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Old 01-22-2012, 03:13 PM   #21
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Work on the bumper continues... Almost ready for paint.



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Old 01-22-2012, 03:48 PM   #22
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I noticed Steele42 used some 1/4" cotter pins for tow shackles (see his excellent thread here), so I thought I would try it out.

I thought I could make it look a little bit less like a cotter pin and more like a tow shackle, so a little work with a dremel tool and a file, and it's starting to take shape. Here's a picture of the work in progress along with an unaltered cotter pin for comparison.

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #23
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I finished the rear bumper and tow shackles. I just need some different hardware to mount the spare tire. It keeps getting loose.



Here are some shots from playing in my sister's backyard.



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Old 02-11-2012, 03:14 PM   #24
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I noticed Steele42 used some 1/4" cotter pins for tow shackles (see his excellent thread here), so I thought I would try it out.

I thought I could make it look a little bit less like a cotter pin and more like a tow shackle, so a little work with a dremel tool and a file, and it's starting to take shape. Here's a picture of the work in progress along with an unaltered cotter pin for comparison.

Wow what a great way to make your own tow shackles Hope you don't mind but I would like to make some of these for my truck
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #25
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Love the crawler - awesome.
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I finished the rear bumper and tow shackles. I just need some different hardware to mount the spare tire. It keeps getting loose.
Nylon nut?

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Old 02-11-2012, 06:45 PM   #26
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Wow what a great way to make your own tow shackles Hope you don't mind but I would like to make some of these for my truck
Done made 4
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #27
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Nice. I love the red paint on that shackle! What size hardware is that?
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #28
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Love the crawler - awesome.
Nylon nut?

Thanks!

Yeah, a lock-nut would do the trick. Plus I want to get a black bolt instead of the bright zinc, but this is what I had lying around.
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Nice. I love the red paint on that shackle! What size hardware is that?
Cotter pins 1/4 x 1-3/4 ( Lowe's 97 cents ) 9/16 servo screw and ( red ) high temp caliper paint.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #30
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Here are a few photos from Joshua Tree!





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Old 04-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #31
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Amazing.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #32
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Looks great! Great shackle idea!!
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:08 AM   #33
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Nice Jeep... Looking good!
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:00 AM   #34
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It's been a long time since I posted any updates, but I've been doing some upgrades recently so here are some pics.

Got some new proline shocks. They're great - softer and smoother than the old stock axials.



Painted my old white OEM beadlocks with some black flexidip and mounted some pit bulls. Awesome tire. These made a huge difference!








I got some of the poison spyder fender flares for the axial JK. They're a little small for the proline JK body, so I fabbed up some aluminum to bolt them to. I want to do the front too, but that's going to be a little bit trickier - there's not going to be much to attach to once I cut the old fenders off.







Did a little crawling when I went up to Tahoe. I'm really happy with how this thing is set up now.

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