05-18-2011, 01:04 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Not much has been done mechanically. I bought her 4 years ago with a 4inch full traction flex arm kit and bald Mickey Thompson claws with 56k on her. First thing was the 33 inch toyo open country's almost 3 years ago. About this time is when I really started getting into wheeling. I had the milk jugs and loved them till I discovered how cool it would look with them off haha. From there stuff started to fly off, jugs, rear seat, fenders, and spare off the back (which is now where the back seats use to be), plus some other stuff. I replaced front and rear bumpers. Put in a centerforce dual friction clutch (old one blew), new cooling system, and bought recover gear(jack, straps, d rings, etc) I have removed carpet and bedlined it, painted interior, replaced seats,put in 3 point retractable harnesses, removed the rear seat, and installed a cb and sound pods (one is already broken:/). For the exterior did minor stuff trim fenders & paint them, and a lot of touch up work. For summer time I purchased a smittybilt cargo net and safari top that I love and have no complaints about.
Even though it's small minor touch up and details that have been givin attention it has changed a lot in my prospective. I have also come to realize i love painting things! Little nik naks that personalize it my
The future hopefully consist of:
New soft top for sure
Flat fenders with no flare up front
Sye&cv so I can remove tc drop
D44or 8.8 replacement rear axles
35 inch MUDs not sure which ones yet
Regear to 4:88 or 5:13 if I replace front axle too.
Clayton long arm upgrade(hopefully with stretch)
Motor swap when the 4 cyl blows.
But this is probably stuff that will take a very long time and I realize that it needs to be tackled 1 QB at a time. Hopefully when a job comes my way I can start with the real stuff.
Oh and this semester of college i am taking my first welding class so that I can learn how to do my own work. Even though its a oxy acetylene class it will come in handy as you can see my hitch mounted mini BBQ. Don't mind the poop welds :P I'm just starting haha. Kinda hard to see it.
That's about it enjoy. First pic is my first time wheelin it :P oops. Second is the summer after, and the rest are these past 2 years. Now she had 81k.