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 Post subject: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:36 pm 
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all done at the XJ skunk werks at 1996XJ's garage :mrgreen:

"floating" license plate with LED light

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new 8.25 rear axle with Powertrax No slip locker and 4.10 gears and Rusty's diff skid

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Rusty's greasable 1.5" drop shackles, 3.5 inch leaf springs, 4.5 inch front coils, rear is sitting about an inch low so we will be putting 1.5 inch blocks on the axle later this week

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and some recent light additions, 2 more KC series 57 ABS on the front bumper and 2 on the rear bumper for trail/tail gating counter measures :seuss:

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Looking good Dustin! I've got that same Rusty's Diff skid on my KJ. Well have to get together soon :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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Looking good Dustin! I've got that same Rusty's Diff skid on my KJ. Well have to get together soon :lol:


Why yes, Brian, we most certainly will :evil:

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I like it :D


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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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I like it :D



thank you sir :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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SWEET! It's about time you did something to that Jeep. Hey, you should start a build thread so we can keep track of all your happenings. :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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I wonder what Rokee has been up to ??? I wonder if there has been some mods. in the works !!! :JEEPIN: :BANANA:

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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1996xj wrote:
I wonder what Rokee has been up to ??? I wonder if there has been some mods. in the works !!! :JEEPIN: :BANANA:

Talked to him about a week ago and from what I heard there was some new mods in the works :JEEPIN: Just need an update from Rokee himself :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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Well, since I just received a phone call from Rokee; I can tell you this much, he’s got some cool stuffing coming. :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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well, let's see, since it was like 9 billion degrees in Oklahoma this summer and Rokee has never experienced hot weather her headliner came down in very short order and needed to be replaced, instead of the boring gray, I chose to go with blackImageImageImage

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and then I decided I wanted to repaint the bumpers, so off they came and were quickly sent to the local sandblaster......

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Headliner looks great! I'm sure the bumpers will come out great as well! :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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....meanwhile, while the bumpers were at the sandblaster, I got to thinking...paint and primer was going to run me around 150.00 so I called the sandblaster and asked him what he would charge me to powder coat everything, he said 300.00 total which included the sandblasting which when you add in the paint and primer was only an additional 50.00 so what the heck (btw at this time I was and still am nursing a ruptured disc in my back so this solution had great appeal to me)

by pure coincidence I received a rather large check in the mail, so I decided to go on a shopping spree.....

Rokee is now approx 300lbs heavier in armor, and new lights, so here are the pics, she is 98.75% finished now 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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Nice work! :rockon: One of these days my XJ will be as cool as yours. :mrgreen: What’s next on the list?

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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Oh I almost forgot, had lunch with my best friend today, we stopped by the local 4Wheel Parts Store, and he noticed me looking at the onboard air compressors, so I received a belated birth day present today from my bro Jim!

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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Nice work! :rockon: One of these days my XJ will be as cool as yours. :mrgreen: What’s next on the list?



Rhett,

all I have left now is to get a 3 gal air tank, and hoses, run wires for the compressor, plumb it, get new rims and tires, and she will finally be finished :BANANA:

....oh and an Oklahoma hail storm so I can Diggerize my ride...

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Rhett,

all I have left now is to get a 3 gal air tank, and hoses, run wires for the compressor, plumb it, get new rims and tires, and she will finally be finished :BANANA:

....oh and an Oklahoma hail storm so I can Diggerize my ride...


That will be a good feeling when you're all done. I have too many projects going on at the same time to get anything done. Hmmm, I hear a second XJ project coming up for you................ :mrgreen:

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I love the look of your XJ, rokee ! i especially like what you did with the taillights, looks very utilitarian!

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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Xj is looking good 8) Can't wait to check it out in person.

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 Post subject: Re: Some new mods and upgrades to Rokee
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I was wondering if you were still alive....how's the weather out there treating ya? Better on your health, well, other than your back?

Looking good......for an XJ :goink: :goink: :mrgreen:

Do us a favor, when your posting pics, put a space between your tags, it will stack the pics instead of across the page.

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