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Epic Jeep Fail

So a friend picked up a new Jeep ZJ that was already mostly built, or so it seemed. After trying to remove a log from the trail in reverse with a strap attached to the front bumper his control arms snapped and allowed the entire front axle to roll forward. So far forward in fact that the front differential cover and tie rod was facing the ground and the jeep now steered side to side rather than left to right. This was a first for me to see and we all got a good laugh out of it. Now someone hand me a wrench…

Custom tube doors – Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ

These are my custom tube doors I built for my Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ. The material is square tubing from some old industrial carts I picked up. They already had a few hinges on them that I reworked to use for the doors in the factory hinge locations and there were already a couple 90 degree bends in the square tubing from some pieces of the cage, I was able to tweak the bends a bit and make them fit my door frames. Then welded them up, added some cross braces and gussets in the bottom corner of each for added support and a finishing touch. I used gate latches to lock the doors in place. Simple yet effective design. I’ve received a lot of compliments on these and I’m very happy with how they turned out. They’re a lot of fun to drive and wheel with.