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Been workin on the JK

So its been raining all day and its a saturday, plus I just got my lifts in the mail...so what better way to spend a gloomy saturday afternoon???
I pulled the jeep into the carport and put my body lift (RC 1.25") on and then made my back seat grab handles (same way I did the front) so more or less, been a GREAT rainy Saturday afternoon! Will get some pics up when the weather clears up some.
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Sweet!

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Yea I just gotta see if I can find a write up or if anyone knows what I can do about the tailgate...without have to buy/weld new metals. Just wanna clean it up some since I cant carry a 37 on there (which is what Im puttin on next weekend if the lift gets finished)
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You might put some thread locker on the bolts that hold up the grab handles, mine rattled loose, fortunately I caught it before they fell out. Both sides were loose.
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You might put some thread locker on the bolts that hold up the grab handles, mine rattled loose, fortunately I caught it before they fell out. Both sides were loose.
Dont have conventional grab handles, good info though. I made my grab handles. I just used some rope and tied it then melted/singed it together. Ill get some pics up tomorrow show ya what i mean
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Dont have conventional grab handles, good info though. I made my grab handles. I just used some rope and tied it then melted/singed it together. Ill get some pics up tomorrow show ya what i mean
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i mean I haven't added any pics of the back grab handles on that one yet, put em up when I can tho
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well I have pics of the work I did over the weekend, but for some reason photobucket wants to be a B!T(# and wnt let me upload anything so soon as I find a way to up them, ill post them
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Ok finally got the pics to upload to the photobucket...had to do it on work comp..but regardless here is what was done over the weekend:
-added the 1.25" body lift
-added the rear seat grab handles...

will be stripping/plugging the tailgate and raising the rear bumper to eliminate the gap soon (starting on that one tonight!) and will be doing the 3.25" susp lift this weekend.

will post pics as I go

but for now here is the current look




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Ok got the susp lift on today, just too dark/rainy to get any pics yet, but im working on it, first chance I get they will be up. Did the following:
1. Body lift (pictured above)
2. Grill Mod
3. Suspension (3.25")
4. 37" Tires
5. May do the Rear bumper relo if I can get the time to
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Those grab handles are very..."hillbilly"...
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lol.....
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Those grab handles are very..."hillbilly"...
I know....aren't they great! Lol
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How do you like the mirror relocation brackets? They look great!
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How do you like the mirror relocation brackets? They look great!
Thank you! But honestly I'm not a huge fan of them but they do get the job done......when doorless
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Ok as promised here is the jeep all done now!
1- 1.25" body lift
2- 3.25" suspension lift
3- Grill mod
4- Bumper relocated to eliminate some of the body gap
5- my "Hillbilly" Grab handles
6- 37" tires. (wheels will be replaced with soft 8s soon as I get the $$$)
7- Moved bumpers from hood to tailgate and plugged the hood

all in all....I really enjoy the look of the rig now







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