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Old 02-27-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Project CreeperJeep begins.....

My JKU arrived 3 days ago from Jacksonville- '08 Detonator Yellow with a terminal engine knock- sounded like sledge on anvil.
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Mechanic started work yesterday for engine removal and replacement:
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Tomorrow its out with the old and in with the new...
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Can't wait

Until then, before you order the "Creeper" vinyl lettering, you may rethink that title. Sounds like a rusty ice cream van parked down the street from a school yard.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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the suspense...
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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May have to rethink the decals- I do have to drop my boys off at Catholic school in the morning....
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:29 AM   #6
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What are you replacing the stocker with? OEM, Diesel, Hemi?

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:05 AM   #7
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:45 PM   #8
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Replacing the stocker with a new stocker- a take out from a Hemi swap, removed with 300 miles on it. Next up:
Rubicon Express 2" lift/level
Detonator yellow Sahara fender flares
New bumpers w/Sahara trim
New soft top
Body color interior trim
Mesh grill
Covercraft neoprene seat covers
Grill guard
Moto Metal rims with Nitto Terra Grapplers
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:56 PM   #9
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Replacing the stocker with a new stocker- a take out from a Hemi swap, removed with 300 miles on it. Next up:

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:09 PM   #10
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Looks awesome. Look forward to seeing how it turns out.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:20 PM   #11
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New engine is IN and purring like a kitten! Working the logistics of buying and shipping the Jeep, locating and shipping the new engine at reasonable cost, plus watching the growing pile of expensive parts had me doubting my master plan of building an awesome Jeep for $15K. The engine went in so smooth I saved several hours of labor today and they were able to use that time to install the grill mesh, remove the fender flares and all the factory decals. New wheels, tire and bumpers will be here Monday. The battery sounds weak but that may be from sitting....
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Eventful day today- finished front lift and ball joints, installed new front bumper and ran into some issues in the rear...Name:  DSCF0183[1].JPG
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At the rear, an axle seal was bad and had soaked the parking brake pads, the rear brake pads were shot and the soft top I was hoping to save had rotted out where it was bungeed to the upright as the previous owner ran without windows....Name:  DSCF0187[1].JPG
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:05 AM   #13
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Next up- paint and install Sahara fender flares and bumper trim
paint and install interior trim kit
install new soft top
install grill bar
install hood and fender decals
install Covercraft seat covers
WASH the damn thing
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:59 PM   #14
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Phase 1 complete...
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:56 PM   #15
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WOW!!!! What a big difference in the way you got it to how you restored it. You now have one sweet looking jeep! Great job!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:10 AM   #16
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Thanks- I'm happy how it turned out- I went over budget by about $2k due to some unforeseen problems, but it was fun. Next up are tube doors...
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:43 AM   #17
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Wow, huge turnaround! Nice.

I love Detonator Yellow.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:06 AM   #18
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Very nice! You did a great job. I no longer use the word budget when it does to mods! I have replaced budget with forecast! It feels a little better when I go over my "forecast"!

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