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post #196 of 625 Old 04-15-2017, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Gotta use heat when working aluminum
Yea that did cross my mind. Unfortunately I don't have a torch or any other way to heat it. It's all good I can live with this for now. I might replace these rockers with stretch LJ boat sides in the future anyway. I just wish GR made them in aluminum.


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Off to the shop to finish the welding.
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Re manufactured military spec. Unimog axels imported from Germany!...not on my salary...

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post #198 of 625 Old 04-21-2017, 05:34 PM
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Ahh, you don't want those drum brakes anyway...

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post #199 of 625 Old 04-27-2017, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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Drive shaft is done! Still need to replace my centering yoke which for some strange reason only lasted a year. The one it replaced lasted over 5 years! image-2369469899.jpg image-4253784955.jpg

I also hit the body with a couple coats of 1K epoxy primer to keep the surface rust under control. My UPOL acid#8 primer, 2K epoxy primer and Raptor liner should arrive in a week or so.
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I'm going to Raptor line the entire body rear of the B pillars inside and out. I'm going to spray the rocker area under my mini boats as well. Tintable bright silver to "hopefully" match the factory paint. I'm hoping 6 liters will be enough.
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I decided to shelf the multi purpose sealants I picked up at Home Depot. Once I get everything etched and primed up I'll fill all the corners and gaps with this 3M sealant image-19735163.jpg

On a side note I'm REALLY diggin these JCR flares.
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They build some beautiful Jeeps over there.
Have you guys seen project crusader? It's a JK-6!
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Still waiting for my damn paint to ship. I decided to do my body filler in the mean time since that can go on bare metal unlike the Raptor and 3M seam sealer. Luckily With the help and recommendation of a few body guys here I was able to find a local body filler supplier and didn't have to import a can of Bondo

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This stuff spreads, cures and sands just like Bondo at a fraction of the cost of importing it.

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I'm beginning to get impatient...

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I'm thinking maybe no rear flares. I kinda like the more aggressive look and the cops don't mess with us over tire coverage out here.

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post #202 of 625 Old 05-14-2017, 12:13 PM
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Not a big fan of that look myself, but as long as you like it. I would think you'd have to get rid of the front flares too though.

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I'm a fan of the rear flares myself.. But this is your Jeep. Don't appeal to the masses. Make it yours

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post #204 of 625 Old 05-15-2017, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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We'll see. I'm still thinking it over. If I do run flares they'll be 4". I don't really like the look of anything wider then that.

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post #205 of 625 Old 05-18-2017, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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I started Planing out my cage this week. I've laid everything out with PVC piping and duct tape first. I figure I'll dive it a week or so and see if the layout works for me.

I'm going for something very similar to the Poison Spyder design. I'd love to just buy one from them and be done with it but I'm not paying shipping and tax to import one to Taiwan. The dangerous goods filing I just did for the Raptor liner kits, etch primers, and cavity wax I'm importing have obliterated my budget.


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Head room is a little tight at the back seat but that won't be a problem once the seat is moved forward 10". I actually drove it to pick my 4 year old daughter up from school yesterday for the first time in quite a while. She was so excited lol! She absolutely loves the extra room in the back. I hope she's not to disappointed when I move the seat forward. It got me thinking that I could maybe design some sort of bracket that would allow me to move the seat back and forward as needed. Just a though for now though. I still have a ton of work to do.

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Looks good T-Jay. One thing to be aware of with that design, if you ever consider a frameless top like a Rampage or Bestop Trektop NX, it will not work with that design (Ask me how I know...).


Congratulations on driving it to pick up your daughter.


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Looks good T-Jay. One thing to be aware of with that design, if you ever consider a frameless top like a Rampage or Bestop Trektop NX, it will not work with that design (Ask me how I know...). Congratulations on driving it to pick up your daughter. Jeff
Thanks! Yep. That did cross my mind. I'm ok with it though. I originally wanted the Trektop but when I read up on it I decided to go with a full soft top instead. I love the fastback look of the frameless tops but I like to ride with the front windows down and the back window rolled up. I read that the frameless tops flap around on the highway unless you take all the windows out.

BTW... I got out to the local big boy sandbox today! The extra 15" of wheel base is a game changer!!!
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Looks freaking sick bro! And I love the full top. So much more handy and many more options on the window/windowless part. With my old TJ I used to run around most of the year no windows and no back "glass" Hardly ever had the doors on. I got wet alot... fun of having a Jeep.

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Looks freaking sick bro! And I love the full top. So much more handy and many more options on the window/windowless part. With my old TJ I used to run around most of the year no windows and no back "glass" Hardly ever had the doors on. I got wet alot... fun of having a Jeep.
Thanks!

Yea we get a lot of rain over here to. I'm going to spray the interior in Raptor liner and instal rubber bed trad mats. Let it rain! Haha!
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Update. After driving around for a month or so sneaking out on sunny days I decided I wasn't happy with the profile of the transmission tunnel. After all, the original intent was for the finished product to look unaltered to the untrained eye. Luckily my raptor liner has been tied up between a couple different freight forwarders so I haven't sprayed anything yet. All the dangerous goods paperwork has been filed for my primers and paints and the shipment is ready to go, but I don't expect to see it for at least another week or so. This afternoon I took my angle grinder and went to work.image-177159125.jpgimage-2480109021.jpg I don't have a fancy sheet metal bender so I decided to build a wood skeleton in the shape of the tunnel to bend the sheet metal around. image-2114187042.jpgimage-1237334870.jpg

Unfortunately the last scrap of sheet metal I had from my last order was about 2 inches too short. So I need to order some more on Monday.
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