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Old June 10th, 2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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For the last couple of years my Jeep has been neglected because I was living in an apartment and had to store it at another location. It sat in a damp garage and accumulated a good amount of rust. Finally I have my own house with a garage so I can get back into the Jeep thing and bring the CJ back to its original glory again.

Here is what i'm starting with.




First step was replacing the old sagging rear 2.5" BDS springs. I went with OME 2.5" YJ springs and installed some currie spring plates while I was at it. Fronts will be swapped out later.



The front fenders were rusted pretty badly so they are getting swapped out for some genright aluminum 4" tube fenders. No more rust! They will be polished to match the aluminum tub. I have one mocked up here:





The bumpers are far from rock worthy so the front one got swapped out for a blue torch fab stubby:



Im currently installing an air compressor and work benches in my garage so it will be a couple of weeks before I can really dig into it.

Plan is to have the rock sliders sand blasted, replace the rusted full steel doors with half YJ doors, re-paint the grill, install TJ rear flares for more clearance, and some small interior upgrades. Can't wait to have it finished and be able to enjoy it again
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Got a little more done today. Rock sliders and winch mount are all off and sent to the sand blaster. Got my driver's side outer fender cut off. Still a little more trimming before the tube fender will bolt up.





Ran out of cut off wheels to finish it.
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Finished trimming the driver side inner fender and got everything mounted up. Ended up being a little more work than expected but it turned out pretty good. It still needs to come apart again so I can bed line the inner fender.



The fenders are built very well but I was a little disappointed in this. The front hood latch mounting hole is right above the tube. No instructions were provided on what to do about this. I ended up drilling and tapping into the tube. The tube was also in the way for the rear hole so I had to elongate the hole a little to fit a nut underneath. This wasn't a big deal but for the price of these fenders I expected everything to bolt up.



Got a set of rear TJ flares from another member on the forum. Here it is mocked up




I plan to have the other side done this week.
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