|05-25-2014 02:12 PM|
Buddy had these, some might be reposts:
|05-24-2014 10:27 AM|
|05-19-2014 09:52 AM|
Damage: Broke my license plate holder off in the rear and having issues with wheel sensors (ABS, BAS, Traction Control dash lights on)
|05-19-2014 09:52 AM|
Didn't blow a bead
|05-19-2014 09:51 AM|
Waiting for more people to put photos/videos up so hopefully I'll have more for you soon. Unfortunately the guy that usually rides passenger and takes photos didn't come this year
Realized I need to remove a decent amount of bumpstop now! Thanks Dirtman
|05-16-2014 06:35 PM|
Got my hi-lift jack mounted to the Teraflex accessory mount and also tossed my CB antenna on. Jeep is ready to go for tomorrow, just need to pack:
Hi-Lift just barely clears the taillight when the gate is fully opened:
|05-16-2014 08:49 AM|
|05-15-2014 08:45 PM|
|Gunner||Looking Sweet. You have a nice build going.|
|05-15-2014 07:14 PM|
Got home from work today and immediately painted that rear tub and it looks a lot better:
All I need to do now is mount that hi-lift jack and I’m ready for wheeling this weekend so stay tuned for wheeling pics!
|05-15-2014 07:13 PM|
Ok so you’ll all finally be happy. I GOT THE FENDERS ON!!!! My hands are raw from installing them with a tiny allen wrench but I quickly got over the pain as I got to stare at the fenders. I went with the Poison Spyder narrow steel fenders if anyone remembers my post from 5 + months ago. Here’s the pics and it’s going to make it look a lot easier than it was, we had about 8-9 hours of install time on these:
Ripped those stock fenders off:
Drilled out the holes for the huge bolts and lots of them, maybe that’s why they’re so strong:
Mocked up the fitment and drooled a little:
Now this is the front fender, driver’s side, it has a lower brace that keeps the fender from folding in, great design:
There’s also an upper brace that attaches and strengthens it…here’s the underside view:
Picture of both braces installed:
Now for the passenger side….Obviously you can see why I cannot run the lower brace….There’s a Rugged Ridge Snorkel there so this is a huge heads-up for anyone interested in these fenders with an RR snorkel, as a solution I just skipped the lower brace for now but still installed the upper ones and the fender still feels pretty solid:
Onto the rear fender….First off I hate nutserts…..
Mocked up fitment:
Now to show you the rear fender braces. This one is right on the back of the pinch seam to strengthen it:
This one is on the backside of the jeep just behind the taillight that attaches to the outside fender, the rear of wall with the taillight on the backside, and inside the tub:
After it was all said and done I took a picture immediately:
Also snapped some this morning…and came to the realization that I needed to paint the rear tub of the fender:
|05-11-2014 12:35 PM|
|05-10-2014 08:15 PM|
|ATX14||Did you ever repair your hardtop? Jeeps looking good.|
|05-10-2014 07:47 PM|
A couple updates. Took my hardtop off permanently for the summer. I run the freedom panels/doors when it rains and completely naked on the nice days:
Got my rear bumper from Crawler Conceptz and headed over to my buddies to help with their jeeps. Need to get ready for Go Topless day this next weekend:
Made sure my rear bumper fit before painting:
Painted and on!:
This hole under the spare is actually for the Baja Series backup light 2160 lumens but I didn't drop the extra $90 on it, I'll most likely get it in the future.
Fenders should be this week and my hi-lift jack mounted to the accessory mount on the Teraflex carrier and then wheeling pics!
|03-23-2014 01:04 AM|
Gussets welded in:
Buddies Jeep getting gussets welded in:
Thank god I had a set of these because I obviously needed them :
Built a tool to clean the axles out, it was a really long attachment to an air drill and we wire wheeled the inside of the housing :
So this is where I'm kicking myself for not taking more pics. We got the sleeves in but holy hell. My buddies Jeep was a pain in the ***. Luckily mine went in a bit easier. We used a race bearing installation tool (44.5mm) and a air hammer, a bunch of anti seize / WD-40 and we gave it hell. Installed:
Started putting things back together...By the way, I need new hub assemblies. My driver's side was shot and the passenger side didn't look much better:
Pieced the Jeep back together. Painted the gussets, changed the diff fluid, and relaxed a bit. Obviously didn't have time for the fenders today lol.
|03-23-2014 01:04 AM|
These past 48 hours have been very eventful. So eventful that I wish I took more pictures but it seemed like we never stopped working and if we did my hands were so full of grease and grim that I couldn't pull out my phone and snap a few shots. Lets get the story started:
These showed up a couple days ago along with the Artec Gussets:
Arrived at my buddies house last night around 6PM (he has a shop we did all the work at), went to pull the Jeep out of his home garage to go to his shop and as I was backing out he hit the garage door button "by habit" (don't recall how many beers he was in). I rammed my Jeep into his garage door and completely destroyed the bottom panel of the door and put a nice hole in the back side of the top right above the glass:
Laughed about that for a while and then cruised over to his shop where we tore the Jeeps down for the sleeves and gussets.
Got them both in the air:
Discovered a seized brake caliper earlier in the week and got that all squared away. Pulled everything apart:
Now I discovered seized U-Joints on both sides!!:
We tried pressing them, air hammering, hammering, and crying and none of it was working so we decided to cut them out:
After tearing everything down and getting those U-Joints out we called it a night. Next day (today) we had a buddy come over who knows how to weld. He gets everything prepped for the gussets:
Mocked the fitment up and if you noticed my coils are out because we realized we had to remove all that to be able to slide the upper gusset where it needed to be so that took some time to drop the axle enough to slide those coils out. Ended up taking off the shock, coil, bump-stop, track bar, and skid because the driveshaft was in contact with it:
|03-08-2014 01:32 PM|
|Tanimal||Update: Pulled the trigger on some Nitro Axle Sleeves and Artec Industries Gussets. Going out to a buddies shop March 21/22 and doing the install (My buddy ordered the same thing as me but he's also doing some RCV goodies) . Also trying to convince him to help with the Poison Spyder fenders that day Stay tuned, will be tons of pictures then!!!!|
|02-02-2014 05:34 PM|
|02-01-2014 02:51 PM|
Battery started to crap out on me so I went with the Sears DieHard Advanced Gold AGM Battery, deep cycle, 625 CCA, and a 3 year warranty. Paid $154.99 for it and Sears wanted $20 to install it....I laughed and did it in the parking lot.
|01-19-2014 07:10 PM|
|01-16-2014 06:40 PM|
|01-16-2014 05:44 PM|
BIG THANKS TO QUADRATEC.COM AND FACTOR 55!!!!
Just a quick update for you all. I got really lucky and won the contest through Quadratec on their Facebook page for some Factor 55 goodies! I got to choose between a ProLink loaded or the new FlatLink. Also it included their a Hitchlink, their beefy aluminum hawse fairlead, 2 Winch Locks, and some stickers! Here you go:
I went with the ProLink loaded:
Install was a breeze and I can't say enough good things when it comes to the quality and the craftsmanship of these products. I can't wait to use them now.
|12-31-2013 02:03 PM|
Sorry this post isn't the install of the Poison Spyder narrow fenders but I wanted to update you on some goodies I got.
Hi Lift Jack:
Also got the Hi Lift Mount for the Teraflex carrier and I mounted it up but have yet to install the Hi-Lift on it. Also undecided on if I like how the light is mounted and obviously need to paint this silver hardware:
|12-22-2013 11:55 AM|
Thanks man !
|12-22-2013 09:04 AM|
|ATX14||Fenders look great. I just primered my Poison Spyder bumpers & front skid plate and will be using the same Rust-Oleum bed liner. I'm glad to see they turned out so good for you. This is one of my favorite threads looking forward to see your updates.|
|12-21-2013 04:08 PM|
|12-20-2013 01:14 PM|
|12-20-2013 11:38 AM|
Decided to finally open up the instructions and came across the "DO NOT PAINT OR POWDERCOAT" basically Poison Spyder wants you to test fit them first in case there's any issues:
I absolutely love how this Rustoelum Truck Bed Coating came out. Very happy with it and it sprayed out a lot better and didn't clog like the Duplicolor Bed Armor did when I used that for my front bumper.
Hopefully I will have them installed in the next couple weeks. The instructions seem to be very tedious.
|12-20-2013 09:55 AM|
Moved the fenders over to our home garage because it's a lot smaller of an area to heat up and the bedliner needs to be 70F+ to cure. And so it begins…
Going with the Rustoleum Truck Bed Armor for now, thanks to everyone that has chimed in.
|12-19-2013 01:46 PM|
Got my dads storage unit all set up for fenders painting!
Unfortunately it doesn't have electricity so we are using a propane heater:
Fenders are all primed:
Hopefully will be doing the paint tomorrow. Been reading a lot on what people like to use and my buddy suggested this stuff:
I've also heard just Rustoleum textured, Duplicolor bed coating, and everything else. Suggestions ?
|12-12-2013 01:46 AM|
Poison Spyder narrow fenders arrived! Even though I won't be installing for a bit I had to unbox them. Brought them up to my bedroom also, they're sleeping with me until installed ....
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