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Mr.RonGilbert
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Mon 18 Oct 2010, 7:02 am

It is a leatherlike substance..... I shall call it Pleather.

Its PVC.... they look great! I plan on getting a set of the Twisted Stitch seats eventually and these will keep me happy until then.

http://www.iggee.com/shop.cart?action=ITEM&prod_id=JEP002

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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Wed 20 Oct 2010, 10:00 pm

Added a little something to the list.....

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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 21 Oct 2010, 8:37 am

nice!
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 9:12 pm

Updated list:

Poly Performance Jeep JK Stage 4 Long Arm Suspension
Poly Performance Rear Lower Control Arm Skids w/ Shock Mounts
Poly Performance Front Lower Shock Mount Bracket
Poly Performance Chromoly Tie Rod
1310 CV Drive Shaft - Front
1310 CV Drive Shaft - Rear
Inner Axle Sleeve Kit
Fox 2.0 11" Travel Reservoir Shock w/CD adjuster - Front
Fox 2.0 10.5" Travel Reservoir Shock w/CD adjuster - Rear
Superior Dana 44 Chromoly Axle Shafts w/Currie tone rings
Tuffy Security Enclosure - Bedlined
Iggie Black Leather Seat Covers front/rear
SWAG Offroad Baja Bins
River Raider Full Crusher Corners
RROR Full Skids (Gas Tank / Oil Pan / Tranny /Transfer Case)
ORO Lite Dots for Corners w/resisters
RROR Breather tube extensions
RROR Light Tabs
RROR Limb Risers
Line X Bedlined Tub
ARB Compressor for the lockers and braided cable front/back
Lightforce 170 HIDs
Lightforce 170s
PSC Rock Brawler front Bumper
Drake shifter/e-brake/transfer case knobs
37" Goodyear MTRs
17" Walker Evans Beadlocks
Superchips programmer..

The 5.13s/ARBs front & rear/Chromoly shafts/C gussets and truss up front will stay along with the Tuffy console
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 9:13 pm

Brown is my new best friend.... (he is about ready to tap out and I still have stuff on the way.. :devil:)








Have made a little progress over the past few weeks. Still waiting for a few free days on the lift with a buddy to get the skids and Poly kit installed.

Wheels.... WE's will get some rock rings later... or have some made


37" MTRs
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 9:15 pm

Noice!
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 9:29 pm

Tear down for bed liner was a pain.. especially those notorious bolts holding the rear seats in. One thing that helps is to get the front brackets loose, then bungee or tie the seats up so you can get to the rear ones easier.







Did I mention the notoriously pesky seat bolts?



Busted out the epoxy (or whatever that shit is) stuff out from the back and floorboards - it has been mentioned... lots of dust from this!! Wear a mask or use a shop vac to vac it off as you bust it out.





I got it all out then used a flap wheel to smooth it down to the metal.
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 9:37 pm

I went ahead and installed the Iggee seat covers - very simple install and they look great. Very happy with how they turned out.







Installed the Tuffy enclosure so I could secure my stuff for some tailgating... just threw the front seats back in and the floor mats in the floor.









The SWAG boxes fit just right!! Even had some room for my little generator.





Headed out for some tailgating!








And they beat the Chiefs!!!!!



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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 10:07 pm

am jealous, way jealous!!
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 10:27 pm

I picked up some spacers so I could run the 37's - just a tiny bit of rub at full right turn. On the passenger side only.









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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 10:40 pm

The bed lined tub turned out very nice. It was worth all the PITA pulling chit out. Shouldn't have to worry about the inside any more. Just will make sure to take care of any scuffs.





The little jack compartment was pretty rusty, I hit it with some rust converter before sanding it down then topped it with bed liner







Had them spray it on the edges of the doors as well. A little is left so the seal can still fit at the bottom.



Sprayed up about 6" on the cage (a new cage is on the radar too... :devil: )


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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 10:56 pm

I learned a bit of a lesson about shipping that I didn't know - have the heavy stuff sent to a business... I saved $100 on shipping the PSC bumper that way. I wish I had known sooner.... :shaking:



Poison Spyder does a good job of packing their bumpers!!! Simple and secure!!




This thing is schweet!!




After thinking about it quite a bit I decided to just rattle can the front bumper for ease of touch up after I beat it up. Terrorchicken finally convinced me.... I hit it with three coats of primer, then three coats of black followed by three coats of the "hammered" look black paint. (all rustoleum). I took my time and sanded between each coat. Started with the inside and back side first, by the time I got to the front I had it down pretty good, no runs and a nice even (thick) coat.

Base coat:




This is after the three coats of primer, three coats of black and two of the hammered stuff. I really like how it turned out. The hammered look stuff makes rattle can look good IMO.



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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 11:05 pm

Got the Iggees on the back seats and installed them back in.. it could have easily been done while still in the jeep, having them on the ground made it a breeze.





Also installed the Drake shifter knobs, I like the brushed alum and tire tread design...





I installed the compressor for the lockers. Now will use that one just for the lockers and the Powerplant for airing up tires etc...



Will wire it up this weekend.

Today I got the lights and winch off, the bolts are out of the front bumper, I will try and get the PSC one on there tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Thu 28 Oct 2010, 11:05 pm

Sweet!
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Fri 29 Oct 2010, 12:15 am

Very impressive Mr. RG! ra ra jennie
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Fri 29 Oct 2010, 12:04 pm

Very nice. How heavy is the front bumper? Looks very heavy.
I bought the PSC rock crawler stubby stinger combo. I'll install it this weekend.
I was too lazy to rattle can the bumper, and went to a powdercoater to get it done.
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Fri 29 Oct 2010, 12:54 pm

looking goooooooood Ron !


btw, is the Tuffy trunk easy to remove on the fly? I know the lid slids out and off, but what about the back plate? in case I need to drop the back seats for large cargo?
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Fri 29 Oct 2010, 2:57 pm

man you have been busy. your back must be felling much better!!
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Fri 29 Oct 2010, 10:14 pm

Thanks for the comments. It's been fun so far.

Dutchboy101 wrote:
Very nice. How heavy is the front bumper? Looks very heavy.
I bought the PSC rock crawler stubby stinger combo. I'll install it this weekend.
I was too lazy to rattle can the bumper, and went to a powdercoater to get it done.

jkx0778 wrote:
looking goooooooood Ron !


btw, is the Tuffy trunk easy to remove on the fly? I know the lid slids out and off, but what about the back plate? in case I need to drop the back seats for large cargo?

It can be done but is a bit of a pain. Four thumb screws, two bolts on the rear seat belt studs and two small torx on the side/fronts. The lid comes of very easy then the four thumb screws hold the back section in place. Remove those (simple) and you have access all the way through.


goldenboy wrote:
man you have been busy. your back must be felling much better!!

The back hurts.... but is better. I have been asking for help when moving the heavy stuff around. Getting up/down, crawling around under the Jeep starts to bother me... tylenol is my friend... and Shiner tonight!!

Still can't feel my right leg from the knee down in the front, its been a little over a year so I guess it isn't coming back.... more of an aggravation than a disability really. I can work around it easily enough. The pain should get better and better. Most say it takes about two years - the difference in the pain has changed quite a bit in the last 4 months alone - that is good news. It is tight all the time (lower back) - I have not had the "hot ice pick to the lower back" feeling in a while which is damn good news. Doc said that it was the screws making scar tissue in the area surrounding them... I say it sucked.
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Sat 30 Oct 2010, 4:26 pm

Made some progress today, got the Poison Spyder Rock Brawler bumper installed. Their instructions are damn good - no need to go step by step in this thread. Link to the PSC Structs Have a good cutoff wheel and a dead blow hammer handy, makes the install much simpler. I was very impressed at the ease of installation. The folks at PSC really did their homework on this thing. My air compressor and 25 gallon tank have saved my butt over the past two weeks. I picked up a right angle air ratchet which is worth it's weight in gold IMO!

Painted up and staged for install...


The old one was a bitch to get off after some custom fab work was done where I had the ends cut off to make it into a stubby. I had to notch and bend two tabs on the inside. Will install it on my buddies jeep, bend them back down and have the notches welded back solid.





Test fit, to mark some holes to drill.


A little redneck engineering on installing the PIAAs into the bumper, the holes are made to accept the factory fogs, which would have fit right up. I had to fab up a little bracket to make the PIAAs fit.



Got it back on, and bolted up. Ran the wires for the fogs and the winch. Also installed the fairlead and the light mounts.





Had to use a dead blow hammer to convince it to go on/off so there were a few spots to touch up. I hit the whole thing with some sand paper and taped the front off for the spray.



Cleaned it up with some surface prep to get all the funk off of it before the last coat of paint

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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Sat 30 Oct 2010, 4:51 pm

Old....


New.. I have a set of Lightforce HIDs on the way to hang off the front of this thing, should be a sweet setup.



I like how the bottom of the bumper is a skid plate for the front part of the underside. RROR is going to take good care of the rest. The skid plate connects perfectly into the bumper using counter sunk bolts. Nice detail by PSC!




I hooked up the new Diehard Platinum battery - hard to beat a full 4 year warranty! Will be adding a second one eventually.



Had a little help with my QA/QC....


I had hoped to have the RROR corners by this weekend so I could get that done.... Hopefully next week.
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Sat 30 Oct 2010, 7:12 pm

damn that bumper looks good on there! you don't know how bad i want one of these, can't wait to see it in person
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Sat 30 Oct 2010, 10:14 pm

goldenboy wrote:
damn that bumper looks good on there! you don't know how bad i want one of these, can't wait to see it in person

It is a very well though out product. I was impressed with how well it was thought out, they paid attention to detail on this thing.



the saga continues.....

I was sitting in the drive way enjoying an ice cold Shiner admiring my work (I had just ran a new air line to the rear locker) when the post man handed me a little package from Kenny.... (via River City Offroad). My limb risers showed up, I got everything but the rivets done, my neighbor has the right tool to get it finished tomorrow..
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Sun 31 Oct 2010, 7:59 pm

Got the ARB compressor wired up and ran new air lines to the lockers. I stayed with nylon for ease of replacement and will fail at the line vs a fitting with the stronger stuff.

Ran the compressor switch to the dash pod...



Got the River Raider limb risers installed, very simple - just had to borrow a rivet Tool...












I found a rubber floor mat at Home Depot for $19 - it is simple to cut and after a little trimming it fits just right in the lid of the Tuffy enclosure. I will buy another one to go inside - cheaper (by third) than the aftermarket mats and better IMO, my Q-tec mat held water - these will keep things off the tub and will allow the water to drain out. Should help with rattles too....





Had enough left over to cover the floors under the front seats:



Time to hand out some candy...
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PostSubject: Re: My JK Makeover..... soon..... very soon...   Mon 01 Nov 2010, 1:58 pm

Thanks Ron for talking me into the Tuffy deck Evil or Very Mad One more damn thing I have to save up for lol!

btw did you go with the full corners or the short ones like Jody's?
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