if it has t*ts or tires,it bound to give you trouble
U.S.M.C. 1371 Iraq Vet
2001 tj with things bolted and welded to it
2010 ram cummins power and torque so pretty together
2012 camery se grocery getter
Corbeau Baja RS seats
Gen Rite Aluminum tube fenders and rear corners
Currie Aluminum RockJock 60s with ARBs and 5.38s
Gen Rite front and rear coilover conversion with Kings
The first two are happening shortly......the other two will take some time to rat hole some $$$
98 TJ 5.7 Hemi, 545RFE, G2 D44, HP30, 4.10s & ARBs, RE 4.5 LA, 35 in MTRs on 15x10 alloys, Gen Right G3 Aluminum fenders/rear flares, Warn 9.5 CTi w/ Amsteel Blue, Premier Welder, Savvy rockers, Rampage top, a few other goodies..
Link to build thread..http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/s...rsion-1277803/
swap my 3 speed auto to a 4 speed, 6" long arm suspension lift, sye, tom woods driveshafts, brand new dana's front and rear, custom interior, full cage, custom front and rear bumpers, new tire carrier with attachments for more gear, WINCH, on board air, killer stereo system, waterproof everything, etc...
V8 hemi conversion
Borla exhaust system w/ headers
Metal cloak fender
Arb bumpers front and rear
Ace rock sliders
Warn Powerplant winch
2 KC Slimlite fogs & 2 long range
LED Brake lights
Currie steering upgrade
Currie control arms
Dana 60 axles
Stainless steel brake lines
Master craft Baja RA seats
Quadratec floor liners
Tuffy metal center console
on my LJ ...Fire up cad and go to town in the fab shop:
bead lock rims in satin black with just a hint alum(ring and nuts)
paint or wrap- don't look here you will drool(Alsa Corp | The World's Most Exotic Paints and Finishes)
armadillo the undercarriage/tub
in dash computer
5 point belt
Led kit lights
Mercedes BlueTEC Clean Diesel twin turbo
Monster Box 3 speed Transfer case or something with front and rear isolation
Custom stainless mandrel bent dual exhaust
currie antirock front and rear
currie currectlync steering
axles and lockers ?? have not yet decided
metalcloak game changer suspension lift
metalcloak overline tube fenders front and rear
metalcloak rocker rail
body armor on the rear quarter panels
tummy tuck and custom underbelly skids
warn powerhouse winch/ compressor with extra viair 2.5 gal tank
I'll weld my own bumpers
35" x 13" BFG M/T KM2s on some gnarly beadlocks
cage ?? also undecided
It probably works fine for what they do out there in JV. If there's one thing Blaine has taught me, it's to build for where you wheel and disregard the naysayers.....the cage discussion will certainly bring out the opinions. Full cages are great and are needed in many scenarios, but slow rock crawling generally isn't one of them. I've added to my stock cage for extra support where I'd like it and to reduce the windshield frame's dependency on the overall structure and that's probably as much as it will see.
If money was no option, I'd build a HP 609 front and Currie 60 rear axle. Otherwise, I'm pretty darn happy with my rig.
Tom woods shaft
1.25" bl+1" mml
Johnny joint ca's
Super 35 kit or axle swap
Selectable lockers front and rear
Teralow 4:1 kit
On board air system
Rancho shocks and ss
Warn hub kit
Currie anti rock sway bar front and rear
Oil pan skid
Gas tank skid
Suspension bucket seats
35 inch bfg km2s
And the list goes on and on and on
98 sport, 4inch skyjacker lift, 35" goodyear wrangler mtrs with kevlar on 15x10 black streetlock wheels, smittybuilt rear bumber with tire carrier, warn m8000 winch, windshield mount hellas, and a rhinolined interior, with aussie locked dana 30 front dana 44 rear with a yukon grizzly locker, 4.10 gears with a 3speed 32rh
Yes and no. It has a bolt together cage in those pics because I didn't have time before he needed the rig to build a cage for him. It also doesn't have the aluminum bikini top shown that I built.
Since his plan was to wheel the whole US with it which he did starting with JV, he took it back to WA and had a full cage put in it that came out very nice. He also did a bit of paint work because as you can see in the pics, it isn't quite finished.
Here's a little later shot of Jon's Jeep on the cover of Crawl Magazine that Blaine (aka Black Magic Brakes) built... voila, no more bolt-on cage.
I had the pleasure of wheeling with that rig just after it was finished on Sunbonnet in Johnson Valley and all I could say while watching Jon work it on the rocks was wow. You can see my unworthy previous red Jeep in the background in the third pic. Mine mostly spent the day getting stuck/unstuck.
And if $$$ was no object, I'd just write a blank check to Blaine and come visit my Jeep and hand him tools during the weekends.
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