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Old November 19th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Bought the jeep back in 07 came with a basic budget lift and some 32's.

I carved up the fenders and added some 33" TSL's drove it for a while.

It soon became oblivious I should add some tow points to the front so I built a bumper for it. Wheeled it some more and had fun but the short arm lift brought the suck so I went with a long arm kit from IronRock. Not that it's a bad kit but I now wish I had just built my own. Down the road perhaps.
pic with the lift and bumper.

The Jeep handled much better in the trails and on the road after the lift.

Then I started to get the itch for some bigger tires. I found a 79 d44 with 5.13s and a rear 9" with 5.13s. I removed the stock tubes on the d44 and I'm re-tubbing it with 3"od x .5" wall DOM. Picked up a set of 38.5 TSL's on re-centered h1 bead lock wheels.

I plan on moving the rear axle back 3-5" (see what looks best when I get there) in prep for this I relocated the gas tank.
I wanted to move mine up above the bottom of the frame rails but still mount from underneath.
First I made some room.

Then I bent some 1 5/8 tube and added some sheet metal

I removed the original gas tank mounts from the floor of the cut out section.

welded those to my tube frame for the tank

Added the mounts to hold the original straps


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Currently I'm adding a winch to the front bumper

then after Thanksgiving at the Mounds the axles, tires, rocker replacement with 2"x6" tube and cage will begin.
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Old November 19th, 2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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I like that gas tank mod.
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Old November 19th, 2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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What'd you do for the rear shock mounts? I've been wanting to do sonething different since mine broke.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 08:47 AM   #4
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What'd you do for the rear shock mounts? I've been wanting to do sonething different since mine broke.
I added a 2"x 2" support for my gas tank enclosure My shocks mount off of that. Once I switch to the full width axles I'll outboard the shocks.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:02 AM   #5
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I love the tank set-up, but why did you turn it around and run the filler tube out the passenger side? Still using the stock pump/sending-unit? Can you show a pick of quarter panel from the outside where you mounted the filler?
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Old November 21st, 2011, 10:54 AM   #6
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I love the tank set-up, but why did you turn it around and run the filler tube out the passenger side? Still using the stock pump/sending-unit? Can you show a pick of quarter panel from the outside where you mounted the filler?
Turning it 180 gave more clearance for up travel when I move the rear axle back. Still using stock pump sending unit. I'll get a pic of the side for you.

edit: You can see it in this shot. Once I have comp cut the rear I will add a fuel door and flush mount it.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:17 AM   #7
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i like it. one of these days when im in fenton ill have to check it out and lend a hand.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:20 AM   #8
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I have to ask... Why didn't you just go with a fuel cell? Your work ended up looking really nice though.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:41 AM   #9
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i have to ask... Why didn't you just go with a fuel cell? Your work ended up looking really nice though.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:44 AM   #10
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Subscribed. Nice work.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:08 PM   #11
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I have to ask... Why didn't you just go with a fuel cell? Your work ended up looking really nice though.
It was a lot of work but I've seen lots of guys have issues with fuel cells picking up the fuel I've never had a problem with a stock tank.
I also didn't want the tank inside the vehicle.
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edit: You can see it in this shot. Once I have comp cut the rear I will add a fuel door and flush mount it.
I can't see anything in that pic.
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I can't see anything in that pic.
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Thanks. I look forward to seeing how you fininsh it. Anything that isn't recessed would be a hazard for being torn off. How big are you thinking for the cut?
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I like the idea, I may steal that, my tank is still in stock location, but something like that should still work id think?
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Thanks. I look forward to seeing how you fininsh it. Anything that isn't recessed would be a hazard for being torn off. How big are you thinking for the cut?
Yeah I've come close to removing it on a tree a few times. As far as the size of the cut I need to get the axle positioned and see what i can get for up travel and go from there.
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Yeah I've come close to removing it on a tree a few times. As far as the size of the cut I need to get the axle positioned and see what i can get for up travel and go from there.
Have you seen the T&T Project Low Wagon over on NAXJA? He did awesome work on his rear wheelwells getting bigger tires and smaller lift to work and it still looks like an XJ.
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Have you seen the T&T Project Low Wagon over on NAXJA? He did awesome work on his rear wheelwells getting bigger tires and smaller lift to work and it still looks like an XJ.
I like the T&T project lots of good ideas in his build. I like how he used the small OD round stock to retain the factory look on the rear wheel wells. I'm toying with the idea of using 1.625od tube from the rocker on up and around the wheel opening. Just have not decided how I want it to finish at the back by the bumper yet.
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When I do my wheel openenings in the back I was thinking of doing what he did, but also I am considering larger tube to make into flares. I will probably use 1" pipe. It's cheap durable and I have a pipe bender already. I will also cover the quarter panel in 3/16 which will make it easier to weld together and I won't have to deal with filler.
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Finished up the front bumper.


The tubes at the mounds and my less than gentle driving style ended up with my rockers getting a little dinged up.

So after breaking a few t40 torx bits and a can or two of PB blaster my doors relented and came off.
Started cutting out the rocker panel. I'll be using 6x2x.187 wall tube to replace them.

The amount of dirt in the rockers was impressive.
Got it trimed out start fitting in the tube over the weekend.

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