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Old 02-16-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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My 97 TJ Offroad/DD

Well I've had my jeep for almost a year now and I decided I should probably make a thread for it. I bought this jeep on craigslist with a lot done to it already. The previous owner dumped a lot of money into it and did it right for the most part.

Here are the specs when I got it:
Dana 35 rear (superior upgrade)
Dana 30 front (superior upgrade)
Manual locking front hubs
4inch skyjacker suspension lift
2 inch body with a belly up kit
Oil pan skid, steering box skid, gas tank skid
Air compressor with front and rear outlets
Warn 8000lb winch
Warn rocker panels
Bushwhacker 6inch fender flares
Yukon automatic locker rear

And that about all I can remember.
Here is a picture of what I started with:
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:32 PM   #2
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I gathered a plan for what I wanted to do to it.
Most of it is cosmetic as there's a lot done underneath and I don't need bigger axles anytime soon.

The first stage of the plan was poison spyder front flat fenders, rockers, and rear armor. So with that in the mail I started stripping her down.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
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First install was the poison spyder front 3 inch fenders! Also got new shoes and wheels!
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
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Next came the rocker panels and rear armor, had to order the rear flare later because we ordered the wrong one:/
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:39 PM   #5
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By the way I really love this P/S gear it installs clean and fits well. I highly recommend it!
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:44 PM   #6
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Here's a small project. Built myself a soundboard if you will. A Saturday project and was easy and fun. Wrapped them In a old top I had off of a Suzuki samurai
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:45 PM   #7
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Rear flares! went on clean and easy!
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:47 PM   #8
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Next up I did something I've been wanting to do for a while. Bedlined the interior! Went the rattle can method.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:49 PM   #9
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Gave my sub box a bedliner paint job with the extras!
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:50 PM   #10
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Trek armor seat covers and new radio!
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:52 PM   #11
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These seat covers are awesome. I haven't got to yet the waterproof was of them yet, but they look good, fit tight, and they increase the storage capacity of your jeep by a lot
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:55 PM   #12
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So the Yukon locker went out, there was a loud pop. I drove it home with grinding in the rear end the entire way. Opened it up to find teeth broken off from the internal gears. Did some research and decided to replace the locker with an ox.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:01 PM   #13
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After receiving the ox in the mail the quality of this product is amazing. It is built tough especially compared to the Yukon. The install went well.
We are currently still working on the shifter placement.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:02 PM   #14
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Here is what we have so far. We took the console out and made a plate to cover the cup holder where we will mount it.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:04 PM   #15
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We made a mount for the switch to sit on within the cup holder, a bolt is running through the mount and the console.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:06 PM   #16
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This is what we have so far. I think I'm going to bedline the cover. I'll post a picture of what I do. Not gonna lie I'm kind of digging the jeep without a center console...
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:37 PM   #17
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What size were the tires when you bought it?
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:51 PM   #18
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They were 34s but they were bald
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Got everything hooked up. Bedlined the cover thing. Looks good to me, just got to get one more bolt for it.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:50 PM   #20
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You sir are building a very nice rig.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:14 PM   #21
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What exactly is that switch for?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:21 PM   #22
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What exactly is that switch for?
The shifter engages/unlocks the locker. It is an ox locker which allows you 3 methods to choose from, electronic, air, or the manual shifter. I went with the shifter.
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Oh ok. Looks good!
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Gah i love those fenders. It looked like the red paint got worse and worse as i scrolled down? Are you planning a paint job or did the pics just get more revealing?
Looks awesome by the way.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:47 AM   #25
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Gah i love those fenders. It looked like the red paint got worse and worse as i scrolled down? Are you planning a paint job or did the pics just get more revealing? Looks awesome by the way.
Planning a paint job
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Did you prime the tub before spraying it?
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Did you prime the tub before spraying it?
I did, I followed the instructions on the can.
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What brand did you use to spray the tub? Someone used a spray can on the one I just bought but missed several spots. This appears pretty good, some I've tried have not been so curious which one you used and if you like the durability of it.
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What brand did you use to spray the tub? Someone used a spray can on the one I just bought but missed several spots. This appears pretty good, some I've tried have not been so curious which one you used and if you like the durability of it. Thanks Cory
I used the rustoleum bedliner. It is durable enough for this application. It doesn't take that much of a beating, but the driver floor board looks just like the day I sprayed it.
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Cut my bumper and welded on some end caps! Not completely finished but I think it look great.
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