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Old 03-12-2014, 06:36 AM   #1
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Echo2's 97 Sahara Project...

Picked this up in October....



97 Sahara
automatic
4.0
4" SkyJacker lift
American Racing aluminum rims
33 x 12.50 R15

First Wrangler for me.....I had borrowed on from a friend for a couple weeks. It was fin but a bit springy 93 or 94. You could maneuver it easily but the ride was crap. Decided to get one and after research, it sounded like the TJs would have a better ride. Found it on CL for $7K.....after haggling....$5k....

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Old 03-12-2014, 06:38 AM   #2
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First order of business....Frame repair. This was the main reason I got it for less than he was asking....


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Old 03-12-2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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Changed all the tie rod ends (too much play) with Moog.

New..
Radiator/cap
Water pump
Hoses
Belt
Plugs (Bosch)
wires
Cap
Coil (MSD)
Transmission mount
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:52 AM   #4
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Factory Jack wouldn't even touch anywhere.....Jack and mounts were a gift....

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Old 03-12-2014, 06:54 AM   #5
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Mounted some LEDs....need a switch bank....made this...

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Old 03-12-2014, 06:55 AM   #6
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Boredom at the shop does some weird things.....

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Old 03-12-2014, 06:57 AM   #7
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Mounted aux back up light.....began work on rear bumper....

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Old 03-12-2014, 06:59 AM   #8
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Finished shaping bumper....need to add lugs for shackles....

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Old 03-12-2014, 07:01 AM   #9
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Didn't like the factory steps.....

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Old 03-12-2014, 07:03 AM   #10
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Started playing with "Jerry can" carriers once I figured out how crummy mileage was...

This is what I came up with....

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Old 03-12-2014, 07:05 AM   #11
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Decided I like the bent rod ones better....just look cleaner....



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Old 03-12-2014, 07:06 AM   #12
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Before you ask....I'll carry water cans for looks....gas for trail only....

Signal light guards on there too....
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A little extra cargo capacity....

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Old 03-12-2014, 07:11 AM   #15
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Contemplating brush guard....



Based on Military style....made from flatbar....
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:12 AM   #16
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Under hood lamp was fouled up.....made this.....



Works well....

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Old 03-12-2014, 07:18 AM   #17
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Building a rear deck shelf for when the top comes off the spring.....will have a hinged lid....same width as tail gate....

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These showed yesterday....

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Old 03-12-2014, 07:21 AM   #19
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Got these too.....trying to figure out mount.....



40mm grenade cans....
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:20 PM   #20
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Nice! Did you get the rear deck lid sorted?
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Up graded rear flood lamp....

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Old 03-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #22
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Nice! Did you get the rear deck lid sorted?
Trying to choose between covering with aluminum or Kydex......If I do aluminum....I'll probably spray it with bed liner.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:19 PM   #23
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where did you get that rear flood light. I like that.
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where did you get that rear flood light. I like that.
I think I got it at Northern Tool.
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HIDs....

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Looking good!
Ammo cansare always cool, you gonna keep the Mk19 nomenclature on them or respray. I had mine just bolted to the floor of my Sammy.
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Looking good!
Ammo cansare always cool, you gonna keep the Mk19 nomenclature on them or respray. I had mine just bolted to the floor of my Sammy.
Definitely as is.....I was stoked to get them in as good of shape as they are.

If they were rough....I have about 3 gallons of MilSpec OD.......just in case.
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Sweet Jeep!
Keep the goodies coming
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:45 AM   #29
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nice Jeep,

on a side note, the factory jack will work with up to 37'' tires. They designed the jacking points to be on the axles. Google it.... If you use the Hi lift to change tires, be careful.

I am also digging your jerry can holders, you have pics of the mounts?
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nice Jeep,

on a side note, the factory jack will work with up to 37'' tires. They designed the jacking points to be on the axles. Google it.... If you use the Hi lift to change tires, be careful.

I am also digging your jerry can holders, you have pics of the mounts?
I built a shelf on my step/slider....pic above...

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