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Norcal69's Common Sense Build.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Norcal69, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Jun 24, 2019
    Focker

    Focker That's what I do, I know things and I fix stuff. Staff Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    You've built a great capable Jeep. :clap:
     
  2. Jun 24, 2019
    Muzikp

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    Ok, what lake is that? Looks amazing.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2019
    Muzikp

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    No kidding. I love this build, it's soooo nice!!!
     
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  4. Jun 24, 2019
    Norcal69

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    Thanks for the compliments guys. The lake is upper twin lake. Outside Castella, Ca
     
  5. Jun 24, 2019
    jeep peep69

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    Nice glad it works good for you. I was thinking Tamarack lake I wasn't far away on the guess..
     
  6. Jun 24, 2019
    Norcal69

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    Yup, too many guys with 40” tires at tamarack for me. Not that big tires are bad, I just like a peaceful, quiet place to sip my brews.....Twin lakes area is small and much rougher to get to.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2019
    johneyboy03

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    I like those 40" tire's guy's....when you follow them with a 35" inch cj5 and them you take the road and look at them get the rig on their trailer :p
     
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  8. Jun 25, 2019
    Norcal69

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    You hit the nail on the head....... All their trailers get parked a couple miles away from their destination. Once I got back to the main road, I picked up trash all the way out...... :censored:
     
  9. Jun 25, 2019
    johneyboy03

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    i hate those type of person who don't have any respect. as least with those i used to ride with this is not a problem.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2019
    Cowboyjeeper

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    Norcal69 can your roof rack be used with the best top on but windows n doors off? Also care if I use your idea for it?
     
  11. Jun 25, 2019
    Norcal69

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    I'm full of ideas....... Doesn't mean they are good...:sneak:... But you are welcome to copy anything you see here.

    Here is the roof basket back when I first built it. I literally threw it together in 2 hours before heading out of town. The brackets are just shaft collars with flat stock welded to them. The top in the picture is my Super top with out the doors or windows. I only run the roof basket in the summer time so it doesn't matter that the doors and windows cannot be used. We are going to throw a basket on the top of steve's 71 before the rubicon trip. It will be mounted the same way. Steve got the 64" long basket instead of my 40"..... I'm jealous......

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  12. Jun 25, 2019
    jeep peep69

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    Mall crawlers .I can drive my log truck into tamarack....
     
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  13. Jun 25, 2019
    Cowboyjeeper

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    Thanks a lot. I like idea of having the option to use extra storage, when it’s nice out the doors n windows would be off most of the time anyhow.. maybe even windshield down if it’s a real nice day
     
  14. Jul 9, 2019
    jzeber

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    I drilled holes in the top of the roll bar and welded nuts to it then put bolts through the rack into the nuts. I have not gotten to it yet but I want to add grommets to the top and put the top between the rack and roll bar.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2019
    Norcal69

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    You guys on the rubicon trip saw my front fender damage. I got after it with a hammer and a variety of blocks of wood. After an hour or so I was able to get the general shape back into it and the fender lip back out to where it needed to be. I'm thinking that I will just spot touch this up without any filler.

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    After.....

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    I have a little more hammering to do on the main big roll and the fender lip, but otherwise the metal came back to shape pretty good.
     
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  16. Jul 22, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Chicks dig body damage.
     
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  17. Jul 23, 2019
    Norcal69

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    I'm pretty happy with the direction that this is going. Using a variety of hammers, pieces of steel and blocks of wood here is where I am at. There are lots of little dents from errant hammer strikes that I think I can planish out in conjunction with the final metal movement. Kinda work of the fender roll, work on the flat metal, back to the fender roll ect...... Perhaps I was a little aggressive at the start... :confused: can't imagine why......

    Here is what I used to get the main fender roll back to shape. From here I'll remove the tire so I can get just to a better position for fine tuning. Always have to remember that lots of small precise strikes are better than a couple big whacks....... :D

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    Outer edge of the fender is pretty close......

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    Top of the fender needs to come up a little bit.

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  18. Jul 26, 2019
    Norcal69

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    No filler Friday...... This fender is ready for a slap file! :beer:
    See Post 495 for original damage.
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  19. Jul 26, 2019
    scott milliner

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    Nice job. I was train in autobody. I don't think I could do a better job. Hats off to you sire.
     
  20. Jul 27, 2019
    baldjosh

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    lookin good...real good!
     

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