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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:42 pm

Picked up my front bumper and got my rear recovery points welded on while I was there. The rear recovery points are 7" long, 1" thick blocks of steel that Mitch cut, drilled and welded in the front and rear. There's no way that they're going anywhere. If anyone needs welding done, definitely give Mitch (Shelmar Welding) a call.





Fresh paint on the front and rear bumpers and they'll be ready to go.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:10 am

looking sharp Jake. it's going to be one kick ass truck!
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:09 pm

Hilltoppersx wrote:
looking sharp Jake. it's going to be one kick ass truck!


Thanks! Hoping to have the front bumper on with the winch hooked up by tomorrow. I always get asked what the "M" on that skid plate is for.
Bumper is painted.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:51 pm

Or I could do it today.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:58 pm

Installed a new aluminum gas tank skid plate

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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:43 pm

finished building a front bumper, shameless copy of my SafariGard. Built on a pumper that came on a parts truck I bought a while ago.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:10 am

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finished building a front bumper, shameless copy of my SafariGard. Built on a pumper that came on a parts truck I bought a while ago.

Looks good!!
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:06 am

How did you bend the tubing?
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:50 pm

I have a JD2 model 4 tube bender that I traded an AR15 for on Craigslist.
I built a stand for it and have 1.5 inch and 1.75 inch dies for it.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:23 pm

Wow wish you were closer, tried a muffler shop today after work but thier bender leaves shoe marked in the bends
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:20 pm

Because I keep my spare tire inside the truck I decided I needed a place for the cooler for the weekend trip next month.
So I built this today..


A little under-engineered, it touches the wiper arm and pushes away from the door when the lid is up.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:12 pm

Looks pretty good
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:40 pm

Pic of aluminum skid plate

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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:42 pm

Old one was rotted out





I held the full tank up with 2 pry bars through the sway bar frame mounts
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:17 pm

TOM R wrote:
Pic of aluminum skid plate

Looks good. Did you make it?
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:51 am

I thought about the Columbia Overland aluminum skidplates but decided to make a steel one.
My frame is shortened and the trailer hitch is removed.
I use the fuel tank skid quite a bit more without the protection of the trailer hitch.
My rear crossmember was bent into an arch from landing on the trailer hitch.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:45 am

No, 188 shipped off eBay brand new 3/16" British 4x4 outfitters

I don't intentionally rock crawl so this should be plenty of protection for a plastic tank
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:35 pm

Carpets were wet and spongy so I cut them out. Easier for when I flood it anyway. It looks pretty ugly but a little bit of paint will clean it up.

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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:07 am

My floors looked worse, clean, prime, bed liner Smile
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:38 am

Remember in the future when you are welding patches on your floors that bedliner is flammable.
Floor caught on fire in the corner behind the pass side kick panel, this is the result of maybe 1 to 1.5 minutes of fire.
Days and days of cutting and splicing the harness back together under the dash.
This is how I know this.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:24 pm

4" RTE lift (3" coils + 1" rear spacer) installed in the rear. Still have to do the front then I'll order shocks.

3" Terrafirma vs 3" RTE


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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:33 pm

Wow are those tf springs just beat?
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:02 am

TOM R wrote:
Wow are those tf springs just beat?
They've seen a lot of abuse. Brett can correct me if I'm wrong, but they're 3 years old. Both the springs and shocks are beat and rusty. I'd be curious to see the size difference between both of them new, and both of them 3 years old.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:36 am

I built a plate to transport the bumper I made without using the trailer.
I am going to sell this one, hoping to deliver it at the Vermont trip next month.
If the buyer and I get on the same page.
Here is a picture of the bumper mounted to the plate in the trailer hitch.
Need some big lights to mount back there too.
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PostSubject: Re: what did you do to your disco today?   Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:42 am

Hf sells magnetic ones if you got a trailer plug
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