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Old 12-23-2012, 05:32 PM
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There has been a few questions in other threads so I will put up some pics in a build thread.

Bought brand new in 2005.



Added D shackles and a stinger.



Didn't like the stinger but a roof basket proved useful.

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:39 PM
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Picked up some cheap 30's and ran them for about a year.



31's on some first gen rims powder coated black. I really liked the look of those rims. This pic was before the 2" body lift. YES, THEY RUBBED!



Next was some rear diff protection. (from synergy offroad)



Body lift on. (12 hours in my gravel driveway)

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:09 PM
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Bumper build to hold the 8000lb Mile Marker Winch was the next job.

Everything stripped



The main mounts.



4 M12 bolts per side.



Backing plock for the bolts. Fitted and tapped.

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:16 PM
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Slight clearance behind the winch.



A couple of weld pics.





Grill cut and front plate slotted.

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:20 PM
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Recovery points.







Factory side of bumper hacked and tacked. Also, lower skid tacked in place.

 
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:13 PM
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All done!



Decided I needed to add lights. Fabbed up a hoop with some tabs.



3 Hellas added and wired.

 
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:19 PM
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I made up a distribution block for my accessories.



Mounted the switches.





One switch is for all 3 lights. The other is for this.......



The rear locker is by far the best addition for offroad driving.
 
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:23 PM
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I fabbed up some lift shackles and added 2 leaves pre side.







With the wheel well so empty I decided a test fit was in order. 33x10.5 on the rear 31x10.5 on the front.

 
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:31 PM
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I did a cut sleeve and twist on the receiver hitch to raise it 2" after the body lift.



This is a pic on 31's with a slight t bar crank and shackles and leaves in the back beside a stock blazer.



I picked up some Z28 Camaro rims and painted them black. The back spacing was needed for my future plans....



Trimming of the front fender @ the rear with 31's and a 2" body lift.



By the way, those Goodyear Wrangler Territories were a fantastic all around. tire
 
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:14 PM
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