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post #1 of 33 Old 02-25-2009, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Some new mods...

Been busy the past two weeks....

1. Cut my fenders and sprayed black texture inside the wheel wells.
2. Sprayed black texture from the rocker body line down.
3. Painted my lock cylinders black.
4. Smoked my front turn signals and bought smoked headlamp covers.
5. Installed Schrockworks Front Stubby & Skid.
6. Installed Warn 9.5ti with Viking Synthetic Line.
7. Installed JKS Swaybar disconnects (snapped BDS disconnect and waiting for new one thru warranty).
8. Installed Red Rock rear bumper.
9. New grab handles for rear seats.
10. Put in a "modified" Olympic Mountaineer Rack.
11. Bought a Broco GoWeld Portable welder.

Went to Ocala to test new mods.

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Rack empty..

Rack in use and new bumper...
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Very cool...

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could one get some information on this "cutting fenders" thing... did you just cut it at the factory line around the top for both front and rear... I like the look a lot and if I end up getting a JK to do my freak build, I might use that idea.
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Good work Moose, it looks great! Nice job on the flares. I've got the same bumper/winch combination and love it.

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Saw this in person. Looks just as good in real life. Nice work.

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What did you "modify" on the mountaineer rack?

Did yours come w/ all the right parts? =)

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One of the better flare trim jobs I've seen, looks good

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nice looking rig Moose!
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Moose's rig is growing up fast!!

Looks awesome! And it is the best fender cut mod I've seen yet.

That bumper and winch look oddly familiar.......

The Olympic rack is definitely kick ass, and the mod he made to it makes more sense than the way Olympic would have you install it.... I'll let Moose explain..

Now, if we can only get the suspension to not sound like 2 kids jumping up and down on a antique bunk bed it will be perfect!!!!!

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I really like how you cut your flares. Can you get some pictures from the front and from the rear, please.
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It looks damn good in the pics, can't wait to see it in person.

I like the olympic rack. Once it goes in, can it be removed easily or swing up out of the way? I usually throw my roof panels back there, but I've been wanting to have more gear storage area.
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It looks damn good in the pics, can't wait to see it in person.

I like the olympic rack. Once it goes in, can it be removed easily or swing up out of the way? I usually throw my roof panels back there, but I've been wanting to have more gear storage area.
In theory, yeah... Maybe if they gave you all of the right parts and you didn't come up w/ ones that barely fit down from the local hardware store (ok, I'm not bitter - they were really nice about it, but frak - all thread carriage bolts are like unicorns around here). So, yeah, if the rollbar clamps went on/off easy, it would be. The rear supports have a little knob that makes them easy to do.

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Edit: I think I get the mod, once he posts up details, I may have to do the same to mine - as I have no intentions of removing it any time soon.

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Very Nice!!!! Smooth and mean...best of both worlds
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nice lookin JK. I do like the rack and the fenders look good!


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Looks really good and ready for the trail.....except for the black lights. Get rid of 'em. Those look ready for cruising the Blvd. through Homo Town.
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Thank you for the compliments.

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could one get some information on this "cutting fenders" thing... did you just cut it at the factory line around the top for both front and rear... I like the look a lot and if I end up getting a JK to do my freak build, I might use that idea.
The beauty of the cut fender mod is that you can cut them however you like. I used the look of the narrow RR tube fenders for mine. Some guys have cut them very narrow like the smittybilt metal fenders and some have cut them wider then I did for more wheel coverage. I did not make and sharp angles so that when I put on the edge guard there was no problems with it pinching. A search of the forums will show you some optional cuts. Couple of things that I did above and beyond what I have seen is that I spent some extra time trimming the factory support under the flare to give it extra support and then I urethaned the flare to the support to make it solid with no flap. High speed tests have been successful. I cut the factory splash guard in the front so I could reuse and it really has no functional purpose but it hides the engine bay. All the exposed areas in the front and all of the back I sprayed black texture.

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What did you "modify" on the mountaineer rack?

Did yours come w/ all the right parts? =)

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The way Olympic engineered the rear mounts (closest to the tailgate) was for two bolts to go thru the rack, then thru a spacer and then a C-clamp on the outside of the rollbar. When weight was put on the rack it did not support very well. I used their spacer and mounted it vertical and then drilled two holes thru the rollbar. Rack is very, very sturdy now. Here is a pic...


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Now, if we can only get the suspension to not sound like 2 kids jumping up and down on a antique bunk bed it will be perfect!!!!!
Your too kind. I would have said 70's porno in a VW bus!! Working on a solution!

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It looks damn good in the pics, can't wait to see it in person.

I like the olympic rack. Once it goes in, can it be removed easily or swing up out of the way? I usually throw my roof panels back there, but I've been wanting to have more gear storage area.
Very easy to take out, would not swing up. You can see in my picture above that each side has two knobs and then there are two right behind the seat (left and right). Would take 10 minutes top to remove/no tools needed.

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In theory, yeah... Maybe if they gave you all of the right parts and you didn't come up w/ ones that barely fit down from the local hardware store (ok, I'm not bitter - they were really nice about it, but frak - all thread carriage bolts are like unicorns around here). So, yeah, if the rollbar clamps went on/off easy, it would be. The rear supports have a little knob that makes them easy to do.
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Mine came with all of the hardware but I did have to cut one bolt that was freakishly too long (like 5 extra inches too long?). Now that I have it done I might grind doen the extra threads protruding down out of the rack.
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Looks really good and ready for the trail.....except for the black lights. Get rid of 'em. Those look ready for cruising the Blvd. through Homo Town.
Well I do live in Miami!!

Plan to get the Delta headlights but they are not on the top of my project list.

This week will be the Poly high steer kit, braided brake lines, and JeepSwags Rocker tubes welded to Rubi rails.
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Looks really good and ready for the trail.....except for the black lights. Get rid of 'em. Those look ready for cruising the Blvd. through Homo Town.


All those rigs with those tinted light covers are from Homo Town!!!

Fricken GayTards and their tinted head light covers!!!


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Didnt someone on the shopping mall forum make fun of the blackout kits saying all the fl guys have them?

heh...

I like the rig moose. Badass.



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To compliment the light covers, you should get some rock lights. Make some green lazer like and others blue and red lazers that flash all over the pavement. Then get a neon scrolling message license plate frame that reads: "Jeepshizzle" You Floridians kill me! Nice rig though.
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To compliment the light covers, you should get some rock lights. Make some green lazer like and others blue and red lazers that flash all over the pavement. Then get a neon scrolling message license plate frame that reads: "Jeepshizzle" You Floridians kill me! Nice rig though.
The chicas on 8th Street would love it!!! Have to be careful though, the only rocks you will find on 8th street will get you jail time.
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Moose - looking good. Can't wait to see it in person.
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Now, if we can only get the suspension to not sound like 2 kids jumping up and down on a antique bunk bed it will be perfect!!!!!
Problem solved. A little marine lithium grease and I am back to stealth mode.
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