. Welded nice, they must put a anti spatter on it or some coating cuase it was spatter free for the most part, last thing I want churning in the diff fluid LOL.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 09:43 PM   #48
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Finished the BTF diff cover! It is going to be really strong. It is a lot of steel for the money. I could do two covers and fluid for the cost of one ARB cover. I am going to try and put it on the front first. If the draglink does not hit, it will stay there. I am already having trouble with the stock cover. The tie rod flip helped but it just touches enough to rub the paint. The new one while thicker in all respects is a better shape. Had to grind off the BTF logo for clearance so I decided to make my own. LOL

Also received a dxf file from BESRK for shackle mount tow bar adaptors and they are slick. I cut and welded them today, you can hang a bus from them (THANKS EDDIE!). Spent a couple of hours woking on the tire mount. it is coming along nice. I used AtoZ fab's bumper builders kit and so far I am really impressed with it. I upgraded to the mega spindle and it is smooth. I like the T bar lock too, very solid lock up. It is going to hold two cans as well as a rack on top, so it will need to be strong.

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Unread 03-24-2013, 07:34 PM   #49
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Well, put her back in storage for a week or so. Spring break and Easter here. Family time! Getting ready for family time anyway LOL

I am going to relocate the cans a little lower and under the rack, so down 7 or 8 inches and in 2 or three. The warrior/rubicon rack was on the Jeep when I bought it. So I made it work. I may redo it next season. The bumper is done, just finish grinding and some paint.

Next will be the tow bar. I have the shackle mount adapters made, now the 2x2 tube and hitch mount. She will be ready to run! Should be able to hit Calico or Johnson valley in April sometime. YAH!

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Unread 03-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #50
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As always, your progress looks great!

Looking forward to seeing some trail pics soon!


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Unread 03-25-2013, 12:29 AM   #51
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How much did the square tubing cost to put that tire swing out together? That looks awesome!
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Unread 03-25-2013, 01:20 AM   #52
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Thanks for the encouragement!

I used 2x4x.1875 (3/16") for the main bumper and it was about $40 for 6 feet and the 2x2x.120 was on sale for $38 for a 20' piece. I used AtoZ fabs bumper kit and it was $125 shipped (hi quality too, did the mega spindle). I used two weld in reciever tubes too that were 12 bucks each I think. It feels solid. I used the T bolt lock that came in the kit instead of the de-staco latch. Either would work I think, just the kit already had it. It uses a 6" long solid 1" bar for the T handle, easy to open and close.



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Unread 03-25-2013, 10:12 PM   #53
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Unread 04-06-2013, 10:37 PM   #54
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Back at it! Messed with about half a day Friday and all day Saturday. The bumper is on and functional. Just needs a bracket to hold the air hose coupler. I'll make two while at, one for the front too. I mounted the license plate up on the rack. It is legal, middle is 60" from ground with out a load. I used led bolts to light the plate. They work good, just tied into the clearance light wire. The backup led's were a little tougher. No switch on the trans, but really would like to be able to have them on at will, so I'll wire em up to a temporary switch till I get to the dash re-work.
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Well the weekend is done but not the Jeep! Still need to do a bit of wiring, towbar and install the new (to my Jeep) Q-jet stage 2 carb from the Carb Shop.

Got the air plumbed in on both the front and rear. The front is a cleaner install but a little like a sore thumb. I figure if I hit hard enough to bend the stinger and bumper, I have other things to worry about. I re did all the PO's air hose plumbing with 3/8" nylon fittings. Cleaner and less cluttered. It has a air horn too that i put a 12vdc solenoid on that uses a button now instead of a hand valve.

Hope everyone has a great week!

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Well the weekend is done but not the Jeep! Still need to do a bit of wiring, towbar and install the new (to my Jeep) Q-jet stage 2 carb from the Carb Shop.

Got the air plumbed in on both the front and rear. The front is a cleaner install but a little like a sore thumb. I figure if I hit hard enough to bend the stinger and bumper, I have other things to worry about. I re did all the PO's air hose plumbing with 3/8" nylon fittings. Cleaner and less cluttered. It has a air horn too that i put a 12vdc solenoid on that uses a button now instead of a hand valve.

Hope everyone has a great week!

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Looking great man. I like the air fitting may do that to mine when I get air.
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Oh ya, got the BTF diff cover on, LEAK FREE! Fit good but still having a little rubbing were the SS mount is. Without the SS it would work fine. I have done the TRE flip already, so next is the hi-steer. Has anyone mounted the axle mount side of the SS on the outboard side of springs (see were my finger is pointing)? That would put the rubbing mount between the diff and U-bolts and probably solve the problem, as long as it does not make another problem.

I will definitely build another cover for the rear 44. Good job BTF!

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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:04 AM   #58
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Everything looks real good. What lights did you use in the rear bumper for the reverse lights. I currently have the same problem of no switch on the trans. I wired a switch and ran the wires for reverse lights but need to find some lights now.
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I got them here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-Rubicon...item3380d0bb2a

I have purchased a bunch of stuff from this guy, he ships quick and answers questions on the phone! I am going to get his tail lights soon too. Used his baitwell lights for dome lights on the cage. and the license plate bolt lights are from his store too.

The B/U lights are pretty impressive for how small they are, not quite driving lights but way brighter than normal B/U lights.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 11:48 AM   #60
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Awesome. Thanks for the information. Ill be doing about the same on my CJ for b/u lights.
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