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Old 08-12-2011, 01:24 PM   #126 (permalink)
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I think I would see if there is a steel shop near you that could roll the corners for ya.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:04 AM   #127 (permalink)
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This build by far is one of my favorite. Well done sir.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:51 PM   #128 (permalink)
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I think I would see if there is a steel shop near you that could roll the corners for ya.
i thought about that but i've got more time and money these days.

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This build by far is one of my favorite. Well done sir.
I really appreciate that. I'm glad you like it!
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:52 PM   #129 (permalink)
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saturday progress. i got side one basically done. i just need to paint it and re-install tomorrow. then on to side two tomorrow. alot of work for the change but i think it's worth it.

you can see where i did thin cuts along the side. it actually worked really well. it just too forever to weld it back up and sand it smooth. pics to follow.


i changed the rear wheel opening. i think i like it better. it's similar to redlyner's tnt zyro fenders he used to run. i like that look.


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i also added a curved piece that curves around the side but i didn't get any pics of that yet.


here's one of my templates for the final upper mount.


i did alot more work than i took pics of. i'll update more pics tomorrow.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #130 (permalink)
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back at it again.




cuts made to bend the side, door off to get the alignment right and ready to drill some holes.


wide shots from the end of the day. i cleaned up the inside because it was filthy from all the cutting, drilling and grinding.












i still have to finish cutting out the top piece for the left hand side, weld it all up, cut out the light holes for the left side, cut out the tramp stamp and weld it on, do a final once over with the grinder and hit it with some paint. alot of work for body armor but i guess that's what i get for building something that has no aftermarket support. it really stiffened up the body which i'm really happy about.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:52 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Cool looking project. I like this thing alot.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:40 AM   #132 (permalink)
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That is a shit ton of work, but it came out really well, you should be very pleased.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:41 PM   #133 (permalink)
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that's guys. i'm really happy with it so far. it has been a lot of work but i think it'll be worth it when it's all done. my dad said it's starting to look like a battle wagon with the armor i have been adding. that's a good sign!
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:11 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Awesome job man! props on doing something different, interested to see what you do with the tube work
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:26 PM   #135 (permalink)
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Probably one of the most original jeeps I've seen!! Love the body armor work, that's just awesome!! Only 2nd mail jeep I've ever seen. The other one was a full rock crawler that was featured in CRAWL a few years ago, but pretty sure I like this one better.


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Old 08-16-2011, 07:37 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Had to subscribed to this, I've got an '82 DJ-5L sitting in the driveway, with plans to do a lot of similiar work to what you're doing.
Keep it up!
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:30 AM   #137 (permalink)
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Cool

It gets meaner and meaner each time I see it! Also, the more I look at it the more I think the top needs to stay how it is. I originally thought taking a few inches out of it would be kool, but not so much now.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:35 PM   #138 (permalink)
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That thing is so badass.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:37 PM   #139 (permalink)
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Cool looking project. I like this thing alot.
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It gets meaner and meaner each time I see it! Also, the more I look at it the more I think the top needs to stay how it is. I originally thought taking a few inches out of it would be kool, but not so much now.
i agree. i didn't wana chop it because that would have been a pain. i thought the chop top would be cool but i'm glad you like it how it is. i think the body corners helped with the look.

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Had to subscribed to this, I've got an '82 DJ-5L sitting in the driveway, with plans to do a lot of similiar work to what you're doing.
Keep it up!
you gota build it up! turn it into a cab truck. like a mini scrambler

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Probably one of the most original jeeps I've seen!! Love the body armor work, that's just awesome!! Only 2nd mail jeep I've ever seen. The other one was a full rock crawler that was featured in CRAWL a few years ago, but pretty sure I like this one better.
if you like my postal jeep as good as one in CRAWL mag i'm friggin' honored! The rigs in that mag are straight up ridiculous. they give me tons of ideas and i love it!

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Awesome job man! props on doing something different, interested to see what you do with the tube work
i'm ready for some tubework too. i wana build the rollcage already but i gota cut up some rusty floors first. that's gona bring the suck!

thanks guys i really appreciate all the props.

updated pics from tonight.

pic of the million triggered welds on the left side corner. i triggered the welds since i was really only trying to fill in the fillet cuts with material.




got my tramp stamp welded up. now the corners and lower back piece are one piece. i'm likin' it. new metal is so nice. i just have to add the 1/4" holes for the stainless hardware.


i'll grind the welds smooth so it's one slick piece.



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i got the other upper corner cut out and welded in place. now i just have to go back thru and sand all the welds smooth, clean everything up, add about 10 more 1/4" holes for hardware and then throw some paint on it.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:41 PM   #141 (permalink)
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those corners turned out really well. everything looks great man. keep up the good work.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #142 (permalink)
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well tonight i was going to hit the weights and mow the grass....i did neither. instead i grinded the corners smooth and threw a little primer on them.




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Old 08-17-2011, 06:39 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #144 (permalink)
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well another lunch break and more ideas. i am thinking about this idea for body armor in front of the doors. it will be welded to the rock slider and sanded smooth so it appears as one piece (like how i did the back curved taillight pieces). what do you guys think?

#1 i like #1 because the firewall part right in front of the windshield is a vulnerable spot for trail damage.


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Old 08-18-2011, 11:09 AM   #145 (permalink)
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I'm going with #2. This is one badass build, and I can't wait to see the finished product. Keep up the great work!
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:45 AM   #146 (permalink)
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#2 for sure keep up the good work!
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:11 PM   #147 (permalink)
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I like the look of #2 also. Great job so far. You should be pretty stable on those full width axles, although I would have outboarded the rear leaf spring hangers like you did in the front. The rear leafs look very close together.

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Old 08-18-2011, 12:19 PM   #148 (permalink)
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#1 would be strongest. There is a flange behind the sheet metal that joins the cowl and side panels. In fact. run it up the cowl a bit more.

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:35 PM   #149 (permalink)
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u can deliver my mail lol nice jeep thought of buying the old dj outof my pick n pull but i go my xj instead
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:51 PM   #150 (permalink)
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#2 is my vote
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