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Old 04-29-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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20 Year Old Facelift

Hello Everyone,

I though I'd join this group in order to start getting more involved in the Jeep community. Short story long, my father bought this Jeep brand new in 1993, and it has been in my family ever since. 281,000 miles later, I decided to restore it. And give it a small facelift....

I'm the second generation and fourth owner of this rig, I learned to drive stick with it and I'm sure my son will get it.....maybe......when he's 30 or so.

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Old 04-29-2014, 04:19 PM   #2
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:51 PM   #3
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Last Two.

Next will be LED tail lights, new license plate bracket, black front light surrounds and a frameless soft top.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:47 PM   #4
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looking good, sure looks better and have fun with it
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:27 AM   #5
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Very nice job on the "face-lift" I'm curious though, are the 280k miles all on the same engine or did you rebuild at one point?
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:36 AM   #6
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Thanks y'all. The 280K are on the same engine and tranny. Still has good compression, doesn't leak or burn oil or coolant and runs like a champ. All maintenance has been done religiously. I'm aiming for a 500,000 mile engine if my luck holds out.
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Face lift is putting it lightly lol. Nice job, looks awesome!
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:30 AM   #8
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With this "storm of doom" here in the panhandle, I got a chance to test out the new mods. The Jeep doesn't even blink in 2-3 feet of water....it was nice to see a 4X4 Ram stop and pull a U Turn while I cruise on by. Though I am REALLY wishing my new soft door uppers had been delivered yesterday.... guess that's why they make Wet Weather Gear. Also, pretty impressed with the Wet Okole seats, they haven't absorbed any water yet really.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:52 PM   #9
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Finally got my windows in the mail so I can stay drier in the rain. Did some interior work on the door handles, got the hi lift mounted and LED taillights/guards installed. Awaiting my rifle mounts, steering stabilizers and then...who knows.
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what exterior finish you go with?
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what exterior finish you go with?
Rhino lining. It's about 1/8" thick. Black on the outside and gray on the inside.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:25 AM   #12
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Some more pictures from this weekend.
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What size rims and tires do you have on that beast, I'm about to do a little facelift myself on my 94 and that's around the size I'd like
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20" by 12" with 35" by 12.5" Tires. I was very hesitant when they were recommended for me by the 4x4 Shop here, but I think they came out really nice.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:33 PM   #15
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:34 PM   #16
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Custom fabbing a Trailer Hitch Mounted Jerry Can Holder this week. I'll post pictures when complete.
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20" by 12" with 35" by 12.5" Tires. I was very hesitant when they were recommended for me by the 4x4 Shop here, but I think they came out really nice.
Jeep looks cool brother, I don't want to come across wrong but are you sure those are 20x12? That looks like a 20x10, I have 12" wide on mine with a -44 offset and your wheels look a lot more narrow. The 20" look surprisingly good though, I have a 93 with a 38/15.5/18 and I've seen other 20's on a yj and looked funny but yours don't with the XD wheel. The transformation looks great.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:47 AM   #18
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Yeah. Double checked today they are 12". Tires are 12.5". Interestingly they seem a lot taller than my buddies 35"s
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Sweet Rig! I really like the Rhino lining, did you do it yourself?
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Rhino lining. It's about 1/8" thick. Black on the outside and gray on the inside.
Looks great! Did you use Monstaliner? I am thinking of doing my YJ with the same thing or paint it professionally black. I looked online and couldn't find many good pics, but this is a great pic of what it looks like
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It is Rhinolining. I had a shop here do it. Great outfit called Twisted Suspension in Panama City Beach, FL. They do excellent work. Only cost $1200 for everything.
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Very nice transformation. Im not a big fan of large rims but ill admit they do look good with how youve set it up. Id rock it
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Thanks. I agree I wasn't a fan of the idea of big wheels. But it came out well in my case.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:33 PM   #24
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Phase 1 - tacked up.

Hoping to finish Saturday; and then I gotta figure out whether to paint, rhino line etc.



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NIce! I like it. Looks awesome. Good job.
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Just need to grind and paint.
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Thanks to Kenny Turner at Twisted Suspension, my DIY project is done. Maybe my buddy in Virginia can make some out of his new shop. Because at the pace I weld I'd have to charge like $1000 to make each one lol!





If you guys want me to explore making these let me know.
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Rebuild

Looks like you did a great job your YJ looks awesome. how do you like the linex you did on the outside...... I am not sure if I should do mine what are your thoughts
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Looks like you did a great job your YJ looks awesome. how do you like the linex you did on the outside...... I am not sure if I should do mine what are your thoughts
x2 2 year update would be nice

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