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  1. desertrunner

    Rubicon trail summer of 2022

    just wanted to throw the latest update out there My dad and I will be starting the trail next monday the 8th from loon lake. We are coming in from Auburn, CA (sacramento side) so probably not a super early start since we have about a 2 hour drive to get there. depending on how the start of the...
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    Where did your Jeep take You this Week?

    Boulder lakes, near Ketchum, ID. Also our little one's first ride in the 2dr since I put the 3rd seat in
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    $3k for a re gear?

    That's what I was thinking. They said 10 hrs or labor so at $150/hour I'm not sure where they get another 1500 for parts on a 30/44
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    $3k for a re gear?

    Yeah the 1k per axle seemed par for me. I knew prices are going up but I was a bit surprised by 3k for a 30/44 I just asked him for it I was curious too
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    $3k for a re gear?

    My dad is looking at trying to re gear before our rubicon trip and the 4wp in his area (Sacramento CA) quoted him out the door 3k for a 30/44 4.56s I was thinking maybe 1500-2000 but 3k seems real high. Or is that just the going rate for a re gear now a days?
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    Tow rigs

    After almost a year I finally got my tow rig set up complete. GMC 2500 and a load trail 20' drive over fender. Leaving Friday for a 6 week road trip should be a good test for the set up! The trailer I had on order took 2 months and came in with 2 days to spare for our trip. I was sweating a bit
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    single rear seat 2dr

    Update to this project. Finally finished it. Added 1/4" bar steel on top of the U bolts so it threads through both sides. Added gussets to the rear for more support on the actual seat. The thing is stout as hell and I'm very happy with the results. With the passenger seat all the way back and...
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    single rear seat 2dr

    The other option is just straight U bolt. I'll probably have to use 2 of the pieces as a spacer wonder if that will end up with any lateral movement though
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    single rear seat 2dr

    So if you saw one of the posts above I pulled the stock rear seat apart and pulled out the frame to see if that would work first. But the frame sat way too high to get a bucket seat on top of up. With no head rest the seat back almost hit the roof. But I should clarify the major hiccup is the...
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    single rear seat 2dr

    I do agree though that I'm not sold on the cable clamps other than should they need to survive an impact the galvanized portion really isn't doing anything. It's just the 5/8" U bolt. The actual clamp part of it is more of just a spacer so I have enough threads to get the nut on. Making a tab...
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    single rear seat 2dr

    That is a front seat bracket not a rear. The rear of the 2dr does not bolt to the floor it has fold and tumble bars that click into the rings
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    single rear seat 2dr

    For a full back story I actually tore down my stock rear seat to see if I could use the stock fold and tumble system and have it attach to the rings like factory. But that frame sat way too high to get a bucket set on top of it. But while doing that I found out the rear seat belt is apparently a...
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    single rear seat 2dr

    Bolted the seat down tight had my wife hop in and thrash around in the seat. Everything seems really stable. Thing I'm going to still add a gusset in the back but think this is going to work. I also made it so the front passenger seat is all the way back and comfortable, still fits our car seat...
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    single rear seat 2dr

    Frame in and with the seat on it. The part in the back where it hangs off the end with no support is where I think I need to beef up. And then the biggest question mark in regards to strength is those cable clamps I'm using to hold it to the rings. No clue if they are adequate for holding a seat...
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    single rear seat 2dr

    So far this is what I have. So far the first snag I have is the weight of the back of the seat isn't as supportive as I would like so I need to box that part in more. Tried to drill the holes for the slider but my drill bits are shot so had to get new ones. Plus drilling on metal that I...
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    single rear seat 2dr

    Only rear seat brackets I ever found we all for 4drs nothing for the 2dr. The 2dr doesn't have any holes in the floor to put a bolt in like the 4dr or the front seats. I was tempted to just drill into the floor but especially on the passenger side the right 2 bolts would be blocked by the gas...
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    single rear seat 2dr

    Or maybe kill 2 birds with 1 stone and make part B angle iron and that solves my 1.5" rise and the bending in the middle
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    single rear seat 2dr

    Without seeing a whole lot of other ideas floating around out there this is what I'm currently thinking of attempting. Use these pipe clamps to attach to the floor rings then part A will go from the front to the back and the aft ring sits 1.5" lower than the front. Part B will be the lateral...
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    single rear seat 2dr

    This is probably the closest thing i have seen that i like but curious what else people have come up with
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    single rear seat 2dr

    Anyone have any good write ups for making a bracket for a single bucket in the back of a 2dr? I still have my stock drivers seat and slider bracket just thinking about how to secure it to the floor or the existing mounts back there that's safe enough to put the kid in. I haven't found a company...
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