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Old July 24th, 2009, 08:50 AM   #1
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My latest Jeep. Money is way too tight right now to get the stuff i'd like, so I am starting small and moving slow and cheap.
I bought it with a broken front leaf spring and some other small little issues. I fixed the spring, tuned and cleaned it up and have been driving the balls out of it. I cleaned and painted the frame, interior and other rusty metal, and made a front bumper from 2x4 retangular tubing in the garage.
I Had a spare set of YJ leafs that I made a bastard pack out of. I also picked up a set of 1 1/4" shackles for a little more clearance. I managed to lift it about 3" for $20. I'll probably do a 1" body lift and get some 33's under it.





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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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Added a homemade rear bumper, new exhaust, body and suspension lift, 33" Mud Terrains on 15x10's. Just picked up some axles today with 4.10's in them. I also have a set of tube fenders coming in the mail too.....along with a camera. Mine broke a few weeks ago. :)
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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Sweet! Get ahold of Fedex yet?
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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #4
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Yeah, I called their customer service line and they were easy to deal with. I told them that I gave you the wrong address and they had it fixed up in about 2 minutes.
Whats' funny is that the guy was apologizing to me for it. I reminded him that it was my fault. But yeah, they should be here Monday.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #5
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Yeah, I called their customer service line and they were easy to deal with. I told them that I gave you the wrong address and they had it fixed up in about 2 minutes.
Whats' funny is that the guy was apologizing to me for it. I reminded him that it was my fault. But yeah, they should be here Monday.

That is funny Can't wait to see your Jeep with them on!
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Old January 28th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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I long for the green grass in those early pictures.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #7
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I am putting is some axles from a 4 banger in today. Waiting for the parts store to pop in new axle joints for the front.

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Old March 3rd, 2010, 07:00 PM   #8
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I put some 33" BFG mud terrains mounted on some 15x10 wheels.



Then removed the factory side steps so fix the growing rust issues.






Then on went some Spidertrax spacers and some stock wheels with 35" MTR's.
I also have a Detroit Locker on the way to help me blow up the Dana 35 rear. (I already welded it a couple weeks ago).




I'll be welding in some new steel this weekend, POR-15ing and installing these after I paint them black.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 07:04 PM   #9
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Looks good Rob, I like the 35's
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 07:48 PM   #10
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Thanks. I would really like to do the boat sides like yours but i've spent way too much on this think in the last couple months. Add them to the wish list!
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Old March 7th, 2010, 06:20 AM   #11
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I cut out the rusty steel, welded in new stuff and covered it with th black diamond plate. I also installed the Detroit Locker today.

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Old March 8th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #12
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Question RE: Black Diamond Plate

What process did you use to paint the diamond plate? I have a similar situation but don't want the paint to come off.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 03:56 PM   #13
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I used some industrial epoxy paint that I "borrowed" from work. I used it on my bumpers and it held up great. We used the paint at a steel plant in Dearborn.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 05:14 PM   #14
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Pratt and Lambert Tech guard paint.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #15
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Added a Hanson bumper and a 10,000lb Harbor Freight special!

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Old March 19th, 2010, 05:33 AM   #16
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Gratuitous "first topless ride of the year" pic!

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Old March 21st, 2010, 06:04 PM   #17
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Put the tube fenders on. I still have to skin and paint them.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 08:26 PM   #18
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keep the updates coming
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 11:11 AM   #19
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Looks great, look forward to your next update!
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Old March 25th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #20
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hey rob it looking good keep up the good work i like the bumper looks nice on your jeep. and i was going to cut it up and shorten it
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