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Unread 04-20-2008, 08:49 PM   #811
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I made a storage box / subwoofer box / cb mount. I'm going to post some extra pics in the electrical section if anyone's interested...




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Unread 04-20-2008, 09:02 PM   #812
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Made a bracket to mount my 33x12.50 spare on the stock holder. Cost $11 bucks from the home depot and it looks great! (yeah yeah i'm gonna F up my gate, I'll get a bumper soon enough)
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Unread 04-20-2008, 09:11 PM   #813
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went to the junkyard, got 2 F-150 Mirrors from an 89, cut em down and made mirrors that fit into the hinge when i dont run doors

total cost: $20

time:10 min of work, 2 hours of driving to "break them in"
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Unread 04-20-2008, 10:07 PM   #814
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1st Fab effort. Making an Engine/Trans Skid Plate

So this is my first fabrication. I just lifted my 2005 TJ Rubicon and wanted to hit the Rubicon Trail for some moderate 4wheeling and camping but want to make sure my underside is protected. So I acquiried a 4' by 6' by 3/16th of an inch sheet of stainless still from work.



And am cutting it down and drilling holes right now to fit it from 2 bolts in the stock transfercase skid to 2 bolts in the bellhousing and so far one bolt to support the rolled lip around the oil pan. Bringing it to work tomorrow to drill the holes for the bolts and to roll the lip as well as cut a half moon hole for changing the oil. Just have to figure out brackets to attach it to the 2 bellhousing bolts and an oil pan bolt in the front to support it.



Oh and I have to clean it up its been sitting around in an open metal yard for a few years. Figured I'd swirl it and clear coat it once its just about ready to be installed.
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Unread 04-21-2008, 03:20 AM   #815
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Made a bracket to mount my 33x12.50 spare on the stock holder. Cost $11 bucks from the home depot and it looks great! (yeah yeah i'm gonna F up my gate, I'll get a bumper soon enough)
hey I understand that, sometimes you don't have $600 to go buy a new bumper right away (like me ) & you just do what you have to do until then.

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So this is my first fabrication. I just lifted my 2005 TJ Rubicon and wanted to hit the Rubicon Trail for some moderate 4wheeling and camping but want to make sure my underside is protected. So I acquiried a 4' by 6' by 3/16th of an inch sheet of stainless still from work.



And am cutting it down and drilling holes right now to fit it from 2 bolts in the stock transfercase skid to 2 bolts in the bellhousing and so far one bolt to support the rolled lip around the oil pan. Bringing it to work tomorrow to drill the holes for the bolts and to roll the lip as well as cut a half moon hole for changing the oil. Just have to figure out brackets to attach it to the 2 bellhousing bolts and an oil pan bolt in the front to support it.



Oh and I have to clean it up its been sitting around in an open metal yard for a few years. Figured I'd swirl it and clear coat it once its just about ready to be installed.
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Unread 04-23-2008, 02:29 PM   #816
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PICTURES!!! PLEASE

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went to the junkyard, got 2 F-150 Mirrors from an 89, cut em down and made mirrors that fit into the hinge when i dont run doors

total cost: $20

time:10 min of work, 2 hours of driving to "break them in"
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Unread 04-23-2008, 03:55 PM   #817
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I made this locking storage system for my LJ. Got the box from army surplus. Had a water proof gasket, which is removed for the time being. Had to install hinges on the back, and lock on the front. Built the stand out of aluminium angle stock. So i get storage underneath, and can lock my laptop in the trunk. Which also holds my safari top. Trunk is secured using plastic covered steel cable, and the stand is clamped down to the bed using the rear bed tie ins. Under storage is secure by keeping the tailgate locked. Its about 95% done, but good enough for travel and security.

I may add walls to the lower shelf unit, to help protect from rain, and/or add a drawer(s).


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Unread 04-27-2008, 01:33 PM   #818
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Its all cut and rolled an sort of swirled/polished. I still could do some more edges smoothing and shiny up the surface but why, it is utilitarian for protection and probably get banged up and scratched. I just need to fit and measure brackets to two bell housing bolts and off the front of the oil pan.





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Unread 04-27-2008, 01:35 PM   #819
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Hmmm...my photos never post anymore. I use photobucket and the IMG code (4th one down). I was able to post them in another forum.
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Unread 04-27-2008, 01:38 PM   #820
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Its all cut and rolled an sort of swirled/polished. I still could do some more edges smoothing and shiny up the surface but why, it is utilitarian for protection and probably get banged up and scratched. I just need to fit and measure brackets to two bell housing bolts and off the front of the oil pan.





You need 50 posts.
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Unread 04-28-2008, 12:27 AM   #821
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Scotch740, what does your skids look like. I see most of yours are homemade.
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Unread 04-28-2008, 06:47 AM   #822
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I made this locking storage system for my LJ. Got the box from army surplus. Had a water proof gasket, which is removed for the time being. Had to install hinges on the back, and lock on the front. Built the stand out of aluminium angle stock. So i get storage underneath, and can lock my laptop in the trunk. Which also holds my safari top. Trunk is secured using plastic covered steel cable, and the stand is clamped down to the bed using the rear bed tie ins. Under storage is secure by keeping the tailgate locked. Its about 95% done, but good enough for travel and security.

I may add walls to the lower shelf unit, to help protect from rain, and/or add a drawer(s).
I'd be careful about storing a laptop in that box during the warm months. I'd wager it could get hot enough inside that box to fry some of the more sensitive components.

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Unread 04-28-2008, 09:38 AM   #823
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Scotch740, what does your skids look like. I see most of yours are homemade.








Thats what mine is like, Most of my projects listed in my sig are a link to my write up.
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Unread 04-28-2008, 01:15 PM   #824
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Wow, that's sweet. Way more heavy duty and time then mine. I don't have a welder. Plus I am using stainless since it was cheap and available for me from work.
What is your metal, 1/4" steel?
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Unread 04-28-2008, 10:34 PM   #825
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well I have built lots for my jeep over the last year here are some pics

OBA






Front bumper and winch plate



Rear bumper and tire carrier




Sliders (thanks for your help island4x4)




Winch OBA Rock light switchs


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