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Old 04-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #31
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It is great being able to see this thing as a whole. That thing looks longer than I expected. There...I posted...Happy? I havent see you posting on my build either. lol

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i have a yj junkyard build and a tj 6.0 1 ton build going on in my garage right now yj is almost done and tj not close i am at a loss when it comes to coil suspensions so i am at a stalemate with noone willing to help sucks cause its my brother in laws tj.. my heep runs but i am digging the stretch and waiting to see how it goes kinda like an unlimited but not ......subscribed
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Looks good Better than a LJ, but maybe it's because I'm partial to YJs lol. Are you going to trim the rear fender wells out?
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Looks good Better than a LJ, but maybe it's because I'm partial to YJs lol. Are you going to trim the rear fender wells out?
Yes the fenders will be trimmed out a little more. This was just a rough cut to get the tire back on and see where the final cuts need to be.
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i have a yj junkyard build and a tj 6.0 1 ton build going on in my garage right now yj is almost done and tj not close i am at a loss when it comes to coil suspensions so i am at a stalemate with noone willing to help sucks cause its my brother in laws tj.. my heep runs but i am digging the stretch and waiting to see how it goes kinda like an unlimited but not ......subscribed
Yep it stinks going solo. Why is the brother in law not helping you out on his tj?
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:39 PM   #37
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Looks great! My only suggestion on the cage would be is to weld plates to the body and attach the cage to there and then on the underside make tube to plate to frame extensions to tie the cage in with grade 8 bolts . That way you can still remove the body of you ever wished to without disturbing the cage. Not super important but... Keep up the great work.
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Looks great! My only suggestion on the cage would be is to weld plates to the body and attach the cage to there and then on the underside make tube to plate to frame extensions to tie the cage in with grade 8 bolts . That way you can still remove the body of you ever wished to without disturbing the cage. Not super important but... Keep up the great work.
I didn't even thin it would look like its a solid connection to the frame from the pictures lol. There are 6 feet that separate the cage from the frame tie in mounts. I do want to keep the option of pulling the body off the frame for future projects or what have you.
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Crazy cool!
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Crazy cool!
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #41
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Looking really good sir. Will be following this one till the end
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:03 PM   #42
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Very nice work!
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Looking really good sir. Will be following this one till the end
Thanks,
I keep looking at the latest photo. I am loving the new look. I will be back at it tomorrow and hopefully have some good new pics to post! I just hope the end is close, or at least being able to drive her again soon!
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I keep looking at the latest photo. I am loving the new look. I will be back at it tomorrow and hopefully have some good new pics to post! I just hope the end is close, or at least being able to drive her again soon!
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It is a wonderful feeling when the images in you mind appear before your very own eyes
No kidding!! The images in my mind were getting very dusty until recently.

I have been following your build as well. I make it out to Lubbock every once in a while for work and would love to take a first hand look at your Jeep the next time I am up there. I want to get the under body of mine taken care of like yours did.
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That would be awesome. What part of Texas are you from?
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Wow man, awesome! Yeah, what part of Tejas are you from? Do you have your own fab shop or ?
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:26 PM   #49
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It looks good, I like the roll cage you made. Did u think about stretching it longer during the design stage to add dual axles and make it a 6x6? I like what you've done so far though.
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That would be awesome. What part of Texas are you from?
I am near Houston.

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Wow man, awesome! Yeah, what part of Tejas are you from? Do you have your own fab shop or ?
I used to live in BCS do you go to school there indiroz28? I have sent the Jeep to a shop to do the parts of this build that are beyond my skills and equipment availability. I have always believed in knowing your limits and ability, work with in them and ask for help when needed. I want this done right and hiring a shop here and there is required for my build.

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Thanks Each time I look at it I get more and more excited about how it is turning out.

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It looks good, I like the roll cage you made. Did u think about stretching it longer during the design stage to add dual axles and make it a 6x6? I like what you've done so far though.
I did for a few seconds after looking at the stretched wheel well. However that surely is not in the budget and would require different axles, tires, wheels, suspension, etc. I have seen a few photos of a 6x6 Wrangler and it looked interesting but I am not really sure what purpose it serves other than being one of the only 6x6 Wranglers around.
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I thought about it after looking at your pictures. It would be cool and something really different but your right, cost definitely outweighs the perks of doing it. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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I didn't even thin it would look like its a solid connection to the frame from the pictures lol. There are 6 feet that separate the cage from the frame tie in mounts. I do want to keep the option of pulling the body off the frame for future projects or what have you.

Thats cool! The plates on the last picture are above the pic... I see it now!. I would also suggest if it's no in the plans to add seat bars to the cage. It is good to attach the seats to the cage too. I have seen caged rigs do well in rolls but have also seen the seats tear out of the body mounts...

Again, great work!
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thats one bad a$$ yj looks good..
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:32 PM   #56
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Thats a cool project
Thanks guys, it's nice to have some encouragement along the way. It was fairly nerve wracking to cut up the Jeep and not clearly seeing the end result.

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I would also suggest if it's not in the plans to add seat bars to the cage. It is good to attach the seats to the cage too. I have seen caged rigs do well in rolls but have also seen the seats tear out of the body mounts...

Again, great work!
I have thought about that but decided against it because the egress would be complicated. I purchased an earlier model seat bracket for the driver's seat so it would tilt forward to allow people to get in the back from both sides. I never knew that was an option until I saw a picture on the forums with the driver's seat tilted forward. Why would Jeep get rid of that feature !?!? Odd. I have something special cooked up for the rear seat mounts. Take a look at the pictures

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I Can't wait to see the finished product.
Yes I am in the same boat!! It's nice sharing the progress with some other Jeep fans, it kind of helps with the waiting since this project is already a month or so behind.


Ok so here are some more pictures!! I am trying to figure out what color to go with the powder coat. For now that part is on hold and the cage has been welded up and is going in for final fitment. Should there be any additional problems I'll get those sorted out after the hard top is stretched. So nothing is in stone on the cage.

I pulled out the dash a few months ago because my windshield rotted out and discovered the rust extended it's way under the windshield gasket. I removed all the rust and painted it. Since the cage and a few other things are going to powder coat I decided to put that part in too. It took a little extra time and aggravation but I think it will be a nice detail on the finished product. Besides, once this cage goes in it will be a huge undertaking to get to anything that would require the dash to be removed!! So a new set of marine 4x6 speakers are going in when I put it back together.

I also got the SYE NP231 back in it's place and ordered a new drive shaft from Tom Woods. YEA!!

Today's biggest pain was pulling up the rhino lining that I had done about 10 years ago. I just scratched the surface of that project. The rear of the Jeep isn't close and the front still needs work. I was surprised with the amount of dirt that rubber lining hangs onto. I also found some rust that I otherwise would not have known about. Needless to say I am disappointed at the rhino product but will be going with a different product that will protect the interior from heat and keep it rust free for years to come.











The plan is to mount my rear seat to this seat track so I can push the seat back or forward as my needs require. I will also have some serious attachment points for securing cargo! MMMM So much room
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Looking great from here. Keep up the progress. I have a yj project but not much progress. Its nice to see one moving forward.
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I'm envious of your length. Looking great.
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Thanks guys, it's nice to have some encouragement along the way. It was fairly nerve wracking to cut up the Jeep and not clearly seeing the end result.

I have thought about that but decided against it because the egress would be complicated. I purchased an earlier model seat bracket for the driver's seat so it would tilt forward to allow people to get in the back from both sides. I never knew that was an option until I saw a picture on the forums with the driver's seat tilted forward. Why would Jeep get rid of that feature !?!? Odd. I have something special cooked up for the rear seat mounts. Take a look at the pictures

Yes I am in the same boat!! It's nice sharing the progress with some other Jeep fans, it kind of helps with the waiting since this project is already a month or so behind.

Ok so here are some more pictures!! I am trying to figure out what color to go with the powder coat. For now that part is on hold and the cage has been welded up and is going in for final fitment. Should there be any additional problems I'll get those sorted out after the hard top is stretched. So nothing is in stone on the cage.

I pulled out the dash a few months ago because my windshield rotted out and discovered the rust extended it's way under the windshield gasket. I removed all the rust and painted it. Since the cage and a few other things are going to powder coat I decided to put that part in too. It took a little extra time and aggravation but I think it will be a nice detail on the finished product. Besides, once this cage goes in it will be a huge undertaking to get to anything that would require the dash to be removed!! So a new set of marine 4x6 speakers are going in when I put it back together.

I also got the SYE NP231 back in it's place and ordered a new drive shaft from Tom Woods. YEA!!

Today's biggest pain was pulling up the rhino lining that I had done about 10 years ago. I just scratched the surface of that project. The rear of the Jeep isn't close and the front still needs work. I was surprised with the amount of dirt that rubber lining hangs onto. I also found some rust that I otherwise would not have known about. Needless to say I am disappointed at the rhino product but will be going with a different product that will protect the interior from heat and keep it rust free for years to come.


The plan is to mount my rear seat to this seat track so I can push the seat back or forward as my needs require. I will also have some serious attachment points for securing cargo! MMMM So much room
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I may use the 93 as a parts jeep for something else, an old scout or doing something like yours.
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Why do this? Because you can! Envious of you knowledge. Looks great

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