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Old 11-07-2011, 04:59 AM   #76 (permalink)
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sweet build man any specs on that bender
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:41 PM   #77 (permalink)
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How much was that thing last time I did tube work I used a grinder and it sucked with worse results.
The notcher was like $40 at harbor freight. I had to put some washers for shims under the tube clamp to get it alinged with the center of the hole saw.
That one notch took me about 1.5min. to cut and clean up. Well worth the money.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:45 PM   #78 (permalink)
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did you notice a difference when you outboarded the rear shocks?
There was a pretty big difference when I went out board with the shocks, quite a bit less body roll in the go fast corners and I can fit 14in. travel shocks with out cutting out my floor. It was tuff to package everything right to keep my tires from rubbing the shock bodies.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:59 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Nice tight tube work man, looks great following the body lines so closely.
Thankyou sir, sure dose require a lot of bending

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x2 on the tube work, i think that "flat top" stinger looks good too. Do you have plans to open up those rear wheel wells?
I still have mixed fealings about the stinger, I'm gona leave it for now but I may end up changing it before I'm done. I think I'm gona leave the wheel wells how they are. They clear my tires just fine and I plan to make some tube fenders which will clean them up a little.

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sweet build man any specs on that bender
I just looked at pictures on the interweb to get a rough idea about design. I ordered a die from JD2, the modle 32, 1.75 x 5.5R. Took some measurments, did some mock ups and started building. There are companies who sell plans on how to build one of these, or you can figure it out. If you try to do it your self and have questions freal free to ask. Hear are some pics of the process.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:03 PM   #80 (permalink)
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In the second and third pics the die was about .25" too high, I moved it down. The die comes with a setup book which will give you the specs. on how the die and folower block need to relate to one another.







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Old 11-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Here's a little update of what I did this afternoon. I only have about 2 hours per day that I can work on this, not optimal but it will have to due.

The pics aren't the best maybe next time they will be better. The main tube that goes from front to back will be tight to the rain gutter and welded to it. Right now it's being held out by the "B" pillar, I plan to notch the rain gutter to let everything lean in a little tighter.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:50 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Making some head way on the cage. Progress is really slow but I plan to get it finished up in time to go on a Christmas wheelin trip.


I have been cutting bending and fitting everything then tacking it together on the jeep then taking it off in sections and completeing the welds.

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Have you ever slitely over bent a tube and decided to go ahead and use it any way, later regretting your decision This works wonders in fixing that situation After all that's what that tool is for right, bending tube


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Old 12-18-2011, 07:59 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Is that notcher worth a shit? I looks like it does pretty good, ive been debating on getting that one here lately.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:07 AM   #84 (permalink)
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It seems to do a good job, I try to go easy on it. My guess is it will need some fixin after a while. It's not very beefy and required some shiming under the tube clamp to get its center aligned with the center of the spindle. I just used some small washers under the tube clamp base to rase it about 1/16". For the money it's well worth it. If your planning on doing more production tube work, like building cages for other people, I would recomend investing in a JD2 Beast notcher. http://www.jd2.com/p-64-the-beast-notcher.aspx
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:39 AM   #85 (permalink)
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very nice! love the EXO...wish I had a 2door, makes that much easier.

got any more pics of what you did for the rear lower quarter panels?

also, have you plated the unibody anywhere?
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:41 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Subscribed. Nice-looking build!

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Old 12-18-2011, 05:24 PM   #87 (permalink)
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very nice! love the EXO...wish I had a 2door, makes that much easier.

got any more pics of what you did for the rear lower quarter panels?

also, have you plated the unibody anywhere?
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If you look through my build you should see the whole prosess of the rear lower quarter panels as well as the frame plating. The plating is on three sides of the "frame" and goes from the front bumper back to the forward leaf spring hanger. There maybe some other things of intrest to you as well.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:33 PM   #88 (permalink)
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If you look through my build you should see the whole prosess of the rear lower quarter panels as well as the frame plating. The plating is on three sides of the "frame" and goes from the front bumper back to the forward leaf spring hanger. There maybe some other things of intrest to you as well.
wow... I somehow missed the first page of this build

one of those days...


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Here's an update of what I did today. I had to make a big angle finder. I used an aluminum ruler, a 5' Simpson building strap and a bolt, it worked well.

Figured out my angle and bent the tube, made a couple notches.

Looks like its gona work, nice and tight. This cage is gona be a bitch to paint.



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Got a little more work done today.



I know I need to do something about the middle and bottom of my bumper, it looks pretty shitty. I plan to cut the reciever out of the middle and replace it with a fairlead then mount a Warn M8000 behind the bumper. I'll make the bottom of the bumper look more apropriate at that point.
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Love me a nice, tight fittn, exo Nice work Chaps!
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Love me a nice, tight fittn, exo Nice work Chaps!
Thankyou. I think they look better the tighter they are, not gona be fun to paint though. I still have the roof tubes to make, some misc gussets and an interior "X" from "B" pilar to "B" pilar. I am thinking about doin up some tube fenders too, maybee later on those. I would like to head back out on the trail sooner than later
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I like all the work you have done on yours too GreatWhiteXJ I have been following your build for a while.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:53 PM   #97 (permalink)
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That is a good looking cage. Very tight - I hate seeing cages that stick out and are tree catchers.

Good work.
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Very nice! I love the exo and the Jeep looks good too!
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Awesome build man it looks sweet. Where abouts in Oregon are you from?

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Awesome build man it looks sweet. Where abouts in Oregon are you from?
Thanks, I'm in Portland.
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