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Grrr…ille! Very cool

Yes it is.
That’s really scool, Black. What did she use to cut it?
Plasma table. Months ago she asked if I wanted anything cut out so I was thinking a key fob or small wall art so I had sent her pics of some key fobs. From those pics she made her own cad cam drawings that she then converted to the vector files for the plasma table.
 
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Twelve days and one hour later. 22:00

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Been way too busy with work but took a few minutes to tinker on the TJ. Changed the front splash guards for the shorter ones and repainted the drivers floor pan as I had some failure I am guessing from not curing from trying to paint in the winter.

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Nice to be able to work outside. Replaced the drivers door bushings with some Crown delrin ones. Also had to redrill the Warn tire carrier for the new tire/wheel combo. Since the drill distance would come close to overlapping the old hole (yes I could have turned the mount 90 degrees but it would look wrong) and I just wanted to add something to buffer between the carrier and the tire I moved the hole off enough that a small gap was left. To test for the right thickness buffer I am starting with some 1/4 inch thick mudflap and a bit of carpet tape to see if it is enough to keep things tight. Will check it after a week and see how it works and come up with a more permanent solution.

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Been too busy to get much done but the girls just handed me an early Father’s Day present. Yes I know they are from brand C but out came the tools and I made these bad chickens work. And Alaska will just do them in like the original ones anyway.

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Nice to be able to work outside. Replaced the drivers door bushings with some Crown delrin ones. Also had to redrill the Warn tire carrier for the new tire/wheel combo. Since the drill distance would come close to overlapping the old hole (yes I could have turned the mount 90 degrees but it would look wrong) and I just wanted to add something to buffer between the carrier and the tire I moved the hole off enough that a small gap was left. To test for the right thickness buffer I am starting with some 1/4 inch thick mudflap and a bit of carpet tape to see if it is enough to keep things tight. Will check it after a week and see how it works and come up with a more permanent solution.

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It never ceases to amaze me that even though I've really gotten used to seeing large wheels on jeeps, seeing a large tire in the rear just is still always a visual blow as to how large 33s and 35s really are.

I utterly love your outdoor shots from Alaska. Please do post them. I'm hoping to perhaps take a trip next year to Denali NP.
 
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It never ceases to amaze me that even though I've really gotten used to seeing large wheels on jeeps, seeing a large tire in the rear just is still always a visual blow as to how large 33s and 35s really are.

I utterly love your outdoor shots from Alaska. Please do post them. I'm hoping to perhaps take a trip next year to Denali NP.

Yeah once you get past 32s the spare begins to take on an almost clownish appearance.

I will do my best to get out some this year and get some pics. Work is doing its best to not let that happen unfortunately.
 
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