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12-20-2014 04:05 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by Hoseman View Post
So do you collect Matchbox diecast cars by any chance?
No not at all
12-20-2014 03:57 PM
Hoseman So do you collect Matchbox diecast cars by any chance?
12-17-2014 10:37 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by chardyJK View Post
Thanks man I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow! Love the jeep!
Thanks and keep everyone posted on how it goes
12-15-2014 10:13 PM
chardyJK Thanks man I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow! Love the jeep!
12-15-2014 08:05 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by chardyJK View Post
Darkfire, I just made a set for myself and the instructions on how to make them were great! I'm confused on how to wire them now as there are 3 wires going into the reverse light bulbs, 2 black and one white and green, and I have 2 wires coming off the LED cubes. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!
As I recall the g/white is positive and choose either black for the ground
12-15-2014 05:13 PM
chardyJK
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
Attachment 160729

Here is the light mounted into the housing. It fits perfect and only extends into the brake light cavity slightly.



Attachment 160730

The housings went right back into place after you trim the alignment tab off the back of the light housing.


Attachment 160731

Back up light on


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Back up light on


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Back up lights on daytime in my shop. Let me say that these are Fliping BRIGHT! I had spots in eyes from shooting this picture.



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And the photo you have been waiting for.... This is at night in my drive way. The ONLY lights on are the back up lights! These are amazing lights! Sitting in the drivers seat looking back its like daylight in all the mirrors.
Darkfire, I just made a set for myself and the instructions on how to make them were great! I'm confused on how to wire them now as there are 3 wires going into the reverse light bulbs, 2 black and one white and green, and I have 2 wires coming off the LED cubes. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!
12-13-2014 08:53 PM
kmrtnsn
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
Well that's not it! I'm in Abq NM, that was a imitation copy. The best form of flattery I suppose.

And everyone following this thread thank you for the kind words and accolades! I am glade everyone has enjoined this build

Ha! The next time I see it I'll try to snap a picture for you (not that I ever had any success in the year I had sightings of it). It even has the Caterpillar logo on the hood!
12-13-2014 02:45 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by kmrtnsn View Post
I used to commute down through West L.A. all the time and could swear I'd seen this Jeep on the 405. I tried several times to move over in traffic to get a better look but it never worked out. I know longer drive that way but hope to see it again one day on a trail.
Well that's not it! I'm in Abq NM, that was a imitation copy. The best form of flattery I suppose.

And everyone following this thread thank you for the kind words and accolades! I am glade everyone has enjoined this build
12-13-2014 01:40 PM
kmrtnsn I used to commute down through West L.A. all the time and could swear I'd seen this Jeep on the 405. I tried several times to move over in traffic to get a better look but it never worked out. I know longer drive that way but hope to see it again one day on a trail.
12-13-2014 01:37 PM
Mammoth919 This looks familiar....

Attachment 1719946
12-03-2014 08:45 PM
20Rubicon12 Just wanted to chime in because I think this build is awesome too. I have definitely added to my jeep because of this build and have gotten great advice!
12-03-2014 10:47 AM
Steve2012 Was flipping through the winter 4wp catalog and saw your Jeep in it. Now I will have to read this from the start, last 2 pages seem like you have a really good set up. Nice Jeep.
12-03-2014 09:09 AM
James_P I just read through all 15 pages of your build, and all I can say is WOW! Absolutely flawless build. Huge inspiration for me
12-02-2014 04:30 PM
Becca37 I don't remember what brought me to this thread, but I've spent time starting at page 1 and going through. Nice work! And a few bookmarks for Creeper's wish-list ... :0)
11-30-2014 06:49 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by Mammoth919 View Post
I guess so. Haha Im worried to go over 2.5" of lift but thats impressive. Badass rig btw.
What are you concerned about? The height is primarily for tire size clearance. It's the wheel travel that is the real concern. What do plan to do?
11-23-2014 09:30 PM
Mammoth919
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
Ya Metalcloak is amazing stuff when it comes to ride and flex! I did replace the front DS and I also have a exhaust mod on the crossover
I guess so. Haha Im worried to go over 2.5" of lift but thats impressive. Badass rig btw.
11-23-2014 03:05 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by Mammoth919 View Post
That much flex and height on stock ds? sweet.
Ya Metalcloak is amazing stuff when it comes to ride and flex! I did replace the front DS and I also have a exhaust mod on the crossover
11-22-2014 02:28 AM
Mammoth919 That much flex and height on stock ds? sweet.
09-11-2014 06:29 AM
Darkfire So now I'm building an independent A-arm step up with air bags for the trailer. This should give it the smooth trail ride I have been looking for, Independent tire movement and ride height adjustability. I will post pics as this progresses, stay tuned........
09-11-2014 12:21 AM
Darkfire So in a sad turn of events, the spindle on the trail snapped while on the trails in Ouray. No heavy load just a bad chunk of steel. They are warranting the original rubber torsion axle which is great! Biggest issue I have had is rang the you can not get anything lighter then 2000lbs in a rubber torsion axle. The idea when input it on was that I could get independent travel and a smother ride on the trailer. With this load rating on the axle the concept was a failure. The trailer just bounced all over the trail without any signifagence movement of the rubber torsion.
09-10-2014 03:43 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by rig316 View Post
What rims you running? Great build.
Thank you there 16" the tire is a 315 75/16
09-10-2014 02:01 AM
rig316 What rims you running? Great build.
05-22-2014 09:37 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by aggie84 View Post
where can i get some of them
Here you go
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
his name is: Alan Beacom and his direct e-mail is al.bumpers@gmail.com He is great to work with and has done some Great custom logo stuff for my build. as soon as I get it painted I will post a pic for everyone. He makes really goo stuff!!!! Let him know I gave you his direct e-mail address. Fred
05-21-2014 06:55 PM
easttexasjeepgirl
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Originally Posted by aggie84 View Post
where can i get some of them
New MetalCloak windshield decal looks good
05-21-2014 06:22 PM
aggie84
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Originally Posted by darkfire View Post
finally got it installed

Attachment 185749
where can i get some of them
05-06-2014 11:51 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by Earp8 View Post
Hello, I wanted to ask you for some advice on this awesome mod you did to your reverse lights. I want to do this mod to my jk because I don't want to get rid of my deep tint lol. But I would like to keep the rigids inside of the housing as a stealth look, rather than cutting the lense and making a flush mount. Since you have already been through this, do you think a regular non flush mount dually would fit inside of the tail light? Without going into the brake chamber. I am ok with cutting the back of the tail light but yeah, what do you think?
Thank you for the kind words on the build. As with anything, depending on your fabrication skill level and desire to make it happen, anything is possible. From my experience the dually's barley fit as it is. If you wen to an SRM then mounting them from the back may work. Also you'll have to fab something to mount them to since it's just a large hole behind the light.

Hope this helps, keep me posted on how it goes and turns out.
05-06-2014 02:05 AM
Earp8
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
Here is the light mounted into the housing. It fits perfect and only extends into the brake light cavity slightly. The housings went right back into place after you trim the alignment tab off the back of the light housing. Back up light on Back up light on Back up lights on daytime in my shop. Let me say that these are Fliping BRIGHT! I had spots in eyes from shooting this picture. And the photo you have been waiting for.... This is at night in my drive way. The ONLY lights on are the back up lights! These are amazing lights! Sitting in the drivers seat looking back its like daylight in all the mirrors.
Hello, I wanted to ask you for some advice on this awesome mod you did to your reverse lights. I want to do this mod to my jk because I don't want to get rid of my deep tint lol. But I would like to keep the rigids inside of the housing as a stealth look, rather than cutting the lense and making a flush mount. Since you have already been through this, do you think a regular non flush mount dually would fit inside of the tail light? Without going into the brake chamber. I am ok with cutting the back of the tail light but yeah, what do you think?
02-19-2014 10:14 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by easttexasjeepgirl View Post

Awesome this helps..thank you for helping me out with my questions.
And that's what we're here for
02-19-2014 09:32 PM
easttexasjeepgirl
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post

So here is the exhaust mod done by our local guy, it moves the pipe back and up so the drive shaft and the MORE skid plate do not rub on it. It cost our New Mexico Jeep Group members 85.00$
Awesome this helps..thank you for helping me out with my questions.
02-19-2014 09:24 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by easttexasjeepgirl View Post

I do want to but haven't seen any posts about it so idk if it's still a plan..I took vacation for his planned dates. My Jeep will be ready..I may have to wait until some of my Jeep friends can a make trip like that (4000 miles round trip)
So here is the exhaust mod done by our local guy, it moves the pipe back and up so the drive shaft and the MORE skid plate do not rub on it. It cost our New Mexico Jeep Group members 85.00$
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