2004 Renegade "The Green Monster".

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    Just getting around to starting the mods for the Libby. Took measurements today. DF/PF=19"/19.25", DR/PR=18.75"/18,25". Here are a few stock pictures. :)
     

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    Rear cargo shelf.

    Some pics of the rear cargo shelf I started last weekend. Still have more mods to add to the shelf.
     

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    A Virginia Boston fan?
     
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    No, friends have always given my 4x4s names like that. I do have family in Mass. though.
     
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    Nice, I like that color too! ;)
     
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    So I was finally able to do some more work on the rear cargo shelf. Made a small shelf to hold my 300 watt inverter and a second shelf to hold some other items once I figure out what I want to mount. Still have more thoughts for other equipment mounting points.
     

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    CB antenna

    Finally mounted the CB antenna along with a ground wire for the mount. Got my SWR numbers down to (Channel 1=1.80, 40=2.01). Best I could get with the Midland 75-822 and Firestik II (FS3-64A8A) and Quick Disconnect (K-1A). I actually got down to (Channel 1=1.25, 40=1.51) without the quick disconnect but really don't want to have it stolen. :favorites68:
     

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    Nice pics and Jeep.


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    Thanks, it's a slow and hopefully steady process. Trying to get ready for the VAFWDA annual trail ride in September. Missed earlier ones do to my work schedule.
     
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    I like the way you mounted the power inverter. :waytogo:
     
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    You mean....because it's inverted? :gr_grin:
     
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    Well, now that you mention it... :happy175:
     
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    Thanks Prof. I was trying to figure out how to keep it handy and secure but out of the way at the same time.
     
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    Good one Castus, I got a good laugh out of this one.
     
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    So after reading through a bunch of threads on here I decided to be proactive with my 42RLE. I haven't had any problems yet but I also haven't had a chance to wheel with it yet. These goodies came in today. Still need to do some prep work like drill and tap the trans pan for the temp sensor and of course paint the covers and mount the gauge. I'll post progress pics once I have time to start the process.
     

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    Nice KJ and awesome cargo shelf! Cactus green is such a good looking color and is always great for blending in when you're wheeling where you aren't supposed to be :icon_twisted:
     
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    Thanks, still thinking about other mounting points on the cargo shelf. Hopefully I can have her ready by September for her 1st official off road adventure during the annual trail ride.
     
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    Which trail ride?
     
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    The Virginia 4 Wheel Drive Association's 23rd annual trail ride on September 17-19 2015. They haven't opened registration yet, but should be within the next couple weeks.
     
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    So I finally got around to installing my Tom Mudd 3.5" Econo lift from JBA, it's been sitting in my garage for about 10 months :shrug:.So after 3 days, ran into a few issues that set me back as the old parts were all OEM and rusted nuts and bolts. I used a lot of PB Blast. I finally completed the project. Had to take the springs and struts to a local shop for assembly and pickup a tool I misplaced :favorites68:. I can tell a big difference in the ride and handling, much better :gr_grin:. So after a roughly 12 mile ride I took measurements. She's sitting at the following: DF=22", PF=22.25", DR=22.25", PR=22.5". Still need to take it in for an alignment.
     

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