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Old 10-30-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hey guys I figured I'd start a small Build thread. that way i Don't make all these different threads for little questions. SO!!

Bought my 1994 Red 4.0 AUTO with 142k Miles last.. January 2011 right after i rolled my Slate 1998 5.9 Cherokee.. loved that thing... Irreplaceable! but im growing to love my Yj more. ok so.. I found it on Craigslist in Madison Wisconsin for 2200$. It was originally just going to be a temp vehicle to get me threw the winter. but.. yea.. Ok so i drove it 4 hours home to my home in davenport Iowa no problem. Ran solid. No doors opend. not the Back hatch er anything. Nothing locked Check engine light was on, and the tranny was hanging cuz the bolts were broken for the from on the driver side (didnt see that till i got it home). Got it home and in my dad's shop and started to fix the essentials.

After a day of working on it.. I got all the door's to open The tranny plate all mounted back up.. Oh and the shift linkage mount broke as i was pulling into the shop. Great timing! So i just welded that up a lil bit, good as new! ok enuf reading. I'll get some pics quick

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
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Here's right when i got it home and into the shop




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Old 10-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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Next day Messing around in a lil bit of snow
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ok next i pulled up the carpets to find this on the driver side. (this was my first Wrangler.. i didn't even think about checking under the carpets!)





Yes thats the garage floor that you can see threw the driver floorboard.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #5
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Back end wasn't bad at all
Almost like someone had just replace the wheel wells

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
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Fenders were rusted so i figured i'd try and make some for myself.. I made these.. only to redo them later cuz they just looked... Not right

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:14 PM   #7
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Finished and just did some spray paint to see what it would look like.

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:19 PM   #8
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I just drove it around like This for a while. Started messing around in the snow more and more. Here is MY buddy and I. He is the one with the lil hat.. thing.




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Old 10-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #9
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My budys jeep. it's a Cj5 with a small V8 3 sp trail tran. Were at the end of a lvl B road about to get ready for some mud

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #10
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Re did the Front fenders in Dimond plate and painted them black.



Also threw on a 8500 Harbor freight Winch
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:27 PM   #11
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Small Pic.. But i painted the HArd top Flat black. and threw my wheels and tires from my rolled 5.9 on to see what it looked like. Not a fan of crome but looked better then rusted out Wheels.

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:33 PM   #12
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You cant really see from the pic's but.. the red was just.. Kinda rough. It was sun fadded in spots and clear was peeling off. Plus had rust. So my buddy and i Started striping sanding and bondo-ing and ended up with this. (he works in a Body shop and went to Collage for painting and that crap) was lucky to have him!


Here she is out in the sunlight. Haven't put anything back on.. such as bumpers and things. Also rounded off the corners of the front fenders. Wanting to put some tubing on the soon and make matching rears.

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Damn, you can drive it like the flinstones.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:38 PM   #14
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Bought MYself 4 15x8.5 Black rock Simulated bead locks



Again had my buddy Work his magic and paint the Lip Chevy Red with clear
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:47 PM   #15
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After Seeing them on my jeep one time.. I knew it just wasnt going to Work


So i did some reserch And bought 4 35x12.50x15 Cooper STT's. sure they don't have the mickey Thompson name er what evr.. but they had great rating's on and off road and they were very reasonable. And i don't have unlimited cash like some lol. I threw these on with stock no lift and they fit! for 10 sec.
Let's just say.. I was looking at lifts that night. and a couple days later i orderd a 4" RC lift for 450$ And i got every inch plus some outa it. i was very pleased. Again.. awesome for 450 unlike all the others for 800$ plus.

This the 4" with the 35's Still not much clearance at all. Me in the passenger seat. letting my older brother drive for a bit. He dosnt know what a real jeep feels like. he used to have A 2001 Tj 2.5 AUTO! and it... sucked. It was in great shape but no power

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In the passenger seat is my Dad. When i 1st bought it he said it was a peace of $hit! and wouldnt ride in it.. Now look at what he thinks! Oh and i also Bought some Grille inserts for a lil diffrent look. I liked them..



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Old 10-30-2011, 07:00 PM   #17
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I also Did Bed liner on the frame and underneath of the Jeep. I was pretty Glad how it turned out.


Did myself a lil fender trimming!



I cut the front bumper and welded some D hooks on Temp.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:04 PM   #18
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She Sprung a Leak!

Note to self.. Had the tranny Professionally Rebuilt at 145k miles... I decided to take it to a local shop for this. cost me about 500 to pull it.. compleate rebuild and re install.

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Old 10-30-2011, 07:42 PM   #19
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Ok i was off roading And my friend was driving and he backed up over a log and ripped my exhast off.. so i used my magna flow from my Cherokee and had a local shop put all bigger pipeing on. And just made it dump.. no more getting hung up on things!


Replaced Ball and U joints in the front end. figured i mise well With new tires. Took out alot of Vibrations also

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Old 10-30-2011, 07:51 PM   #20
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Lil Bit of off roading



Why not go Topless?


Need bigger drain plugs





This is after i loaded it up to take to the shop for the tranny I bought a Smitty Front stinger for it. Have a wench but dont have a wench plate. Going to order one soon

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Old 10-30-2011, 07:52 PM   #21
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Damn, you can drive it like the flinstones.
Lol! for sure! i fixed her right up tho. Got some weld in floor pans from Quadratec.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:32 PM   #22
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wow thanks for the pics and keep them coming.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:49 PM   #23
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Thanks for looking. Yea for sure i'll keep em coming. I'v had the Yj for a year now.. Not planning on being done anytime soon that's for sure!
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Looks good We all like pics too , keep em coming
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:40 PM   #25
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Thanks man! i may be lacking Pic's for a while. Im currently in NY making some quick cash for the next two month's. Excited to get home and see all the parts I've been ordering scenes i've been gone! so far.. ordered a winch plate, Rear smitty clasic bumper with tire carrier.. A 5th tire and wheel matching.
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Lookn good. Love it with out flares. Nice custom fenders and paint!
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:30 PM   #27
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Thanks Franklin. Oh and one more thing.. i need new Emblems.. Pretty much just the side JEEP stickers. Anyone know were i can grab some? thinking I'd get red.. or maybe just go black.. not sure.. Quadratec has them but there like.. 40$ each side! didn't know if someone knew were to get em a bit cheaper?
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:30 PM   #28
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Just ordered some Rocker guards, and oil skid plate.
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Dude this thread is fricken AWESOME!!! Your YJ is a complete 180 from what it used to be. Nice job!
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sweet project... 94' red black and white... know nothing of the sorts!

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