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post #1 of 440 Old 01-18-2010, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Comp Cutting and Stretching a 2-Door

Some of you have already seen bits and pieces of this whole project. It's time to start the write-up. I have to have this done by EJS, so the progress will start to speed up over the next couple months.

Objective:
A low COG 2D JK with maximum flex potential, great highway manners, and awesome stability, on and off road. The goal is to keep it under 4" of lift with 41" tires, and full lock-to-lock steering. SEVERE cutting to the body and frame will be done.

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ROCKKRAWLER SUSPENSION will be providing the stretch kit. It is an upgrade to the popular 3-link X-Factor long arm system. This system re-locates the shocks, springs, and trackbar 8" back from the stock location. The control arms are obviously longer than the standard X-Factor arms.
The stretch will require a custom driveshaft, re-location of the fuel filler, some re-routing of the various lines, etc... The muffler will need to be moved, and there may be some trimming required to the crossmember in the frame. The body will require major cutting and modification.

RIVER RAIDER OFFROAD will be providing the body panels for the comp-cut, as well as the new sliders that incorporate into the full corner protection.
ALSO in the works, are some comp-cut FRONT fenders that will bolt over the existing sheetmetal and accommodate the grill and fender chop mod. The new front fenders will have a high-cut, minimal flare. The idea is to allow maximum up-travel of the suspension, without being limited by standard fender flares. The bodywork is all constructed of 3/16" plate steel and strategically bent to fit the lines of the JK perfectly.

ARMOROLOGY will be assisting me with the tube/plate work for the front stubby bumper/winch plate, etc...
PLATINUM POWDERCOATING will be shooting all the panels, tube, and the Spyderlock wheels.
KELLY LUDWIG formerly RedRock Fab is building the custom stubby rear bumper/tire carrier.

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Objective:
A low COG 2D JK with maximum flex potential, great highway manners, and awesome stability, on and off road.
Why dont you just say I am trying to build the ultimate Jeep...
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Why dont you just say I am trying to build the ultimate Jeep...
Because I'm not just "trying".
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Because I'm not just "trying".
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THE REAR-BODY

River Raider corners and sliders. Before comp-cutting:


The wheel opening in the RR corners starts further back to cover up the uglyness of the factory fender pockets:


Cutting the body-REAR:



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Cutting the guts out of the rear fender well leaves the area under the roll bar pretty thin. So this will be plated and tied in to the frame with a length of DOM and a sleeved bushing.


This will all be sealed up and pretty after the corners are mounted.

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Cutting the RR Corners

There are various ways to comp-cut a corner. I chose to cut mine up so that there is 4.5" between the top of the plate and the wheel well opening. I had to bump up the cut a little. Most corners are 5-6" from the top to the opening. I need max tire clearance!




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If you need a hand let me know! Sometimes things are just easier with another person of course that would change your build write up since it would no longer be all by yourself LOL
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If you need a hand let me know! Sometimes things are just easier with another person of course that would change your build write up since it would no longer be all by yourself LOL
Thanks! I will keep that in mind, and will probably take you up on that!
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I like it when other people cut their rigs up.


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Awesome thread to post. Already looks like you're going to do a good job there so I'll be hanging on your every post! Build on...BUILD ON!!!
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Hey co4lo, are you related to god? Seriously!
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Dang! It's too bad the cut around the taillight hole wasn't more complete, I could've bought that piece from you for R&D work.

The project is lookin good by the way.

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Dang! It's too bad the cut around the taillight hole wasn't more complete, I could've bought that piece from you for R&D work.
Confused. Thanks... I think?
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I chose to seal all of the holes left behind by the previous body armor. While I'm waiting for the polyeurethane to dry, I'll post some pics of the front fender and grill chop...



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