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post #1 of 17 Old 07-23-2010, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Tube kits

Will any of this stuff possibly work on a JK? I was thinking about ordering the trail stinger and welding it to my stock front bumper... Any maybe figuring a way to work the tube fenders in in some way or another... Anybody think I could do it?

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-23-2010, 03:20 AM
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I made a thread on this once upon a time

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/jeeptubes-1059986/

But anyhow; with a little creativity I think both could be done. The stinger would be just stupid easy, obviously its just weld on. however the tube fenders are shaped slightly differently (just an assumption since from what I understand you can fit larger tires with less lift = more open fender wells).

But you could always cut the fenders in half (tubes) and weld in an extension or something to somehow open them up more to better fit your fender lines???
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Im sure you could do it...Ive been playing with the idea of welding up some fenders and using fiberglass to fill it in. Those pre bent tubing look pretty sweet though and the price isnt bad. Make sure and do a writeup about it if it every takes off!

I just picked up a lincoln welder and in the process of making a lightbar/roofrack and rockrails already. LOVE being able to weld finally.

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Yeah, I was pretty sure that the Stinger would be easy enough.... Its the tube flares that Im worried about... I think the rockers from that site could be used too, just weld em to the frame and you should be good to go.
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Im sure you could do it...Ive been playing with the idea of welding up some fenders and using fiberglass to fill it in. Those pre bent tubing look pretty sweet though and the price isnt bad. Make sure and do a writeup about it if it every takes off!

I just picked up a lincoln welder and in the process of making a lightbar/roofrack and rockrails already. LOVE being able to weld finally.
Oh, you know Ill do a write up... I have been welding since I was about 14 but have not done anything serious in the past 2 years since I joined the army until I welded up my front track bar bracket not too long ago and it came out pretty good (solved the problem and doesnt look too bad)... My only thing is I really dont know what kind of welding should be used for what application and I would never try to weld sheet metal being that all I have ever welded with any confidence is stick welding on heavy steel/iron. But I think Im going to buy that stinger simply because its so cheap and if I **** up all I have to do is cut it off and throw it away... I wasted a lot more money on a lot less and either way, it will be a learning experience... I just have to measure and make sure it will fit how I want. If so, Ill have a sick *** stock bumper
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Oh, you know Ill do a write up... I have been welding since I was about 14 but have not done anything serious in the past 2 years since I joined the army until I welded up my front track bar bracket not too long ago and it came out pretty good (solved the problem and doesnt look too bad)... My only thing is I really dont know what kind of welding should be used for what application and I would never try to weld sheet metal being that all I have ever welded with any confidence is stick welding on heavy steel/iron. But I think Im going to buy that stinger simply because its so cheap and if I **** up all I have to do is cut it off and throw it away... I wasted a lot more money on a lot less and either way, it will be a learning experience... I just have to measure and make sure it will fit how I want. If so, Ill have a sick *** stock bumper
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I actually am using some 3 1/2 oil line pipe thats 1/4" thick for the rails and welding some 1 1/2 solid tube for brackets welded directly to 1/2 plate wich will be welded to the frame. To fill inbetween the brackets will be more plate to smooth it out to preventing getting stuck on a rock
Should be unique and strong to say the least! Im looking at about 80-90lbs per side though.
Everything is free so I dont really care how it turns out

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Thats kind of intense there ^

I can see no real reason to have any 1/2 steel plate anywhere on your Jeep....... Thats what you build a bridge out of
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well the brackets are the only time Im using 1/2 thing stuff, I want to cut holes in it that I can put the solid tubing into for a better bond (like tow hooks attached to bumpers). The plate thats filling in the gaps will be only 3/16" or so.
That stinger is awesome, I want to use the same 3 1/2 pipe for the bumpers as well. I could easily weld that prebent stinger onto it.

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Hey man, scope this thread out.


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/je...stall-1072130/


Looking at it, they can be easily modified to fit the JK, considering how much home fab you need to do to even put them on what they are made for.

Essentially what I get from them is they arent jeep specific. They are an outline of a good looking fender you build to a custom fit.
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That is the exact thread where I found out about this company

But like you said, with the fenders, the out line on the JK is way different in shape and size from any previous jeeps.... We'll see how the front and rear stingers go, and then Ill be ordering rockers from there... If all that goes well, we'll see about doing the fenders too Im STOKED!

Ill do some measuring once I get ready for the rockers, Im guessing that the ones for the LJ will probably be the ones I wanna go with since it was a longer wheelbase, but if that is still too short, I think I could probably get the rear tube fender DIY kit and make rockers outta that... I have grinders, cutting wheels, welders and pretty much any tool you could think of, maybe even a tube bender, I have just never used a tube bender before and honestly dont know where to get tube or stock for building this ****.
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I wouldnt go as far as to say its WAY different.

I think theyre close enough to make it work homie.
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I wouldnt go as far as to say its WAY different.

I think theyre close enough to make it work homie.
With a little extra pipe, i think you are correct.
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Ok, Im going to work... Ill be back on later to see what the big dogs have to say.
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Honestly I dont even know if you need any more pipe. I dont think it would look bad having the fenders slightly recessed behind the grill.
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