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  1. #1
    Haldol Shuffle kaptkrappy's Avatar
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    Jul 2013
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    Punta Gorda, FL
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    It's all White and Black build

    I owned 4 F150's in a row and hadn't owned a 4X4 in 15 years, then one day driving past the Jeep dealer I saw a new white 2 door Wrangler sitting there.

    A test drive and a trade-in later this was mine.

    2011 Sport S auto. I had the dealer install some Sahara side steps on it they had laying around.
    I also did the dreaded "cowl dent" on the drivers side within the first half hour having it at home taking the doors off.

    Day One.jpg

    I did some cosmetic stuff to start.
    Rugged Ridge fuel door, Daydtar 3/4" front coil spacers to level it out, and SpiderTrax wheel spacers in anticipation of new tires.

    Fuel door cover.jpg
    Daystar Spacers.jpg
    Spacers .jpg

    More stuff; American Outlaw mirrors (I won these), painted some interior trim pieces, and made a grab handle for my better half.

    American Outlaw Mirrors.jpg
    Dash Paint med.jpg
    Grab Handle 2.jpg
    Grab Handle 6.jpg

    I started actually taking it off the beaten path and decided to make her more trail worthy.
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    Haldol Shuffle kaptkrappy's Avatar
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    Jul 2013
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    Punta Gorda, FL
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    Part two: White and Black build

    I got some 16/57 JKU springs (painted them red) to replace the original 14/55's from a JKO pal, and some gently used Rubi shocks.

    16-57 Frontr Springs.jpg
    Rubi Shock 1.jpg

    I then proceeded to crush the steering stabilizer due to it's optimal factory mounting location.
    I made a new axle side mount and got a hand-me-down JKS tie rod mount.

    SS 3 .jpg
    SS 4 .jpg

    Also bought some Bestop 2 piece soft doors.

    Bestop Soft Doors.jpg

    I made a bracket so I could use the American Outlaw mirrors on the soft doors.

    Mirror Bracket.jpg

    I was very happy with this setup for a month or two, but of course there was more lift and tires on my to-do list.

    I got a set of brand new 18/59 springs (painted them silver) and Rubi shocks (200 miles) from a friend who lifted his new JKUR. I got 2 1/2" lift in the front and 2" in the rear.
    I purchased 5 285/70/17 Cooper Discoverer AT3's and had them mounted on the factory wheels for now.

    Tire Stack med.jpg
    New Tires 1.jpg

    I bought a set of Rough Country quick disconnects real cheap from a forum member. They were for 3.5" lift so I chopped an inch and a half out of them and welded them back together. I was unbolting the factory links before, these are a breeze to use.

    Disconnected 1 med.jpg

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    Haldol Shuffle kaptkrappy's Avatar
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    Jul 2013
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    Part three; White and Black build

    I was un-happy with the front and rear shock lower mounting brackets.
    The front lower shock bushings were binding and creating a lot of stress on the lower shock mounts at full articulation.
    So I welded up a simple bracket that raised the shock an inch and a half and rotated the bottom 90 degrees. No more bind and I'm using almost all of the shocks travel now.

    Front Shock Relo 2.jpg
    Front Shock Relo 1.jpg

    The rear shock relo is pretty standard stuff. Made new mounts, cutoff the old mounts, welded the new ones on in the raised postion, and trimmed off the lower section of the lower control arm bracket.

    Rear Shock Relo 2.jpg
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    Next I did the Evap relocation. Another great critical factory part located in harms way. I tucked it up above the rear diff. Used the factory mounting plate, I just flatened it out, bought a couple of feet of fuel hose, and bolted that sucker up and out of the way.

    Evap Relo 1.jpg

    After getting stuck a couple of times, luckily with someone that could pull me out, I decided it was time for a front bumper and a winch.

    I started with 6 X 6 X 3/16" square steel tubing. Designed a pattern on AutoCad, and started cutting and welding and grinding (lots of grinding !)

    Front Bumper 1.jpg
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    I bolted it on with some Ballistic Fab D-ring mounts.
    Front Bumper Done 1.jpg

    I bought a Ramsey REP 8000 winch from a government surplus auction for $5.00. It needed a rebuild, but I got all the parts and new decals from Summit for less than a hundred dollars. I painted it, stuck on the new decals, and wound on 100' of new 3/8 cable I bought from a friend that replaced his with synthetic.

    Ramsey Winch 3.jpg
    Front Bumper Done 2.jpg
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    Haldol Shuffle kaptkrappy's Avatar
    Date Committed
    Jul 2013
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    Part four; White and Black build

    Full width rear bumper is made of the same 6 X 6 tubing (I bought the 20 foot stick)

    Rear Bumper 2.jpg
    Rear Bumper 4.jpg
    Rear Bumper 5 .jpg

    When the rear bumper is finished I'm going to start on rock sliders.

    We got a new toy! A JD Squared model 54 tubing bender.

    JD SquaredTubing Bender 1.jpg

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    Bat Shit Crazy tcDawg's Avatar
    Date Committed
    Dec 2011
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    Woodstock, Ga
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    Very nice. Love the home made front bumper.
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    Haldol Shuffle Rabram's Avatar
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    May 2013
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    Azle TX.
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    Gives me all kind of ideas ��
    How did you fasten the handle for your better half ?

  7. #7
    Haldol Shuffle kaptkrappy's Avatar
    Date Committed
    Jul 2013
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    Punta Gorda, FL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabram View Post
    Gives me all kind of ideas ��
    How did you fasten the handle for your better half ?
    It's bolted to the existing windshield mount/bolt and a heavy duty hose clamp (not shown) around the roll bar secures the tab.

    Grab Handle 3.jpg
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  8. #8
    Nice, looks good Kapt!
    2004 TJ

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  9. #9
    Looks great! Love home made stuff!

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    Haldol Shuffle kaptkrappy's Avatar
    Date Committed
    Jul 2013
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    Punta Gorda, FL
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    Here's a picture of the Ramsey winch I got from the surplus auction before I rebuilt it.

    Ramsey Winch 1.jpg

    Another cosmetic item. I won these on a Facebook contest from Jeep Tweaks (shameless plug)

    Tail light covers.They make these for JK's and TJ/YJ's too.

    Tweaks 2.jpg
    Tweaks 3.jpg

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    Looking good.

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    Haldol Shuffle Rabram's Avatar
    Date Committed
    May 2013
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    Azle TX.
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    Thanks for the info on the grab bars.
    It all looks good.

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    Looking good man


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    Haldol Shuffle kaptkrappy's Avatar
    Date Committed
    Jul 2013
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    Punta Gorda, FL
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    I finished all the welding this weekend (about 12 feet of bead) and all the rough grinding.

    Priming, sanding, and painting next weekend.

    I have on my Asylum hat under there.
    Me Welding med.jpg


    We got another new tool in the shop.

    48 inch finger sheet meatal brake. It will bend up to 10 ga. manually.

    Finger Brake med.jpg

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    Who is your daddy? dr.dirty's Avatar
    Date Committed
    Nov 2011
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    SoCal
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    Nice! New tools are fun. I need a brake. Want to find a mill first.

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    Haldol Shuffle kaptkrappy's Avatar
    Date Committed
    Jul 2013
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    Got the rear bumper painted (spray can Rustoleum bed liner) and installed last night.

    Going to get some new hardware and D-ring mounts for it like the front bumper.

    Rear Bumper Done 1 .jpg

  18. #18
    that looks great

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  20. #20
    Haldol Shuffle kaptkrappy's Avatar
    Date Committed
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Punta Gorda, FL
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    780
    So I started some rock sliders this weekend. I'm using 1.5" schd. 40 poo pipe.

    Cut up some 2 X 4 X 1/4 inch for frame brackets (I had it laying around)
    Brackets Raw 2.jpg

    Did some test fitting. The bracket sits a 1/4 below the pinch seam.
    Brackets Test Fit 1.jpg

    Welded the brackets and bottom rail together.
    Welding Up 1 .jpg

    Bottom rail bolted on.
    Bolted On 1 .jpg

    I'm trying to decide how to run the top rail. Which to you like ?
    3 Different Styles 2 .jpg

    I like B , but A is good too.

    I bent a test piece like C, but I can't get it to work. When I bend the pipe first, I can't get it in the notcher. When I notch it first, there isn't enough pipe left to put in the bender.

    Any ideas ??

 

 

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