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Unread 12-17-2008, 10:08 AM   #1441
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heres some pics

jeep-001.jpg   jeep-002.jpg  
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'00 TJ, 4.0, nv3550 spd, E-lockers Front and Rear, 4.88 gears. Homebuilt Bumpers/ tube doors.. Homebuilt Long Arm in the making... 35 inch MT-R's ordered[QUOTE=RUBtjICON;9622056]If you arent scratching it, you arent trying hard enough :tea:[/QUOTE]

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Unread 12-17-2008, 10:10 AM   #1442
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and another
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'00 TJ, 4.0, nv3550 spd, E-lockers Front and Rear, 4.88 gears. Homebuilt Bumpers/ tube doors.. Homebuilt Long Arm in the making... 35 inch MT-R's ordered[QUOTE=RUBtjICON;9622056]If you arent scratching it, you arent trying hard enough :tea:[/QUOTE]

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Unread 12-17-2008, 10:23 AM   #1443
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i like it, Let me borrow it for research and development
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Unread 12-17-2008, 11:00 AM   #1444
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Im going to test it out on some trees this weekend to see how strong it is. I covered it with por15 which says it wont chip but i knicked it with my ratchet and it is already missing some paint.
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'00 TJ, 4.0, nv3550 spd, E-lockers Front and Rear, 4.88 gears. Homebuilt Bumpers/ tube doors.. Homebuilt Long Arm in the making... 35 inch MT-R's ordered[QUOTE=RUBtjICON;9622056]If you arent scratching it, you arent trying hard enough :tea:[/QUOTE]

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Unread 12-17-2008, 11:01 AM   #1445
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I also couldn't decide if i wanted it silver or black but i alreadyhad black and wanted to see it finished. Anyone think it would look better silver?
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'00 TJ, 4.0, nv3550 spd, E-lockers Front and Rear, 4.88 gears. Homebuilt Bumpers/ tube doors.. Homebuilt Long Arm in the making... 35 inch MT-R's ordered[QUOTE=RUBtjICON;9622056]If you arent scratching it, you arent trying hard enough :tea:[/QUOTE]

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Unread 12-17-2008, 01:30 PM   #1446
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you going for looks or function? Leave it black.

Personally, I think the stinger needs some reinforcement higher up if you want it to be a sturdy stinger and actually work in an endo situation.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 02:31 PM   #1447
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you going for looks or function? Leave it black.

Personally, I think the stinger needs some reinforcement higher up if you want it to be a sturdy stinger and actually work in an endo situation.
Definately needs reinforcement. It works fine for show, but if you're in a situation where a lot of the Jeeps weight is on that stinger it will bend, especially since most likely it will hit it or bounce on it.. It won't add much weight at all and will more than double the strength. Just PLEASE get a tube notcher and don't use just a cut off disk. Looks so cheesy and "homemade" when people do this and just splooge a 1" weld on the sides to fill in a gap.

Also are you going to put a winch on that? The way it sticks out it looks like it would be in the way for a cable.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 04:40 PM   #1448
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What did you use to bend the tubing?
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Unread 12-17-2008, 09:20 PM   #1449
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I had it bent at a shop. I wanted to make a grill hoop also or when i can afford my flat fenders i wanted to tie it into the shock towers like nomercys rubicon
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'00 TJ, 4.0, nv3550 spd, E-lockers Front and Rear, 4.88 gears. Homebuilt Bumpers/ tube doors.. Homebuilt Long Arm in the making... 35 inch MT-R's ordered[QUOTE=RUBtjICON;9622056]If you arent scratching it, you arent trying hard enough :tea:[/QUOTE]

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Unread 12-17-2008, 10:08 PM   #1450
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I had it bent at a shop. I wanted to make a grill hoop also or when i can afford my flat fenders i wanted to tie it into the shock towers like nomercys rubicon
That would definatly give it the support it needs
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Unread 12-17-2008, 10:20 PM   #1451
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I built a set of steps for a local jeeper. I used DOM for the side bars and some n-fab steps that i had laying around.



this is before
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Unread 12-18-2008, 12:57 PM   #1452
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i like the steps...theyalso might keep the wife happy
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Unread 12-21-2008, 08:35 AM   #1453
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moprr71,

I am from Victoria too. I was raised there, had a business there but I did move away about 9 years ago. My family is still there and we will be there for the holidays. PM me some info. I am just wondering if I know you. I wheel all over the state, and have been looking for some Victoria guys.
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Unread 12-21-2008, 11:51 AM   #1454
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OK, I've always battled to find a safe place to stow my 5' whip antenna when I wasn't using it, so I used to leave it mounted most of the time, but then it was always a pain driving into a parking garage or other places where it would get caught on low roofs, low-hanging branches and what not.

Just recently I finally figured out a very simple solution for my problem, so simple that I would be surprised if nobody else has posted the same thing here before. I haven't seen it though, so I thought I'd post my idea anyway.

It's so simple, it's almost embarrassing to post it; basically, all you need is a piece of thin reinforced hose just a little shorter than the antenna itself to route under the lip of the tub from just in front of the rear support of the roll bar down to below the door sill, like this:

In here,
[IMG][/IMG]

along here,
[IMG][/IMG]

and down here.
[IMG][/IMG]

When I want to stow the antenna, all I have to do is find the upper end, shown in the first pic, of the hose - it's usually tucked up next to the wiring harness under the lip of the tub - insert the tip of the antenna and push it in all the way, like this:

[IMG][/IMG]

until the thicker black part near the base of the antenna is up against the hose.
[IMG][/IMG]

Even when my Jeep is fully loaded for a trip, the antenna is pretty easy to reach and doesn't get snagged anywhere when I need to pull it out to mount it in its spring-loaded base, which remains on the mounting bracket.
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Unread 12-22-2008, 06:07 PM   #1455
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OK, I've always battled to find a safe place to stow my 5' whip antenna when I wasn't using it, so I used to leave it mounted most of the time, but then it was always a pain driving into a parking garage or other places where it would get caught on low roofs, low-hanging branches and what not.

Just recently I finally figured out a very simple solution for my problem, so simple that I would be surprised if nobody else has posted the same thing here before. I haven't seen it though, so I thought I'd post my idea anyway.

It's so simple, it's almost embarrassing to post it; basically, all you need is a piece of thin reinforced hose just a little shorter than the antenna itself to route under the lip of the tub from just in front of the rear support of the roll bar down to below the door sill, like this:

In here,
[IMG]/IMG]

along here,


and down here.


When I want to stow the antenna, all I have to do is find the upper end, shown in the first pic, of the hose - it's usually tucked up next to the wiring harness under the lip of the tub - insert the tip of the antenna and push it in all the way, like this:



until the thicker black part near the base of the antenna is up against the hose.


Even when my Jeep is fully loaded for a trip, the antenna is pretty easy to reach and doesn't get snagged anywhere when I need to pull it out to mount it in its spring-loaded base, which remains on the mounting bracket.

Brilliant Idea !!! I like it alot !!! FANTASTIC !!
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