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Old August 11th, 2004, 20:24
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Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

Well here's the pics. Enjoy

The reason for rockrails...




Started with this as a guide to my fabrication:


This is how i ended up cutting/capping the end.
It's a pretty complicated cut, i'll let the pics speak...


The jeep for some mockup...




Starting on the "frame" tie in's and the angle iron which bolts to the pinch seam...


The finished tie ins...


Tacking on the frame mount "feet"...



Tacking the 2x4 to the frame tie ins...(notice the dent )


Finish welding on the 2x4...




Since my poor Lincoln 135 wasn't exactly penetrating the 3/16" and 1/4" very well, i took a trip to my uncles shop (he's a professional weldor) and used his monsterous mig. Results...



Finished welding, time for a final test fit before paint...



Mounted with the dent...



I used Duplicolor spray on bedliner to paint them. First i did 3 coats from about 14", and then taped off the "step" portion and did two coats from about 24"-30". Spraying from farther away makes the bedliner spread out farther, making more of a no slip surface. This is until I rebuild the front bumper and fab the rear bumper, then everything gets a coat of Herculiner.

Enough talk, finished pics...


Here you can see the "two tone" paint...





Mounting shot with Deke's jeep in the backround...


Finished mounted pics...




Comments? Questions? Concerns? Enlighten me.

Link to rest of pictures Here...
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Old August 11th, 2004, 20:36
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

Pretty fricken sweet! Nice job handling the pinch. If I wasn't so anal about building almost everything on my XJ, I would offer to buy a pair.

-Rich
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Old August 11th, 2004, 20:36
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

nice, i like the fabrication, looks really clean and well made

what size lift do you have? what size tires?

thanks

-brent
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Old August 11th, 2004, 20:41
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

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Pretty fricken sweet! Nice job handling the pinch. If I wasn't so anal about building almost everything on my XJ, I would offer to buy a pair.

-Rich
Haha i'm the same way. Why buy when you can build .

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nice, i like the fabrication, looks really clean and well made

what size lift do you have? what size tires?

thanks

-brent
Thanks. I have a 3" Lift and 31x10.5R15 Trxus MTs.
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Old August 11th, 2004, 21:58
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

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Tryin to get some tan on those legs huh?
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Old August 11th, 2004, 22:12
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Tryin to get some tan on those legs huh?
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Old August 11th, 2004, 22:15
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

Hell, i'd offer to buy a set as well
Damn nice work.
I love the full length pinch seam mounts...
looks nice and sturdy...
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Old August 11th, 2004, 22:49
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

you weld in shorts too huh? Try flip-flops too, they're my welding shoe of choice

what's with the big ol' bolts on the frame though? if you ran them all the way through without sleeving you can crush your framerails down over time.
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Old August 11th, 2004, 22:53
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you weld in shorts too huh? Try flip-flops too, they're my welding shoe of choice

what's with the big ol' bolts on the frame though? if you ran them all the way through without sleeving you can crush your framerails down over time.
Tomorrow I am sleeving the frame. Didn't have time today. The through bolts will also be backed with 1/4" backing plates. This means if I roll it, its an easy extraction point. If i just used self tappers, I don't know if they'd hold. I figure the extra $0.35 spent today is worth the ease of extraction. Guess I am trying to be different too much.
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Old August 12th, 2004, 07:28
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

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I used Duplicolor spray on bedliner to paint them. First i did 3 coats from about 14", and then taped off the "step" portion and did two coats from about 24"-30". Spraying from farther away makes the bedliner spread out farther, making more of a no slip surface. This is until I rebuild the front bumper and fab the rear bumper, then everything gets a coat of Herculiner.
Great technique - thanks for that pointer!

Nice fab work. Looks good.

r@m
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Old August 12th, 2004, 08:27
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

Another Marlton Jeeper!!!!, what part of marlton are you in?.. I'm over by Evesham Road and Kings Grant but I'm out here in New Mexico for the next several years.. good to see there's some modded XJ's running around Marlton.. maybe when i come back, we can set up a run somewhere
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Old August 12th, 2004, 08:57
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

how much shipped to 71115?

what did you use for fender flares
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Old August 12th, 2004, 09:05
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

I cannot view the pics, did you have a web link as well? Please give them to Billy at dbxj.com to put the rock rail pics in his xj database. My bro might be interested in a pair if we can see some pics and the price is right.
Troy
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Old August 12th, 2004, 10:30
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

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you weld in shorts too huh? Try flip-flops too, they're my welding shoe of choice
Hell yeah, Reef's, shorts and a t-shirt are my typical welding apparrel. I actually end up getting more hurt when I wear real shoes 'cause the slag runs down my leg, into the shoe, and rests on my foot. Whereas with flip-flops I can move my foot and kick the slag off. Got a big "dent" in the top of my foot that is the reason I won't wear shoes when welding unless I'm wearing pants as well.

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Old August 12th, 2004, 11:07
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Re: Finally finished my XJ rockrails today. *Pics Galore* 56k go eat some hay.

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Another Marlton Jeeper!!!!, what part of marlton are you in?.. I'm over by Evesham Road and Kings Grant but I'm out here in New Mexico for the next several years.. good to see there's some modded XJ's running around Marlton.. maybe when i come back, we can set up a run somewhere
I'm in willow ridge, just down the marlton parkway from you. Behind genaurdi's.

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how much shipped to 71115?

what did you use for fender flares
I'm not sure if i'd sell them, but if you guys want them, why not.

AJ charges $145 for his standard 2x2 rails, and 2x4 tubing is almost double the price of 2x2 right now, so i'd say $190 + shipping? This is only if I decide to make more sets, if you're truely interested I could probably do it.

I don't have fender flares, I trimmed my fenders to the first lip and added door trim around the cut.

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I cannot view the pics, did you have a web link as well? Please give them to Billy at dbxj.com to put the rock rail pics in his xj database. My bro might be interested in a pair if we can see some pics and the price is right.
Troy
Link to rest of pictures Here...

See above post for price and other stuff.
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