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Old February 7th, 2021, 21:13
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I've seen other people use a cut-off saw as well. Still trying to figure out how you make the smooth turns. I guess you go just deep enough to cut the through the metal?
That and carefully clean up with a flap disk after. Very carefully or you can just make it worse.

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I grew up in the Redondo Beach area. You guys around there? Shoreline in your photo doesn't look familiar.
I'm in the OC. Dallas is in San Diego. We were cruising around bay.
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LOL! I would invite you to reread the last 750 posts and then reconsider suggesting plastidip on this build.

It will be back zinc coating.
Fair point, LOL. Just something that came to mind as I read it.
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Old February 8th, 2021, 13:38
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Somehow I have 11 good(ish) CV driveshafts in my garage and none of them will fit.

That's what I get for pushing the axle forward 2".
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Somehow I have 11 good(ish) CV driveshafts in my garage and none of them will fit.

That's what I get for pushing the axle forward 2".
Did you use offset coil brackets on the axle? Angled? Relo upper bracket?

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Old February 11th, 2021, 10:15
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Man I always love updates on this rig. So much more stuff that I want for mine now. I would love to have the ability to build a d30 like that. Hopefully My eventual polished turd is half as nice.

Personal preference but I am not a fan of the flat fenders on an XJ. Looks goofy to me.
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Old February 11th, 2021, 10:22
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Personal preference but I am not a fan of the flat fenders on an XJ. Looks goofy to me.
I kinda felt that way for a long time, then I had reason to be in Utah for a while working. While I was there I wheeled DrMoab's rig and hung out with Jeff Turner, both of whom run them.

They grew on me that weekend.
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

I know right at the original post you mention you're running 33s, but what width did you go with?

I've thought on occasion about looking into those flares as I sort of like the look, but I'm only running 31x10.50s and the stock flares still completely cover the tires so (when I'm not finding the cost absurd) I keep thinking that they'd look overly-wide on a Jeep configured like mine. How much wider are they than the stock flares?

Also, while I see your lower rear quarters are still intact, since you've installed these things what are your thoughts to how easy they'd be to adapt to a rig that's had the cut-and-fold treatment?
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Tires are 285/75/16 on 16x8 wheels with 4.5" backspacing.

I don't imagine it would be too hard to trim them for a cut and fold, but you may have to get creative with mounting the last bit. read the instructions from their website and you'll understand.

https://www.bushwacker.com/images/eP...f-10922-07.pdf
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