Local Legend 69 Jeepster Trail Rig

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I am rebuilding a 69 Jeepster I bought a few years ago. Here is the build breakdown when I bought it.

1969 Jeepster

Custom stretched TJ chassis

GenRight 3 link front

GenRight 4 link rear

LS1 (5.7l) ACD 41-162 spark plug

TH400

ORD Magnum box

205 Twin Stickp

Chevy D60 ARB 5.38 35 spline

14 bolt shaved ARB 5.38

GM14T-30-35 for short side

GM14T-30-42 for the long side

3 link front with 16” ORI Struts hydro bumps.

4 link rear with 16 Coilovers and hydro bumps.

Warn 8274 with synthetic rope

Hutchinson Beadlocks

40” Maxxis Stickys.

Dakota Digital dash

These pics of it are the day I brought it home.
 

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These pictures were right after the first round of updates. I made some rear fenders for it, took the linex coating off the front fenders and painted those, upgraded to Methods and 40” KR3 and added some lighting and fixed some electrical.
 

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After the rear fenders I moved to the inside. The dash was lineX also. It was awful. I removed the old school switch panel to a smart style switch pad.
 

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that thing is a beast! looks like you started off with a pretty solid platform to build off of!

Let's see some action shots of this bad boy!
 
The shock hoops and engine cage in it were awful. I also hated the ORI struts. So I cut it all off. And rebuilt it all.
 

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Thanks for joining and showing all us girls what we need to build next!

How's the new house/shop working out for you guys?
 
I love the space.
 

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I ditched the ORI struts and went to Radflo 2.5’s all around. This also required making some better shock mounts.
 

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New Racelines and 40 KR3S, new rock sliders going together and I added a Garage Fab table and fixtures to the shop. So stoked.
 

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First parts off the new fab table. Stoked to see they still match my shop floor scale templates.
 

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So school me on rock sliders...

I always assumed round would best for not denting. Does it even matter? Also how much triangulation do you put into the mounts to the frame? I see so many that are just a single tube straight to the frame and wonder how the heck that would hold...
 
A couple things that I know. My current ones were way too big, they were round .120 wall and they didn’t hold up. My new setup should be way stronger.
 
I am still working on the design. The plan is to tie front into the junction where the engine cage connects to the chassis. I should have them racked up on Sunday and it will make more sense. I welded up the last section last night.
 

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A few small updates.

I bungs I added to the front of the engine cage we’re going to be used to mount the radiator. I went a different route so I sliced the tube and capped it. This allowed me to drop the front of the hood an extra 1.5”.
 

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