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Post by MudRaider on 12/12/2011, 12:20 am

Pretty productive weekend. Got two bumpers just about done. Hopefully do the rear-end swap Wednesday. Get that done, I should be ready for the weekend. Four pieces to make and weld on the front, then paint, and 2 on the back with the brackets. And a CB antennae mount. That is one the stock bumper. Nice chrome on the stock bumpers, they're going to look nice on the street Raider.
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Post by MudRaider on 12/12/2011, 12:27 am

And a buddy of mine had some d-ring mounts cut out of 1" plate steel with a waterjet. Sexy. Will post pics on Wednesday when I get to see my vehicle again in the daylight.
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Post by piratex on 12/12/2011, 12:07 pm

Well weres some of these pictues at
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Post by MudRaider on 12/12/2011, 12:38 pm

refer to the post above yours. I work 5 AM to 6PM, so I don't get to see it during the daylight to take pics
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Post by MudRaider on 12/14/2011, 1:30 am

I need to make two more of the panels and it'll be done. teaser pic for now.

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Post by Lil Pepè on 12/14/2011, 8:02 am

It looks good, its even better when you get to use it for the first time
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Post by MudRaider on 12/14/2011, 10:03 am

Lil Pepè wrote:It looks good, its even better when you get to use it for the first time

Hopefully it's like insurance, glad to know it's there, but don't want to use it.
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Post by Lil Pepè on 12/14/2011, 5:15 pm

MudRaider wrote:
Lil Pepè wrote:It looks good, its even better when you get to use it for the first time

Hopefully it's like insurance, glad to know it's there, but don't want to use it.

I think thats the fun of it , getting stuck and figuring out how to get out.
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Post by MudRaider on 12/14/2011, 9:37 pm

No time to work on it today , doing Christmas wrapping for the family back in St. Louis. Only got partially done with both bumpers, will finish them next week. Worst part is UMWH didn't come in to make the lift kit. The 32's are a bit crowded. See what tomorrow brings.
Front bumper. still need to make outer front panels and end caps. Turning out pretty strong.
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Made up the rear bumper with d-ring mounts. Not going to work with the body lift, so it will have to be modified.
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Side shot showing the 32's. If the UMWH doesn't get here I'm screwed on wheeling. The tires hit pretty easily, so if the body lift material doesn't make it I will have to jump in with one of you guys.
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The 32's are 4" taller than the stockers. Feels better driving it with them.. don't know what it will do to the road feel though.

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Post by Lil Pepè on 12/14/2011, 9:45 pm

How much body lift? Hope the parts come in for you, I know you can buy that stuff @ 4wheelparts comes in a block and you cut to size
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Post by MudRaider on 12/14/2011, 10:41 pm

Yep, I have a 48" length of it coming, $31.50. Was supposed to show up today. Making a 3" lift for the MudRaider, then taking it's 2" lift blocks and putting them on the Shogun
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Post by DIRTY on 12/14/2011, 10:53 pm

lookin good
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Post by JaxWranglerUnlimtd on 12/14/2011, 11:00 pm

Love the look and craftsmanship on the bumpers.
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Post by MudRaider on 12/15/2011, 7:00 am

Thanks. Still trying to figure out the settings with the stick welder to get prettier welds. Probably going to need help with that since I don't seem to be getting it.
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Post by MudRaider on 1/18/2012, 10:01 am

Hit a milestone today.
Shogun build - An 88 Mitsubishi Montero build - Page 3 2012-01-18_08-00-03_41 300,000 miles. Of course it has a different motor, and it's working on needing a new rear end. The limited slip is making some ugly noises.
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Post by piratex on 1/18/2012, 11:24 am

i like how the top speed is 105. mine can do 140 with the lift and 33''s Very Happy Twisted Evil
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Post by MudRaider on 1/18/2012, 12:57 pm

Wow. 140. i thought you lived in Jacksonville. You must live in Germany and drive on the Autobahn. Really, what kind of foolish statement is that?
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Post by Guest on 1/18/2012, 6:20 pm

Please tell us you're not out Rollin 140, that's just an estimate right?

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Post by piratex on 1/18/2012, 6:25 pm

Well the last time I went over 100 was going down 301 and had to speed up to gettin clocked at 165 due to a tornado fixin to hit a small town on 301. I got clocked by a state trooper who was right in its path and because he chased me down I prob saved him from gettin hit by a tornado. Luckily the tornado ended up turning and missed the edge of town by like a quarter mile. I will never take 301 in a storm again
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Post by Guest on 1/18/2012, 6:37 pm

What were you driving?

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Post by piratex on 1/18/2012, 6:41 pm

My xterra but that was before lifting an what not
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Post by Guest on 1/18/2012, 6:43 pm

165, really ? 165

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Post by piratex on 1/18/2012, 6:52 pm

That's what the state trooper told me. I honestly believe that his gun was on the fritz cuz my speedo was only at 140 which is the speedos max
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Post by MudRaider on 1/18/2012, 9:52 pm

You sure he wasn't clocking the tornado? Razz Razz
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Post by piratex on 1/18/2012, 10:07 pm

He didn't see it. Only reason I saw it was because I had stopped by a cow field to pee and saw it coming down about to touch down
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