Hi-Lift Mount

I have been searching for a way to mount my high lift jack that is both convenient and secure. I debated welding on tabs to the roll bar to hold it, but I settled on u-bolt brackets. I found the 2.75″ Exhaust hanger brackets match up to the holes in the high lift fairly perfectly and word decently on the 2.5″ roll bar tube.

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I may move it eventually but for now I like it

Before/After Tire comparison

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Before and after shots for the new tires and rims. Still a bit to bald to do any serious wheeling with but driving on the street is much nicer than my majorly off balance 36s were. Next step pull together the funds to replace the 38×15.5 with 37×12.50
My front right is still a 37×12.50 you can see the size difference here.

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It amuses me how much of a difference width makes in the overall size look of the tire. As always slowly coming together.
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Gas Tank

2013-08-17_21-09-54_913So one of the things I’ve wanted to fix for quite a while is the gas tank filler going straight out the back of the Jeep. The biggest problem this causes is I cannot fill my tank more than half full before gas starts pouring onto the ground. Obviously I don’t try to fill it up that far but really it needs to be up on the side like all other Jeeps.

Issues with trying to relocate the gas tank filler neck is this tank is completely custom…. Which basically means we found it in a junkyard and it was the best fit to the space in the back of the Jeep.

Relocating step 1. Cut out and place the new filler neck mount. Completed image included for reference

 

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Step 2 is plan out how to get a sealed passage of fuel from the new location to the back of the gas tank. Finding moulded rubber to accomdate the shape needed at the appropriate 2″ diameter was almost nonesistent. I did find a couple super flexible 2″ rubber hose that would work for the whole length but it was prohibitively expensive; a couple dollars an inch. End result was welded metal attached by rubber at each end. The fuel grade rubber was still fairly pricey at $40 for the 90 degree angle piece and $32 for 1 foot of the “flexible” straight part.

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