I drove it to work today, so I should be able to snap a couple of digital pics of it, "with the hood down" today sometime.
They are fairly easy to fabricate, as long as you have a tube bender and know how to use it,(I dont, but a freind of mine did the bending for me). I also have a plasma cutter at my disposal, from one of my Sponsors, (Valley Rents). I too, am a little surprised that someone hasnt started fabricating them in kit form. If produced with a laser or Computer aided plasma, it would be verry easy to fab them. The time comes mostly from having to grind the panels to a perfect fit at the tube, for a smooth seamless look. I went through (5) 4 1/2" grinding wheels, and was up to ass in metal dust, when I finished the panels.
I probably have about 8 hours on them, and Joel has another 4 fabbing the tubes and mounts, and another 4 fabbing the radiator mount/cross member.
As far as the fenders getting covered, the lower underside on the 45 degree angle will get bolt on 1/8" sheet steel. The inner fender wells at the side of the engine will get 1/4"thick rubber skirts(I have a ballance of a roll of the stuff that 24 hour fittness uses on theri weight room floors). I will only use the the rubber skirts for mud wheeling.
The angled area below the battery on the passenger side is getting a flip down hinged electrical panel at the upper half(where the typical rats nest of wires occures under the battery). The other side may get the same thing with the air compressor plumbing, and a welder mounted to it.
The rock lights will be integrated into/onto the fender also. These fenders are great, they are stronger, have more room, more usable mounting surface, easier engine access, and they are easily unbolted form the Jeep.
I thought it would be good to show the project in its phases to show how simple it really can be.
Also here is a pic of the radiator mount/ and cross member. The center/upper section can be removed at the flanges on both sides the that the top of the radiator can be accessed without removing the entire mount. It also adds some roll protection for the high dollar radiator.
Thanks for the compliments, I hope it inspires some of you to fab them for your own rigs.
(sensibly altered for occasional off road use)
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