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post #1 of 7 Old 05-17-2015, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Build thread/ custom fenders and rock sliders

Decided I would finally post part of my build so here it goes.

Got bored one day and decided to rip my stock fenders off and built the backing plates from some 3/16" and the fenders are made from 1" square tubing I had laying around the house.









Used some 1" x 2" .120 wall rectangle tubing for the sliders that I welded to the factory rubicon rails. I'm going to change how they mount so that they attach like the TNT sliders and eventually fashion my own boat sides.







I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, but kudos to the guys that design fenders for the JK there is a lot of work that goes into them.

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-17-2015, 08:46 PM
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Good job, nice and clean but the piece that sticks out ahead of the rock rails seems to be asking for something to hook on to........like a tree root or maybe even run it up a bears ass. As a former welding inspector, I pass your welds.

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Its just the angle of the picture but it can always be changed if it becomes an issue in the future. On a side note, everything was done with a cheap harbor freight welder.
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-18-2015, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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From before I finished the fab work:
Couple flexed shots from 21 Road by Grand Junction, CO. Figured it was a good time to test the new Rock Krawler coils I got from Marcus @ RCO and see how much bump stop I was going to need. This trip prompted me to build the rock sliders as I sat the jeep down on the factory steps a few times...but they actually held up surprisingly well and only cracked in a few places...





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Nice!

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very cool.. nice to see people fabbing up parts.. great work .
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-18-2015, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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For my front bump stops I went cheap and stacked a couple hockey pucks together and bolted them to the spring perch. I figured no sense paying a "bunch" of money for something like that. I have maybe $7 in them total including the hardware.

I'm also going to attempt to widen a cj7 grill and build a bumper similar to the vks pre-runner bumper. Kinda going for a reverse retro - mod type a thing. Also trying to figure out how to get cj style gauges to work nicely with the computer is going to be tricky.

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