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Unread 03-22-2007, 08:07 PM   #76
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I built these rocker guards!! They go wheelwell to wheelwell, and only cost me $140 and some time.


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Unread 03-22-2007, 08:22 PM   #77
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I built these rocker guards!! They go wheelwell to wheelwell, and only cost me $140 and some time.
how does the lincoln lock do on the street, i thought about either buying a mini spool or welding every other spider but i just think that it will eat those rear tires up on pavement?!

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Unread 03-22-2007, 08:29 PM   #78
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It barks like a big dog going around tight corners, I don't mind it any more than the banging from the detroit I had in my Chebby though. The tires are probably wearing a little faster, I haven't noticed, but they are soft and would not have lasted very long anyways!! I love it offroad, it does what it is meant to, though when I regear in the future I will cough up the money for another detroit.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 12:10 AM   #79
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Yours is similar to my setup, guess there can't be that much variance in designing a heat exchanger. Did you use 3/8" tubing for the coil? Is that 3" or 4" pipe. I priced out 4" pipe and end pieces when I did mine and had a coronary. $47/foot for the pipe and over $180 for the 2 end caps. Needless to say I went smaller. Something to consider if you ever open it back up again is to put some baffles in.
It is 3/8 tubing and a 3" pipe. I got the pipe from a recycling yard for about $12. End caps were $15 each. What do the beffles do? Just curious, I don't ever think I'll open this thing up but may build another one someday.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 08:21 AM   #80
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I bought a piece of 1" angle iron about 2 feet long, and cut/drilled it to match the bottom bolts of the stock tire carrier. I then drilled a hole on the top side of it to mount my CB antenna to. Then you just run your CB antenna through the location your 3rd brake light wire goes through, paint it up, and viola! $10 sturdy CB mount! A 4ft antenna sticks up past my top by about 8-9".

Sounds neat! I'm looking for a way to mount a 102" whip on my TJ, but I don't want to start cutting and drilling. Do you have the stock tire carrier? If so, could you post some pictures? Thanks
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Unread 03-23-2007, 08:24 AM   #81
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That's alot of work!

Here are a couple of mine that I have pics of
Foot Pegs...


CB Antenna Mount...
Sweet CB mount! Only drawback is that it looks easy to brea koff on the trail...
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Unread 03-23-2007, 08:39 AM   #82
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Sounds neat! I'm looking for a way to mount a 102" whip on my TJ, but I don't want to start cutting and drilling. Do you have the stock tire carrier? If so, could you post some pictures? Thanks
Yep, and yep. I'll take some pics when I get home in a few hours and edit my original post to include them. I thought it was a great idea myself because it's cheap, and completely reversible. No holes, and no having to buy new bolts.

EDIT: Posted them up on my original post, on page 5.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 06:47 PM   #83
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And a quick bump to keep this post rolling.. it's back on page three now.

Has anyone here made their own crusher corners?
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Unread 03-23-2007, 11:34 PM   #84
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The central shop at my workplace is constantly throwing out small (and larger)pieces of dimond plate alumunim..... .... I should dig some out of the scrap barrel and make some corners.

Thanks for the idea raskull
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Unread 03-29-2007, 04:57 PM   #85
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Very clean.. nice work.

thank you sir.



bump for a cool thread that has unforunatley slowed down.......
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Unread 03-29-2007, 05:51 PM   #86
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homemade rear bumper


ps, my old YJ in the back for sale
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Unread 03-29-2007, 06:57 PM   #87
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Unread 03-30-2007, 09:28 AM   #88
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It is 3/8 tubing and a 3" pipe. I got the pipe from a recycling yard for about $12. End caps were $15 each. What do the beffles do? Just curious, I don't ever think I'll open this thing up but may build another one someday.
Dave
If you notice when you have wound the coil there is a large empty space through the center where the coolant flows. Well this doesn't allow good heat transfer when most of the coolant just goes through. With baffles that close off the ends it forces the coolant over the coils giving better transfer. Improved efficiency, hotter water.
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Unread 03-30-2007, 10:11 AM   #89
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bump for a cool thread... i'm getting a lot more ideas... i've never very inventive, so this thread needs to stay alive in order for me to be capable of doing some stuff...lol
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Unread 03-30-2007, 10:33 AM   #90
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Home made intake with a K&N filter I had laying around from my old civic. Did it for the sound more than anything else, but we'll see if I end up ripping it off after a couple weeks.

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