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Unread 01-27-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Just a bit of fabbing

Well since I seem to always be fabbing something up for the Jeep I figured why not make a thread to give people ideas on designs and materials to use.

If you make your own armor post it up!

First stubby bumper (Not many pics)
3/16" plate, 3 inner gussets, fog light mounts and .188w stigner
Now owned by Tragyn




Second stubby, a little more plain (again forgot to take pics)

3/16" plate with .188w stigner
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Started like this



Hated design so changed to this



Just finished another tonight. Too dark for installed pics
Stubby, 3/16" plate, 2 gussets, fog light mounts, .188w bull bar with light tabs
Lets see how long this one stays on the JK before being sold






Rear bumper
3/16" plate, lower profile to help not damage body on flex, cross member skid, fits OE hitch




And last for now is the sliders
Fully bolt on, .188w tubing, 3/16" plate for mounts




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Unread 01-28-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
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O lets see here..

Made my track bar, tie rod, drag link.





Rear trackbar.





Made all 8 control arms.







Made a hitch cargo rack into a swing out rack





Rear shock relocation.





5 gallon tank holder.



Rock sliders.



These are just a few and some basic info... Some of these pics are obviously not the finished product.
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I have a chubby from this thread and it only has two posts! Great work guys! Lets keep em coming.
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Maertz you chopped your stock arms for the mounts right? Your making me want to build my own
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Maertz you chopped your stock arms for the mounts right? Your making me want to build my own
yeah, the front axle side mounts have massive bushings and I was to lazy to weld washers over them or something so i reused that end. Thats the only part i reused... The rest is 1.5 x .250 wall dom on the control arms.
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Ok cool, where did you get you joint mounts that go in the CAs?

Pic of bumper I juat finished

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I get almost everything from my store or ballistic fabrication. Fastenal actually supplies ballistic with alot of there stuff.
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I think we have Fastenal up north. Gonna check em out cause control arms are on my to do/buy list next.
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I think we have Fastenal up north. Gonna check em out cause control arms are on my to do/buy list next.
I think i built all 8 for like 425 ish.. All double adjustable while on vehicle except the front uppers.
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Front bumper, rear bumper, fenders, rear armor, tire carrier, rear rack, shock mounts, dual rigid light mounts, slider tubes, and a bunch more little stuff...



















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Uh oh travis has got way more than that!
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Very nice!
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Uh oh travis has got way more than that!
WAY too much to list....lol....keep finding things that need to be changed and or made stronger....
Hey I'm doing a set of rk style arms with metal cloak joints figured I'd combine the best of both and then eliminate bind elsewhere...I'll keep you posted.

Later I'll link but for now this will make a good project...I've got the measurements if you want em, just hit me up.
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WAY too much to list....lol....keep finding things that need to be changed and or made stronger....
Hey I'm doing a set of rk style arms with metal cloak joints figured I'd combine the best of both and then eliminate bind elsewhere...I'll keep you posted.

Later I'll link but for now this will make a good project...I've got the measurements if you want em, just hit me up.
I hear ya man last weekend i ripped of my rear upper arm mount.
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I hear ya man last weekend i ripped of my rear upper arm mount.
Yep I know the feeling.....
We ran a local spot here that's NASTY 2 times then went and did lower 13 in superstition last weekend twice...1 day run 1 night run...

Lower 13 claimed 3 buggies 2 jeeps and did LOTS OF DAMAGE.

OK so been busy running this thing last couple weeks...its getting close to where I want it.
Carnage in 2 weeks:
Smashed in rear passenger door
Smashed sliders as well as have rash on top of them from leaning door into rock
Pushed in front passenger door and hinges
Pushed in rear driver side door top from laying it back towards and sideways into canyon wall
Blew a shock
Bent another shock shaft
Then smashed a rear shock (replaced, body, shaft, piston, seals) and ripped a front line
Bent front drive shaft
Twisted up driver side front axle
Smashed in tranny pan now leaking
Dented oil pan still holding strong
Lots and lots of rock rash on sliders and rear quarter panel sliders
Dented front left control arm
Bent drag link up and forward several inches
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