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Old 11-22-2011, 12:33 PM
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Default project: weekend off roader!!!

I live in Iowa, so i had to have a 4x4 for the winter, and if i was gettin a 4x4, it had to be a JEEP! i found a nice cherokee, equipt with the NP242 transfer case. with 234,000 miles on it and it still runs like a champ! this this is ALL rust free!
Other than that its all stock....for now, im planning on building all of my own stuff. bumpers, rock sliders, roof rack etc.

Ive started with the roof rack, its all 3/4 EMT bolted toghether with 5/16 bolts. ill have a thread for it in the fab section soon.

i havent found any place to test my new to but ive uploaded some pics to show you guys what im workin with.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 00redxj View Post
I live in Iowa, so i had to have a 4x4 for the winter, and if i was gettin a 4x4, it had to be a JEEP! i found a nice cherokee, equipt with the NP242 transfer case. with 234,000 miles on it and it still runs like a champ! this this is ALL rust free!
Other than that its all stock....for now, im planning on building all of my own stuff. bumpers, rock sliders, roof rack etc.

Ive started with the roof rack, its all 3/4 EMT bolted toghether with 5/16 bolts. ill have a thread for it in the fab section soon.

i havent found any place to test my new to but ive uploaded some pics to show you guys what im workin with.
If you plan on getting rid of your rims in the near future let me know I might be interested in them for my DD XJ thanks
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:12 AM
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If you plan on getting rid of your rims in the near future let me know I might be interested in them for my DD XJ thanks
no sorry, im buildin this thing on a budget, and i deffinetly like the painted wheels. im gunna hang on to these.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:04 PM
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Default new no wled roof rack for the xj!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ive seen many homemade roof racks on here and personaly they look awsome, but you also cant beat the price considering they are like 300 bucks out of a Quadratrec mag.

So i decided to build one of my own:
3/4 EMT, Twentyseven 5/16 x 1 1/2 bolts and Sixteen 5/16 x 2 inch bolts. with nylock nuts and 5/16 washers (2per bolt).

the side tubes are 3ft 6" on bottom and 3ft 2" on top (long),
the end are 2ft 6 (width)(all 4)
my side supports are 6 inches tall, one inch is pinched on each end, the ones on the front are 7 1/2 with 45s bent on the end, then pinched.
The bottom center parts are 3ft 10in (3x)
I wanted to go cheap with my corners so i just bought the 1 piece 90s

I then measured holes and drilled and drilled and drilled and drilled.

I thought it looked pretty good i painted it black, it was real easy to put toghether.
im still workin on mounts. it will sit on top of the existing rack but i dont want to drill into it. Ill have pics of that soon.

BLOT TOGETHER KITS OF THIS ROOF RACK WILL BE FOR SALE SOON!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:53 PM
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Looks good! I will watch for updates!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:16 AM
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Default UPDATE: first off road adventure!!!!!

well my in laws, just bought their 4th jeep! two inline 6s, one not running and two v8 one sold the other has a rear end out. ANYWAY! they took me to a little place they found, in cedar rapids by the roller dam.
They had out the white ZJ equipt with the NP242 also. so i finaly got to take mine off road.
We got tons of pics, they arent really agresive trails but its still REALY FUN!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:23 AM
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Default more 12/10 off road

found some prety steep inclines to crawl on. most of the pics i took were of their jeep, lol. ill put more up of my jeep.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:15 PM
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Your Jeep looks good for having that many miles on it. I like the roof rack. I need to put one one mine.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:31 PM
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hello fellow cr'er. what side of town u from, im nw. seen a red one like yours on this side a few times. nice ride by the way
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Originally Posted by brian0128 View Post
Your Jeep looks good for having that many miles on it. I like the roof rack. I need to put one one mine.
thanks man, my in-laws white zj haz 190+ on it too, still runin strong! thanks 4 the comments.
hey j8benson were gunna have to find a place where we can realy test these things out!

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:00 AM
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breakin the ice with some jeeps!
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nice rig man welcome to the forum! great shots u took too.
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diggin the roof rack, nice to see someting diffrent
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