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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Sat Feb 25, 2017

Fun at the Gauley River.
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Found a rock to crawl up onto. Needed a rope latter to get back in. :lol:

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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Mechanic4hire3 » Sat Feb 25, 2017

Looks sooooo fun Doc. Great places up there to rock crawl. I have done it with 4wheeler there many times but never in a truck/ jeep.
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby bigjohn » Sun Feb 26, 2017

Good job Doc :thumbup: the jeep looks badazz!
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Sun Feb 26, 2017

Thanks fellas, It's getting there. The bumpers have been ordered.

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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby MaxGravy » Sun Feb 26, 2017

Make sure you charge everyone for the privilege of working on your Jeep! :lol:

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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Fri Mar 03, 2017

More Jeep Parts. This will be most of the big stuff for a while. :thumbup:

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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Fri Mar 03, 2017

Stock Jeep tire carrier and hardware. Jeep is now a few inches to tall to come indoors so I got as close as possible so I would not have to work in the night time rain.
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All taped up and supported on the bottom. Time to remove the factory hinges.
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Metalcloak rear Sportgate tire carrier installed. I will likely move the third brake light to the empty lug holes or center cap once the spare is mounted. I am still deciding on that one. I may just delete it.
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby H2SO4 » Fri Mar 03, 2017

Don't delete it! add the third brake light to the hub of the wheel. The stock factory lights are so dim, its not worth it to delete the third light with respect to safety. You can convert the third light to a little LED or convert all the rear lights to LED- its very clear when the brake lights are on with LEDs.
PS- i hate the stock rear lights on jeeps. and head lights. Its a $35k+ vehicle- the factory should put some decent lights on it!!!!!!! :evil:
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Fri Mar 03, 2017

H2SO4 wrote:Don't delete it! add the third brake light to the hub of the wheel. The stock factory lights are so dim, its not worth it to delete the third light with respect to safety. You can convert the third light to a little LED or convert all the rear lights to LED- its very clear when the brake lights are on with LEDs.
PS- i hate the stock rear lights on jeeps. and head lights. Its a $35k+ vehicle- the factory should put some decent lights on it!!!!!!! :evil:


Well there is my answer. Thanks Kyle :thumbup:

LED center cap replacement.

The headlights on the 2017's are LED. My buddy Code updated his 2016 with some KC LED replacements. They look and function as good or better than my lamps now.

Anyone need a stock Rubicon rear bumper, stock suspension with arms trackbars shocks and coils, set of wheels and tires w/ 500miles on them, rear tire carrier, rear hinges, or rear tow hook. :lol:

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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby H2SO4 » Sat Mar 04, 2017

H2SO4 wrote:dibbs on the take off tires/rims!

From Jan 23rd. :lol:
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Mon Mar 06, 2017

Rear Bumper Time.

Here is a Picture of the super nice full width plastic "rip me off on a rock" stock bumper.
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My rear business all naked and ready
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The Bumper and Tire Finally installed. Removed that pesky Northside Dealership decal.
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Fri Mar 24, 2017

Front bumper: I ended up going with the Metalcloak front mid width bumper with full Stinger. I chose this bumper because I wanted a stinger that I could easily see from the driver seat. The mid width end caps styling is nice and offers relocation points for existing factory fog lamps.

Stock front hardware
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Naked front end :shock:
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Fri Mar 24, 2017

You can see in the picture above that the vacuum pump is located on the inside frame (driverside). I relocated it to under the hood. (where it should have lived in the first place).

Under the hood before
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Vacuum pump relocated under the hood
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I then cut off the vacuum pump bracket. Inside edge of the frame driverside. The yellow shows 3 of the 4 weld areas. I repainted the naked metal area with rustolium before bolting on the bumper.
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Fri Mar 24, 2017

Pics of the finished install about a week later. D-Rings are ordered. The winch will be on by mid summer.

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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby iron-pyrite » Fri Mar 24, 2017

Your building a tank! :thumbup: :shock:
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby PeacePeople » Sat Mar 25, 2017

Rodebaugh wrote:Pics of the finished install about a week later. D-Rings are ordered. The winch will be on by mid summer.

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You going to bring this beast out here at some point?
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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Sun Mar 26, 2017

PeacePeople wrote:
Rodebaugh wrote:Pics of the finished install about a week later. D-Rings are ordered. The winch will be on by mid summer.

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You going to bring this beast out here at some point?


I am threatening my wife with it.

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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Rodebaugh » Sun Mar 26, 2017

I did a few hours of wheeling yesterday. No real recovery needed. We had a few obstacles that required strapping to and working out of the path. There were a few tight spots that offered only one good line some mud holes that needed poking before crossing. It was a good time. Here are a few photos from on top of an old strip mine access road.

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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby PeacePeople » Thu Mar 30, 2017

Rodebaugh wrote:
PeacePeople wrote:
Rodebaugh wrote:Pics of the finished install about a week later. D-Rings are ordered. The winch will be on by mid summer.

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You going to bring this beast out here at some point?


I am threatening my wife with it.


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Re: Jeep Talk

Postby Purple and Gold » Thu Apr 13, 2017

Glow in the Dark paint,, I love this Jeep

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