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#31 User is offline   ljrubitm 

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for the offer, but the only thing left to do with the jeep ( FOR NOW ) is the tires & wheel spacers I"ll be doing those some time before Fri. at 4 Wheel Parts.
I'll try to post up when their done.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:04 PM

Came back from 4 Wheel Parts today, they put the 35s on
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I need to check the tire psi and do a chalk test on the tires. I can feel a very little lose in power, I will say 75mph is fast enough.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:06 PM

Nice!!!!
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 05:52 AM

Is the middle void where you will be installing or are you making a platform to go into the receiver :question:

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Looks good with the new tires. :ya: Stop by when you have time so you can show it off. :grin:
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:21 AM

View PostJeepNWilly, on 22 August 2011 - 08:55 AM, said:

Don't know about the 4 door JK's but Rich never hit the skid on his evap even though he hit every other part of the undercarriage up in WindRock



Looking good Tommy! :2thumup: and Willy is right, the evap skid was the only part of my undercarriage that did not have battle scars.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

Jim, that's just the way the bumper is. It leaves room for larger tires.

Thanks for the skid Goblin. My only concern now is the trany & oil pan.

On a side note. Before I left 4 Wheel Parts I asked Mike if I could look through their parts bin ( the stock parts they take off ) > He said there's nothing good in there. Well I walked away with all 8 controle arms, TC skid and a cross member. Not bad for nothing good.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:46 PM

Looks great Tommy..... Only one thing....it's too clean time to get her dirty.. lol :2thumup: great job with the pictures.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:18 PM

YA I know, the only time I had time to take it out was when we did Corbett ( stock ). I think Jeeptoberfest will be a good shake down.
The week after Jeeptoberfest is another DGMC run
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I'll try to make this one.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:26 AM

Hey Tommy are you going to DGMC this weekend?
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

I have to work SAT, and SUN. Vivian want to go the the car show to look at the Grand Cherokees.
I know,,,I know I'm starting to sound look a Mall Crawler. :baby:

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:32 AM

Just installed a new bumper and a 12,000 lbs winch :2thumup: >>> http://www.sor7.com/JEEP.html
Black 2009 JKU Rubi
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front adj. track bar + steering stabilizers
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Smitty rear bumper w. tire carrier+jack
Superchips Traildash + pod
Volant CAI + snorkel-Magnaflow

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:29 AM

I though I would add a few things I have been working on.
I took this and used it for a hard top hoist.
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I mounted it to the joist.
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Harbor Freight, It worked out great.

Went to U-Pull it found a cargo van and for $10 my vice and mappp gas and few other things I came up with this

It's ok for now but I think I'm going to rework it.
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Found a place for the CB I had. It's kinda close to my head but so is the speaker. I'll see how this works out

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:40 AM

Tommy, really like the hoist, never had a hard top, have always heard of guys doing hoist setups never seen one or bother to hunt for pictures since I don't have one. I like the idea of the winch vs the pulley systems that some guys talk about, press a button and go. Pulley has an advantage that is simple with a little elbow grease and no mechanical to go wrong. Winch is so much lower profile without so many ropes and a simple button. :thumbsup:

When you get time please post a pic of how you are hooking up to the hard top. Your ideas can sure help others and I'm curious to see how you are doing it, I did see the hooks at the end of the bar on your picture. :2thumup:
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

The hooks were from Home Deopt. The T-bar I made from some uni-strut we had from work. The padding is pipe insulation 1- 5/8''( from work )
If you look at the hook and the angle it's in, it was doing that in the rear. And it was putting stress on the glass.

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So I got some 3/8'' all thread from Lows. Some mapp gas, my vice & hammer I made a J-hook

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Some washer a nylon nut to adjust it level when I picked it up.

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I would not leave it hanging, just lower it to the floor

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There are plans you can you can get off the net to make a hard top dolly.I think I'll do that. Maybe make one for the door too.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

Rich has a dolly that he made for his JK's Hardtop. I am sure he still has it in his shed
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

View PostJeepNWilly, on 10 April 2012 - 04:36 PM, said:

Rich has a dolly that he made for his JK's Hardtop. I am sure he still has it in his shed


I do have one..I can post pics tonight
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

View Postljrubitm, on 24 July 2011 - 09:53 AM, said:

If you haven't heard yet I am now the proud owner of a mall crawler, I mean a 2011 4 door Rubi unlimited. Not long ago Bill was saying that he wanted to do a write up on a jeep build that will show people that it wasn't that hard to do.It will be nothing fancy, just a 4'' lift, bumpers, sliders, skids, & tires w/spacers

Will that's about it . I need to get going, I have alot to do today.There's a sale today at the Pembroke Pines mall today that I don't want to miss & then I need to go grocery shoping, and then take Tommy & his friend to the movies.

BOYNTON BEACH here :-)
You may want to look at the web site I made about my 2009 JKU Rubi build-up. I did the tires with wheel spacers first also, but got lucky and bought new 17x9 rimms with the proper back space.
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Smitty rear bumper w. tire carrier+jack
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Volant CAI + snorkel-Magnaflow

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

Thank you for the nice write-up! Looks like it's working great. I have seen a dolly from a parts store which holds the hard top and the four doors; however, that thing was 500 bucks or so!
Black 2009 JKU Rubi
3.5" RC coils + 2.2 shocks
front adj. track bar + steering stabilizers
G-2 pumpkin covers
35" Nitto Trail Grapplers on 17x9 Am. Racing
Olympic side sliders
Olympic front bumper-12k remote winch-lights
Smitty rear bumper w. tire carrier+jack
Superchips Traildash + pod
Volant CAI + snorkel-Magnaflow

http://www.sor7.com/jeep.html

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:02 AM

View Postljrubitm, on 10 April 2012 - 04:23 PM, said:

I would not leave it hanging, just lower it to the floor

Pics look sweet. :ya:

Let me ask since I'm a newbie on hardtops...
Why would you not want to leave it hanging up and out of the way to use up the room :question:
Is it because over time you feel that it might warp :question:
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

If for some reason it falls, I would not be a happy person.
I have seen pics where people would hang 2x4s under it, kinda like a shelf.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

I'm impress!I salute you guys :thumbsup:

This calls for a celebration :cheers:
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:13 AM

pics looking good man. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

Ya, the pics might look good but some how I need to make time for myself so I can get out and enjoy my jeep.

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