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nimrod712's '08 Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by nimrod712, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Jun 25, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    Btnewman

    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    Uh. It's beat to he//. But it's only 1 owner.
    Custom body work/damage ARB rear locker Bumpers Shocks Other parts Tires and Rims Air tank fully plumbed into truck "Golf ball mod"
    How did the alignment turn out?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    Well, they asked what in the world I had been doing to knock the toe so far out. I just smiled and said, "Moab". Got it back in spec though. I'm sure that's what was causing the accelerated wear on the front.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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    Had they ever even heard of moab?
     
  4. Jun 27, 2013 at 6:05 AM
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    Well, the tech just looked at me funny lol. But the owner knew what I was talking about, or acted like he did anyway lol
     
  5. Oct 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    Time for a long overdue update. I'll try to pick up where I left off...
    So, I think I covered pretty much everything I did last spring except the fenders/flares/liners..
    I ended up cutting 2.5" out of the fenders and every so often folding the tabs back for mounting points like this:
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    Then I drilled holes in those tabs and welded some nuts and washers to the tabs.
    [future picture]

    The rear cleared fine with no more cutting, but the front required a great deal of cutting and BFH work to completely clear the tires. I cut the pinch weld completely off, then beat the sheet metal back, welded it back together about every half inch, and then sealed it with some RTV.
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    The front of the front fenderwells had to be massaged as well. I beat these in probably about 2". I had to relocate some wiring and the washer fluid reservoir. The bolt you see to the right in the first pic actually goes up to the bottom of the washer reservoir.
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    I then cut the flares 2.5" as well and just put some of the cheap stick on "edge trim" over the edges.

    Then I picked up some thin ABS plastic sheeting and cut fender liners for all four corners, drilled holes at fender tab locations, and bolted those dudes in. I cut the liners so that they would overhang the gap between the flare and fender and slightly push against the flare for some added stability.
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    I also added a few zip ties in some strategic locations, and had to make some brackets for the front to mount.
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    The fender supports on the rear were modified to work as well. I think I bent these things in about 20 different spots before I got them right lol. I welded all of the bend locations when I got done..
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    And, now I have zero rub.:D
     
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  6. Oct 31, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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    Then I picked this up:D
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    And built my bed rack 2 days before Moab.
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  7. Oct 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    Then, Moab! Here's a few from Lauren's album. I have apparently misplaced the flash drive that had our pics on it:(
    I believe all of these are from Gold Bar Rim and Golden Spike.
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  8. Oct 31, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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    NYCO go explore...

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    damn didn't realize you went through that much clearancing... :thumbsup:

    you going to make it back to moab next year?
     
  9. Oct 31, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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    Not sure yet. I want to do a trip through Colorado at some point as well, so I will have to see when it gets a little closer.
     
  10. Oct 31, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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    san juans and the central mountains of CO are great areas to explore..can't go wrong there
     
  11. Oct 31, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    Yeah, I definitely want to hit the San Juans. Haven't planned much farther than that though lol. I want to do about 7 to 10 days just doing some mild to moderate stuff on more of an expedition type trip.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    there's a good area between crested butte/aspen/buena vista that can keep you busy for days

    between there and lake city/ouray/silverton/telluride area, you can easily put together a great expedition style trip.
     
  13. Oct 31, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    Sweet, I'll check those out. I picked up the FunTreks guide and an offroad atlas that should help with planning, but I'll probably be picking you and few others brains before I go.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    another good brain to pick is Wishbone Runner

    he has been able to explore the areas between crested butte and aspen recently
     
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  16. Nov 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    Just located my the flash drive with my Moab pics :D. Lots of pics to follow.
     
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    So, we jumped in the truck and headed to Moab for Rock Therapy. But, we had to make a quick pit stop in CO to hunt a buddy of mine's property and round up some supper. Because no camping trip is complete without some sort of wild game cooked on the grill.:D
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    Then we jumped on 70 and headed toward Moab. A few pics from that..
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    We rolled into BFE late Sunday afternoon and got camp set up.
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  19. Nov 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    The next day we did some light wheeling around BFE and just marveled at the landscape.
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  20. Nov 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    We also made a quick jaunt over to the Picture Frame Arch area that day.
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