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Beach-Bum 03-18-2013 08:34 AM

My Turtle Power YJ
 
Should have done this 6 months ago when i picked up my first ever Jeep. 92 YJ 2.5L with 5spd. its got a custom Sublime Green paint job (dodge viper green) and because its a 4cyl i call her Turtle (green and slow). anyway this is my first jeep, ive wanted a wrangler for a long time. realizing now its too small for my daily driver but i'll deal till i can afford a JKU as a daily and keep the YJ as the toy.

bought this about 6 months ago, came with a 4" RC lift, 2" shackle lift, 15x8" Black Rock wheels wrapped in 33x12.5" BFG AT's. its got a TJ front bumper with fogs and a custom squared rear bumper with 2" hitch receiver. the guy painted it himself before the Geckos came out. its got Rockslider/steps not sure what company but they can be flipped to be a step or sliders. it also came with Neoprene seat covers, hard and soft tops, nerf bar doors and full doors.

so far i've painted the rockers with duplicolor undercoat, added a 20" LED bar on the hood, 2 3" cube LED's on the windshield, did a basic tune up (plugs, wires, cap/rotor, fuel filter). also did the 20 gallon gas tank mod and installed the GM flapper hose to prevent overflow when filling. today or tomorrow im picking up a used rear bumper with tire carrier, stinger front bumper and a high lift with mount for the hood (hoping it fits behind my LED bar.

near future plans are:
Softtoppers frameless soft top
replace driver side floor pan
bedline entire interior
fix rust on rockers
cover with rocker armor
round LED conversion for tails
Smittybuilt Roof Rack

after that who knows. i'll post some pics from when i bought it and to what it is today. this could change weekly so i hope you guys follow and enjoy.

Photobucket is down right now, i'll get pics up when i can

Beach-Bum 03-19-2013 09:50 PM

the day i bought it:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...F87BFFEF27.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...F85F5069CA.jpg


what she looks like so far:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...17774D6470.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...179EF4A81F.jpg

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...81C36B59C8.jpg

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CarolinaBound 03-20-2013 12:37 AM

1000x better painting those sliders flares. How's the light output on those cubes?

gixxerphil 03-20-2013 12:46 AM

Looking good Beach :thumb:

paolos04lj 03-20-2013 03:59 AM

Looks great! Love those flat flares! Keep it up!

2004 lj 03-20-2013 04:18 AM

Looking good bb...

Beach-Bum 03-20-2013 08:02 AM

thanks guys.... new front and rear bumpers this week hopefully!



Quote:

Originally Posted by CarolinaBound (Post 3527277)
1000x better painting those sliders flares. How's the light output on those cubes?

thanks, i painted the rockers, but replaced the flares with Flat Flares.

cubes are bright as hell. i test lit them but havent had a break in the weather to finish wiring them. hopefully this weekend

Beach-Bum 03-23-2013 10:58 PM

New front and rear bumpers purchased today. Hope to get them on in a couple days

Beach-Bum 03-25-2013 11:37 AM

Got my new front bumper mounted. Gotta mount the rear tire carrier bumper tomorrow http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...A9B9F3DC60.jpg

Agent yJ 04-03-2013 11:06 AM

Digging the stinger:thumb:

See your back from the caribbean, any update on the potential 4.0 swap?

Beach-Bum 05-03-2013 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Agent yJ (Post 3589064)
Digging the stinger:thumb:

See your back from the caribbean, any update on the potential 4.0 swap?

I had just left for the Caribbean again when you posted lol. Actually still not back yet, I'll be home Monday. Flew my gf down for a little vacation.

Anyway the 4.0 swap isn't gonna happen. My friend ended up selling his YJ instead of parting it out. One of the downsides to Leaving for a month

Beach-Bum 05-23-2013 01:06 PM

mounted my rear bumper with swing arm tire carrier

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...1E9FA5A953.jpg


had some help from my import driving friends lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...1EB7E57EC6.jpg

daddyjeep 05-23-2013 09:57 PM

Throw it in 4 low and drive right over them. Make sure you post a video.

JD95YJ 05-25-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Beach-Bum (Post 3785809)
mounted my rear bumper with swing arm tire carrier

had some help from my import driving friends lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...1EB7E57EC6.jpg


I bet an aerial shot of your driveway would look like someone spilled their skittles :whistling: :rofl:

On a serious note: Nice work so far and I'm really digging the green YJ :thumb:

Beach-Bum 05-25-2013 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by JD95YJ (Post 3792095)

I bet an aerial shot of your driveway would look like someone spilled their skittles :whistling: :rofl:

On a serious note: Nice work so far and I'm really digging the green YJ :thumb:

Wish I was good at photoshop I would try and make something funny.

Thanks man, lots more to come

gixxerphil 05-25-2013 06:13 PM

Looking good beach:thumb:

Beach-Bum 05-25-2013 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by gixxerphil (Post 3792554)
Looking good beach:thumb:

Thanks phill!

2004 lj 05-25-2013 06:45 PM

Looking really good BB. Hope all is good with you.

Jeep_Gypsy 05-25-2013 06:57 PM

That's a good looking YJ man. I'm digging the colour.

Beach-Bum 06-13-2013 01:23 AM

Thanks guys... My "to do" list keeps getting longer lol but she's coming along

Beach-Bum 07-02-2013 10:16 PM

after 4 months of having my offroad LED bar and cubes mounted... i finally found the time to wire them up. wow these things are bright! i might get 2 more cubes and mount them on the front bumper but i think these will do for now. 20" double stacked LED bar with one 3" cube on each side of the windshield (4 LED's each)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...56810468_n.jpg

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Tweak 07-03-2013 01:03 AM

usually when I see a YJ it's covered in rust, that's a sexy YJ!

gixxerphil 07-03-2013 01:04 AM

Looking good Beach:thumb:
How ya been man?

Beach-Bum 07-03-2013 09:55 PM

Thanks Tweak, there's some rust here and there but I'm working on it


Quote:

Originally Posted by gixxerphil (Post 3922913)
Looking good Beach:thumb:
How ya been man?

Thanks Phil, doin good. Home for a couple weeks trying to get some work done on my girl.

Beach-Bum 07-31-2013 01:05 AM

Getting off the tug boat and flying home from New Orleans tomorrow. I got some parts from brown Santa waiting for me. Should make some more progress on her next week!

gixxerphil 07-31-2013 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Beach-Bum (Post 4022675)
Getting off the tug boat and flying home from New Orleans tomorrow. I got some parts from brown Santa waiting for me. Should make some more progress on her next week!


Beach!!!!!
How ya been buddy?

2004 lj 07-31-2013 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beach-Bum (Post 3922472)
after 4 months of having my offroad LED bar and cubes mounted... i finally found the time to wire them up. wow these things are bright! i might get 2 more cubes and mount them on the front bumper but i think these will do for now. 20" double stacked LED bar with one 3" cube on each side of the windshield (4 LED's each)







That's bad ass bb...

Beach-Bum 07-31-2013 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gixxerphil (Post 4022720)

Beach!!!!!
How ya been buddy?

Lol every time I post that's what you say haha

I'm good Phil, really looking forward to flying home today and logging some beach time in the jeep. What's new?

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2004 lj (Post 4022838)

That's bad ass bb...

Thanks! They're super bright. I have to aim the windshield lights a little lower which should get more light in the trails.

gixxerphil 07-31-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Beach-Bum (Post 4023211)
Lol every time I post that's what you say haha

I'm good Phil, really looking forward to flying home today and logging some beach time in the jeep. What's new?



Thanks! They're super bright. I have to aim the windshield lights a little lower which should get more light in the trails.


Same ole same ole :D

Beach-Bum 08-28-2013 03:25 AM

New soft top and painted my grille black


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