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Old 07-21-2018, 04:55 PM
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Hey everone, I decided to build rear quarter pannel armor with rub rails. I finished the panels and need to start making the rub rails. Some questions i have are (1) how far out from the body should i go with the rails? Initial thought is perhaps an inch beyond the distance the door handle sticks out. Q (2) - what angle should the rail end depart from the body? It needs to be angled enough to not catch anything but also permit a long enough strait run. Its a pretty short run to begin with.

I will post up my process when I am done so it will help other members who may decide to make a set. Like all projects, it would have been simpler and much, much quicker to buy a set but I wanted to try making it myself. Thanks!

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That's pretty cool never thought about that // Might consider this down the road
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Thanks fellas! It was a tremendous amout of work. Showed it to a few of my club members and they are considering making a set for themselves. I will be testing it on the Rubicon trail this week. I am really looking forward to that trip!
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Looks good just a few things bug me.

For the rub rail dom tube would look better and I would have contoured the bottom better to fit the moulding better. Finally it should have been slightly angled on the front to match the door angle.

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Looks good just a few things bug me.

For the rub rail dom tube would look better and I would have contoured the bottom better to fit the moulding better. Finally it should have been slightly angled on the front to match the door angle.

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Do You just comment to hear yourself talk.....? I dont recall the title saying look I made armor just like everyone else's in the whole world.

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love the square tube it would fit the look of my xj

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love the square tube it fits the look of a xj
Not a xj
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Do You just comment to hear yourself talk.....? I dont recall the title saying look I made armor just like everyone else's in the whole world.

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Looks great man, always glad to see people tackle a project on their own, and make it there own.
Relax, feedback is always good and I even said it looks good.
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Tackled the Rubicon last week it was a great trip. We had 6 jeeps in our group and camped at buck lake. Every wheeling trip i have done up to that point seemed easy in comparison. The ZJ was the least capable of the group but I had no real difficulties.

I am disappointed to say i never used my new armor. In fact i went out of my way to hit a tree with one on the way out just to make myself feel better about the effort I put into them. My front, however could have used some guards. Tire slipped off a rock and bashed the fender into a rock wall. Then, on the way out i hit two trees completing the job. So, any sugestions on what my next project should look like? I was thinking of removing the plastic bumper and welding up some round tube between the frame and winch plate to protect the corners.
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