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Old January 11th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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I originally bought my 94 Wrangler 5 speed 4cyl. from my neighbor who had kept it in his pole barn for about 3 years because he no longer wanted to piss with it. The only real problems were the battery, alternator, and starter. I fixed these problems and had it on the road for about 2 grand. A few weeks after I got it on the road my brakes started having problems so I went through and replaced all of the front brake components (rotors, calipers, and pads) this put me in about 2500. I basically had a fine running jeep with full soft top and everything for a decent price. I drove it like this for a while but became bored and put a small lift on it and some 33's. Altogether lift and tires were about 400 dollars (god i love the internet for deals). And here's were I am now, tired of the lack of power from the 4 cylinder and am not upgrading to a 305 SBC which my friend is pulling out of his truck and selling it to me for 150-200 dollars. I've been doing prep for the swap for the past month and am at the point of needing to pull my engine. Here are some pics of my current situation:



Before the lift and tires



Before I started taring her apart but with the lift



Another before pic



Fenders off









Some rust



Fixing the rust



No Flares I think it looks better without them what do you think?





Rust Repaired (almost)

Let me know what you all think!
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Old January 11th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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i think it's a hell of a start! keep us posted
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Old January 11th, 2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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Cool, keep us posted.

BTW it looks cool w/o flares but I kinda like it w/flares better
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Old January 11th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #4
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I'm debating about getting TJ flares but I don't really want to justify spending 70 dollars them. Also, my front fenders are being turned into tube fenders from by my friend so they won't have flares either. Idk, I'll see what it's like when I'm done. Thanks for the comments too!

Oh, forgot one picture:



It looks so goofy with no grille on!
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Old January 14th, 2008, 07:18 AM   #5
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Nice start! Keep the updates coming as things progress.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #6
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You can always make flairs when you do your tube fenders. I wish I would have. Either way looks good.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #7
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Where is the post for your new power plant and upgraded axles?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #8
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Sweet. I'd keep the flares. I'd go with those flat TJ "crusher" flares, or whatever they are called. It's crazy how much room there is under a 2.5L hood.
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