06 LJ Rubi rebuild

corbin.black

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Rubitrux used to make their own kits. Maybe they don't anymore.
I can't seem to find anything on an actual kit. my guess is with all the new JK's they are doing.. they have stopped the TJ/LJ stuff like so many other companies.
I have looked into getting a GR8 half top but I dont think that will happen any time soon.
 

corbin.black

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Went and saw the jeep in person this weekend. It is starting to look like a Jeep again



5" of stretch with stock wheel wells




Random body shots




Welded frame section.. can't even tell where it was cut. Also, cut off the TJ body mount as it isn't needed



Body is still slightly off but should come together nicely after a little more work



and a random shot of the Tabor winch (made by Warn I guess)

 

corbin.black

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Custom poison spyder daddy long legs armor was ordered today. Also traded a stock soft top and my 5 Rubicon wheels straight across for an LJ hard top
 
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corbin.black

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Got a call from PSC and my custom corners have been cut and bent. They just need to weld the flares on and ship everything to the shop. Ive decided we will be re-welding the factory lip back on once we cut the hood and ill be using rokmen hood pins as well for a cleaner look.
I've been having trouble decided what color I want to paint everything and my wife convinced me at EJS that we should paint the entire jeep stone white.. including the hard top.
The body is 95% welded back together and we should be extending brake lines etc in the next few weeks.
Sounds like the jeep should be done in June.. only problem is I will be out of the country at that time :rofl:
 

corbin.black

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Point Spyder Armor showed up yesterday at the shop. My little brother sent me a few pictures to look at until I get to the shop next week.




We should start fitting the corners and rockers soon so we can fix a few waves in the body. Ill be leaving the country soon for a while so im leaving the LJ with my dad for the finishing touches amd body work.

Also this week, i ordered and received a used tank out of Nebraska since the 05-06 tanks are a little hard to find. A new fuel pump should be here in a week or two.
 

N8RB8R

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Elk Ridge
haha. i have a pump and tank out of an 05 as well. i'm keeping the skid though.
X3 I have one from an 06 can't unload it. Rig is looking great, did Poison Spyder turn those custom corners in short time and was there an extra fee?
 

corbin.black

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X3 I have one from an 06 can't unload it. Rig is looking great, did Poison Spyder turn those custom corners in short time and was there an extra fee?
Man I really messed up on the tank situation!! Lol
And the custom armor (corners and matching rockers) actually came fairly quick. Almost exactly a month from purchase date to the shop. It was like $86 extra for the custom cut and it wasn't really necessary but if I'm going to pay that much, what does another $86 hurt to get them exactly as I want them. Ive been very impressed with everything I've ordered from PS so far.
 

corbin.black

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Yeah, it was like $86 for the custom cut. I had them move the wheel openings back 1", the rockers extended 1" to match, the fuel location moved 1" and had them add cut-outs for the stock tailgate and had them remove the spiders on the back of the corners.
 
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