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Unread 06-19-2017, 06:54 AM
Will Cabell Will Cabell is offline
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Default 2006 LJ Highline Safari Top JK axles

Just wanted to share some photos of the LJ since the build is nearly done... Started with a one owner LJ and a pair of JK axles
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Unread 06-19-2017, 06:56 AM
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Axles were re-geared to 5:38s and took the LJ on some mild backyard wheeling
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Unread 06-19-2017, 06:59 AM
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Found a Safari top for sale and made some progress on my tailgate panel
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Unread 06-19-2017, 07:02 AM
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Started the Highline swap -had the inner fender wells Line-X'd and the axle were pulled. Had to use PSC battery tray bracket since I didnt have the AEV ones.
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A good friend of mine welded on the trusses and we got the rear in place. Also discovered after removing the brackets on the front axle that the housing was bent. Upgraded to a J8 front housing -shouldn't have a problem with the tubes now.
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Nice work🤙


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It would look really good in Utah.

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Looking fantastic!!

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Thanks for the kind words Gents. Ive been wanting to build a high-line safari top LJ since I first saw it. I think the higher flares make the vehicle look lower with the top than the standard TJ flares. I do wish the Jeep was red though. I haven't gotten the rear tailgate window mounted yet and I believe I will have to migrate back to a factory tailgate. Also a few Safari top owners spoke of the hassles dealing with roll bar interference with the side widows and remarked that the position of the rear opera window was useless so I cut the rear bars off. This gives the rear cargo area so much more room and I have unobstructed use of all the windows. Unfortunately I lost the sound pods and cargo lights in the process. This top was one of the first few production tops made and doesn't benefit from the upgraded roof panel -which now features cargo lights. The new design is much better than the first tops made. Not sure what to do there. I looked heavily into the Teraflex 8 lug conversion kit and am trying to justify the want/need for this. Doing so would allow the use of the Ram XL AEV wheel and then in an odd way products from every AEV line would be brewed into the LJ. AEV JK diff covers are still in the box waiting to go on. Im also using Genright cargo ties down brackets to mount the top to the body instead of the long aluminum angle that comes with the top. The Carbon high-line hood also needs a small trim job to fit right -its incredibly lightweight.

Also this is Chads garage aka: Edmonson Off-Road Fabrication. His Blue postal was in CRAWL not to long ago. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...-build-38.html
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Unread 06-20-2017, 02:56 PM
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Real nice. LJs are cool.

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