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I hit a junk yard up Saturday looking for my buddies '89 a new bumper. We found an '85 with a nice brush guard on it so I got it for $30. It needed cleaning up and paint, but that was easy. Luckly the bolts holdign it on broke lose without a problem. It was a tight fit under the BII to get the bolts off since it had no wheels and was sitting on the ground.

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After Cleaning (wire wheel on angle grinder):



Back Side painted: (1 can of rust-o-leum)




Front Side painted: (1 more can of rust-o-leum)




I hope to have it installed in a couple days...
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Nice!
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......going another direction with the light bar.....i could send the KC's back, but I would still have to pay for shipping so I want to help someone else out...
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Like I just said in the PM if you still have those lights in a month I'll defn take them. I have a huge payday coming next month.
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Nice find, that should look good on there.
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thanks man!
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what do you have left to do to it before you are driving it on the road
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Still no pics with the shackle installed. I assume you have not installed it yet because normally you post pics right away!
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what do you have left to do to it before you are driving it on the road
I drove it today. The tie rod problem was bad tie rod sleeves. I can cancel my Superlift order and save $180 on not needing tie rods.

I drove it without rear shocks because I havent installed the shackle and I couldn't help but not driving it. I drove slow, probably the ONLY time I have ever drove the speed limit in the city (20 mph in the area I drove).

I am going to schedule an alignment for Thursday.

If it doesnt rain this weekend, my goal is installing the shackles and the brush guard.
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Sounds like its coming on nicely!
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yea bout freakin time!
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I had the front end aligned today. It was surprising how close I had it just by sighten it.

I also got my brush guard installed. Below is those pictures. Before anyone ask, I am NOT going to be running lights on it for right now. I am going to install my blue LED's on it sometime here soon. I am still deciding if I like it or not; either way, it will stay on there till after the Dunes trip so I will have something to attach my flag to.






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so, um, that thing looks awesome now!!! good work my friend! i wish i could see it in person...
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thanks!
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yeah wow, looks really good in such a short time. Keep it up!
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nice improvement. just remember these thing will flip over pretty easy.
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So whats the story with the rear end sag? Still no shackle? I'm kinda iffy on the bar but I have a feeling it would grow on me.
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damn dude that thing looks badass, makes me wish i still had mine.. mine looked exatcly like that (except for rims, lift etc...) but it was home grown wiring that killed it
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So whats the story with the rear end sag? Still no shackle? I'm kinda iffy on the bar but I have a feeling it would grow on me.
I haven't had a chance to install the shackles yet. I am going to start on those today.


Thanks for the comments!
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Jeeze they got enough wheel weights on the outside of the front tire!!! That thing looks good as all your vehicles do! Nice Work
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Jeeze they got enough wheel weights on the outside of the front tire!!! That thing looks good as all your vehicles do! Nice Work
There are weights on the inside wheel also. Steel wheels are hard to balance.
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There are weights on the inside wheel also. Steel wheels are hard to balance.


maybe its cause mine are 32s, but summtracing balanced mine with inside the rim stick on weights, did a great job too.




B2's looking nice, I wish i didnt have to get rid of mine
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they said they could have used the stick on's, but I knew when I wheel that they will come off easier.
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man stop typing and get them shackles on!
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man stop typing and get them shackles on!
Every time I try to install them, I get side tracked on another thing.
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