07 JK 2D X model with 6 speeds. Full Traction 3" ultimate lift kit. 315x75x16 Toyo Open Country M/T on Rock crawler procomp rim. Ruby dana44's front sleeved inside/outside C truss and rear with 5.13's gears. Homemade rock guards, rear bumper w/tire carrier, oilpan/tranny skid, evap canister skid, light bar, switch pod. Riddler diff covers, Cobra 75 w/wilson antenna, Polk speakers, 10" sub, 2x Amps, Lightforce 240 drive light, backup lights, rock lights.
Yeah, looking good! Did you decide how you're going to protect them?
Yes, we're going to prime them and then paint the mounts with a couple coats of Rustoleum and then bedline the rest. My wife wants to do the diamond plate steps in silver....the jury is still out on that one..
I have enough leftover material from this project that we're thinking about doing the spare tire rack next...I'd like to get the weight of the tire off the tailgate.
Just need to find an acceptable bearing for the pivot.
Thanks for the replies and the interest, this has been a really rewarding project.
Terrific job. Those puppies arenít going anywhere.
One thing though. In one of those pics it looks like the rear of the rails is actually past the pinch seam although it could just be the angle of the photo. If so, that could be a potential problem later on.
If you are making bumpers in the same awesome quality as your rock rails i would seriously buy one off of you
Bumpers and spare tire carrier are our next project(s). I have enough material left over from this one to do the carrier, just looking for a decent pivot.
My brother in law is getting a really nice air compressor for X-Mas and that is going to help things alot... We've been dealing with a crappy, semi-broken two tank pancake compressor so far.
He's made bumpers for his 4-Runner that I really like and will most likely do something similar, but I think we're going to make a run at the rear bumper/spare tire rack first.
I've also been thinking about trying to work in a couple Jerry can brackets, but don't know if I want to kick the back out that far. We've talked about making a carrier that you can toss onto a receiver hitch so you can use it when you want and leave it home when you don't. Not sure yet.
My biggest problem is that I can't visualize very well, I have to actually start making something and the shape comes out as I go.
Just a quick update,
Got both rails finish welded and fit, one rail is mostly cleaned up, we should be ready to seal them up, paint and bedline this weekend depending on the weather. I'm really excited to see them on.