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Old 10-05-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Rock guards

Anyone fabricate their own? Thinking about trying to get some angle iron and getting a custom set made. Any pics or info would be awesome

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:35 AM   #2
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a few things ive built for my tj I made these, but there mainly for looks. There made out of 1/8

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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I'm finishing up my driver side one right now. Passenger side is done. 1/4" angle iron. Supported from underneath as well as bolted to the tub. I am gonna tie them into my roll cage when I get it built. LOL! The passneger one has already been used. Worked great.

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Old 10-05-2011, 03:45 PM   #4
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No finished pics, but here are mine in project form:







I'll post some finished ones soon. I used 3/16" angle with .120 wall tube. I made some 1/4" brackets that mounted under the roll cage attachment points without drilling the tub. Ours is a trail/street jeep...no crawling or I would have through bolted the tub as well. I was more interested in some protection with as little chance of rust attacking the tub we just rebuilt (winter driven in New England).
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:03 PM   #5
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They look fantastic
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
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Thanks Sergeant.

Sorry no installed pics...daughter hasn't slowed down enough to take pics the last couple days! I did find a couple other shots:



This one shows the mounts. The front bolts to the front roll bar mounts through the floor boards and the rears attach to the factory roll bar locations behing the front seats. We extended the factory bolts and added grade 8 nuts. Like I said, we were trying to avoid holes through the body/paint. The angle stock sits 1/4" off the tub sides.

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #7
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Im sold on those
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 PM   #8
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Thanks Sergeant.

Sorry no installed pics...daughter hasn't slowed down enough to take pics the last couple days! I did find a couple other shots:



This one shows the mounts. The front bolts to the front roll bar mounts through the floor boards and the rears attach to the factory roll bar locations behing the front seats. We extended the factory bolts and added grade 8 nuts. Like I said, we were trying to avoid holes through the body/paint. The angle stock sits 1/4" off the tub sides.

Those look great!
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:39 PM   #9
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Yea i agree. You need to secure them to the cab to get the full use
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:44 PM   #10
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Yea i agree. You need to secure them to the cab to get the full use
I changed my post. I re read his prist post where it said they won't see rocks. So they should be great as steps and chip guards.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:43 AM   #11
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Thanks guys. They are stiff as they are. You can jump up and down on them with minimal flex. I can jack the jeep off of them without them touching the body. The mounts are 1/4" thick and gussetted. They are great rocker protection from trees, etc we see on the trails. They also are great steps and parking lot protection. This Jeep will probably never see any rock climbing...the dana 30 and ax5 would not be up to the stress and it is my teenaged daughters' daily driver.
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Hey 94yj, you mind me asking what size tubing and angle that is? I saw thickness but nothing else. Sorry if it is obvious to everyone else. I just am starting out and those look awesome by the way.
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Hey 94yj, you mind me asking what size tubing and angle that is? I saw thickness but nothing else. Sorry if it is obvious to everyone else. I just am starting out and those look awesome by the way.
1 3/4" .120 tube. The angle was feehand. I bent 'till I liked the radius then blocked them up with wood until I thought they raked upwarks enough and eyeballed the cuts with my angle grinder. I had to adjust a little, then I used the same measurments and the same block of wood to make the opposite side match. The true tubing bender I borrowed made the bends beautifully. I can't stomach the idea of going back to my hydraulic HF pipe bender after I've been spoiled...but it would work with pipe.
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Thanks 94yj. I wasn't sure 1 3/4 was gonna be big enough. I really like yours tho.

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