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XOFMOT 03-15-2012 11:14 AM

The Build of ERAGON- 1995 YJ
 
I've had this jeep since last summer. PO had a 2.5" kit and shackes in running 32 x 11.50's
Wanting to be a bit bigger, I opted to get some bigger meats and Metalcloak fenders (front and rear).
Project should go together some what quickly.
Plans are to leave current suspension in place.
Install Metalcloaks (awaiting arrival)
Install new tires (came today!) 36x13.5 IROKS
Install 8.8 Rear (Just got)
Install new front axle (still searching for right one)
I'll Leave the D30 and D35 in for now till I blow them up...Going to re-gear the 8.8 and front for 5:13's
Here's a few pics to get this going!
Jeep as received
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...7_189031_n.jpg


My new replacement tires!

http://cdn.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...ild-img983.jpg

Put up on jack stands and pulled tires
Got Passenger fender off to get ready for Metalcloaks...I'll do drivers side later.

Had to throw one tire on for looks and I like it!
http://cdn.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...ld-img1010.jpg

36 x 13.5 IROKs with my 2.5 Suspension lift and lift shackles and Metalcloaks should give me pleant of clearance.
Here's a few pics..last one are the 32's next to the 36's



http://cdn.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...ld-img1015.jpg

XOFMOT 03-15-2012 12:33 PM

Here are the front Metalcloaks..just threw it on to see what it looks like. they are raw metal for now.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...16511623_n.jpg


Had some left over 1.750" x .134" roll bar tubing from a previous project...decided to bend up a stinger!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...13551069_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...48069297_n.jpg



Painted Metalcloaks...back half Moss Green Pearl (slightly off but close enough!) and the front half/flare is SILVER HAMMERTONE.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...11686182_n.jpg

Painted front stinger/winch mount same Silver as flares

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...79251957_n.jpg

Installed with XRC8 Winch

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...18496041_n.jpg

One side mounted up less the rock sliders I still need to build

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...54160550_n.jpg

Warn fog lights mounted!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...38065925_n.jpg

More to follow!

Casotakar1229 03-15-2012 01:03 PM

those tires are huge...lol. where do you plan on traveling with this beast?

Zombiekiller 03-15-2012 10:27 PM

interesting color combos lol subscribed

XOFMOT 03-15-2012 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Casotakar1229 (Post 2143315)
those tires are huge...lol. where do you plan on traveling with this beast?

Kinda big 36 x 13.50's ...but got a great deal on them so I had to jump on them!!

Not a hardcore off roader yet...lots of backwoods trails and such for me.

As for the color....was mostly a wife thing...When I had the raw metal fenders on the jeep for the first time the wife liked it...then I used some black self etching primer and she didn't like it...so I tried this color combo and so far I like it!!!

XOFMOT 03-16-2012 07:55 AM

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Got all four tires on finally!!

Bad pic. in garage...but should have most completed by end of weekend!!:punk:

Rusty Knutt 03-16-2012 08:11 AM

So........clean......I like it. Now go chase down a dragon.

One question,about the hole in the stinger. Is it to run your winchline to or for a mount point of a snatch block?

XOFMOT 03-16-2012 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Rusty Knutt (Post 2146130)
So........clean......I like it. Now go chase down a dragon.

One question,about the hole in the stinger. Is it to run your winchline to or for a mount point of a snatch block?


Good question...I initially put it there thinking 'd place a d-ring there and secure winch line. My thoughts are that If I'm stuck in a mud hole somewhere I'd have easier access to the winch line "just in case".

Rusty Knutt 03-16-2012 10:25 AM

PPPPPR. Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Results. I like it!

Zombiekiller 03-16-2012 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by XOFMOT (Post 2145444)
Kinda big 36 x 13.50's ...but got a great deal on them so I had to jump on them!!

Not a hardcore off roader yet...lots of backwoods trails and such for me.

As for the color....was mostly a wife thing...When I had the raw metal fenders on the jeep for the first time the wife liked it...then I used some black self etching primer and she didn't like it...so I tried this color combo and so far I like it!!!

that silver is growing on me actually. if i didnt have a white jeep id paint all of my "extras" silver... but it wouldnt really show on white. keep us updated!

XOFMOT 03-16-2012 07:45 PM

Think it will look even better once I get the rocker/sliders built and painted the same silver. Got the winch all wired up and tested as well as the warn fog lights.

Zombiekiller 03-16-2012 08:01 PM

okay. im jealous.

XOFMOT 03-16-2012 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by zombiekiller (Post 2148190)
okay. Im jealous.

lol!

The Toolman 03-16-2012 11:08 PM

Awesome project, love it :thumb:

Those fenders are pretty neat, & I'm diggin that custom stinger you put together. Awesome build indeed.

XOFMOT 03-17-2012 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by The Toolman (Post 2149022)
Awesome project, love it :thumb:

Those fenders are pretty neat, & I'm diggin that custom stinger you put together. Awesome build indeed.

Love the fenders..just PRICEY!!!

I like the bumper as well.......Bumper is 2x4 x .187 thick rectangular tubing, Stinger and side supports is 1.750" x .134 DOM roll bar tubing I bent up. Thru bumper clevis mounts (welded front and back) with 9,500 lb Working Load Limit 47,500 lb Ultimate Strength shackles. Bumper secured to frame via (8) 1/2-20 grade 8 bolts.

Still have to design/buid a rear bumper/tire carrier..not sure if I want to go with a fold down stinger type or swing away style..Time will tell!

mattclark 03-17-2012 08:08 AM

What is the manufacturer of the fenders I love them great build

XOFMOT 03-17-2012 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by mattclark (Post 2149652)
What is the manufacturer of the fenders I love them great build

Metalcloak

XOFMOT 03-17-2012 10:21 PM

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Built my rocker guards/ side steps today

3/16" x 6" Flat stock

1 3/4" x .134 DOM tubing

Sliced tubing with my plasma cutter and slid the flat stock into the tubing.

Made a backing plateout of some 1/4" x 2" stock

Going to weld some expanded metal inside the step..scared that someone may get their foot stuck between to hoop and the rocker and do a face plant getting out.


Still got to final weld it up and prime and paint

mattclark 03-18-2012 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XOFMOT

Metalcloak

Thanks I will look them up great build

drew11 03-18-2012 09:31 AM

Nice work, Love the metalcloak fenders. What did they cost for the 4 corners? Thinking about them myself. just finishing up my build, but wished I had budgeted for the fenders, maybe later. Great build.

Another Guy In A Jeep 03-18-2012 09:34 AM

How much cash have you put into this beauty?

GoldenSahara00 03-18-2012 09:41 AM

Looking good man! What bender do you use?

Also I really like the fold down tire carriers, I think the swing outs are way over done and too common. Can't wait to see some more stuff :thumb:

For your backing plate on your siders, did you only do the sides or did you do a bottom piece and a bottom backing piece as well? I am welding mine up this week and these will be my first rockers.

XOFMOT 03-18-2012 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattclark (Post 2152455)
Thanks I will look them up great build

Thanks!


Quote:

Originally Posted by drew11 (Post 2152635)
Nice work, Love the metalcloak fenders. What did they cost for the 4 corners? Thinking about them myself. just finishing up my build, but wished I had budgeted for the fenders, maybe later. Great build.

$1300 shipped raw steel...too much extra for powder coating ($400!)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Another Guy In A Jeep (Post 2152641)
How much cash have you put into this beauty?

I had a bunch of drag racing stuff I sold...was going to build a front engine dragster, bought a ton of stuff, lost interest and sold it for cash to put into this Jeep.

I'd say over the past month I spent around $3500

XOFMOT 03-18-2012 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 2152656)
Looking good man! What bender do you use?

Also I really like the fold down tire carriers, I think the swing outs are way over done and too common. Can't wait to see some more stuff :thumb:

For your backing plate on your siders, did you only do the sides or did you do a bottom piece and a bottom backing piece as well? I am welding mine up this week and these will be my first rockers.

Leaning towards a fold down too!!

I only did the sides..I may add one that comes off the back of the lower tube but time will tell!


Back to the Jeep!!

Thought I had some expanded metal, but I didn't :(
I did have some rebar and it works just fine!
Here they are getting ready for paint:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...66081822_n.jpg
Here they are all painted up and installed:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...93528563_n.jpg
And a few shots of the Jeep:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...89240599_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...71908398_n.jpg

wwch99tj 03-18-2012 07:40 PM

Looks awesome great color combo :thumb:

yjJEEPyj 03-18-2012 10:35 PM

I like it.Nice practical Build And still a great DD

XOFMOT 03-19-2012 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by yjJEEPyj (Post 2154904)
I like it.Nice practical Build And still a great DD

Thanks..that was the plan...beleive me, would love to have a monster lift and 44's on it..but then it becomes a "special" non DD Jeep.

XOFMOT 03-19-2012 01:31 PM

Tops off!!

In March in CT...never done it this early before!!

85* expected Thursday!!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...66120157_n.jpg

Fishnhuntforever 03-19-2012 07:01 PM

Nice looking Jeep! I have been looking at the metalcloak fenders. I like the flat fender metalcloaks but they are a bit pricey. How is your clearance when articulating the suspension over normal obstacles? Small dips, logs, rocks etc. Things encountered on backroads to nowhere. I have 35's, 4in rough country suspension lift and 1" shackle lift but will scrub the factory fender lip under my bushwacker fenders on these type of obstacles. Just curious. I like what you have done so far.

Another Guy In A Jeep 03-19-2012 08:48 PM

Are you really running a D35 in the rear with those tires? or did I read wrong?


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