Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sales Ending, CJ Body Armor, Jeepers Jamboree, Garage Sales & Pic of the Week

Hello Rock-Biting Jeepers!

Wow, after an incredible 4-day weekend at the 58th Annual Jeepeers Jamboree, we are back in the drivers seat and ready to throttle up through another great week of new products and new news, including the end of our Storewide 10% Sale in July 31, 2010.


The New Website is coming along and we are asking all of you to check it out and let us know what you think. Thoughts? Ideas? Things that are great? Things that just don't work? Please let us know. http://www.metalcloak.com


The CJ Body Armor is officially in pre-release. That means that we are showing it off and shipping out the door in limited quantities. But it also means you can order NOW!

While we don't have a lot of cool shots to show you, here are a couple shots we posted on our Facebook fan page...

CJ 7 with MetalCloak CJ -5 With Metalcloak
1986 - CJ-7 with MetalCloak Overline Fenders, Rocker Rail, and Rear 6" Flares 1978 CJ-5 with MetalCloak Overline Fenders, Rocker Rail, and Rear 6" Flares

The same great lines you see on our TJ/LJ/YJ products are now available for your CJ - we also have Corner Guards available for the CJ-5 (1976 and later) and the CJ-7.

Order now and take advantage of the storewide sale at MetalCloak.com.


Yes, the 10% Storewide Sale that started in February 2010 is ending on July 31.

That's right! The ongoing 10% Storewide Sale will end Saturday, July 31! Never to be seen again.

So if you are waiting for the perfect time to get your MetalCloak system, that time is now! After Saturday, July 31, any sales will be targeted and product specific, storewide sales will be a thing of the past.

Don't delay, get your MetalCloak Body Armor today!


Garage Sale

Every once and a while we get products that are either overstock, discontinued items, or prototypes we are willing to unload for cheap. Always great products, we simply have fun selling them on eBay. Today we posted some of our discontinued Rocker Systems and Flip Steps for the LJ, take a look at http://stores.ebay.com/MetalCloak


Jeepers Jamboree

Jeepers Jamboree was a blast! Great people, great rigs and 4 days of awesome and memorable times. Check out a small Flickr photstream we put together here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38359938@N05/sets/72157624598604504/

More pics to come - look for posts on Facebook and the MetalCloak Blog "On the Rocks" - which you can get to from the MetalCloak website. http://www.metalcloak.com


We finally got some great pics of The Monstrocity! This awesome rig, built by our friends at Daystar, is twice the TJ, literally. It has four doors, 13 slots in the grill and sports TWO center consoles!


See you on the rocks... or not!

Matson "Matsonian" Breakey

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Friday, July 16, 2010

JK Bumpers, New Website, Jeepers Jamboree and the Pic of the Week!

Hello Rock-Biting Jeepers!
There's a lot happening at MetalCloak these days and its about time that I shared a bit of it with you!

If you've visited MetalCloak.com recently, you might have been suprised to see big changes in our website. We redesigned the site from the top down and the bottom up all with one goal in mind... providing greater content for you.
While the site is still under redevelopment, we would appreciate your feedback. Any thoughts, ideas, problems you see, or requests for the type of content you would like to see, would be greatly appreciated.

The JK Frame-Built Bumper is fully released and shipping out the doors. If you thought our Frame-Built Bumpers for the CJ/YJ/TJ/LJ were cool, you're going to love the look of the JK version!
Big, beefy and ready to get the job done, the JK Frame-Built Bumper is also stylishly functional. The integrated skid plate follows a low profile approach angle, gaining almost 2" of front clearance. For those of you with a Rubicon edition, the Frame-Built Bumper kit even includes our Automatic Sway Bar Clearance Kit.
Like our original Frame-Built Bumpers for the older Wranglers, the JK version has multiple end caps, hoops and fairlead options and has the tightest fitment of any JK Bumper on the market today while still allowing for a Warn Powerplant (or any winch) to just slide right in.
Check it out now at MetalCloak.com.

In a constant drive to keep you informed, and to have not only the best, highest quality products, but to have the best Customer Service as well, we have set out to develop more and more videos including details about our processes like this new one exposing our New Premier Black Textured Powdercoating process, which you can view here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXV39pHDAr8.
And now we are improving upon our already detailed installation instructions by putting them on video. The first one up is the JK Frame-Built Bumper Installation. Check it out on our YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/metalcloak
Video Instructions

Well, not really. In fact, one of our longest running sales (though promoted with different names) will end on July 31st.
That's right! The ongoing 10% Storewide Sale will end Saturday, July 31! Never to be seen again.
So if you are waiting for the perfect time to get your MetalCloak system, that time is now! After Saturday, July 31, any sales will be targeted and product specific, storewide sales will be a thing of the past.
Don't delay, get your MetalCloak Body Armor today!

Jeepers Jamboree is just around the corner. This, the grandaddy of them all, starts in Georgetown, California and runs the internationally famous Rubicon Trail for four days of camping and good times in the Sierras. MetalCloak will be there, of course, and we hope to see you there as well.
Jeepers Jamboree, July 22-25, Rubicon Trail, California JeepersJamboree.com

Recently MetalCloak decided to get into the face paced action of Arena racing and sponsor Randy Avery's fire-red Jeep Wrangler. Randy is definitely a crowd pleaser and keeps racking up the wins. Most recently at the WGAS races in Del Mar, Randy blew the doors off of the 53 pro trucks in his class including a few Trophy Trucks worth hundreds of thousands of dollars! Way to go Randy!
Randy Avery
See you on the rocks... or not!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Declaration of Independence

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton