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Old 07-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Rebuilding The Nautilus!!!

I have a 2000 jeep wrangler 4.0. I recently swamped it out and my dad and i got it running good again, so now its time to work from top down and make it into the great jeep it can be! First off, The body is in bad shape rusting out at just about every body mount, so I picked up a new tub for just 475$ (which is a great deal!) it is rust free, the only problem with it is that the PO got in a wreck with his jeep so the front right body mount is a little off set. Other than that, which is a minor fix, it is in great shape! We are beginning to take off the old tub tomorrow and planning to work on it through the summer and put in a few new parts, along with a few mods(: ill keep a build thread and update it through the process(:

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Old 07-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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Started taking off the body today. Got both fenders off, hood, grill, and all the dash along with seats. Not much left till the tub is off and it's only the frame! I'll have pics on here soon(:

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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This is what we started with...

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2000 Sport 4.0 5 speed. Looks good from 50ft but a bad case of Mich cancer. We restored the frame last summer now it's time for the body. Our progress so far..


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Another hour or two and we should be ready to separate the tub from the frame. Stay tuned.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:00 PM   #4
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Well finally got the whole body off. The body mounts in the back rear corner panels weren't even holding anything, the bolt was actually holding the rusted piece of metal from falling off. So it's a good thing we're changing it! Now it's just time to clean the frame up and fit the new tub to the frame. Keep posted!
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:37 AM   #5
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This is what we have now.


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Our goal is to run 33s without disrupting drive line angle to much. We will probably be adding a 2" lift and arched fenders. While the body is off we'll be changeing the clutch and regearing the axles to 4.56. Also replacing any worn bushings and fabbing front and rear bumpers.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:41 AM   #6
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Our goal is to run 33s without disrupting drive line angle to much. We will probably be adding a 2" lift and arched fenders. While the body is off we'll be changeing the clutch and regearing the axles to 4.56. Also replacing any worn bushings and fabbing front and rear bumpers.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:00 PM   #7
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Today we power washed the frame. We're going to clean up the frame, fix the rusted parts, and paint it with some chasis saver. Stay tuned(:

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