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Old 12-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #211
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Here is the tire mounted to check for proper spacing between the tire and the trailer. I am going to lower the axle 4" to allow for travel and to give some over all spacing and clearance for the fenders.
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Looks great!!
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Looks great!!
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So here is the 4" channel I am using for the frame spacers. I put a 20degree cut on the ends and then boxed the ends closed


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Got the one side mounted today. I think it looks good, I will hopefully get he other side and complete axle mounted tomorrow.
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Axles are on!!! Finished the other side axle block today and got the axle aligned and bolted on
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It came out really nice in my own opinion. The angle and boxed ends lend itself to the factory look.

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. Mounted the tire up and leveled out the trailer. The tire spacing is right on he money.


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I'm waiting on a few parts from Metal Cloak for the fenders and will start the fabrication on them soon.


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Mocked up behind the jeep! It is going to look awesome when were done!
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Coming along great!!! Cannot wait to see the fenders. So how do you like the MC fenders on the JK?? I am torn between them and the Poison Spyder ones.....
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Coming along great!!! Cannot wait to see the fenders. So how do you like the MC fenders on the JK?? I am torn between them and the Poison Spyder ones.....
I love them. Hands down the best mod I made. You can stand on them, bounce on them and zero flex. It takes 2 min to pull the fenders and have the extra flex clearance or the the open wheel look(which I prefer in the summer)
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Just a quick x-mas update, I received the raw fender material today from Metal Cloak for the custom fenders on the trailer. Thank you to Matson and Metal Cloak for their help with this.

These rods with mount to the trailer permanently. I needed to drill and tape the back side.


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Here is the backs drilled and ready for taping. These will mate up to the regular 6" removable fenders http://www.metalcloak.com/Jeep-Rear-...-CJ-p/2426.htm
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I made some great progress today. Got the these taped


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Adjusted the templet location.


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Adapter extension in place and outer portion of the fender mounted up.


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Looking good


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Notching the inner fender tube.

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Nice!!! Good job!! Anything else planned for the rig?
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Yes actually I'm going to upgrade the lift here soon and a few other goodies I have been working on
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I got both outer portions complete and leveled yesterday


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Today I begin making the inner fender sheet metal. I tacked it in line as I moved along


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The tacking went well and I was able to avoid warping it due to heat. Of course I am using 16 gauge for the fender so it's less likely to warp.


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Completed and mounted to the trailer


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Finished welding and reinforcing the tack welds. Now it's off to the powder coater's and they will be done.



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And I finally got the matching rims in, mounted and installed in the trailer!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #224
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Which torsion axles are those and I guess what are the hubs you are using as well?
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Which torsion axles are those and I guess what are the hubs you are using as well?
I have to look to tell exactly which torsion axles they are. I ordered them to spec. They are 5 on 4.5 with 1.5" spacers to 5 on 5 for standard JKU hubs
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If you're going with a bigger lift, doesn't that mean the trailer has to be jacked sky high too??

I wonder what you'll tow in it...but I imagine it will match as well

Saw this thing and realized that yours blows it away!!



Now this one, on the other hand, takes it to a whole new level

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Awesome job on those fenders!! Keep up the good work.
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Saw this thing and realized that yours blows it away!!
Thank you! It doesn't mean you have to bigger but it's about the wheel travel and tire size mostly. I wanted to use the same size tires and rims so that I didn't have to waste space by carrying and extra spare tire. Also by changing to a rubber torsion axle from a straight axle the tires move straight up and down independently.
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I finished the articulating hitch setup for the trailer. I was able to design this so that it bolts thru the factory trailer frame with cutting of the original Pental hitch. The trailer portion slides in and is adjustable for toung length. I now have a solid attachment and full articulation for off roading. I will be sending it out with the fenders this week for powder coating. A little bit of wiring and I'm almost done.
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Just picked up the fenders and hitch from the powder coaters
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Got the hitch components installed they turned out awesome
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Sweet, can't wait to see this finished
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And here is the outer and inner fender attached and complete.

Jus that've to finish up wiring the elec brakes, road test and take some completion photos. :-)
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Finally it's complete
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So awesome! Nice job.
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Hot!!!

These shots don't do it justice. Find a high end video camera (dSLR) and get some super high quality high res shots, including all the unique details that you put so much time into. Oh and video walkaround please
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Hot!!!

These shots don't do it justice. Find a high end video camera (dSLR) and get some super high quality high res shots, including all the unique details that you put so much time into. Oh and video walkaround please
The pics are much better res then what the forum is allowing.
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I think this may be my favorite thread on this forum...great work

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