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Old 02-29-2012, 12:36 PM   #61
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I MIGHT be able to pull off one and the trip. If i go to mexico, i would not be able to. the whole trip cost ($2000) is due now, plus a $1000 for a front bumper. If i go to the bahamas, trip cost is due in July, so i would be able to spread it out a bit...might just do that.

Ive been diving in mexico for the past 2 years, its great, but it might be time for a new trip. I think thats a pretty good plan Bob....Thanks, problem solved
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #62
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haha no prob...you should buy my lca skids too while you're at it haha
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #63
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hahah, ive got 1/2 and 3/16 steel protecting the expensive stuff, i think im gonna stick with the steel armor for the under belly
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #64
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TC's are 3/16 steel

This bolt on lower a-arm skid plate uses 3/16” mild steel to provide maximum protection from the elements and will protect areas most vulnerable to rocks and tree hang ups on the trail. TC’s armor is CNC laser cut, pre bent and welded ready for easy installation. The skids bolt into existing factory lower control arm bolt holes (enlarging some holes may be necessary). Carriage bolts are used to eliminate damage caused by rocks. These arms ship raw so the armor can also be fully welded to the stock lower control arm for added strength & protection.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #65
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finally got my BAMF LCA skids on, will get some pictures of the under side of the truck up soon. Also plan on relocating the 7 pin now that it is nice out. Just bought a house, so it might be a while before the bumpers and winch are bought. Hoping i can work some OT soon and fill that bank acount back up.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #66
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if you want a slightly used chrome rear bumper with the 7pin mod already done to it then sell your rear bumper (might be in better condition than mine), you can have my old rear...seems how you'll be getting rid of the rear soon enough

i'd like to see it out of my house
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #67
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if i can find a buyer for mine or get my garage built soon i may take you up on that
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #68
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if i can find a buyer for mine or get my garage built soon i may take you up on that
sounds good...hard for me to justify selling a used and dented bumper, but would be a good temporary bumper that i'd gladly give up
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #69
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finally got my ARB on, and some BHLM headlights. Im just waiting on the winch and trying to decide what i want to do about lights. Im thinking about a light bar, but i need to make some measurements and figure out if thats the way i want to go.




I added a Leer topper to it while i was in Portland, the Bestop leaked like crazy.


Also, I just bought an 8 switch bezel from an FJ, so its time to start looking into heated mirrors, heated seats, rock lights, bed lights, back-up lights, dual battery....the list goes on....
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:10 AM   #70
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lookin good man


you should look into trimming the bumper for better tire clearance before you eat up a set of tires
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:20 AM   #71
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I noticed that i rubbed when i was pulling up onto a curb the yesterday, Ill have to do that. Where did you do it? did you use a dremmel type tool or plasma cutter?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:25 AM   #72
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ARB Bumper cut project

The goal:

to cut my damn ARB bumper back so i am not shredding my damn tires on every large compression

The plan:




using a cutting wheel, cut along the white line to create ample space for my tire to travel

with the help of my buddy jace, we marked in from the bottom as far as the bumper structure would allow us (if you have an ARB look behind the bumper on the bottom and you will see additional structuring at a certain point that would be hard to cut through and keep the integrity of the bumper).

Then using a small metal ruler, i place the ruler within the fender flare near the bumper to mimic the curve of the fender to make a smooth transition (important to have a ruler that can bend and use your best judgment to continue the arc down to the bumper). this established the upper cutting point.

then to connect the dots, i took a metal coat hanger and (while still in one piece) used the long straight bottom part of the hanger to make a curve mimicking the curve of the tire. This served as a template for the desired arc.

use a paint pen and there ya go, a line to follow when trimming your bumper....

after pics to follow, cutting expected to go down this afternoon after work
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:28 AM   #73
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just found that on your page, thanks!
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