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  • #31
    Originally posted by Laurie View Post
    They look like they're increasing the BCD - to JK style 5x5" rather than TJ style 5x4.5" just to get the wheels he wanted - as they discussed earlier in the thread...
    Cool, makes sense.
    Ben Hedrick
    www.BenHedrick.com
    HEDRICK Speedsports

    "Ive got a Jeep problem"
    2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
    2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
    2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
    2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
    2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
    2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
    2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
    2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
    2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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    • #32
      Wheel adapters

      I wish I had thought of that. I just wanted black pintlers so I had no other choice. Guess I stumbled on to a win-win type of deal.

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      • #33
        Project back on the move

        After a long delay due to moving to a new house, working on the shop and barn I have dropped the brute off at the body shop. This is where I am at now. The color is a custom silver metallic and there will be satin black on the center section of the hood. Engine bay, under the body, fenders, and in the cab is line x. Seats are from a grand Cherokee and have power adjust and heat. Changed tires to 37's.
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        • #34
          seats

          Body shop filled the fender seam as well. Here is the picture of the seats. $500 on ebay.
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          • #35
            Ready to be finished

            Finally realized I do not have time to finish my project and will drop it off with a builder today. Hopefully a couple months from now and it will be ready to drive.
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            • #36
              Looks good and thanks for the annual update. Hopefully be completed before next December/January.

              cheers

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              • #37
                I dig that color!

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                • #38
                  I guess I deserve that!

                  Maybe I can win the award for the longest build! The sad part is that I purchased another 05 rubicon just to use as a guide to put this on back together since its been so long.
                  The color is called black chrome and one I have used for a lot of powder coating on the wheels of my other vehicles. He did the roll cage and some of the interior in a satin version of it and it looks great.

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                  • #39
                    "Maybe I can win the award for the longest build! "

                    never give up!

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                    • #40
                      Looks great! Youve done a great job

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                      • #41
                        Finally got the brute pulled out of the barn to finish it up. Been sitting while life got busy. Rear tire carrier/bumper, rear rack, rock sliders, and LED mounts are done. Some interior wiring left and figure out why my ECM is not shifting my trans correctly.

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                        • #42
                          Here is the engine stuffed in.

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                          • #43
                            Congrats!!!
                            It looks very nicely done!

                            Ward
                            2015 Dodge Ram 5500 "Intercontinental Cruiser" RV
                            2007 Jeep JK w/ AT Habitat and lots of AEV goodies.
                            2005 Jeep LJ Rubicon
                            2014 Jeep JK

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