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Old 05-07-2013, 01:59 PM   #451
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Sweet! Look forward to seeing them!

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Old 05-09-2013, 02:18 PM   #452
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Here are a couple from the trip....









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Old 05-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #453
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Looks like a fun trip for sure!

How are you liking that louver? And do you know what page/post number the diagrams for your sub box are on?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:05 AM   #454
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I really enjoyed the park. It was my kinda wheeling.

I REALLY like the louver. I mentioned before that I got it for aesthetics with the benefit of function. With that said, I can only imagine it did some good while we were creeping along the trails. End of the day - I like the way it looks and that's good for me

I started posting about the enclosure on page 6 and dimensions on 7.
With the Corbeau Baja bench, I still need to build a new setup.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:52 AM   #455
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I really enjoyed the park. It was my kinda wheeling.

I REALLY like the louver. I mentioned before that I got it for aesthetics with the benefit of function. With that said, I can only imagine it did some good while we were creeping along the trails. End of the day - I like the way it looks and that's good for me

I started posting about the enclosure on page 6 and dimensions on 7.
With the Corbeau Baja bench, I still need to build a new setup.
If im ever down in the land of texas ill have to check some of these trails out. I have seen a lot of pictures fron different places in texas and it looks like blast. Oklahoma has a real limited supply of placed to crawl.
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But you're in Tulsa, not far from Arkansas or Missouri, where there is interesting terrain to wheel...
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #457
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There are lots of places to wheel in oklahoma
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But you're in Tulsa, not far from Arkansas or Missouri, where there is interesting terrain to wheel...
Were at? I am usually limited to a weekend so lonfbtrips usually dont work out.

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There are lots of places to wheel in oklahoma
I must be missing something here, where is there with decent trails other than disney in northeastern oklahoma?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #459
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So slight change in plans. I, for lack of better words, bailed on my rockers.
I broke down and just ordered the Genright mini-boatsides. Should be here in the next day or two.

Too many things going on and my DIY stuff is just not getting done. However, at the same time, I still want the Jeep projects to continue moving forward.

I can find time to bolt stuff on, but doing mock-ups, fit-ups, cutting, welding, drilling, etc is just not working for me so well right now.

I still plan to build the hi-line fenders with the materials I have in hand.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:08 PM   #460
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So I got an email Friday telling me that the plain boatsides are no longer offered by Genright. I really don't want side rails, but I want the mini-boatsides....so I am just going to go ahead and get their version that has side rails.

I suppose it won't be all bad, I know they have their benefits, but steps in general typically just get in my way since my legs are so long.
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You could always grind them off...
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Patrick, I didn't necessarily want steps when I got mine done, but with a shorter spouse, it REALLY makes it nicer for them. AND they do offer rock protection when going on/around rocks. I don't know how many times my side rails there protected the rest while going around rocks or trees.

And I KNOW Mrs TxSt8TJ is shorter than you. And she has issues right now so that any steps would be a great help!
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #464
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You could always grind them off...
The thought occurred to me. I'll just have to see how much they get in my way.
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I have seen those. I am not really interested in a full boatside, and those do not have the greatest reviews for fit and finish. They obviously require work to install, but even after that, people have been saying they were too much of a pain to get to look right.
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Patrick, I didn't necessarily want steps when I got mine done, but with a shorter spouse, it REALLY makes it nicer for them. AND they do offer rock protection when going on/around rocks. I don't know how many times my side rails there protected the rest while going around rocks or trees.

And I KNOW Mrs TxSt8TJ is shorter than you. And she has issues right now so that any steps would be a great help!
My spouse would actually have to ride in my Jeep for that to be an issue. Haha. In truth, she would definitely like to have a step for those times she might hop in for a ride.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #465
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So I have been trying to get working on mounting the 50" LED bar. I posted pictures of the Genright windshield armor that I purchased to build the mounts off of.
I ordered the same guards to make some for a buddy for his 50" bar.

My work pace is not as fast as he would like, so we ordered a set of the PSC mounts to get them moving faster.

I bolted the PSC mounts to my TJ to do a test fit with the 50" bar and it comes short about 2".
I am at the spot now where I suppose a 1" spacer for each side will be needed, along with longer bolts. I am going to swing by ACE to see what they have to take care of that.

I still plan to add to the Genright mounts as I prefer their fit better than the PSC. The PSC mounts are 3/16" steel vs the Genright 1/8"; however, I don't see this as being any sort of issue for the application. I actually plan to build my bracket add-ons similar to the styling of the PSC mounts for the JK, which has some bracing in it.

Some comparison shots...







Also, my Rigid Ind. 20" light bar mount came in for my F-250.

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #466
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The Genright Mini-Boatside rockers (with steps ) came in today. Not telling when I will have time to install them.






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Old 05-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #467
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #468
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I am liking the look of them too. While I think mine would've turned out ok, they never would've been as crisp as these.
They come standard for a 4" stretch, so for those of us that have not moved the rear wheel well back, we have to do a little trimming of these once they are bolted on.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #469
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I found a few spare moments yesterday evening to mess with the PSC brackets for the 50" bar. The PSC brackets (two sets) are actually going on my buddy's TJ and his daughter's TJ; I am just getting them basically set up and ready to go.

The light bar falls about 1.25" short from reaching both sides of the mounts, so a small spacer will be used on each side of the light to take up that space. Other than that, they install great and look awesome.





I ordered some Genright light tabs to weld on to the PSC mounts to allow the Duallys to be mounted as well. I tacked those on last night and brought them in to work with me to have the guys do their magic with them.






It is hard to capture light output, especially inside. This is with the garage doors closed and all garage lights out.


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Old 05-30-2013, 01:47 PM   #470
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Where is that dam *LIKE* button? ;-)
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:32 PM   #471
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May have to get you local guys over to the house to help get some of this stuff installed. Haha.
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In other news, we just sold our house....well, in the option period of selling it. It didn't even hit the market and it was sold.

We are not moving far, but moving into a much better development. We are building this house from the ground up. They are scheduled to break ground June 11th.
It is a much bigger home and I will still have a 3-car garage; however, it will be a tandem style 3rd car bay.
Oh yeah, and I get a theater room
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Nice!!!

We were considering moving because my wife wanted a pool. We decided to just build a pool. Very happy with it so far.
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Nice!!!

We were considering moving because my wife wanted a pool. We decided to just build a pool. Very happy with it so far.
We want a pool too. We actually got bids to put one in our current house, but we decided since we knew it was not the forever house that it was not a good investment.
This house WILL be the forever house....and it will eventually get a pool.

What neighborhood are you in again?
We are building in Cross Creek Ranch.
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I have a few friends that have built in Cross Creek and the LOVE IT! I'm in Cinco Ranch on the West side of 99. Between Fry and Cinco Ranch Blvd. off of Gaston.
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Not much new with the Jeep. We are just about moved out of the house. I have another evening in the garage to get my tools together and clean the workbench.
Everything is in storage until the new house is completed in October

I do have quick access to all of my Jeep parts and tools, so I will be able to get some work done on it in the meantime (while we live at my mother-in-laws).

Jeep sitting patiently for attention at my mother-in-law's house.


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Have you tried out the light bar or LED windshield lights yet? Looks good. Not too obvious and high profile at all!!!

With all the trees around here, that looks to be a light bar that would work really well around here.
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Where's the new house man?!
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Have you tried out the light bar or LED windshield lights yet? Looks good. Not too obvious and high profile at all!!!

With all the trees around here, that looks to be a light bar that would work really well around here.
The windshield 50" bar is wired up currently. I drove out to the back of my mother-in-law's neighborhood where they are still building houses and tested it out. It's crazy bright. I still need to wire in the dedicated lines and switches for the bumper light bar and the windshield bar. I currently have it hooked up to the circuit for the lower windshield cubes. I just 'borrowed' the line to test the big boy out.

The reason I still have the light mounts still bolted on in bare steel is I need to bring the Jeep up to the shop to have the guys adjust the lower light tabs. They are slightly crooked, which is my fault.

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Where's the new house man?!
We are building in Cross Creek Ranch. It won't be done until October.
Word from the super is that the foundation will be poured next week.

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Congrats on the new house Patrick!!!

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