that's very clever on the reflective tape, way to be handy! can't wait to see these bad boys mounted on! Just a question, did you get the rubber liner that goes in between the knickers and the jeep body?
No I didn't, this was part of the reason for the bedliner prep. Hind sight would be to use the Rubberized Undercoating vs bedliner for this location. It would essentially serve the same function while also providing a level of rust protection.
I may have some that I can donate to your cause.
Nice work so far, Loki! Can't wait to see the finished product.
One thing, though. by the way the armor is hung on the body, looks like maybe you could've gone a little farther up with the bedliner. Still love the idea, though.
I knew I hadn't even before they arrived. That was intentional, I didn't want to go too high. Once I get settled into the new place in a few weeks, I plan to go back and extend the lines of the armor with bedliner. Hard to explain, but I'll post pics.
For now here are more pics of the rest of the install. I found my missing socket chuck for my cordless impact, so installing the rest of the nutserts went much quicker tonight. However, though I appreciate the 5 extra nutserts, I came up short two screws for the upper armor....I'm guessing someone lost count when preparing the parts bag....
I also recommend starting from the centerand work out when putting in the screws. Doing so helps eliminate miss alignment issues resulting in a cross threaded screw, also don't tighten any of the screws completely until you have all the screw started. Once you do, return to the center screws and begin to tighten each one working your way out to the ends.
Once the upper armor is install, you simply pop on the clip nuts on the tabs. Now remove the three body mount bolts completely and set aside as they will be reused in a few minutes. Carefully slide the lower armor onto the tabs and line up the holes, now re-install the body bolts but do not tighten them.
Install the next round of screws and snug them up, yet allow some movement for final positioning. Once you have everything where it needs to be, tighten the screws first. Follow up with the body bolts and an ice cold