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Old 06-15-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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It's a girls build!

Just a simple girl with a passion for jeeps. Soon to be college graduate with a degree in criminal justice. Always wanted a jeep, bought my first jeep in August 2010. I knew absolutely nothing about jeeps. Like, nothing. I gotta say I am pretty impressed with where I am now.

Jeep: 1997 2.5 jeep wrangler. Stock with the exception of wheels and aftermarket radio. 97,000 miles. $4500 dollars later it's all mine.

First is the day I got her home. My dad had to drive it home because it was a standard and I had no idea how to even drive it. Man that was awful watching my dad drive my jeep home after handing over MY cash

Second is what it looks like now. Still have a long way to go and some projects in the process!
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
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I am going to go back as and remember best as I could where I went from the start..lots of pics to upload !

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First things were some 31 inch MTs off craigslist. 150 bucks. Then came 2 inch budget lift. Thought I was tall..lol. Got rid of the rear bumper and put on one a friend gave me for free he couldn't use anymore because he didn't want to use it to tow his jetski. Painted flares
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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Got rid of my grey and black seats for some red and black ones and changed my LEDS to red and got a red sony stereo to match. Put some discos on but somehow down the road a few months later I lost part of one so those are now off.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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Added some KC lights some time along the way on the windshield and front bumper. Tinted my windows with some static cling. That worked for a while but then it started to peel from taking windows on and off so I eventually took that off. Painted my differential and tow hooks. Got a new stabilizer.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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I didn't like my grey interior and unfortunately I didn't take a lot of before and afters but I painted it black. Very easy, came out great and to this day still looks just as good.

Then came the 4 inch lift. 2 days off hell but I got it in. Still had 31s..looked pretty silly.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #7
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Took my spare off. Found some 33 bfg ats which are still on the jeep. Got some rocker guards which I recently swapped to what I have now but those were on for quite some time. Had a cargo net on for a bit.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:27 AM   #8
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Trimmed my flares. Painted undercarriage
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:28 AM   #9
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My rear track bar relocation bracket broke along with my upper control arm bracket so i replaced it with this from currie. Real heavy duty
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:30 AM   #10
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This is what my interior looked like at this time. Also got a new light bar, stuck out a little bit and it was taller.
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That looks awesome! How'd you paint the fenders?
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #12
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Since I am just catching up to where I am now with this build I am skipping all the maintenance in between. I had to do things like change radiator that was shot, new fuel pump, got into a little accident and had to change the front fender.. simple things. I didn't really have any major issues with it
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That looks awesome! How'd you paint the fenders?
The flares? Just cleaned them up a bit and used some Kryon fusion spray paint.
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Then it pretty much stayed like this for a while
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The flares? Just cleaned them up a bit and used some Kryon fusion spray paint.
Nicely done. Sounds like a lot of love going into your jeep. You must be so proud.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #16
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Had some fun down by the river. Was loving my jeep. Ive been through like 4 TPS sensors haha
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Nicely done. Sounds like a lot of love going into your jeep. You must be so proud.
haha yes lot's of love. Still giving it! I actually am considering I knew absolutely nothing. But this forum and jeepforum really inspired me to do things. And with all the write ups I was able to do it all on my own. I got the jeep when I was 19 so to be where I am now is great for me
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #18
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then came fall and winter
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #19
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Got a new bumper, d rings, corner guards, light guards
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I like mud
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Just a simple girl with a passion for jeeps. Soon to be college graduate with a degree in criminal justice. Always wanted a jeep, bought my first jeep in August 2010. I knew absolutely nothing about jeeps. Like, nothing. I gotta say I am pretty impressed with where I am now.

Jeep: 1997 2.5 jeep wrangler. Stock with the exception of wheels and aftermarket radio. 97,000 miles. $4500 dollars later it's all mine.

First is the day I got her home. My dad had to drive it home because it was a standard and I had no idea how to even drive it. Man that was awful watching my dad drive my jeep home after handing over MY cash

Second is what it looks like now. Still have a long way to go and some projects in the process!
Nice!!! Soooo happy you got a real Jeep with a manual and not a four door automatic... Wranglerwave!
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Last few months of old bumper and then put on new sliders with a step. Also sold my bumper and bought this stinger. Mounted a hi lift on my hood
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #23
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So most recent..spring and june 2013 I did a few things.

First off a bought a puppy lol. Meet Dakota my little german shepherd.

I bought a new top, tinted windows. Tinted my side markers, put fog lights in my bumper.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:59 AM   #24
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Closer look at fog lights. I hesitated about the blue but it works. The lights are white though..I ordered some light switches which should be here next week. I hate how all my switches are different.

I am also in the process of building a light bar for my hood underneath my hi lift. Rough look at how it will look, but I am going to buy another set of lights so the bar will have 4 lights.

And my sticker on my back window..haha
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So that's pretty much where I am. I skipped the bull**** when writing this to catch up to now. Oh I forgot, today I swapped my throttle body from my 2.5 to a 4.0 TB. Waiting for my CAI to get here. I know, some people really dislike them but I like them, they sound cool lol so that should be here monday. Next thing is new tail pipe since mine is all rusted. Hopefully the CAI and flowmaster muffler I have on there will make it sound a little better. I'll get the light bar finished and installed soon hopefully.
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Nice!!! Soooo happy you got a real Jeep with a manual and not a four door automatic... Wranglerwave!
haha ya those aren't for me and they wont ever will be. I'll never drive another automatic again, and can't imagine driving an auto jeep. I love standard now
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Recently I also put some hockey pucks.underneath my seats. I'm only 5'4 and they help a lot haha especially with seeing over my hi lift.
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i always had a thing for pretty girls that drove jeeps... im 24 single and in texas (wink) lol
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Strong work, wrscpc07

Two mods i enjoyed in particular: the addition of a dog (always a good choice) and that window sticker depicting the utter destruction of a stick family via the ancient and extinct king of the lizards.
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Two mods i enjoyed in particular: the addition of a dog (always a good choice) and that window sticker depicting the utter destruction of a stick family via the ancient and extinct king of the lizards.
x2 its a hel of a build. Can't wait to see where you go with the rest of it.

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