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Old 08-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #31
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nice build so far man, i plan on doing the swag tailgate kit and that lift tire combos pretty much what i want ..deff keep it up!

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:42 PM   #32
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Well the gate is now on, just have to make some latches up so I can open and close it from the outside, paint it and enjoy.

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #33
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Got some pics would like to see how it turned out????
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #34
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It's not totally done, but its on.

Today, due to dropping my tank to do the tailgate: my blinkers no longer worked, and my gas tank leaked... AWESOME.

fixed the blinkers; sort in the line and a blown fuse.
leak; hopefully fixed tomorrow. (the line from the pump to the hard line).
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:53 PM   #35
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Those are easy fixes just frustrating for sure!!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:19 PM   #36
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looking good
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:16 PM   #37
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Back at it again. Went to the junkyard to get a hood for a coworker, and found a TJ in the yard. I got a fender and a windshield frame which were surprisingly in good condition.

Started working on the fender and got it on for the most part. Just have to finish a few more things on it then paint.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #38
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Well, I am working on getting a brand new 4" lift with arms just because I wanted the extra inch and that is all I am going to stay with as for the suspension. And working on getting some 35's on Rubicon rims.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #39
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Got and pics of the new fender on there??? Would like to see the lift too....
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #40
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Well, I am working on getting a brand new 4" lift with arms just because I wanted the extra inch and that is all I am going to stay with as for the suspension. And working on getting some 35's on Rubicon rims.
Don't we all just want that extra inch?
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:51 AM   #41
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Yup lol.

I got the lift, but wasn't able to get the guy to go any lower. I was just a tad late on the tires, they were gone by the time I got a hold of the guy.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #42
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Finally have a pic of the fender. Its not quite the same color, but I like it better and bought 6 more cans to get me started or other parts of the jeep.

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:05 PM   #43
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Busy day today, started a little before 10am with the exhaust: manifold and down pipe. Then I started the 4" lift, I have the back done and just need to the front in the morning. I finished for the night at about 9:30pm, wish I could get paid to work on my own stuff.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #44
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I got the whole lift on, only a couple things I have to do. First I have to get the bolts for the alignment on the front lower control arm then I want to swap the transfer case drop pegs for the square tube that the new lift came with.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #45
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Getting a snorkel today for the Jeep. It's getting close to the point of how I want the Jeep to be.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #46
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Update:
-Got snorkel and put it on
-Painted the back of the jeep, not quite the same color but I like it and plan on painting the whole thing the same

Traded my explorer for a 98 4.0L stick TJ 200k miles, needs work, but is salvagable.



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Old 11-02-2012, 10:24 PM   #47
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Awesome man ... Snorkel looks great
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #48
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Thanks, its coming along finally
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #49
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Been working on the new to me TJ.

Replaced the tailgate with the old one from the blue Jeep, ordered the plastic diamond plate corners, under the gate, and the rockers. Sanded and painted the fender flares, sold the hard top and put my old black soft top on. Got a better hood and made some fender patches. Did some painting. I found out that one of the Valspar red spray paint cans is an extemely close match.




More pics when I get closer to finishing.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #50
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Been working on the drivers fender, just have to put the final coat on then I will be off to the pass side.


And a pic of the tailgate on the blue one because I forgot to get one up.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #51
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And if everything works out, I will be getting a third TJ. Body looks pretty clean, 6cyl stick just needs headgasket and hopefully thats it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #52
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And if everything works out, I will be getting a third TJ. Body looks pretty clean, 6cyl stick just needs headgasket and hopefully thats it.
Why so may TJs? I can't say much I have my O4LJ and a 59, and 60cj5 as well only the 60 of the two CJs run thoe....
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #53
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Well the third TJ didn't work out, I was a little late.

To answer the question:
So I can pic and choose pieces to make one and sell the others without any loss.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #54
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So I can pic and choose pieces to make one and sell the others without any loss.
Well that's the smart way to do it... I started doing that with the CJs but they are both in such good shape I don't want to strip one to make another....
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #55
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Got the drivers fender on the red jeep all done. No more swiss cheese fender. I have to buy a brand new fender for the passenger side because it is beyond worth the trouble to fix.

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i like the latch too, cool idea
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:58 PM   #57
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Red TJ all done, just have to vacuum it out and clean everything on the inside. Saved a TJ and now it can be on its merry way with a new owner.

What I did:
New/used hood
patched drivers fender
New pass fender
rust free tailgate from my other TJ
Plastics
painted flares
and put my old black soft top on
Most definitely presentable now and nothing to be embarrassed for driving.




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Old 01-14-2013, 06:36 PM   #58
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Red TJ all done, just have to vacuum it out and clean everything on the inside. Saved a TJ and now it can be on its merry way with a new owner.

What I did:
New/used hood
patched drivers fender
New pass fender
rust free tailgate from my other TJ
Plastics
painted flares
and put my old black soft top on
Most definitely presentable now and nothing to be embarrassed for driving.
Is this the sameone that had the. White fenders? If so it looks a hella lot better....
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #59
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Yup same ole one.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:11 PM   #60
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Had the Blue Jeep over a year now. * A mile stone compared to the length I keep most things *

I have a full time welding job finally and on average been working 52 hours there: Mon- Sat. Oh and its at Roush
And still working retail at Lowe's unloading trucks in the evening Sun- Thurs: 20 hours

Hopefully this summer I will be able to work on the Jeep and get rid of all the rust on the body. Do body work and get it painted Inca Gold Pearlcoat.

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