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post #661 of 731 Old 01-13-2014, 07:22 PM
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Wow looks really great. Wish I didnt sell my black jeep, this is almost identical to what I wanted mine to look like. Now lets see it get dirty


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post #662 of 731 Old 01-13-2014, 07:45 PM
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Robert,

Great looking Jeep Sir. I bet it rides as good as it looks.

I DO IT WITH MY TOP OFF!
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Shinny!
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post #664 of 731 Old 01-13-2014, 10:15 PM
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Thanx. Rear 44 is trussed and 4 linked...no panhard bar. Blaine repurposed the 7075 AL 2" arms by cutting them down to achieve a 26" arm and used the large shank forged JJ's at each end on new brackets. The uppers are on hiems for room at uptravel and they still kiss the bottom of the tub.

One of these days when I have the time to make the trip, I'm gonna go see Blaine and let him take a look at mine and get some recommendations. I really like all the shock mounts and have been wanting to 4 link mine anyway.

Thanks for posting the pics and the reply..

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Shinny!

Meh..... Yours is no slouch in the looks department either. Shinny is more like brand new..... Even down to the flares which were replaced a few weeks ago along with the top.
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Meh..... Yours is no slouch in the looks department either. Shinny is more like brand new..... Even down to the flares which were replaced a few weeks ago along with the top.
Yours is shinny...spit shined type shinny. Mine was shinny right after I got done with the build.
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Is that like "The Shinning" ?
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Mine was shinny right after I got done with the build.
OK... you win
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OK... you win
This is no where near as nice as yours.
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The fabrication on mine was finished just before Thanksgiving and its been in the dirt once. The Savvy armor also covers up quite a bit of previous damage. Post up that other pic you have before you went to the 37's
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This is shortly after the build...not a speck of dirt on it.
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I knew you had it in you
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It was clean for awhile
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Well, i finally made it to the end. Amazing work! I love how so many things were "recycled" to keep it affordable. I do have a couple questions though. Is the front diff cover custom? It appears that the upper portion is stock at the least. Also, have you had any issues hanging up on the body mounts now that they are raised? Im guessing there's not much chance to hit them now between the sliders and the frame.
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The front and rear diff covers are from Barnett:

http://barnettperformance.net/index....roducts_id=955

The hold up nicely and also provide good clearance for steering linkages and the trackbar.

Can't comment on the raised mounts as I have not wheeled anywhere yet that they would be tested. I can say my factory mounts were pretty trashed so I expect improvement now that these are 1" higher.

Thanx for the compliments.
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