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Old 09-08-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Shaner's Sahara Build

Hey All,

Pretty new here... been looking, but no posting until now. Last week I bought a '99 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sahara in White. I got it for a real good deal because it has a list of small issues to fix. Here is the list that the dealer provided me:

-Serpentine Belt
-Blower Switch (No. 3 Fan Spd for HTR Control Broke)
-Rear Wiper Blade
-Water Pump
-Front Pads and Rotors | Already Replaced (along with calipers)
-Rear Shoes
-Front Sway Bar Links
-Drivers Mirror | Replacement on its way
-Fog Lamp
-Front Crank Seal

Here it is after I just got it home:


With the hardtop off:


Side profile:


I am entirely new to Jeeps, but have been a weekend mechanic ever since I bought my first car when I got my drivers license. I can't wait to do these repairs and get the Jeep in tip top shape. After that I will be working to customize it to my liking and start building. :thumbsup:

Thanks,
Shane

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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It's been a long time since I've seen a set of white wagon wheels. They look really good on your Sahara.

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
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I second that one, the white wheels looks good, Your jeep is my Jeeps twin enjoy it I looooove my white jeep
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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Nice lookin Sahara! i also agree,the white wheels look great.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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Welcome and hope you have a blast in your build up.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:19 PM   #6
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Nothing to exciting, but I installed this today:
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:26 AM   #7
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My Lloyd floor mats came in the mail today!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:41 PM   #9
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If my jeep was white. I would call it the yeti.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:42 PM   #10
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Nice jeep by the way.
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The wheels look real good on it!
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:05 AM   #13
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Congrats on your new project.





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It's been a long time since I've seen a set of white wagon wheels.

Old School!
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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Hey All,

I replaced the front sway bar links this weekend, but it didn't seem to get rid of a clunk/rattle/clattering noise that I still hear coming from the front end. The noise is only there when I go over bumps, which would make me think suspension related. Anybody with any good suggestions of what to look at to find out what is causing this noise? Gonna try and get a video one of these days.

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:42 AM   #15
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Hey All,

It's been well over a year, so I figured I should throw an update in this post. The Jeep came out to Colorado with the now Wife back in June and it had some new clunking suspension issues in the rear... I replaced the rear shocks and that solved the clunking, until a new clunking noise started in the front of the vehicle. I have since resolved that by tightening up a loose bolt! and installing new tie-rod ends and a steering stabilizer. Along with that we got new tires and an alignment. Stuck with 31s for now on stock suspension because I can't bring myself to spend a fortune on a crazy nice lift setup. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to tighten up the steering? It is true/straight after the alignment, but I just feel like it isn't super responsive. I know this is probably because it's a 99 wrangler, but just thought I'd ask.

When we moved to Denver we moved into an apartment downtown so I haven't had the space to actually work on the Jeep much. We are moving out to a house in the next few months so I will have a garage and the fun will begin!

Here are a few things I have planned:
Re-pipe CAI to a better location and replace filter.
The shifter linkage is still rattling! So I need to fix that.
Replace motor resistor so fan works on all speeds.
Refinish Hardtop- Repair any cracks, respray and pad the interior with foam and fabric.
Repair driver door: the strap is no longer attached because the screws have been ripped out of the door and now there are a ton of holes in the door where the PO attempted to fix it. Not sure what I am going to do yet, but I'll figure something out.
Blackout: Still have a few minor chrome items I would like to be black (headlight bezels) and would also like to clean up a few items that have started to rust/chip.
Install new rearview mirror with temp and compass.
New Bumpers: probably going to go with some of the barricade bumpers from extreme terrain. I'm hoping this will solve my tailgate issue because currently it is a pain to open. With new bumpers should come a winch, but I'll have to convince the wife of that
Pull carpet and do a full 'tub scrub'.
I might pull the dsah pieces and paint them to freshen up the look.
Pull fenders to sand and repaint them.
Sand and refinish the wagon wheels.

Sorry for the boring, picture less post, but I hope to have some exciting stuff to share in the coming months!

-Shane

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