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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:04
frijolee frijolee is offline
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Re: Joel's multipurpose XJ build (rocks/boulevard)

That was about $150 in aluminum and maybe 20 hours labor, 15 or so being the actual fab. I don't know how many sticks of filler rod are in this thing but it was something like 40 linear feet of weld. We fixtured the heck out of it to keep it from moving around too much and it still warped a bit. It was mostly just the flanges along the edges and thankfully it pulled back down flat when we bolted it in.

It's pretty easy to lift the rear of the jeep via the skid and a regular mechanic's jack now (which I guess was kind of the point if a rock would be doing the same thing for me). The skid spreads the load out to the frame rails nicely.

Last edited by frijolee; March 30th, 2012 at 01:12.
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