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Unread 08-23-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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4 door Rubicon rock rails modified for 2door

Has anyone modified the stock 4 door Rubicon rock rails to fit a 2 door. I picked ap a pair from Craig's list and plan to modify them to fit and add a rail/step to them. The front mounts line up and it looks like I can just cut them shorter and weld the ends closed instead of the plastic end caps.

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Unread 08-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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It should work.
Take off a rear wheel and then you should be able to mount them and see for sure!
I think that the 4 door just adds an additional mount in the rear. The curve of the body will be the deciding factor.
Let us know how it goes
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Unread 08-23-2010, 02:24 PM   #3
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I did notice the slight curve but hope that is not a problem. It would just be more work.
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I just got done making my passenger rock guard there is a curve in the 2 door and Im sure the 4 door as well. The rear goes inwards an inch or two and I had to redo my rear bracket . No clue how the stock one mounts up but Im sure its doable!
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Unread 08-23-2010, 11:08 PM   #5
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Was too lazy to remove the rear tire so I just took a chance and cut them. I cut them a bit long, marked them, and re-cut them at the length I wanted. They fit the curve perfectly with about 1/8" gap to the body. I will get some bolts, nuts, and some metal for the steps later this week.
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So the body mounts are in the same place?
It's good to hear that they will work for you
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Unread 08-23-2010, 11:51 PM   #7
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Yup, they use the front 2 mounts. The back 19" does not have any support and I can't see anywhere the stock 2 door rails would have another mount. I have never looked under a 2 door rubicon to check if they have 2 or 3 mounts. They do appear to be about 3/16'" thick and pretty strong.
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The 2 door only has the 2 mounts.
Go here for the install instructions. http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/75746.pdf
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I'm planning to do the same thing. Definitely post some pics of the finished product!
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Yup, they use the front 2 mounts. The back 19" does not have any support and I can't see anywhere the stock 2 door rails would have another mount. I have never looked under a 2 door rubicon to check if they have 2 or 3 mounts. They do appear to be about 3/16'" thick and pretty strong.
I didnt like how the rear was open like that either, I ended up drilling a hole just before the rear body mount instead of using the middle bolt like most of the rails use. Im glad it bolted up perfect, had no idea it would be that easy.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 08:40 AM   #11
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Thanks Warlord2. Now I know they only have 2 mounts and can see the hardware I am missing. Here are a couple pics on how they fit. I will post more pics as I get more done.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 10:00 AM   #12
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Here are a couple of pics of what I have done so far. Still have to make a step and weld it on.
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those are lookin real nice.... look very clean
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Unread 09-27-2010, 10:25 AM   #14
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You might as well trim the pinch seam while you are at it.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 01:10 PM   #15
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I thought about triming the pinch seem but was not sure if I really want to. I may add another bracket in the back for more support.

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