GenRight JKU build in the Money Pit Garage

5/12/2019
Mark Fechner
2015 JKU with 15k miles. 
 
Features:
 
2015 JKU
 
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
 
GenRight Elite track bar mount and bump stop tacked in place
 
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
 
GenRight JKU body ready for tear downJKU body for tear down.
 
Top, doors and interior removedTop, doors and interior removed
 
Ready for GenRight Roll CageInterior almost ready for GenRight Cage install
 
Time to cut the stock cage out
 
Factory cage removedFactory cage cut away from the tub and removed
 
GenRight cage install beginsGenRight cage install begins with some dash trimming and the A pillar stanchions and dash bar installation
 
GenRight Cage B-Pillar base mount insatlledGenright Cage B-Pillar mounts installed
 
Gneright Cage C-Pillar mount installedC-Pillar mounts installed
 
D-Pillar mounts installedD-Pillar mounts installed
 
A few hours later the cage is tacked in placeA few hours later the cage is all tacked up
 
New Half doors installed and adjustedNew half doors installed and adjusted
 
B-Pillar delete KitOne of my favorite GenRight modifications! B-Pillar delete!
 
B-Pillar delete KitThis B-Pillar didnt have a chance against cutoff wheel and a Sawsall
 
B-Pillar delete KitB-Pillar lower cap TIG welded in place
 
B-Pillar delete KitAfter 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.
 
B-Pillar delete KitA closer look
 
B-Pillar delete KitThe top has a pinch clamp to hold it in place
 
B-Pillar delete KitAnd there it is all finished and ready for paint
 
Chassis back from powder coatChassis back from powder coat. Satin black looks great!
 
Engine and trans going back inEngine and trans going back in
 
Custom Tarns bracket fits perfect! Custom trans bracket fits perfect!
 
Front bumper installedGenRight Ultra Clearance front bumper and winch installed.
 
Steering box set in placePSC steering box bolted in place
 
Power steering pump changed outStock power steering pump removed and the new PSC pump installed
 
Charcoal canister relocatedCharcoal canister relocated
 
Brake lines runNew Stainless Steel brake lines
 
 
Sway bar mounts and bar installed
 
 
Rash Guards installed
Rear Bumper Side and Center Rash Guards installed. Its amazing how good these fit the bumper 
 
dynatrac Axles are hereDynaTrac Front ProRock XD60 and Rear ProRock 80 Axles are in the Pit
 
ProRock brackets are welded onFront Lower Link mounts from the GenRight Elite Kit welded in place
 
Trac Bar and lower link mount ready for paintTrac 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
 
All set in place. Linked, shocked and strapped.
 
From the back 
 
From the top looking down. Check out those beautiful Summit Machine Aluminum Links
 
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
 
PSC power steering cooler install on the back of the GenRight winch Tray
 
This fuel pump access panel is supplied with the GenRight aluminum fuel tank
 
Rear shock tower holes cut into the body
 
Body install time!
 
The Elite Suspension kit is not designed for a manual trans or a 4 speed Atlas. This Jeep has both so some floor mods are in order
 
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
 
These corner guards fit great and also upgrade those boxy stock tail light to recessed LED tail light
 
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!
 
 Yep! Sticky!
 
 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!
 
J E Reel 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 in brackets
 
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
 
Switch Pro panel mounted and connected
 
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
 
 Forward bracket
 
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 mark@moneypitclassifieds.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!
 
Rocker guards are next
 
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 Dynatrac axles look so beefy!
 
The GenRight tank is tucked up and protected by a beefy skid plate
 
A 3/8" aluminum belly skid is standard with the GenRight Elite Suspension kit. The Summit Machine aluminum links add strength and performance
 
J E Reel drivelines tie the Atlas transfer case to the axles
 
Sooo pretty!
 
 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.
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