Thanks. That’s precisely what I got them for. I’ll only use the treps for trips into the Peten jungle. For daily driving and light 4x4ing, I’ll keep the Coops on. Can’t wait to get some mud on the treps! Have a few other goodies on the way, too!
Bummer of news this morning. The garage can't find the De-Sta-Co pull action clamps needed for the swing-outs. I'll have to bring some back from the States in November when I travel home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Oh well, that's part of the challenge of building a rig in a developing country. You can't always find the parts you need. You win some; you lose some. Just have to be patient and stay positive. There's a solution for everything.
More pics of the rear bar in process. As we progress improvements are made and the quality will slowly reflect this. I wanted to share these “rough” pics to capture the development of ideas from how a local, Guatemalan garage not known for being a 4x4 shop evolves and adapts its approach from taking my vision and turning it into a finished product. I don’t live in the capital city so to find a local shop that has the right foundation, mindset, and honesty, more than anything, to work with you without trying to rip you off is essential.
Changes to this design are currently being worked on and corrected. I’ll continue to capture the build as it progresses. Hope to this rear bar painted and finalized by early next week.