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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:30 am 
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Was just over at my "builder's" house yesterday. Almost there! Bleed brakes, double check all bolts, rear limit straps, reinstall front driveshaft and all skids, tiny bit of wiring. Maybe a week or two, then its out on the asphalt for a test run. Put 500 miles on the new gears, then i can really see what it'll do!

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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:47 am 
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So here's the seats that will be going in. Still waiting on the mounting brackets for the front seats. I'll have to fab or adapt the stock brackets for the rear seats.
Front seats are Corbeau LG1 with reclining option and a pump up lumbar support. Rear seat is a 42" Corbeau Baja RS bench.
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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:03 am 
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5 point harnesses. The lap belt and submarine belt will bolt to the floor. The shoulder belts will attach to the new harness bar going from b-pillar to b-pillar.ImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:42 am 
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You are not holding back are you? Nice work.

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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:44 pm 
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I've been eye'n those front flares for a while now. Please post how you went about building them if you have a chance to. Nice work.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:56 pm 
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Effing Awesome. Thanks for sharing all of this!

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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:01 pm 
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There's a thread on the flares here farther down.

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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:07 pm 
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The Red Baron is back! Picked it up yesterday morning in time to run the 20 miles in to town for Jeeps and Java at the local speed shop. Was the talk of the parking lot! LOL! It started raining and things kinda broke up. After the rain showers passed, I had time to bolt on the new 7" LED roof lights and 2 - 9" LED bars on the back. Not wired yet, but they're up there.ImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:17 pm 
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Had more rain showers this morning. It stopped about 1p so I headed to the driveway again. Opened up the big box I got a couple weeks ago and started bolting brackets on to my rack. Had a hard time lifting and maneuvering it, but finally managed to get the Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 270 awning bolted up and adjusted. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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'05 WK Limited, Hers


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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
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That is one serious awning!

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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:15 pm 
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Next on the list is beginning to tackle the interior. I removed both front seats, rear seat and all interior trim pieces and . (I'll pull the console tomorrow morning). Drug the hose out and put the nozzle on it and hosed out the inside. There was still mud caked under the carpet from when I sank it last October! The carpet itself is trash. Not sure I'll actually replace it.
Installed the brackets on the bottom of the front seats. Not sure how I'll mount the rear yet. They don't offer a bracket for it so .... more fab work there.
First 2 pictures show how bad it was. 3rd picture is after. 4 and 5 is one of the front seat brackets. 6 is the installed bracket. 7 is the Corbeau LG1 TrailCat front seats and Baja RS suspension rear seat. 8 is one of the seats with harnesses and the last one is the rear seat.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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'05 WK Limited, Hers


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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:46 am 
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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:18 am 
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More pics from yesterday. Finished the front seats up, then started on the Rockhard Fabrication bolt-in harness bar. (RH-1030-SFH4) Its made for 07-18 4dr JK. After talking with another KJ owner that made his own and getting his/taking my own measurements we thought it might work. It was $179.95 so I went for it, thinking I could tweak/modify what I needed to. Our B-pillar pinch weld to pinch weld measurements are ALMOST the same as the JK.
Well, I made it work! It WAS a little work! I had to "massage " the pinch weld a little and "tweak " the mounting on the bar a little, but it's in and solid! I stretched the harnesses back to the rear seat mounting brackets temporarily. They will get wrapped properly on the bar itself after paint. Now that it's in, I have to go out today and pull and paint or take to powder coat. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:24 am 
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After working on the seats and bar all day I was about to wrap it up and decided to just tackle a small project. Added the taillight guards and new taillights. I had broken one on the trail trying to negotiate a tight turn in some trees while backing up.
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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:35 am 
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Enjoying your build progress!!! Keep em coming!!!

Fantastic work too. :rockon:

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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:39 pm 
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Pulled the harness bar out today. Scuffed and painted the b-pillar where I scratched it all up fitting the bar last week. Threw the bar on the floor in the back seat of the car to drop off for powder coat. I decided I needed to move the passenger side tube door over to double check the fitment between the two Jeeps (just in case I needed to "adjust" the latch.) Removed the 1 door and bolted up the tube door. It fits great except I may have to add 1 shim on the hinge for the latch to catch perfect. It catches and latches, im just not quite happy with the throw on it. Now it can be finish welded. I still need to do the latch on the driver's door then go back to the rear doors. ImageImageImageImage

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'05 WK Limited, Hers


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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:06 pm 
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On the back seat. How much wider would a person go to make it work?

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 Post subject: Re: KJWildman's Red Baron build
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:41 pm 
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I'll get a picture of it sitting in there.

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