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Well one of the good thing that comes with the summer heat and trail closures with High fire hazards is lots of extra time to work on the FSJ projects.
Its been a few months since i last posted pics of what i have been upto , just seemed to get too busy to even take pics,(sad isnt it) but i hope to make up for the delay now
first thing i wanted to accomplish was Rock slides, with all the great pics on here i knew what i wanted, the plan was to use 2x6 3/16 wall , but since metal was so $$$$ and that was like $17.70 a foot, that was out of reach . so after many many trips to the scrap metal yard i was able to find 2x8 ,
so i figure WHAT THE HELL,,, Big IS BETTER... tongue.gif lol
so i now have 2x8 rock slides on each side, i removed the under door sill and mounted then up as tight as i could ,,with about 3" stickin out to..I then used 3 1-1/2" sch40 pipe brackets welded to the frame for support , i still want to gusset them , for extra strenght,
Now i know i will here "USELESS WITHOUT PICS" ..lol im writing this from work today(where i work on and store my FSJ) and i will post the pics of the rockslides tonight,
07-20-2004, 06:06 AM
Sounds cool slim, we need those pics. Why don't you head over to Alberta for some wheeling. I can get you a bunch of people to go with in Waiparous.
since mine is made for trail only here, i think that would be a long haul for it ,,,lol..im not firmilar with "Waiparous" ,,,got pics?
You guys ever get to the coast and our lil rock over here?
07-20-2004, 10:24 AM
Here are a few.....
I'd be up for some West Coast wheeling, but sadly it won't be till next year or in the winter sometime.
07-20-2004, 01:02 PM
I would be up for a full size run sometime, maybe even meet somewhere in the middle of here and there, I could use a little road trip/wheeling trip.....I will probably be out in edmonton this sept/oct sometime but wont be able to bring the old cherokee out, cost me a fortune to drive there and back, I would like to meet up when I come out though, check out some of your guy's rides ;)
Wheelin in the winter ROCKS on the island, but u might find it alittle hard ,... hard to find snow usually :D
[ July 20, 2004, 08:13 PM: Message edited by: Slim ]
ok here ,,,as promised ,,, are the pics taken last night
I was very pleased with the way they fit up with the body , it took a chance i thought with something that large but as u see it doesnt show as stickin out that much,
they are made to continue the look i used in the rear ,and be used as a functional step for the family also ,
[ July 21, 2004, 06:20 AM: Message edited by: Slim ]
07-21-2004, 01:42 AM
hey slim how do you like the super sport tires?
or are they Big O MT's?
lol good eye guy ,.. they are super sports, they are ok , i dont have many miles on them , but i have had them for about 5 yrs,,,,LOL GO FIGURE,
i have never blown one,,,,,i have lost one bead on the trail once, they seem to aleast have one leakin from a dirty bead ,,every trip ,,on average,,
the last run i did was some hard rock ,,i notice a couple small chunks out of the front tire, so pretty normal stuff,
all and all since they were one of the cheapest 35" i found at the time,,,,im pretty happy with them ,
it always seems like when u look at tires, if u JUST spend a little more $$$ u get one better ,,,,then a little more $$$ another better ,,,ect.,....never ending
07-21-2004, 05:03 AM
Slim, nice BJs sticker! I see you went with yellow. good choice of color scheme. the sliders look good too. what did you paint them with?
actually i went Yellow Passenger side,,,,white drivers side and the other one ,i passed onto Fsjeep for his FSJ
the steps are just painted with a spray can (cheapest touch ups) of aluminum silver color.it matches the rear & frt bumper colors ...the black is Tremclad spray can..
Ok now after i got the rock slides all on and secure ,it was on to
i decided to (attempt,,first time ever) to bend some pipe and work more on weldin skill ,,,and with the help of Fsjeep ,i made an EXO cage
more then a few dent and ops along the way and very pleased with how it looks
[ July 21, 2004, 11:41 PM: Message edited by: Slim ]
OPS and one more
[ July 21, 2004, 11:43 PM: Message edited by: Slim ]
07-22-2004, 01:10 AM
nice , lookin good there!
07-22-2004, 04:36 AM
That looks excellent Slim. I love the looks of it. I can appreciate how hard that must have been to make. Good work!
i was sure a test of learning as u go and designing on the fly ,,
still one more stage to complete today (with pics of course) and then most of the exterior mods should be done,,,,well for this month atleast,,
07-22-2004, 06:25 AM
looks real good Slim. why not trim the fenders up to the exo. this way if your tires touch they won't get chewed to hell and back.
07-22-2004, 06:29 AM
That is SWEET! I dig it!
Originally posted by orangecherokee:
looks real good Slim. why not trim the fenders up to the exo. this way if your tires touch they won't get chewed to hell and back.HMMM. never thought of that, I have been doin all the changes i havent taken it out much with the dry woods ect, but i will for sure keep an eye open if i stuff the tire that high
all i have dont to test is ramp and forkl lift it (not real tests i know) and neither time did i have a problem with tire rubbin
BUT keep the new ideas comin ,,always liek to hear them
07-22-2004, 01:46 PM
Most excellent! I dig the exo-cage, a very good idea & application :cool:
07-22-2004, 03:59 PM
good job slim, now its my turn, I need to get on my exo project now tongue.gif
Pick up my new welder hopefully tomorrow, then steel!
well after i finished the exo , (well the first part of it) it was onto
a few years back ,,while someone i knew was partin out a newr FSJ i grabbed a set of old semi beat doors, since i had alot of projects on the Jeep to do ,,they always just sat around ,well since lots of talk and great pics on here ,,,i finished them and hung them yesterday.......
i still havent done the latch set up yet, but MAN does it ever feel different with a 1/2 door,,,lol ,, i love the way u can see wheel placement ....
[ July 23, 2004, 06:17 AM: Message edited by: Slim ]
07-23-2004, 12:47 AM
Man this thing just keeps looking better and better. I really dig the sweet prerunner look you got going on in the front. There is only one thing I see at this point that I would change...bigger tires! ;)
07-23-2004, 01:08 AM
D@MN i love it man. you plannin on exo'ing the rest?
you got any closeup pics of those doors? i wanna see what you did for the top thanks!!
07-23-2004, 01:47 AM
It looks like you put a lot of hard work into it...I can only say though, it looks like it is getting heavy smile.gif
Thanks Guys , yes have been busting *** on it, its great havin it here at the Work shop ,,,i m usually here a couple hours before and a couple hours after work every day ..and hour or soo here and there sure adds up quick
Yes Rockcandy ,,,,i would think its gettin pretty heavy also , i was surprised how heavy the full doors weight,.. im tryin to figure on some YJ style hinge for easier door replacement,(just an idea right now)
I would like to get larger tired RockJeep i was thinkin like a 37" but since the 35" have tons of tread and doin good i will spend the limited $$$ on other things like Hi-steer , Hydraulic steering ,
youngjeeper, i can take any pic u want,, i have no door panel on the inside or a latch design yet, but just tell me what ya want to see, i would be happy to help, i can tell ya the door where capped with a old used trunk lid metal i cut into strips and had a Lady (yes female) welder friend , spend all day one day doin spot welds till she got full beeds around the top of each door
07-23-2004, 06:11 AM
i just need to see a top view of the door, the "cap" of the door. also a good side pic too..thanks
i will do now and post tonight,
since the top is totally flat and not using the OEM latch (was wrong style) i need to figure a good latch set up.,, any idea??????????
07-23-2004, 08:40 AM
i think im just gonna try to refab the stock latching setup to work, maybe lower it?
yah but im also wantin to swap back to the full doors from time to time also
Well i finally got around to gettin an actual door latch and handle set up that works , here some pics from yesterday ,
[ August 10, 2004, 06:41 AM: Message edited by: Slim ]
08-10-2004, 01:49 AM
Sweet, I can see you've been busy.
Yah must admit its one of the nice side benefits of the summer heat and trail closures . is a chance to get these projects done , always surprised how much u can get done with just an hour or so a day ,so many of these lil jobs cant take up so much time ,,
08-10-2004, 04:56 AM
nice progress!! I like it alot!!!
08-10-2004, 05:38 AM
ok im gonna get started on my half doors now..those are Great Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley Moogleyin sweet man!!
08-10-2004, 07:03 AM
I gotta say man, those doors are saweeet!! I may have to 'borrow' your design. Ive got an extra set of doors out back to work with.
this is why i like to share the pics,,,,so other can get ideas,, as many of my ideas have come from here also
08-13-2004, 01:17 PM
looks good and i like it, enjoyed the pics and ideas.
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