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Old October 6th, 2008, 02:59 PM   #121
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Updates!

I have been kicking butt on the front end yesterday and today. Here is what I have done so far:




What I really like about FJ40's are their Fender Approns. So I wanted to build some skins that gave the FJ the FJ40 look. I am not ready to make the skins just yet, but here is what I am probably going to end up doing with the front end.







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Old October 7th, 2008, 09:45 AM   #122
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Holy crap. That is looking good. I like how you tied in the front shocks.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #123
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looking great, are you going to have something to protect the new front clip?

I have a feeling you won't need to rebuild this one again!
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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #124
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any reason why you didnt get a fiberglass front clip? too narrow?
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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #125
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any reason why you didnt get a fiberglass front clip? too narrow?
I dislike the Twisted customs bib/grille and it is too narrow. Oh and too much money

I might add a TrentFab Lexan hood later down the road, but I really just need to direct the funds towards finishing this and going wheeling at the first of November.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 03:11 PM   #126
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updates!

I pieced together my Full Hydro parts and end up with everything including a large cooler for around $700. The Orbital is a non-load sensing and about 3.5 turns lock to lock.



New Tie Rod/Tie Rod ends and ram mount:


Orbital Mount:


Radiator mount:


Front end, painted and assembled: :cool:
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Old October 9th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #127
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Most excellent. I really like how clean and tucked away the winch is mounted in there.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 04:34 PM   #128
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Thats a really cool army jeep.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #129
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Here is my TrentFab Lexan hood:


(or what I would have spent $500 on if I did not need this Injection pump for my Duramax :tonka:)

Hood painted and installed:




Alright, that is all for today...off to take Jeepman784 out to celebrate the finish of his Kzoo Clinical study!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #130
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Great work so far
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Old October 9th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #131
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Sweet looking Rig, Nice Pics.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #132
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:23 AM   #133
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Most excellent. I really like how clean and tucked away the winch is mounted in there.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:26 AM   #134
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Nice work Brian.... quick and clean.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #135
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Very cool. When can we wheel it?
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:13 AM   #136
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Very, very nice build, your work clearly speaks for itself, but I'm a little concerned....if you're still using the original cowl, firewall, and part of the frame from this...



...then all your hard work is still going to smell like this....



...some rigs can never overcome the sins of the previous owner.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #137
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I just saw a Jeep like yours in a hillbilly music video.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #139
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Very cool. When can we wheel it?
We are taking it to Windrock the first of Novemeber.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:17 PM   #140
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I might be going to Harlan nov. 1 with or without the ZUK. My buddy from KY. will be running his 4runner with his group NOV1.

Good Looking rig. What size krawlers you running?
I miss my 1971 fj40.
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