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Old 03-30-2014, 08:00 PM   #1
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My 2003 Silver Wrangler X auto build.

I'm soon to be starting the build of my 2003 TJ. I picked it up a few weeks ago. It has 148,000 miles on the 4.0L with an automatic trans.

Here is what I have for it or is ordered for it so far...

Front & rear G2 Dana 44's with ARB lockers and 5.13 gears in them.
Metalcloak full set of Duroflex adjustable control arms.
Metalcloak front and rear track bars.
JKS disco's
Five 35x12.50-15 Goodyear MTR's on M/T 15x8 Classic III black rims.
Warn 9.5cti winch.
Poison Spyder BFH with Brawler bar, shackle tabs and winch plate.
Rancho RS9000XL shocks
Zone 4" springs
RR SYE

There is still a lot of other parts I'm going to need but these will get me started. I'm not sure how fast I'll be able to do all this. I do work a full time job and will be doing the work on the Jeep alone. I will get my son to come over to help me get the rears out and the new ones in. I'll try to post pics on my progress as I get started.

Here is how it looks now...





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holy hell!

That will be a very capable ride!

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Old 04-04-2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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Parts are starting to show up for it. I'm going to be painting the bumper so I'll be able to touch it up as needed.



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Old 04-05-2014, 10:16 AM   #4
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Can't wait to see the progress! You're jeep is gonna look sick!
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
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Got some paint on the bumper today. Looks like my G2 rears will be here at the end of the month. Winch should be here on Monday.

I'm trying to make some room. I had a co-worker come and look at my Harley today. He might be buying it. I also had a guy look at my Nova today too. If the Nova sells I'll be ordering MC fenders and rockers the same day. LOL If the Nova and Harley sell I might end up keeping my 97 TJ.
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Got some paint on the bumper today. Looks like my G2 rears will be here at the end of the month. Winch should be here on Monday.

I'm trying to make some room. I had a co-worker come and look at my Harley today. He might be buying it. I also had a guy look at my Nova today too. If the Nova sells I'll be ordering MC fenders and rockers the same day. LOL If the Nova and Harley sell I might end up keeping my 97 TJ.
nice build,what year nova u have?
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nice build,what year nova u have?
It is a 1971 SS clone. It started as a 6 cylinder with a powerglide but now has a 350 .30 over and I converted it over to a super T-10 4-speed with a new 3.73 posi Moser 12 bolt rear. I also put power front disc brakes in it.



and here is my Harley...

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Hey I'm in NE Philadelphia also, and I also have a Silver Jeep. Maybe we can get together some time. I can help install some stuff if you need a hand. PM and I can send you my cell
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It is a 1971 SS clone. It started as a 6 cylinder with a powerglide but now has a 350 .30 over and I converted it over to a super T-10 4-speed with a new 3.73 posi Moser 12 bolt rear. I also put power front disc brakes in it.



and here is my Harley...
You do anything to the nova since I was last there? That things so clean.
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You do anything to the nova since I was last there? That things so clean.
Just started it up that's all. LOL
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Just started it up that's all. LOL
Nice I almost got my duster up and going we should hit up some car shows this summer.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:08 PM   #13
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Winch showed up today.

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Winch showed up today.
Warn will never fail you
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Warn will never fail you
That's what I've read about them and had been looking for one. I got this one for a great price on ebay for $950 shipped.
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That's what I've read about them and had been looking for one. I got this one for a great price on ebay for $950 shipped.
Pretty good deal. Does it have a wireless remote?
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:31 PM   #17
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Pretty good deal. Does it have a wireless remote?
No, Just the wired one. I will be adding in cab controls from The 12 Volt Guy.
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No, Just the wired one. I will be adding in cab controls from The 12 Volt Guy.
That will be handy. Will allow you to stay in your Jeep in sticky situations
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:37 AM   #19
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Nice Jeep! Keep posting updates.
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Update...

The Dana 44's are still not here yet. The wheels and tires came last week. My Anti-rock sway bar came so I wont be using the JKS disco's. I got a M.O.R.E. steering box brace. I got a set of backing plates and all the brake hardware w/e-brake cables for the rear Dana 44 when it shows up. I got a JKS 1" motor lift and a JKS 1.25" body lift. I ordered a Novak transfer case shifter cable setup.

So in short...The parts are piling up and nothing is on the Jeep yet.
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Hey if you need a hand let me know. If I am free I could help. Not that much of a mechanic but a very fast learner and will love to help. Still have my #?
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:19 PM   #22
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How much you asking on the nova?
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I'm working 7 days a week right now. I'm not going to start working on it until the Dana 44's get here.

I'm going to sell the Nova for $5000. Right now it's in my way. LOL
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Hey if you need a hand let me know. If I am free I could help. Not that much of a mechanic but a very fast learner and will love to help. Still have my #?
I do have your number. I'm just working 7 days a week right now. I think thr job I'm on will be done in about 7 to 10 days,
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Do you know anyone that does auto painting? I need someone to paint my genright fenders to match my jeep.
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Do you know anyone that does auto painting? I need someone to paint my genright fenders to match my jeep.
No, I bought some cans of dupli-color spray paint to match. I haven't given them a try yet.
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Did you get it by your color code?
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Did you get it by your color code?
I looked on their web site and that's the only silver they listed for a 2003 Wrangler.
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Great looking ride...mine is "kinda" like yours!
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Wheels and tires are here. I'm told the rears are 2 more weeks away.


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