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Old 10-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #31
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I think that would be a great idea, but I personally never looked in to that. I almost did a CJ front clip conversion on this build but decided it wasn't worth the extra $

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I was at the SEMA show today Las Vegas and met up with the GenRight guys....I have been looking at their rear sway bar system for the Jeep but didnt want to pull the trigger on it until I actually got to touch see and feel the product. They had one installed on their display Jeep and it is a very nice set up.

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Old 11-08-2013, 11:29 PM   #33
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Thank you, I will shoot pics of the complete build and parts, this build was to be the best practical trail vehicle build. It has a lot more to the build than what I listed.

My biggest concern with the build was strength, durability and RELIABILITY. I doubt I will ever run larger than 33's but she will fit 35's.

The rear axle is a Currie high pinion 9 with a Detroit Tru trac gear driven Posi, front is the 30 but also heavily modified to include chromoly axles, Tru Trac, warn hubs, and 4:56 gears front and rear.

The question always asked is why not lockers, well had them before, they were great, arb had failure points, ected failure points, etc... Gear driven Posi no lines electrical or air, yes not as solid lock up and I may have to modulate the brake...but hey it's part of wheeling...Plus it's a trail vehicle and I like choosing the right line and using driver skill...

Transfer case was upgrades to the 1.5 inch chain, tail shaft conversion, and 6 planetary gear set.

My son oldest son is now off at West Point as a freshman, he is looking forward to coming home on thanksgiving to drive it for the first time.



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Awesome report on all the work...your son must be very grateful...seems its going to be a freaking awesome practical off-roader..
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:11 AM   #34
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Pulled it out of the garage today and put the first 5 miles shake down miles on it...







A few pics of some of the mods from the build-

Ceramic Coated TJ intake upgrade with 62 mm throttle body upgrade



TJ power steeering pump



Samco silicone hoses and Griffith aluminum raditator (sharpie not for belt)





Old man EMU 2.5 inch lift with proper springs for weight of the vehicle



Currie High Pinion 9" Rear Upgrade





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Old 11-10-2013, 05:21 AM   #35
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Upgraded Stainless Steel Steering shaft with zerk fitting



SRC front Bumper with Warn 8K winch, two Baja designs ONX led lights, two Vison X Light Cannons and 4 Vision X Optimus Primes

Line X Front Grill



SRC Front Fenders, White Rhino Sliders, GenRight Rear Flat Fenders



Rockhard Roll Cage additions with pivoting frame tie in point











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Old 11-10-2013, 05:32 AM   #36
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Zerk fitted front axle seals



Sway bar disconnect



JKS front telescoping track bar



Front Tow Shackles



U Bolt Rock Slides front



Rock it Oil Pan Guard



Upgraded Steering Links, stainless front diff cover with guard



NP 231 SYE Kit with 1.25 inch chain, 6 planetary gear set, 4:1 ratio and slip yoke eliminator

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B&M Short Throw Shifter



Took two factory skid plates and welded them together for protection!



Installed A/C for the Nevada Summers cruising with the hard top on

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The Best theft protection....starts with a visual, steering column lock!




Moved the Hi Lift to an internal cab roll bar mount system-





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Tuff Stuff Hood Mounted Shovel rack



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SWAG Tail Gate Drop Down Conversion



Blue LED Dash Light Conversion



New AC System, Mean Green Starter & Alternator



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Old 11-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #38
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Wow you really did good work on that thing. I really like the teal color with all the black, I think just an external re-spray would be perfect. Awesome work!
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #39
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Thank you, the color i will be going with on this build is what I have already shot the roll cage with, it is a Dupont Emron Industrial Mohawk Tan. The Teal will be going away but I will keep it accented with the Line X in black.

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Old 11-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #40
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Thanks for sending me the link to this. This is one of the nicest YJ builds I've ever seen. I will have some questions for you in the future for sure but for now I'll just wipe up the drool and save these pics in my head. Great work, looking forward to seeing some action shots
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:56 PM   #41
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If I can help & answer a few questions please let me know, I've owned a YJ since 1993 and have really gotten to learn them in 20 years......

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Thanks for sending me the link to this. This is one of the nicest YJ builds I've ever seen. I will have some questions for you in the future for sure but for now I'll just wipe up the drool and save these pics in my head. Great work, looking forward to seeing some action shots
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:59 AM   #42
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Went wheeling with the old top.





Replaced it. Yay "spice"!





Then went looking for "ghost towns"

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Old 11-11-2013, 07:34 AM   #43
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Someguy I'm a little confused with your post about wheeling with your old top but it looks like you had fun.

Today was an interesting hard top install, I figured it was just going to be a quick and easy drop it on and rivet I the front quick latches.

As with anything easy for me I was wrong, I had to loosen the slip joint bolts that attach the side bars from the main roll bar hoop and windshield. Next I had to loosen all the bolts from the rock hard roll bar additions and I still couldn't get the windshield to pull back a half inch on one side and a quarter on the other.

So I attached a c clamp to each side of the windshield and it took two come a longs strapped to the rear of the roll bar for tension and a soft mallet to get it tapped in to place.

Once in place we bolted it all in.....

Then I tried to close the rear hatch and the left strut is hitting on the hi lift jack mounted from the rear of the roll bar..... Arg...... Sure doesn't list in quadratech that the mount would interfere with hard tops....

Now I have to figure out a way to make it work, I really had rather have it mounted internal instead off the swing out tire carrier or hood.

So it was time to step away from the Jeep today and turn what was going to be a 30 minute hard top install to three hours...

Oh, did I install the doors? Nope I didn't even feel like seeing the fitment because I knew that I would be tied up again for hours making adjustments.
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Someguy I'm a little confused with your post about wheeling with your old top but it looks like you had fun. Today was an interesting hard top install, I figured it was just going to be a quick and easy drop it on and rivet I the front quick latches. As with anything easy for me I was wrong, I had to loosen the slip joint bolts that attach the side bars from the main roll bar hoop and windshield. Next I had to loosen all the bolts from the rock hard roll bar additions and I still couldn't get the windshield to pull back a half inch on one side and a quarter on the other. So I attached a c clamp to each side of the windshield and it took two come a longs strapped to the rear of the roll bar for tension and a soft mallet to get it tapped in to place. Once in place we bolted it all in..... Then I tried to close the rear hatch and the left strut is hitting on the hi lift jack mounted from the rear of the roll bar..... Arg...... Sure doesn't list in quadratech that the mount would interfere with hard tops.... Now I have to figure out a way to make it work, I really had rather have it mounted internal instead off the swing out tire carrier or hood. So it was time to step away from the Jeep today and turn what was going to be a 30 minute hard top install to three hours... Oh, did I install the doors? Nope I didn't even feel like seeing the fitment because I knew that I would be tied up again for hours making adjustments.
Damn sorry to hear. I've been contemplating mounting my hilift inside like you have I will definitely have to make sure it doesn't hit the hard top.

How were those SRC flare flares to install? I'll be picking a set up eventually. I was going to go with the Smitty rear tube flares but I like those Genrights
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I will let you know the fix for the internal hi lift clearing the roll bar mount if I can come up with a solution. I hope so id rather keep it inside and out of the elements.

The SRC were very easy to install, the key is making sure you measure twice and cut once on the original fender. The top is a template and simple, but the inner fender I cut about a half inch short and had just a small gap going up a few inches, enough for me to know but you wouldnt notice.

If you like I can post up better pictures of them installed.... top, bottom sides.

The second fender came out perfect after my first mistake.

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Damn sorry to hear. I've been contemplating mounting my hilift inside like you have I will definitely have to make sure it doesn't hit the hard top.

How were those SRC flare flares to install? I'll be picking a set up eventually. I was going to go with the Smitty rear tube flares but I like those Genrights
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I will let you know the fix for the internal hi lift clearing the roll bar mount if I can come up with a solution. I hope so id rather keep it inside and out of the elements. The SRC were very easy to install, the key is making sure you measure twice and cut once on the original fender. The top is a template and simple, but the inner fender I cut about a half inch short and had just a small gap going up a few inches, enough for me to know but you wouldnt notice. If you like I can post up better pictures of them installed.... top, bottom sides. The second fender came out perfect after my first mistake.
Yeah more pics of the fender install would be great. Thanks
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:00 AM   #47
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Hard Top is installed next will be fitting the doors....

Cant wait to see how many adjustments I will be making to get them to fit right...



Have to have a shovel.....

Installed.....






Well with a little cutting and welding i was able to get the roll bar mount for the Hi Lift to work.. the mount is not deigned to work with a hard top (not mentioned in ad) , the strut was hitting the mount when I closed the glass, so I removed the strut to check clearance and then a small portion of the lower back window would hit so I have to cut and fab for a fix.

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Works just fine now
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:06 PM   #48
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Made it to the DMV today to register the Jeep, i decided to go with this specialty plate and personalized.

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Old 11-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #49
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That's an incredible rebuild. How hard was the AC? Hope your god son is ok.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:13 PM   #50
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A/C install was pretty easy, but drill your drain hole on the interior transmission tunnel before you get it all installed it makes it much easier. I had A/C in the last one also, worth the $ when you need it.

My son ended up with six stitches in his lower lip and walked away. After seeing how well the factory cage held up I was impressed but did want to strengthen the windshield area. But ended up doing the complete rock hard bolt in kit and it is quality stuff!

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #51
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Looks great. I'm so glad everyone came out of the accident okay. WOW! Looks like the new roll cage will keep everyone safe although, hope you never need it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:07 PM   #52
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OK so i have had full doors with my jeep for years that work well with the hard top, but I dont like running the full doors with the top off, so when I bought this Jeep to build it came soft top half doors.

What I would like to do is get rid of the full doors and only use the half doors with either some type of hard upper hafd of a upper hald that is rounded to match the hard top instead of square for the soft top..

Any of you guys had this issue or have any ideas?

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Best addition yet to the build...

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The reason your soft tops for the doors are square is because they are factory style. You can get the rounded tops for aftermarket soft tops from a few different brands.

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That's the ticket! Who makes the rounded fiberglass uppers?

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I don't know, I've never seen rounded uppers for half doors. I am pretty new so no surprise there.
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My new bestop supertop uses rounded uppers, but I do not know if they would work with a soft top.
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Better shots of my skidplate & rocker guards

Throttle Down Kustoms Skidplate

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" These custom tubular skid plates replace weak factory units, and have a removable steel bottom skin to allow easy access to the transmission and transfer case without having to support the drive train. These skid plates also bolt directly to original Jeep factory frames without modification. "

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Someguy I'm a little confused with your post about wheeling with your old top but it looks like you had fun.
I'm an idiot. I was looking at your thread and the "What I did for my Jeep today" thread....apparently I got confused.

Love the build!
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I can relate...

The spice top does look good, and matches that regions mud. We don't get o see much of that stuff out here.

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I'm an idiot. I was looking at your thread and the "What I did for my Jeep today" thread....apparently I got confused.

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