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Old 07-20-2013, 02:27 PM   #91
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I dont understand what you mean by move the back up and what gap are you pointing out.?

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Old 07-20-2013, 08:00 PM   #92
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Not to be downing your truck or anything, u would have moved the rear up a couple inches so there's not a huge gap between the door and wheel. Btu the Jeep looks awesome!. What do you plan on using for glass? plexiglass?
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:46 PM   #93
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #94
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Sorry i only read/looked at the last page. i meant to move the rear axle forward, but never mind
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:19 PM   #95
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Are you going to leave it with a huge wheel well like that?
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:02 AM   #96
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Are you going to leave it with a huge wheel well like that?
No. I posted a picture earlier with the corner guards that don't have final cuts yet.
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So the top is in final prep now. I'll be picking it up tomorrow and getting the rest of the tub welded. The roll cage had some clearence issues with the hard top so that will be adjusted and then the cage, rocker guards and corner guards go off to powder coat. Not sure how long that will take but hopefully not too long.











Should look something like this when its finished.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:24 PM   #98
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:52 PM   #99
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So today was Jeep moving day, out of the fiberglass shop and back to final fabrication. Not much else to tell but post a few pics. It will be nice to drive the Jeep again instead of towing it everywhere.

P.S. The black stuff on the hard top is gel coat. It is protecting the new fiberglass before it is prepped for paint. Oh and the wheel well will be closed in





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Looking good, what's that green monster in the first side profile pic?
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:21 PM   #101
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Looking good, what's that green monster in the first side profile pic?
It's the shops monster truck.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:04 AM   #102
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Pretty sweet!
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #103
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OK so progress is still slower than I'd like but I have been thinking about paint and powder coat colors along with the final details of the Jeep.

So I am stumped on any cool non poser idea for the hood. I love the Rubicon decal on the TJs. But it's not a TJ and it doesn't have Dana 44s either. So while I do like the word and the font that the Jeep folks put on the TJ Rubicons I don't feel really comfortable pulling it off without looking like a wannabe.

I thought about Stretch but that seems too obvious. I would really like people to look at the Jeep and not realize it has gone through such drastic mods, just that SOMETHING is different. Wrangler doesn't seem to fit either. It is a Sahara but any element of that package is long gone now. I think it'd be cool to have something there but what?

Any ideas guys?

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:58 AM   #105
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OK so progress is still slower than I'd like but I have been thinking about paint and powder coat colors along with the final details of the Jeep.

So I am stumped on any cool non poser idea for the hood. I love the Rubicon decal on the TJs. But it's not a TJ and it doesn't have Dana 44s either. So while I do like the word and the font that the Jeep folks put on the TJ Rubicons I don't feel really comfortable pulling it off without looking like a wannabe.

I thought about Stretch but that seems too obvious. I would really like people to look at the Jeep and not realize it has gone through such drastic mods, just that SOMETHING is different. Wrangler doesn't seem to fit either. It is a Sahara but any element of that package is long gone now. I think it'd be cool to have something there but what?

Any ideas guys?

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Old 08-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #106
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #107
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Put itBelow the jeep on the fender like where it says sahara or 4.0 . Would look factory like the rest of the build. I say factory font and lone star edition. I mean everything is bigger in texsas including your yj right? Lol
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Put itBelow the jeep on the fender like where it says sahara or 4.0 . Would look factory like the rest of the build. I say factory font and lone star edition. I mean everything is bigger in texsas including your yj right? Lol
HAHA that is funny, I had never thought of that. I will have to keep that one in mind when it comes time to get the YJ Painted.
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No name. Never had a reason to name her.

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Yj unlimited?
I was thinking this around the Jeep stamp in the side of the tub.

Here are some more pics!!



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Old 08-08-2013, 10:49 PM   #109
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I have been absolutely captivated by your build! Awesome job, and you have to be commended for your imagination and effort. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us who must live vicariously through you. This has been quite an inspiration!
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I have been absolutely captivated by your build! Awesome job, and you have to be commended for your imagination and effort. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us who must live vicariously through you. This has been quite an inspiration!
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I have been absolutely captivated by your build! Awesome job, and you have to be commended for your imagination and effort. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us who must live vicariously through you. This has been quite an inspiration!
Thanks guys! In reviewing my pictures here it is a little hard to look at the YJ prior to the first cuts. It looks really short to me now. I am very much looking forward to getting the Jeep running again. Still no fuel, electrical or brakes for the rear disks.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #113
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After all that work id have to say the hell with it hook a tow strap up to the truck and have the wife pull me around just so i.could " drive" it. Lol
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After all that work id have to say the hell with it hook a tow strap up to the truck and have the wife pull me around just so i.could " drive" it. Lol
Yes there is a good thought. I have a very steep drive way so when I do get it home I'm not sure how Ill get it in the garage..... Thought about 4low and using the starter motor but not sure how bad that will be for it. Reverse plus low should be a good ratio.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:43 PM   #115
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Just call it a saharara, I figure its just got a few extra inches added so why not just add a few letters....lol if anything ppl Will ask why its spelled like that.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:42 AM   #116
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Anything new?
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Anything new?
Unfortunately not much. The cage, rock corners, and rocker guards are off to powder coat. They were going to send a sample prior to final decision but I have a nagging feeling that they are not going to get my final approval prior to the parts being coated. I should have had that sample in my hands Thursday.

I will be working on the Jeep tomorrow. I need to remove the rest of the Rhino liner and get it prepped for a new liner. FUN.......
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #118
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great build man - keep it up!

i am kinda diggin' stretch. YJ unlimited ain't bad. sahara 2.0 ? sahaaaaaaara ? its all good!
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Sounds like the "fun part" of a project.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #120
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great build man - keep it up!

i am kinda diggin' stretch. YJ unlimited ain't bad. sahara 2.0 ? sahaaaaaaara ? its all good!
Thanks for the encouragement. I really have gotten use to the length on the Jeep. I see the pictures before it was cut and it looks weird to me now. I like Sahara 2.0 I had not thought of that before.

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Sounds like the "fun part" of a project.
"Fun" was had today. I got most of the Rhino liner off the rear of the Jeep. It is a nasty process that really involves more time than I had expected. This stuff is EXTREMELY messy too. The best method seems to be getting under the Rhino with a gasket removal tool and prying it up. Most of the poorly prepped surfaces do not fight too hard when being pulled up. However some of the thicker areas or the areas that did get prepped well just separate with the gasket tool. It pulls the top coat off and leaves a rubbery mess. However this really cleans up nicely with an angle grinder using a wire cup brush attachment. It does quite nicely, however it is a two step process

The powder coat sample came to the shop so here is what color the cage will be. It is a "gun metal gray" with metallic flake in it. I am thinking the rest of the Jeep will be Billet Silver that the newer Jeeps have. I think I will go to the dealership with the powder coat sample play around with different color combinations.

How about you guys? Any color ideas to go with the powder coat color?



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