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monsieurhodge

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Hello all!

It's been a few years since I posted a pic of my JKUR. In the last year or so, I've been working on the overland build of my Gladiator. I figured I'd post up some pics of my final-ish rig.

I started with a 2" Stage 6 Icon lift on 37" Toyo Open Country R/Ts (pictured were the intial Rhino Madness wheels but it now has Desert Tan Rhino Armory wheels). Also in this pic are the Alu-Cab Explorer Canopy and James Baroud Evasion RTT:
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Modified Mopar Steel bumper to include shackle points and installed a Warn EVO winch:
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Vortex Dock with holders for phones and Garmin Tread Overland XL:
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Homemade Rear Attic for sorage of bulky items like coats. Also mounted a Molle panel along the rear wall for storage:
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Goose Gear Rear Seat Delete. Onboard air using ARB Twin Compressor on an 813 Fabrications mount. I use a JeepNeeds Hurricane manifold system for airing up/down:
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Alu Cab Shadow Awn for the outdoor living space:
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Renogy Solar with 30A DC-DC charger and MPPT with 100aH LiFeO4 Battery. Mounted underneath the battery platform is a 10 gallon fresh water tank with pump for shower system.
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Overland Kitchen with a Dometic CFX3 45IM refrigerator and a Partner Steel 2 burner stove. Also shown is a BillieBars Tailgate Cover:
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And a couple of "poses:
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montechie

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I started with a 2" Stage 6 Icon lift on 37" Toyo Open Country R/Ts (pictured were the intial Rhino Madness wheels but it now has Desert Tan Rhino Armory wheels). Also in this pic are the Alu-Cab Explorer Canopy and James Baroud Evasion RTT:

Modified Mopar Steel bumper to include shackle points and installed a Warn EVO winch:

Sweet JTR!

How's the Icon ride on highway and on rough roads? I had an Icon kit on a past Taco, but curious how they would change my JTR. I find the stock Rubicon suspension way too soft.
Are the added shackle points a 3rd party kit or did you fab the bumper to fit them?
 
Sweet JTR!

How's the Icon ride on highway and on rough roads? I had an Icon kit on a past Taco, but curious how they would change my JTR. I find the stock Rubicon suspension way too soft.
Are the added shackle points a 3rd party kit or did you fab the bumper to fit them?
First of all....THANKS!!!

For the shackle points, an outfit in Montreal called Frog Fab (https://frogfab.myshopify.com/en-us) was actually making them:
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I had to remove the bumper and grind off the crush cans in order to bolt them to the end of the frame rails. I then modified the plastic bezels to fit them through the fascia. I love the Mopar steel bumper but hate that it doesn't have shackle mounts!

As for the Icon suspension, I love it. I have a 2016 JKUR with the 2" AEV DualSport XT suspension, a 2018 JKUR that is still stock but with front leveling spacers and this 2020 JTR. The Icon suspension is far superior to the other two. I am located in the Phoeniz, AZ area so I worked with SDHQ, who are here as well, to set up the suspension. If you don't know who SDHQ are, they are big in the trophy truck scene and I figured, "you know, this thing is not a Wrangler; it's a truck". So I need to talk to the truck suspension guys." They really "designed" the right suspension for what I am doing. The shocks are 2.5" adjustable remote reservoir shocks and I'd put them up against the original Fox shocks or the AEV's Bilsteins any day. They worked with Deaver Spring to have custom springs made for the weight of the overland build aiming for 900-1200# (which surprisingly was only about a $400 upcharge).

We probably have 30K miles on this suspension and I'd bet half of that is off pavement and it still rides better that the other two vehicles.

Happy to answer any other questions you might have. I see you are in Bozeman so if you are going to be at Overland West in Flagstaff, maybe I'll see you there! Cheers
 

pdxfrogdog

Adventurer
Hello all!

It's been a few years since I posted a pic of my JKUR. In the last year or so, I've been working on the overland build of my Gladiator. I figured I'd post up some pics of my final-ish rig.

I started with a 2" Stage 6 Icon lift on 37" Toyo Open Country R/Ts (pictured were the intial Rhino Madness wheels but it now has Desert Tan Rhino Armory wheels). Also in this pic are the Alu-Cab Explorer Canopy and James Baroud Evasion RTT:
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Modified Mopar Steel bumper to include shackle points and installed a Warn EVO winch:
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Vortex Dock with holders for phones and Garmin Tread Overland XL:
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Homemade Rear Attic for sorage of bulky items like coats. Also mounted a Molle panel along the rear wall for storage:
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Goose Gear Rear Seat Delete. Onboard air using ARB Twin Compressor on an 813 Fabrications mount. I use a JeepNeeds Hurricane manifold system for airing up/down:
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Alu Cab Shadow Awn for the outdoor living space:
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Renogy Solar with 30A DC-DC charger and MPPT with 100aH LiFeO4 Battery. Mounted underneath the battery platform is a 10 gallon fresh water tank with pump for shower system.
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Overland Kitchen with a Dometic CFX3 45IM refrigerator and a Partner Steel 2 burner stove. Also shown is a BillieBars Tailgate Cover:
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And a couple of "poses:
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I would love to know a bit more about the molle panel you mounted at the rear window of the cab. Was there a product designed for that spot or did you modify something else? How is it attached? Thanks in advance!
 
@pdxfrogdog

Well...it's not a specifically made product for the cab but works as if it was. It's this:
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Sorry, I ithought I had install pics but apparently not. Anyhoo...before I purchased it, I reasoned that the height would allow it to fit and the width was adjustable. I only had to figure out how to attach it (which is why I wish I could find the pics).

Ultimately, I used some simple "L" brackets to attach the panel to the hard top hold down bolts. There is nothing in the cab to really attach the top of the molle panel to the cab without drilling into something I didn't want to drill into. You could probably fashion some stand off brackets that could attach to existing bolts/screws in the "roll" cage; however, I felt it was already sturdy enough so I just put some rubber bushings in the top brackets (in the above picture attached to bed rail) to put a little spring between the top of the panel and the fiberglass.

It has held up well and doesn't rattle, etc. when pounding down the trail.
 

pdxfrogdog

Adventurer
@pdxfrogdog

Well...it's not a specifically made product for the cab but works as if it was. It's this:
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Sorry, I ithought I had install pics but apparently not. Anyhoo...before I purchased it, I reasoned that the height would allow it to fit and the width was adjustable. I only had to figure out how to attach it (which is why I wish I could find the pics).

Ultimately, I used some simple "L" brackets to attach the panel to the hard top hold down bolts. There is nothing in the cab to really attach the top of the molle panel to the cab without drilling into something I didn't want to drill into. You could probably fashion some stand off brackets that could attach to existing bolts/screws in the "roll" cage; however, I felt it was already sturdy enough so I just put some rubber bushings in the top brackets (in the above picture attached to bed rail) to put a little spring between the top of the panel and the fiberglass.

It has held up well and doesn't rattle, etc. when pounding down the trail.

Thanks much for the additional info! I’ve been searching high and low for a solution to adding a molle panel here.
 

Mules

Well-known member
Thanks! OK, but you may have opened Pandora's Box, as I added some other Jeep eye candy below, as well. ;)

The CJ-7 is a good one...a 1971 with under 5,800 original miles, and it just needs some TLC/love. It has the Odd-Fire Dauntless V6, T15 3-speed, and Dana 18 t-case. It should have the fairly rare/stronger offset flanged Dana 44 rear axle vs. the older 2-pc. Dana 44 shafts. The old-school Ramsey winch still works. The body is solid, minus a fire department repair job in the bed (see video link below). It's mostly unmolested. And if you like big bumpers, it's definitely for you. :D I just bought the vehicle, but it's not here yet; I just booked a shipper for it yesterday. I already have a full soft top/doors (Bestop Tigertop) on the way.

More CJ-6 details in this video made by the seller

I've owned 140+ Jeeps in the past, the majority of which were rusty parts CJs ('80 and newer) from the salty Midwest. I used to part them out to help offset the cost of rebuilding the Jeeps I was working on. I've owned some pretty rare stuff...two CJ-10as, a basket case Alaskan Postal Scrambler, a '55 M170 (ran/drove, but the body was banged up), FC150s and FC170s, etc. I especially like weird, boxy and/or ugly vehicles, Jeep or otherwise. I also bought an '05 LJ new, and it was my first new vehicle ever.

Fast-forward 15 years...

We moved from Michigan to East Tennessee about 15 months ago, where I'm building a small house; the kids were all out of the house before we moved, and I work part-time from home. We've been a 1-car family for the past 6 months, and I wanted an extra vehicle to use around town, around our property (soon-to-be our personal mini farm), and for local exploring. I'm not a mechanic, but have done several frame-up builds with extensive fabrication work...not just bolt-on improvements. While I enjoyed that at the time, I just wanted something relatively stock that I could preserve and enjoy. I also need something that's not too much of a project, as I still have plenty left to do on my house build, and I promised my wife that the house will be my main focus (we're living pretty rustic while I build). :) I couldn't pass up the '6 when I saw it, and the scope of the project is right for me. I want something simple that I can work on myself, and I was specifically looking for a vehicle old enough to not have any computers.

I want to get the CJ-6 reliable enough for day-trip exploring here in East Tennessee, and perhaps further. It probably won't be a long-distance overlander, but we just want to explore in a basically stock-but-capable Jeep. It just has to fit me & my wife, and our 63-lb. dog.

I'll likely remove, but keep in storage, the ginormous rear bumper, and perhaps rework the front for better approach/departure angles. Whatever I do, I want to retain the overall vintage look/feel of the vehicle.

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The first Jeep I built from the ground-up...'82 Scrambler. DISCLAIMER: I built this Scrambler over a 2 1/2-year period to 90-95% completion, and the new owner finished it and took his family on a Michigan U.P. vacation 2 weeks after buying it from me. This is actually a photo that he sent me shortly after buying it. He still owns it almost 20 years later, and has since done some incredible improvements...401 engine, etc. He's currently building a Dana 44 front axle to match the 44 rear.
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My old '05 LJ after I added 1-tons, high-line kit, 37s, etc. The CJ-6 is much like a vintage LJ. ;)
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My CJ-10a after extending wheelbase, converting to 4WD, etc.:
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My old '58 FC-170:
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...and the cylinder head lamp I made from the seized FC-170 engine. I still have this, and it'll be hanging on the wall of my house when I finish building.
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Love the CJ-10! I can't believe I've never seen one before. Great job.
 

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