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post #1 of 20 Old 10-17-2007, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Nakid - With out a body! The Visible JK

Ever wonder whats hiding under the body of your JK? Ever wanted to see through your body.

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That right there shows why you can't raise the fuel tank even with a body lift. Who is going to be the first to take a stock fuel tank, and section about 2" from the middle of it so they can tuck it up to frame level. That idea keeps running through my head.
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Rollover? What's left of the UA JK? I give up. I can't see any other reason to remove the body from a brand new vehicle.
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Looks like it sat in some water for too long.

What's with all the giant growths on the exhaust? There's like 4 or 5 bulges welded into the system all along the length of it.

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just curious if you know the story behind it?


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Looks like it sat in some water for too long.

What's with all the giant growths on the exhaust? There's like 4 or 5 bulges welded into the system all along the length of it.
The bulges are catalytic convertors.
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This is an original JK. It ran the Rubicon near here. It participated in other trail rated activities at the Nevada Motor Vehicle Proving Grounds and Test Track. After it's life trail testing and etc. it was offered to Nth as a bed to build their JK lift kits from. However with one stipulation, the body was removed and destroyed as the shape and design was still in concept form.

I took the pictures just because you can see so much and have an idea of what might fit where when doing brainstorming.

I sent an email off to GenRight asking them about a Safari tank for JK's and relocating the tank back to it's traditional TJ home. They said that they have been asked to not relocate the tank back to the middle of the vehicle and in between the frame rails because of crash test studies. Too bad, I'd love 31 gallon tank that is protected better and not only on one side of the JK.
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That's a bummer. I can't say that I've ever heard of any TJ's etc. having sever problems after a rearend collision. Especially after getting a armored tank put in.
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Anyone know why DC put constant velocity joints in our driveshafts? I know why they're used, and it makes sense on a car, but why on an off-road vehicle where you're going to have the joints operating at angles that make them weak?
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The funniest thing is that if they wanted to use them on the JK then they used them in the wrong spot. It makes more sense to use a CV joint at the front axle shafts then it does on the driveshafts.
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Michael, do you know what is to become of this now? Will they part it, sell it, etc. ? I'm very curious.....

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I want some of those wooden springs!!

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I want some of those wooden springs!!

Yeah and if you get the right ones you can fit 4D's on the JK without trimming.

I'm not sure what happened to it. I haven't been in the neighborhood since they closed down. Hmm, wonder if they left it behind.
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Rollover? What's left of the UA JK? I give up. I can't see any other reason to remove the body from a brand new vehicle.
I know Michael already answered it, but you can tell it's not the UA JK because it is 4WD. They started with a 2WD.
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That right there shows why you can't raise the fuel tank even with a body lift. Who is going to be the first to take a stock fuel tank, and section about 2" from the middle of it so they can tuck it up to frame level. That idea keeps running through my head.
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This is the first thought that crossed my mind also. Glad I haven't gotten around to pulling the tank yet to find this out.

Thanks for the pics Michael, you saved me alot of frustration.

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If they left it behind let me know Michael. I sure could use a few things on it.

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Anyone but me concerned that there seems to be som many spots of rust on it? I know it has had the body removed and is exposed but with so much rust (light rust that it is) it makes me wonder how long one will last before it gets a bad case of rust.

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I asked about that as one of my first questions about it. If I remember correctly Nth got this at the end of 05 or very early 06. It's been outside nearly two years when I took this picture.
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I asked about that as one of my first questions about it. If I remember correctly Nth got this at the end of 05 or very early 06. It's been outside nearly two years when I took this picture.
Okay that explains it but even at 2-3 how long will it be before you got to cut things just to get it apart 5-6? I plan on keeping mine a lot longer than that and would like to know I don't need a torch just to pull bolts when working on something. We all know rust is exponential and the more surface rust you have the more you get and the quicker it turns to scale rust. I am not knocking the JK and you expect some rust and that one sitting exposed for a bit explains a lot. That said you would figure due to what a jeep is built for it would be a whole hell of a lot more rust and corrosion resistant.

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