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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 1:19 am

Man, you need to snap a decent current pic of this rig!  It doesn't even look like the same one that's up on page 2.  It's real nice, made me think it wouldn't be a bad replacement for the FJ should they stop making it.  Granted, it's claustrophobic in the front of the cabin compared to the FJ.  But still very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 9:10 am

ok Doug, the 1st page has been updated with a current pic.
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 12:36 pm

Much more purdy!
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 12:40 pm

Some flat fenders are really going to bump up the badass factor! Looking good though!.

I like the stock rims better, but I know they wouldnt work
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 20, 2013 8:22 pm

The front fender flares are on.  I had to do some cutting and painting around the rear fender area, so those will have to wait until tomorrow.  I have to say, it feels wrong grinding metal and spray painting a new vehicle.

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I trimmed the pinch seam up.

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painted the area

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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 20, 2013 9:22 pm

Looks good!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 20, 2013 10:08 pm

How ya liking the Goodyears?
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 20, 2013 10:31 pm

Cant say much yet.  They are not any quieter that the hankooks.  I havent really done anything yet to judge their traction.  They are large and look good!
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 20, 2013 11:46 pm

You gonna weld a cap over that tube?
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 20, 2013 11:56 pm

No, I can't weld.  However I am doing something else.  I am trying to make the jeep look real ghetto.
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 2:18 pm

The flat fender flares are on.

Before:

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After:

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and a few more.

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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 3:56 pm

Nice "After" pictures
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 4:02 pm

Looks like a photochop to me......


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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 4:07 pm

Crazy Hube wrote:
Nice "After" pictures
  Why the quotes?

MadToy wrote:
Looks like a photochop to me......Suspect
I had Adam make me some so I could pass it off as my own.


To be honest, I don't really like the new flares.  I the the stock ones had a much better design, but I guess these will be more functional.
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 4:22 pm

I like the new ones.  Looks like you have more lift with them....
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 4:28 pm

MadToy wrote:
I like the new ones.  Looks like you have more lift with them....
 Well with my lift and these flares, I can run 37s!!  I doubt that will ever happen though.  I would want to upgrade the drive shafts and regear before that.
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 5:16 pm

Yep.  Seems that once guys go to 37's and bigger, that's when all the problems start.
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 5:36 pm

Looks good.  I like the construction (including a place for the side marker) and the clearance gain but I'm with you.  I like the look of stock fenders better.
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 11:24 pm

The JK 44s are pretty stout and can be beefed up to handle 37s pretty easily.  I wouldn't run any ECORS races or KOH or anything on them, but they'd be great for most offroading.  I think there's actually a built pair for sale on Jeepforum right now.  You can sell your stock pair to some TJ guys for a pretty penny as well since they're a good bit stronger than the TJ 44s.

Oh yeah, I prefer the new fenders by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 11:29 pm

Yea if you sleeved those 44's and ran chromo's they'd be pretty darn stout!
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSat Jun 22, 2013 7:49 am

Really nice!
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 24, 2013 9:13 am

The new flares look much better. OEM ones are way too Playskool looking.
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 24, 2013 10:25 am

Oh man, the stock flares were my biggest gripe about these vehicles... they looked way too cheap for such a nice rig!  VERY glad you switched em out man!
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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 09, 2013 1:08 pm

I put on skids today.  These were a pain in the butt.  Definitely makes me appreciates the quality and design of the Budbuilts.  I just did the Trans/oil pan skid and the transfer case skid.  I probably wasted money on the gas tank skid.  The stock one is already metal and don't want the added weight of the aftermarket one.  I thought I could remove the stock one and then put the new one on.  However it is not recommended because the stock skid is what is actually holding the gas tank up.

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PostSubject: Re: The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build   The Green Monster (The Resurrection) Build - Page 4 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 09, 2013 1:57 pm

They look nice!

On a side note, does that exhaust tube do a 360!?

EDIT: nevermind, I see that it does..
http://www.skidplates.com/Exhaust_12_JK.asp
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