xj boat sides full length or mini....

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xj boat sides full length or mini....

Post by whitejeeploven » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:43 pm

So I'm in thoughts of doing boat sides but can't come to the full size or minis. Has anyo e actually done this toa xj or zj.

In my thoughts/plans I am gone a do the 2x5 or 2x6 box rocker replacement. And do half Inch stainless graded nutserts And bolts to outside and bottom. Can't. Decide if I want go full length plus rocker to "frame" or if I wanna go rocker then down and about 3/4 way to "frame"

In both setups open or closed I was gonna do a bolt able pockets to Clean out insides.was also gonna make so I could easy remove if need be...

I don't really want to buy unless need be but I can't find any cheaper then 600.

So has anyone made a set or bought a set for a wangler or ect and modded.....is there any other vehicles out there that are close to the same distance from tire to tire and rail to rocker as an xj. Any drawns or measurements or sect to make a set floating around.....

Everywhere I read it seems everyone just eyeballed. I don't care do that but I wanna build a mounting frame and skin w alum to save weight.

Anyone have any ideal a good thickness of alum to run for rocks ......what's the wrangler alum skid thickness....
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Re: xj boat sides full length or mini....

Post by notajeep » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:01 pm

once upon a time I knew a guy who did this.. i just.. idk.. whats the point?

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Re: xj boat sides full length or mini....

Post by Rampage » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:24 am

Stay tuned to my build thread and you'll see xj boatsides.
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Re: xj boat sides full length or mini....

Post by whitejeeploven » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:17 pm

jack wrote:once upon a time I knew a guy who did this.. i just.. idk.. whats the point?



Points very jack ground cleance less rock hang up ect

Rampage wrote:Stay tuned to my build thread and you'll see xj boatsides.


Doing the body cut ones or more less frame to rocker
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Re: xj boat sides full length or mini....

Post by new2jeeps » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:44 pm

seems like a lot of work for not much gain. Cut the rocker out, weld in stronger steel...be done.
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Post by Jeep Ride » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:36 am

new2jeeps wrote:seems like a lot of work for not much gain. Cut the rocker out, weld in stronger steel...be done.

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Re: xj boat sides full length or mini....

Post by J-rod » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:27 am

$0.02

Fix your jeep...get it reliable, wheel it!!! then determine what you NEED. you can overdo it easily. wheel the thing and see what your faults are.
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Re: xj boat sides full length or mini....

Post by whitejeeploven » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:59 pm

J-rod wrote:$0.02

Fix your jeep...get it reliable, wheel it!!! then determine what you NEED. you can overdo it easily. wheel the thing and see what your faults are.

plan on it, but I like the look is more or less why I wanna do it. to me it prob be no gain bc im not a big rock person...
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Re: xj boat sides full length or mini....

Post by xjpettit99 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:37 am

My cousin just did boat sides on his 99 Xj with the full tie in. It turned out great and looked good but he said next time it will be 2x6 tubing because the amount of work required wasen't worth what he gained. I am in the process of doing the 2x6 tubing rocker replacement and it isn't to bad so far, the worst part is cleaning out body putty from where i need to weld.
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