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Old 04-27-2011, 11:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ha, you can put a sheet on the side to hide the rust holes and cover the wheel opening. It's looking real aero. Tarp tape works well with coroplast. If your just racing it, why not just remove the bed and make an light weight whole tail.

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Old 04-29-2011, 09:25 AM   #22 (permalink)
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^ Because that would be butchering a rare Jeep.
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Actually when I picked it up, they previous owner had duct taped aluminum sheets covering all the holes....looked worse than the holes and one rainy day everything started to come lose on the highway....not good.
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Ha, you can put a sheet on the side to hide the rust holes and cover the wheel opening. It's looking real aero. Tarp tape works well with coroplast. If your just racing it, why not just remove the bed and make an light weight whole tail.
We will be racing it, but I want to keep it as intact and functional as possible. Still want to be able to use it as a pickup if needed.....it can carry its own spares and tools. It will remain street worthy and registered/insured.
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^ Because that would be butchering a rare Jeep.
not really, you could do all that without destroying the Jeep. He already mentioned that he had a new bed that was in good condition. he could even modify the bed he has on it now, and once he's done racing it put the newer bed onto it.
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Here are some updates. I had to install a window since I was totally blind on the passenger side. Used some spare plexi I had lying around, it has scratches but will do the job.







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Looking good, about how much does it weigh all together?
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Dunno Joe, but to be honest its not a big concern. Those Jeeps are so light weight especially in the rear, that I might actually have to add ballast. I will be taking it off soon to finish up and will get the approximate weight.
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Here are some updates. I had to install a window since I was totally blind on the passenger side. Used some spare plexi I had lying around, it has scratches but will do the job.




I like the visibility window.
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Spent most of the day trying to shape panels to fit the rear section ...ended up frustrated and ruining one piece. Will resume at another time. I did add another window to center panel (not pictured) and additional bracing since I now figured out I will need to section the rear portion due to the shape.



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