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T&T
October 9th, 2009, 04:51 PM
This thread has been a long time coming. Back in August I received a call from Bob Ski of the New York State Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Association asking us if we would be interested in donating some armor for a YJ build they were doing for their Trail Rex program which fights to keep trails open and get new trails started. The Jeep had to be rebuilt entirely in three days so it could debut at the 2009 Trail Rex event in New York. After several phone conversations we came to the conclusion that they were ill-prepared for the build. They were swapping in a D60, 14 Bolt, later model motor, doing a spring over and they had not addressed many of the issues that come from swapping in these items. Our shop forman Mike is a YJ guru so Bob decided to fly him out to New York to head up the build, so off he went!

We donated 6" Fenders, 6" Corners, Rock sliders, Tire Carrier, Replacement rear crossmember and lots of man hours!

When he arrived (remember it has to be built in three days!)

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww112/TnTCustoms/IMG_0634.jpg

Two days in after working alot of hours. Our corners are mounted and part of the wrap is on.

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww112/TnTCustoms/IMG_0642.jpg
http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww112/TnTCustoms/IMG_0667.jpg

Oh yeah, it sits really high!

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww112/TnTCustoms/IMG_0643.jpg

T&T
October 9th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Almost done! Fenders are mounted up as well as our tire carrier and rear crossmember.

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww112/TnTCustoms/IMG_0705.jpg

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww112/TnTCustoms/IMG_0649.jpg

T&T
October 9th, 2009, 04:52 PM
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/36/l_780ac1f8a4da43828596e46970f54078.jpg

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/23/l_d67be96724a3496c9e8da9cbe9201f73.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/21/l_2829084548b94933a0696cdb1aa62266.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/53/l_82c04e26009d4de3a9aa74337ec1b89e.jpg

Those of you who live in the Northeast keep an eye out for it! It's going to be traveling around to various events over the coming months.

Impaired
October 9th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Wow. Good job on a unthinkable timeline.

Cresso
October 9th, 2009, 04:58 PM
3 days?!?!?! :hail::hail::hail:

Alpine Spirit
October 9th, 2009, 06:11 PM
That is amazing.

T&T
October 12th, 2009, 09:58 AM
It wasn't driveable until the fourth day but it was still missing a front driveshaft. It was a crazy few days. The guy who headed the thing up told Mike that if he hadn't been there they couldn't have pulled it off. He had other help there but none of them had much experience doing this kind of build.

Matt
October 12th, 2009, 10:49 AM
Way to go Mike and kudos to TnT for chipping in on the donations. :thumbsup: