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post #3451 of 3568 Old 10-12-2013, 06:53 PM
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post #3454 of 3568 Old 10-12-2013, 07:17 PM
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Let's get a pic of the amount of head room between you and the speaker pods.

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post #3455 of 3568 Old 10-15-2013, 06:15 PM
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There's about 2" or 3" of space between my head and the speaker pods. I'm not that tall and I switched 'cause I'm thinking on put the bikini top with the wrap around windjammer
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post #3456 of 3568 Old 10-18-2013, 05:19 PM
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2003 TJ: Was looking for storage/security ideas for the cargo area. Finally tried one with Diamond Plate. This was pretty inexpensive for what I built, I used 1/8" diamond plate, bought a 4'x30" piece for around $30.00, had a shop bend it at a right angle for $20.00. I am not really good with metal (I was a carpenter for years - wood), I made patterns out of cardboard used weather stripping as a trim/sealer. I am not really concerned about water leakage. I used turnbuckles to secure it from the inside, I can take it out in about in just a few minutes and about the same time to put it back in. So far I really like it and once the tailgate is locked it provides some pretty good security, plus I like the look and didn't have to spend a lot of money.
Things that I learned from this project if I was to do it again: I would probably use 1/4" instead of 1/8", I did use some angle bracing that really helps. Need to know what size weather stripping (you don't really need it if you cut pretty good, but the trim does add a cool look) you are going to use, that makes a big difference when you measure & cut, get the weather stripping before you start cutting. I should have probably built the whole thing out of plywood (thin) for a pattern, that would have really helped with the layout onto the diamond plate.
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post #3457 of 3568 Old 10-24-2013, 02:02 AM
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Copied from my build thread...

Suspension parts I designed and had cut on the water jet...



The slots allow bending by hand tools - no need for a big machine press brake



Unfortunately waterjet place missed out 2 parts and fused 2 parts together (no idea how) so they had to be re-done, and I made some fine adjustments to the control arm mounts.

Round 2 from the water jet place



Bent to shape and a much better fit, so much so it stays in place on pressure alone. All marked up and ready to be welded tomorrow.







These are the upper control arm mounts that will be between the frame rails....



This is the most complicated one - very pleased with it - 8 folds out of one piece of metal This is the combined bracket for the rear upper control arm AND the rear trackbar. This side is the control arm side...



This side is the track bar (panhard bar) side...



In the redesign I reduced the number of joins making it easier to form the shape.




Now it's handed over to a friend with plenty of welding experience (I have none) to make everything solid.
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Nice brackets! But, do you not like clearance? Your arms will be really long!!

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With the ability to use a water jet, make a rear truss. 4link the rear. 3link the front and design your brackets for more clearance and add adjustable in them to fine tune your anti-squat numbers and suspension geometry.

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With the ability to use a water jet, make a rear truss. 4link the rear. 3link the front and design your brackets for more clearance and add adjustable in them to fine tune your anti-squat numbers and suspension geometry.
The design is 4-link + trackbar front and rear - just like the factory - just beefed up.

Front will be trussed - that takes more of a pounding with our terrain.

The reason for keeping the factory style 4-link in the rear - I want space for air tanks and a secondary fuel tank. In the front - I just don't trust 3-links - if one fails you've lost castor control. With the factory style you've got to break 2 for that to happen.



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I made a stubby bumper (hacksaw) and flat flares (x-acto knife). I've had this thing for 6 years and just started messing with it a couple months ago. It won't even be recognizable in a few years if I can find some space to work on it

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post #3462 of 3568 Old 12-11-2013, 09:11 PM
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Choice in wood

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Finished up my cargo cover/shelf. Wanted to be able to take it in and and out with the hardtop on. So this is how it came out





What wood did you use? I am looking at splitting the cargo space for my stuff and my dogs. Dogs on top of course. Need something to hold about 300+ lbs. Wood is easier to work with my tools but would metal be stronger?
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Personally I used 5/8 plywood and metal braces under it...
I can stand on it and it doesn't move.
You can try 7/8 plywood if you're worried...
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I grafted a JK seat back on to my LJ rear seat bottom cushion and frame. Details here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/jk...ck-lj-1865154/
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post #3465 of 3568 Old 12-12-2013, 08:46 AM
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I grafted a JK seat back on to my LJ rear seat bottom cushion and frame. Details here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/jk...ck-lj-1865154/
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