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Today 08:03 PM
Three weekends of work... Finally finished (for now!)

1st weekend: Installed 33x11.5" BFG A/T KO tires on my 16" moab rims and installed a 3.25" lift.

2nd weekend: Cut the bumpers, capped them and welded tabs for the tie downs for my canoe.

3rd weekend: Created a custom roof rack for the canoe and camping cargo that can tilt backwards so I can raise and lower the roof.

Now it's ready for next week when the family goes camping!
Today 07:30 PM
echo2 It begins....

Today 05:48 PM
cBill15 Just discovered that I need to replace my front wheel bearings. While I have the front tires off I'm going to replace the chrome center caps with some black ones.
Today 05:45 PM
cBill15 Finally finished my foot pegs. Here is my progress in pictures. I had my brother cad plate them too for some extra rust protection.
Today 04:09 PM
Jessay Plasti dipped my headlight bezels

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Today 12:46 AM
White_TJ Anybody know how I could customize the shifter disc into a glass piece with a picture inside? If so, message me. Thanks.
Yesterday 10:04 PM
JeepsR4guys Put in alpine head unit with new alpine 4x6 in dash and 6 1/2 on sound bar. 500 w amp and 2 tens from Rockford fosgate. Thumpin down the road today
Yesterday 09:56 PM
Mamefreak Replaced my TPS sensor. Haven't had a chance to get it on the highway to see how it does. Also ordered Chinese and got a nice appropriate fortune.
Yesterday 09:56 PM
Rude Dog Nice, good price! Mines sitting up in my loft unused.
Yesterday 07:14 PM
Got a new trunk

Drove 30 mins up the road to meet the Craigslist seller of my new Jeep OEM trunk. If the back is locked you cant open it and theres 4 holes for permanent mounting also.
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For the 5 Jeepers who called after me, NAA NAA NAA NA NAAA NAA.
Cost $50.00, only other one I saw like it was aftermarket, looked as if it had been used for a tire ramp for 10 years and cost twice as much.
Yesterday 05:57 PM
Originally Posted by 05Sport View Post
nice.. it is on my TO-DO list.

how long does it take to get all the parts off?
Maybe about 20 minutes I would say. That was by myself so with some help probably less. You should give it a try.
Yesterday 03:40 PM
Jeepster8420 Swapped out the factory radio/tape deck with a CD player

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And took her thru the mud and up the loggin trail outback after the serious rain we got today

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Yesterday 02:30 PM
12vtman Ordered my Barricade Trail Force HD bumper today.... Now see how far back the back order goes.

Thanks to Ryan @ Extremeterrain for the ordering code. Well worth ping him before you order...
Yesterday 02:25 PM
Originally Posted by gwofford11 View Post
Had to try it with the windshield down.
nice.. it is on my TO-DO list.

how long does it take to get all the parts off?
Yesterday 01:57 PM
gwofford11 Had to try it with the windshield down. Not as bad as I expected it would be. I think I have chronic dry eye and a bad case of cotton mouth. The looks you get from other people are priceless
Yesterday 01:30 PM

Added new Decals to the LJ
Yesterday 11:43 AM
ssmusicman Put in a SYE kit, new rear drive shaft, adjustable rear-upper arms. Biggest pain came when I realized that the bolts for the new rear shaft were not included, could not find them at the local parts stores either. ??? Ended up pulling the front shaft back off and using those bolts. Good thing in the end as I found that the front U-joint was just about to self destruct. 2x4 for a few days now until I get the parts....
Yesterday 11:42 AM
42yrs First Jeep I changed out the diff oil in both the rear Ford 8.8 and the front HP Dana 30. I also installed my new Poison Spyder Bomb shell diff cover on the front one.
Yesterday 10:37 AM
MUDRUNNER AZ Made my own shroud for an electric fan. So far so good. It is close to the bolts holding the water pump pulley on.

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Yesterday 05:20 AM
MichaelR Drove the LJ 1700+ miles, round trip, in two days to pickup my son from Marine boot camp. I set the cruise control on 75 and had no issues at all.
Yesterday 01:49 AM
EnglishBulldog1 Fixed the back window on my soft top. It was missing a slider. Found a repair kit on line for like 12 bucks!
Yesterday 12:57 AM
Teague242 Had a little fun. Drove her home though! Was a long slow ride!
07-27-2014 10:26 PM
thedawgshow Took it wheeling with some way cool Jeepers!!!

07-27-2014 09:48 PM
Ryan Angela
Originally Posted by Mini Me View Post
Rust is the biggest enemy.
The dealership is the enemy! PB Blaster and heat are your friends. It sucks when one bolt snaps but several? That's a tool flingin' and cuss word kinda evening.
07-27-2014 08:31 PM
Mini Me Today I attempted to install my skyjacker 2" bb. 3 of the 4 upper shock bolts from the rear snapped off. Now I'm gonna have to drive it with no rear shocks to the local dealership on Tuesday so they could drill out the bolts. Of course nothing goes as planned What normally would have taken 2-3 hours will take days. Also, the front lower shock bolts are being a PITA. I guess this is what happens when you have an older jeep. Rust is the biggest enemy.
07-27-2014 05:41 PM
The Real Tink
Originally Posted by dale 3 View Post
With the amount of grass growing underneath the RUST factor can't be good
surprisingly not bad, the shitty built bumpers and light bar/ limb snagger are about the only things. $2000 for a complete running 97 TJ is a good deal.
07-27-2014 05:24 PM
dale 3
Originally Posted by The Real Tink View Post
been making progress with my jeep, getting parts swapped over etc. cant get serious about drivetrain till I return from texas in about 2 weeks.

to this

this is what I am starting with.
With the amount of grass growing underneath the RUST factor can't be good
07-27-2014 04:53 PM
WindRider Researched throwing my jeep on 37s. lots and lots of research
07-27-2014 03:12 PM
Originally Posted by gnater76 View Post

That sucks. Kudos for manning up and making the tough choice!
07-27-2014 02:44 PM
Originally Posted by The Real Tink View Post
been making progress with my jeep, getting parts swapped over etc. cant get serious about drivetrain till I return from texas in about 2 weeks. to this this is what I am starting with.
you are getting there.
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