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Old 01-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #1
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Began as a 1998 TJ, I-6 4.0, 5 Speed, 3:73's

Suspension:
3.5" Rubicon Express Springs
4" Old Man Emu Shocks
1.25" JKS Body Lift
Full Circle Fabrication rear upper control arms
Rockkrawler adjustable front trackbar
Currie AntiRock swaybar

Steering:
Full Circle Fabrication HD steering
PSC Hydro Assist/Gear box

Wheels:
15" Pro Comp Rock Crawler wheels (3.75bs)
35x12.5 Goodyear Kevlar's
1.5" wheel spacers

Performance:
63mm Bored throttle body
custom cowl intake
Hypertech
Magnaflow Hi-Flow Cat
Flowmaster Delta 50 Muffler
Optima Red Top
Flex-a-lite Electric Fan
High flow water pump
High flow thermostat housing
180 degree thermostat
3 row metal radiator

Recovery:
Chicago Electric 10k winch
Winchline.com synthetic line
20' strap
(4) D-shackles

Lighting:
IPF 968 Lights on windshield
IPF Headlights w/ Fatboys
4" American Superlite LED taillights
3/4" Genright front LED turn signals (tinted black)

Interior:
Hurst Shift Knob
Alpine Deck
Kicker 5 1/4's (dash and soundbar)
Guage cluster converted to LED's

Armor:
Jeeperman Stubby Front Bumper
33 Engineering Belly Up
Full Circle Fabrication Tube Doors
Full Circle Fabrication Engine Skid
Full Circle Fabrication Flush Rear Bumper
PSC Tube Fenders
Genright Tub Pannel Guards

Axles:
Dana 30 Aussie
Building rear Dana 60 (4 linked, Detroit, 4:88's, 5x4.5, 60"wms)

PICTURES WILL COME SOON!!! MORE THAN ANYONE WILL EVER CARE TO SEE!!!

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you know there's a new "jeep profile" that you can put all this information in instead?

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Random order for now...just scroll and look...got any questions/comments, feel free to ask.

















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Old 01-03-2010, 12:36 PM   #4
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you know there's a new "jeep profile" that you can put all this information in instead?
that dosent get as much attention as the TJ thread
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:40 PM   #5
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Very nice build. I know I am a newb, but in looking around for a place to start, this gives me a lot of ideas. And probably never would have looked in your jeep profile.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:42 PM   #6
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Good looking tj man nice build
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that dosent get as much attention as the TJ thread
eh. those pictures suck anyways.
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Badass ride son.

Everything I want on mine! Without and with a few others.. but very nice.
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Very nice build. I know I am a newb, but in looking around for a place to start, this gives me a lot of ideas. And probably never would have looked in your jeep profile.
thanks, the whole point of this is to give people some ideas. I started out on wranglerforum a few years ago, then moved to pirate4x4 when things started getting a little more "hardcore". i ran across a bunch of my old pictures and thought i'd try to give a little back to the forum that got me started.

if you, or anyone has a questions about anything...no matter how dumb you might think it sounds...don't hesitate to send a pm.
Few years ago i probably couldn't have to you how to take off a tire...now im build'n armor and axles
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looks really good. i have a bumper coming real soon that i have to paint. should i prime it first?
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looks like this is just about all the pic's i've got for now...there's a link to my Dana 60 build in the first post... any questions or pic requests of something specific, let me know. thanks for looking!
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looks really good. i have a bumper coming real soon that i have to paint. should i prime it first?
i had mine powdercoated, but if you are going to go with paint i would definantly prime it. AJ's Offroad has a good article on how to paint your own bumper:

"Painting Products YourselfAll of our products ship out bare steel to save you money. Painting isn't hard, requires very little in terms of materials and can make touch ups down the road much easier. Plus you get the choice of what type and color the final product is to give it that personal touch.

First of all, take the proper precautions, read and follow the manufacturer's recommendations and warnings. Wear eyewear where applicable and work in a well ventilated area. Don't rush it, that's how mistakes are made or people get hurt. Be careful and have fun!

There is only one thing to remember, PREP, PREP, PREP. It doesn't matter what you use for paint, nothing will stick unless you do a good job prepping. Metal is smooth and paint needs a little "tooth" to stick to. A synthetic scuff pad or 200 grit sandpaper works good for going over the entire surface and roughing it up a bit. You can also use a wire wheel or other power tools, whatever you are comfortable with.

Next we'll need to get any oils or dirt off the surface. You can use a solvent such as laquer thinner or acetone but most any auto parts store (even Wal-Mart) has a paint prep cleaner. It works great and isn't as nasty in terms of fumes. Wipe it down as best you can with a clean rag and let it completely dry prior to painting.

Now you're ready for primer, regardless of what your final finish is, the basecoat of primer is the one that grips the surface so don't go cheap here. The absolute best primer I've found is self-etching primer, also called metal-etching primer. Doesn't matter what brand but look for the etching quality. This will adhere much better than any other primer.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions! Several light coats is always better than one or two heavy coats. It will adhere better and dry a lot faster.

Once the primer has cured it's time for your choice of paint. In general semi-gloss black is the standard choice but there are other paints that are also quite popular. Textured paint can offer a more rugged look but can be a little more difficult to clean due to it's rough surface. One of the most popular choices lately is Hammered Finish paint. Not only does it leave a really good finish but any touchups made down the road are virtually invisible due to it's hammered finish.

On the backside of the bumper it's not a bad idea to use an undercoating of some type to build up in the hard to reach areas and provide an extra layer of protection.

Other forms of coating are any of the Do It Yourself bedliner kits available in stores.
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eh. those pictures suck anyways.
hey thanks!
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ok thanks for the info. ill have to check out that link.
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nice pics man, i took some of those
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did you move the gas tank?
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did you move the gas tank?
Yea I did. I smashed the skid hard enough that the tank was rubbing the tub. It was cheaper for me to raise it flush with the frame than to buy one of those expensive aftermarket skids...and i gained around 8" of clearance in the rear(and ready to 4-Link/stretch). My final goal is to put a RCI Racing 2191AD 19 gallon fuel cell behind the front seats and seal the hole back up with some 12 gauge steel.
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Dam dude that is alot more stuff I didn't get to see the first time around sure is sweet did you crack your window when you rubbed the tree or what ever you bumped lol
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Dam dude that is alot more stuff I didn't get to see the first time around sure is sweet did you crack your window when you rubbed the tree or what ever you bumped lol
i met a tree that day... and ACTUALLY, if you look at that pic my window is fine...but when i was leaving Interlake that day...a rock hit the bottem right corner of my windshield on the highway
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i met a tree that day... and ACTUALLY, if you look at that pic my window is fine...but when i was leaving Interlake that day...a rock hit the bottem right corner of my windshield on the highway
I just wondered how sturdy they are I couldn't see any cracks I have always had other 4x4's and there windows are weak just from a flex
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Awsome!!!!

Very AWSOME!!! thanks for the post! nice work!

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