2015 JKU with 15k miles.
Super clean used Jeep
Ready to take this thing apart
Pulling the body off
Removing the drivetrain
Chassis completely disassembled
All factory brackets removed and cleaned up
All GenRight Elite
brackets and mounts installed and ready for final welding
Final welding under side of rear shock towers
Final welding of inside cross member
Under side of rear cross member after final welding
Custom trans mount for manual transmission
Frame side mount for transfer case tail housing brace
Passenger side of trans mount
Front cross member with trans and transfer case mounts ready for powder coat
After lots of cleaning of all of the weld areas the frame gets a ride to powder coat
JKU body for tear down.
Top, doors and interior removed
Interior almost ready for GenRight Cage install
Time to cut the stock cage out
Factory cage cut away from the tub and removed
GenRight cage install begins with some dash trimming and the A pillar stanchions and dash bar installation
Genright Cage B-Pillar mounts installed
C-Pillar mounts installed
D-Pillar mounts installed
A few hours later the cage is all tacked up
New half doors installed and adjusted
This B-Pillar didnt have a chance against cutoff wheel and a Sawsall
B-Pillar lower cap TIG welded in place
After the upper cap was welded and they were both sanded to perfection they mate up great. I filled the corner of the drivers door for a cleaner look.
A closer look
The top has a pinch clamp to hold it in place
And there it is all finished and ready for paint
Chassis back from powder coat. Satin black looks great!
Engine and trans going back in
Custom trans bracket fits perfect!
Stock power steering pump removed and the new PSC pump
Charcoal canister relocated
New Stainless Steel brake lines
Sway bar mounts and bar installed
Rear Bumper Side
Rash Guards installed. Its amazing how good these fit the bumper
Trac bar and lower link mount ready for paint
Looking from the front
A coat of etching primer and a few coats of Hammered Silver
Ready for install
Some stainless steel brake lines running to stainless steel bulkhead fittings
From the back
Front brake lines done
Front axle under the Jeep and ready for a trac bar and steering
I used the stock exhaust system to build the new system
All TIG welded
New Stainless steel muffler and stock tail pipe
I trimmed the tail pipe just above the rear cross member
Stainless steel isolation brackets will keep the system quiet
Installed a York crankshaft driven air compressor
Rear shock tower holes cut into the body
Body install time!
I bent up some 18g steel, welded it into place and then covered it with some heat/sound blanket material
The modification will be completely under the drivers seat
Next I pre-installed to GenRight corner guards. Dimpling the body keeps the corner guard tight to the body
I installed the Genright aluminum fenders
to check clearances under articulation. The Elite suspension
is engineered for max 42" tall tires and our customer wanted 43" stickies so we trimmed the body in a few spots and limited the rear shocks about 1/2" to help keep the fender and tire from rubbing
The front clears great. A little trim on the body, grille and bumper does the trick
This kit is incredible!
Break out the cut off wheel and lets go!
Done! I also installed a set of Baja Designs off road lights
These mirror recesses in the factory half doors must go
Almost ready for paint!
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drive lines front and rear. Only the best for this build!
Before I pull the cage for final welding and powder coat I tacked in these GenRight Cage Tie
Hydro assist lines run down the trac bar with strain reliefs
The cage is off to the powder coater
Wow that was fast!
All the cage pieces ready to reinstall
Jeep is back from paint and looking great!
Powder coated cage brackets going in
Dual air compressor and tank under the rear seat
I was really having an issue with cutting a hole in the floor for the planetary shifter for the four speed Atlas so I designed and built a very cool air operated and actuated shifter that works great!
Laser cut bracket for the air shifter looking from the back
This is the air switch that shifts the planteries. If you are interested in this shifter I can put it all in a box with your name on it.m Just email me at email@example.com
The paint on the factory half doors came out amazing!
The factory door panels look great also
Next I installed the GenRight full corner guards, LED tail lights and aluminum fenders
Front fenders and inner fenders
They look awesome!
First the inner frame gets attached with bolts
Then the body kick panel and rocker
Then the Zinc plated steel rash guards
That's It! Its done! A short ride to GenRight and its ready to deliver to the customer
All of the colors on this rig really go great together
The 43" stickies are cool!
The powder coat on the cage looks great and the aluminum roof adds protection from the sun and in the event of a roll over
The GenRight tank
is tucked up and protected by a beefy skid plate
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drivelines tie the Atlas transfer case to the axles
Test Run! Works perfect!
Thanks for checking out this album and following the build. A special thanks to GenRight Off Road
for trusting me on this one. This is a very capable JKU and I hope you can see it perform on the trail sometime.