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Back in September, I picked up my '08 Sandstorm. Automatic with Upgrade Package 2.



It was pristine. A virgin, if you will.



It wouldn't stay that way for long...

I had some big plans for this rig... and I knew just the guy to help me get it done.
 

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That such a good color. I wish I had waited a few more months so I could grab one of the 08 paint jobs.
 

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THATS AWSOME! I Love that color. And which roof rack is that? Is that a Ham/CB antennae?
 

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Thanks guys!

John and Crew at ACR&O did almost all the work on my Jeep and there's nobody I trust more to work on my junk.

As far as some of the other questions, the ladder is the "other" ladder from ebay. It's not bad but I did have to drill some holes and shove some threadserts in there to hold it in place. The bad news is, if I want to take the ladder off, I'll have 4 big holes in the back door.

The roofrack is the ARB short rack with the FJ fit kit. And it fits like a dream. Very little wind noise.

The antenna on the drivers side is a Comet SSB-2 on a K-400 mount. It's the antenna for the Kenwood TM-D700 VHF/HUF ham radio. There will be some other antennas on the rig shortly.

Once I have the truck back from John, I'll photograph the rest of the mods/add ons and post some more photos to the thread. Of course, John will be posting more of the lift/tires portion of the build!
 

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This is a dumb question for you vets I KNOW. But is the real gobi ladder a direct bolt on part? DO you have to drill holes for that one as well? It would make me more hesitant if you did. Love the look of that thing though! What about clearence for the ladder with bigger tires?
 

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Can't wait to see the rest of the build up.
 

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This is a dumb question for you vets I KNOW. But is the real gobi ladder a direct bolt on part? DO you have to drill holes for that one as well? It would make me more hesitant if you did. Love the look of that thing though! What about clearence for the ladder with bigger tires?
The Gobi ladder does NOT bolt on. It's just brackets that "grip" the door. I don't mind drilling or cutting on my rig, as you can see from the shower of sparks in the pictures above ... however, I don't like it when I have to remove something that's been drilled. Thus my concern over the spare tire clearance with the ladder.
 

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