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Old 08-05-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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Talking My Wrangler build!

Hello!! My name is Stephen and I just bought a new jeep! It's a 2000 Black wrangler, and it sure does need some work, that is what this thread is for, to document the progress on my jeep, in hopes it should be done in 1-2 years but we could find more that needs to be done in that case it will take longer. hopefully you will join me on this journey and hopefully it is really fun!!!

Here are a few pics the day i got it, and one with me standing by it.
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Welcome to the forum. Nice jeep man !!

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Old 08-08-2014, 10:17 AM   #5
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Good looking jeep! What are your plans?
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Good luck with your build. Have FUN!!
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #8
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Here is my list, probably going to add to it later!

Alright so i just made a rough list of the plans for it, so here goes.
Interior needs to be taken out.
floor pans have surface rust so need to scotch bright then POR 15 them.
clean the carpet. (or buy some new carpet)
seat has a tear so needs to be fixed.
rims and tires need to be taken off.
rims have some rust so that needs to be fixed.
going to pull the engine and transmission out.
needs brakes.
maybe a new transmission.
needs body mounts.
I want bumpers plus they are rusted.
The frame is rusted so it's going to need repair plus a good cleaning.
the steering gear box is leaking so need to fix that.
going to check the engine head while it's out.
going to get a new clutch.
going to pull the body off the frame.
going to fix various spots on the body.
not sure how to fix the rust on the corner near the rear licence plate.
connecting links.
bushings.
going to get the radiator cleaned.
need new water pump.
new thermostat.
clips for the insides of the door.
clean the roll bar and possibly paint it.
paint the fender flares.
and need a new windshield.

Any tips for that? Plus i need some tips for what to look for while i do something? also need some tips for the following.

The side mirrors on the doors the paint is flaking on the aluminum mounts, how do i fix this?
Is a roughcountry 2.5 inch lift kit with springs and shocks a good one? it would be a suspension lift Not a body lift.

Any tips or comments are very much appreciated so Please help me with this Thank You!!!!!

Also i will take pictures of every step and post them on this thread so stay tuned!
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Looks like you definitely have some work ahead of you!! Not trying to be a wise guy, but do you have the space, tools and ability to do all that? Some of what you list is pretty in depth. Post up pics of your problem areas in the General Discussion or Tech threads. You will get a lot more responses there. A lot of knowledge on here. Might be able to save you some work. Save the Build thread for showing us what you've actually done.

In any event. work safely, take your time and learn as much as you can on the way. Good luck!!
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have a whole shop so I'm set! i will send up pics on the General or tech pages if i have troubles. and i noticed on your thread that you bought a gas tank skid plate that's not a stock replacement part, is it better than stock? thanks!
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Awesome project! Good luck with it. All you need is time, money, a little know how, and patience and you'll have a nice Jeep.
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have a whole shop so I'm set! i will send up pics on the General or tech pages if i have troubles. and i noticed on your thread that you bought a gas tank skid plate that's not a stock replacement part, is it better than stock? thanks!
A whole shop! Now I'm envious!

Here's the GTS. IMO way better then stock!
Aluminum Savvy Gas Tank Skid 1997-2006 TJ/LJ - Savvy Off Road Aluminum
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Going out Monday to take the interior out and some other random stuff to get started!
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Going out Monday to take the interior out and some other random stuff to get started!
If your gonna take the interior out you may as well line the tub on the inside so its done.
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Will most likely do that, so hopefully the floor pans don't get rusty again.
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Some Progress, just getting started...

Got the interior out, including carpet and seats. floor pans look good minor surface rust nothing to hard to clean up. took the fender flares of with a little bit of grinding lol. and took the passenger side fender off. took the hood and tailgate off. plus the rims and tires, also running boards, not a bad start! looks like only minor rust on the frame so just going to wire brush and POR 15 it. going to do the same with the floor pans. going to have to patch a piece for the passenger side body rail where the mount is rusted out. All this in about 6 hours. What do you do for the flare mounting bolts that you can't get behind? there are two on each side that are bad and cannot get behind them, we had to grind them out, just wondering.

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POR 15 is great stuff. I have used it for years. Make sure you follow the instructions to the letter. Especially the Prep!
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looks like I'm one step ahead of you, would have been nice having a lift when taking the body off mine. I'm forced to either replace the frame or do a lot of cutting and welding.

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looks like I'm one step ahead of you, would have been nice having a lift when taking the body off mine. I'm forced to either replace the frame or do a lot of cutting and welding.

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POR 15 is great stuff. I have used it for years. Make sure you follow the instructions to the letter. Especially the Prep!
Heard it was and i definitely will follow all the instructions for everything i don't wanna mess up my jeep!
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Steve, you look very young for someone with such ambition. Restores my faith in our nation's youth to see someone with a perspective that looks beyond this afternoon's immediate fun and frivolity toward a long-term project he will be proud to own. Nice Jeep, even with some deficiencies. Have patience as you work, and it will reward you for many years of enjoyment. I am also a new Jeep owner (actually my second Jeep after many years), and mine has some deficiencies that I need to correct as well (although nothing quite as significant as a couple of yours). Good luck with the project!
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Keep up the good work Steve. As Dustdevil said, it's great to see a young man with ambition and desire to do the job the right way. It will lead you to great things in your future.
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Steve, you look very young for someone with such ambition. Restores my faith in our nation's youth to see someone with a perspective that looks beyond this afternoon's immediate fun and frivolity toward a long-term project he will be proud to own. Nice Jeep, even with some deficiencies. Have patience as you work, and it will reward you for many years of enjoyment. I am also a new Jeep owner (actually my second Jeep after many years), and mine has some deficiencies that I need to correct as well (although nothing quite as significant as a couple of yours). Good luck with the project!
Thanks, this project is for fun. I'm only 14 going on 15, this is a project for two car guys to work on a first car as father and son and i believe that's how it should be. as i said in the beginning this project will take a few years hopefully when I'm a junior in high school it will be finished and ready for me to learn to drive a manual. But sadly not everyone i know is as ambitious as some of us. i am determined to make this jeep mine and one of a kind. Thanks for the support!!
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Keep up the good work Steve. As Dustdevil said, it's great to see a young man with ambition and desire to do the job the right way. It will lead you to great things in your future.
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Thanks Guys!!!! Glad to see everyone supporting me!

It's only because i was raised right!!
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Thanks Guys!!!! Glad to see everyone supporting me!

It's only because i was raised right!!
My compliments to your Father!!
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He says "Thanks!" haha
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