Got the Trail Cage back nice and shiny. The install was pretty uneventful as all the fit up and prep drilling was done before it was powder coated. I like how it gives it a more old school look.
Because of the open channel design, I drilled four 3/16" weep holes in each corner for water drainage. These were drilled prior to powder coating. Future plans may include designing a cover plate for it.
I let my wife think it's her Jeep!
Because of the open channel design, I drilled four 3/16" weep holes in each corner for water drainage.
Dang, and I knew that. I try to be so careful to include the details (at least the ones I know) but forgot to add that little tip! Good to see you log in to the thread every so often for a fact check and to keep me honest!
Took it out to a Jeep Fest hosted by one of the local Jeep Dealers in Norwood, MA. This is about 30 miles from where I live so had not been to that dealership. Apparently it is not just a dealership but a destination … they have a store with Jeep logo’d paraphernalia (Just for Jeeps) and a restaurant (Jeep Grill). The Swag bag wasn’t bad.
A few pictures of some the rigs I saw. My favorite Jeep was a restored 1980 CJ5 V8 with a 4 speed. It was just like one I used to have (black with lots of chrome). There was always a crowd around it so I ended up not getting a picture
One of our four free raffle tickets won 2 adult rides on “Codzilla”!
Now with the ragged star covered by the crusher corners and the tail light guards gone, the only thing left of the COD package is the gas fill cover. I’m looking for a replacement star decal. All I’m finding right now is a three decal package for $50. I just want that ragged star, so I’m hoping to find someone that will separate the package.
UPS dropped off a present last week ... the new shocks and tie rod. We picked up new stock tie rod ends at the Norwood dealer when we attended the Jeep Fest last week-end. After the corner armor went on the Jeep, TOGM went back to working on his big boy toys. I may have to wait for a while to get these installed.
Well that certainly sucks. If you aren’t able to install them yourself then perhaps you can find a friend or maybe even one of our forum members that live near you might come forward to lend you a hand. I know I would be happy to help you out if I were in your area.
That is a nice thought but no I won't attempt to install the new shocks myself ... not even poser shots. I do the research and most of the mod design but TOGM gets all the credit for the actual wrenching. The only urgency is I have a minor shimmy in the front end that needs some attention. Waiting for the new shocks and tie rod install to see what else may need to be tightened, replaced, aligned, or balanced to resolve it.
He's got a Military Vehicle Preservation show in a couple of weeks that he's prepping a truck for so I can be patient.
Tramp Stamp looks good but I have a question about them that I probably should know but I donít. I have always thought that the ďventĒ is eliminated when installing the TSís but now I can see that they arenít. So my question is, is the vent still functional?
Tramp Stamp looks good but I have a question about them that I probably should know but I don’t. I have always thought that the “vent” is eliminated when installing the TS’s but now I can see that they aren’t. So my question is, is the vent still functional?
When I asked exactly the same question, TOGM pointed out that with the vent removed, there is a giant open hole into the otherwise sealed double walled tailgate (door) with no apparent drainage on the bottom. The tramp stamp is held off the door with rubber grommets that would allow water to flow and collect in that space if the vent were totally removed. So he trimmed off the plastic lip and reinstalled it behind the tramp stamp. The RIPP supercharger cut out is in front of the vent so the airflow can continue out of the vent baffles unimpeded.
I'm not sure what the official answer is from the vendor (instructions didn't address it either way) but we decided to just do what seemed logical.