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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default first tj build.and its been HELL!

so it started out a month ago as a non running clean jeep i bought at the auction.got it home and found that it was flooded out really bad and had no spark.find that the one of the cap screws were broke off and the cap and roter were all rusty.cleaned it up and fired right up.body looked great so i bought a 3.5 rubicon express super flex lift for it to get started.got it up on the hoist and started to take her apart.had lots of rust proofing on the frame i wanted to take off and thats when we started to find all the cardboard and silicon patches in the frame.we started patching it and more and more holes came up so i gave up and started looking for a new frame.ended up getting one i flint at mikes auto that was in like new shape out of a theft recovery.got the frame home and painted it with oil base paint and added a few more drain holes in it.tore the old frame and started mocking up the new one.found that rear axle was shot so bought a axle from another member on here.gas tank skid was junk so again another member sold me a very nice one today and saved me there.oil base painted the under side of tub and put it on nice and thick to stop future rust on that also.installed new clutch while it was out.bought full exaust for it.all new gaskets,fluids,brakes,u joints etc.got a 1" body lift to clear 35"s.looking for rear armor and bought tube front fenders by smitty built off ebay yesterday.so its just bumpers,wheels and tires and some more work and it should be ready in a couple weeks!will keep pics until its finished.

one of the rust patches!!


the junk frame out

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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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pics pics pics hahaha
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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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you need a bigger fridge lol
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Old March 31st, 2012, 09:13 PM   #7
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Im suposed to have a pepsi machine soon but still waiting.shop is coming along slow but i love it.i have heat and ac in it.all insulated but im going to add steel walls with blow in also.makes projects like this alot easier!
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:09 AM   #8
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going to get my adjustable trac bar this morning.should be putting body back on later today-tommorow.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 10:39 AM   #9
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Im suposed to have a pepsi machine soon but still waiting.shop is coming along slow but i love it.i have heat and ac in it.all insulated but im going to add steel walls with blow in also.makes projects like this alot easier!
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Old April 4th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #10
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got alot done today.waiting on front tube smitty built fenders and smitty rear armors.i have to do exaust,finish front axle,brakes,wiring,bumpers and wheels and its go time!

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Old April 4th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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Old April 4th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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I like it. I want to get a LJ to build next.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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Nice shop,and jeep.I need to find a frame and do the same thing,I repaired my skid plate area,and now I ripped a rear u.c.a mount loose.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:52 AM   #14
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jeep are fun arent they!
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Old April 5th, 2012, 06:50 AM   #15
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everybody keeps asking why i did all this and didnt just buy one all done.would have been cheaper but i like to have built not bought because now i know everything done to this jeep.it has been fun and the job was not that bad really.great time to put lift,clutch etc with the tub of for sure!i looked at my sale slip and ive owned it just over a month so i also got it done quick,im cant have a project sit forever i like to just get it done!

now,total of 4.5 lift in it.was going to go 35" but found a smokeing deal on a set of 37" newer millitary tires i think they are mtr? 16.5 with sweet beadlocks for cheap.will i clear for normal wheeling,nothing crazy and will i be ok until winter with stock gears?
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Old April 5th, 2012, 07:01 AM   #16
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What are you running for axles.... dana 30/35? FWIW I have some 37 mil tires w/ TWFAB rims and am having a heck of a time getting them to run down the road TWFAB is sending me new rim halfs to try and correct my issues. If you have stock axles with no lockers I wouldn't go above 33" tires.

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Old April 16th, 2012, 07:35 AM   #17
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got the high line fender on,hood cut,lift done,back togeter and running.going to get the rest of my armor today,i have to build my inner fenders,still need wheels and tires.i am going with 35"s.i have to run my exaust,paint all my armor and build my bumpers and im DONE! for now.got a little flex in shop last night,but jack wont go any higher lol

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