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Re: Chili Pepper TJ Build

Post  Mark on 2/4/2013, 9:44 am

Ever since I got my half doors the full doors have been in storage, been at least three years now.
I keep them on year round. I don't think the full doors will ever go back on.
They are less than half the weight of the full doors and alot easier to remove too.
Upper sliders make them even better except at the ATM.
It's tough to get your arm out a half window to grab the cash, have to open the door, " LOL"
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Post  angri on 2/4/2013, 9:48 am

Selling the full doors? Question
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Post  THOOPY3 on 2/4/2013, 9:56 am

Probably a long shot, but should you feel the need to sell those soft uppers I'll definitely take them off your hands.
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Re: Chili Pepper TJ Build

Post  Mark on 2/4/2013, 10:16 am

Yeah you and alot of people.
You are looking for some tj uppers for your yj ?
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Post  Mark on 2/4/2013, 10:43 am

Sorry Matt,
I do have two sets of full doors, Mine and Carol's, but I'm keeping them. You never know what is going to happen down the line.
I have acquired a bit of TJ stuff in the past couple of years though.
I usually jump on stuff like that when I get the chance, even if I don't need it.
I just happened to see an ad on CL and told Ryan about it and he scored a good deal.
I didn't need them. I have three sets of TJ half doors and two sets of YJ half doors already.
I have a bunch of TJ upper sets but I really don't want to sell them yet but I may thin out the herd later, not sure yet.
If I happen to come across a deal on some full doors, I'll let you know. I come across that stuff quite often.
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Post  angri on 2/4/2013, 11:01 am

Thanks Mark
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Post  Ryan McKee on 2/4/2013, 11:23 am

THOOPY3 wrote:Probably a long shot, but should you feel the need to sell those soft uppers I'll definitely take them off your hands.
angri wrote:Selling the full doors? Question

Sorry guys. Keeping everything!

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Post  THOOPY3 on 2/4/2013, 12:05 pm

Yeah I've been thinking of doing the TJ upper door mod because I want to run my hard top all year.

Sorry to invade your thread Ryan. But in terms of those new doors, keep them black. It gives that old school CJ look with the matching top and doors. There are moments I regret painting my full doors to match instead of keeping them black.
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Post  Ryan McKee on 2/4/2013, 1:24 pm

THOOPY3 wrote:Sorry to invade your thread Ryan. But in terms of those new doors, keep them black.

A) no need to be sorry.

B) really? Oh man I'm not sure if I can handle them not matching. Looks so 'I got in an accident and my doors don't match cause they came off a donor car'

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Re: Chili Pepper TJ Build

Post  janesy on 2/4/2013, 1:27 pm

Very nice score on those! I agree with you, color match. Once it warms up I'll be matching my half doors, as much as I hate painting, it needs to be done.
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Post  THOOPY3 on 2/4/2013, 1:58 pm

It really depends on how often you're gonna use them. If they're primarily gonna be trail doors, no sense in putting all the effort in to paint them just to watch them get scratched or dinged up. That's why I try to have my full doors off when I go places, I put too much work in to painting them to want them to get nicked up. It doesn't help that white shows everything also.
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Post  Mark on 2/4/2013, 11:17 pm

Whether black or red,Either way you are styling man.
A couple of matching door panels and voila !!
. If you are going to paint them, maybe it would be wise to use some type of enamel paint.
Laquer scratches kinda easy.
Enamel has a permanent shine to it, is more rugged, and you don't need a clear coat with it.

Oh, and Jansey,
Why didn't you color match your fenders and rear corners, to match your jeep (whether it be powder coat or paint) ?
It woulda looked pretty awesome & stealthy.
Don't get me wrong it looks fine now!
Just wondering,,,
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Post  janesy on 2/5/2013, 7:44 am

Markmmaark wrote:
Oh, and Jansey,
Why didn't you color match your fenders and rear corners, to match your jeep (whether it be powder coat or paint) ?
It woulda looked pretty awesome & stealthy.
Don't get me wrong it looks fine now!
Just wondering,,,
MARK.

Don't really wanna muck up Ryans build, but I didn't match them b/c the corners came powder coated black and fenders I just prayed bombed quick once I got em welded up and went wheelin' the next day. Had thought about at least matching the front fenders at one point but haven't pulled them since. But I really like the black and silver. So I may never match them, but who knows. Plus they are way easier to touch up in black. And I hate painting. Haha. Sorry Ryan!
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Post  Mark on 2/5/2013, 8:26 am

Your rig looks fine just like it is . All Hail the mighty spray bomb.
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Re: Chili Pepper TJ Build

Post  Ryan McKee on 2/22/2013, 8:24 pm

Okay enough narrative bull****. Today we hacked up the frame. I dropped the Jeep in Brockton at Duncan's shop last night and met up with him around 7 AM this morning to start working. We first attacked the Jeep by getting the rear axle out. All things considered, it went extremely well. It only took us about 2 hours to get the entire thing out, including bleeding the brake line out, removing the e-brake cables from the tub-bracket, all control arms, drive shaft, track bar, etc. The drive shaft gave us a run for it's money before finally the bolts gave a little and were able to be backed out.

From there I cleaned up the frame with a flap-disc on the angle grinder, and was honestly delighted to see a clean metal frame under the light surface rust and Chassis Saver. HOLY CRAP AM I LUCKY! I was petrified I was going to find a scaled to death frame under there. Clean metal, clean ground, clean cuts and welds. The world is good. This was the first time that I'd ever used a plasma cutter and I tell you it blows the angle grinder to pieces. No more grinding discs for this guy - I'll have to buy a plasma cutter.

We cut the passenger side brackets off today, and tomorrow will finish up the rest of the project. Only doing one side at a time, just to make sure we don't mess up too badly. Big thanks to Duncan for everything he's done and for letting me into the shop. Having an indoor place to work is a godsend. Can't wait to build my barn.

Also - a thank you to SaxManClay for making me use Anti-Seize. Axle pull was a breeze.

The shop


Duncan's beast


At home in her new bay


Bad frame sections, due to the Rough Country control arms


Axle's out


Clean metal!


First time with the plasma. Awesome.

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Re: Chili Pepper TJ Build

Post  Ryan McKee on 3/3/2013, 6:51 pm

My AMEX officially hates me! Took the plunge. Not many things the Jeep needs now aside new rubber, and for me to weld in the cage that's sitting in the shed.

UCF 1/4" Ultra-High Clearance T-Case Skid
UCF 1/4" Engine Skid
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Re: Chili Pepper TJ Build

Post  ArticRubi on 3/6/2013, 2:47 pm

Nice, that and your new LCA's made for an expensive shopping trip.
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Re: Chili Pepper TJ Build

Post  Mark on 3/6/2013, 3:01 pm

Ok I'm jealous, that's on my list but far off in the future, Good move.
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Post  Ryan McKee on 3/9/2013, 9:50 am

As Duncan mentioned, I also picked up my last set of Currie arms for the rear lowers. Got a good deal from Jason at Jeepin' Outfitters and they'll be in sometime next week. I also went ahead and ordered a few more things... 8" subwoofer for an audio project that's coming up, tow straps, tree saver, and some new D-rings.


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Post  THOOPY3 on 5/8/2013, 12:23 am

Hey Ryan, I've got a question about those rear Smitty flares you have. Are they the XRC 3 inch ones that also work with corner armor? I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a set of them (also without the corners), but all the sites I find online only specifically call them "3 inch flares" when they're listed for TJs, not YJs. The product details seem to be a crap shoot when they're listed for YJs. I'm thinking they're exactly the same, just want to make sure.
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Re: Chili Pepper TJ Build

Post  Ryan McKee on 5/25/2013, 10:12 am

Well folks, after 10 months of this:












Yesterday, I got this!!!!!!



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Post  Mark on 5/25/2013, 11:05 am

What was the reason for the reject sticker in the first place?
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Post  Ryan McKee on 5/25/2013, 12:32 pm

Mark wrote:What was the reason for the reject sticker in the first place?

Where to begin.... too tall, too loud, tires too big, no e-brake, no front plate, fender flares don't cover enough tire, didn't drive it around first so it failed emissions..... etc.

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Post  Mark on 5/25/2013, 1:01 pm

Isn't it still tall with big tires skinny flares and no plate?
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Post  Ryan McKee on 5/25/2013, 1:19 pm

Mark wrote:Isn't it still tall with big tires skinny flares and no plate?

Pretty much. But I made some magnetic mud flaps and met a new friend at a different inspection station.

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