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wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:06 AM

It's a girls build!
 
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Just a simple girl with a passion for jeeps. Soon to be college graduate with a degree in criminal justice. Always wanted a jeep, bought my first jeep in August 2010. I knew absolutely nothing about jeeps. Like, nothing. I gotta say I am pretty impressed with where I am now.

Jeep: 1997 2.5 jeep wrangler. Stock with the exception of wheels and aftermarket radio. 97,000 miles. $4500 dollars later it's all mine.

First is the day I got her home. My dad had to drive it home because it was a standard and I had no idea how to even drive it. Man that was awful watching my dad drive my jeep home after handing over MY cash :banghead:

Still have a long way to go and some projects in the process!

Some updated pics but its constantly changing. Two bottom pics is the jeep the day i got it and the other one is back when I had 33s

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...606_193701.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--...606_193623.jpg

Current Set up:
4" skyjacker lift]
35" Dick cepek radial tires
15" D window wheels
Stinger, tire carrier
CAI
magnaflow muffler
upgraded speakers and head unit
smittybilt seat covers (hate)
DDM head lights with hella housings

Current projects and soon mods:
Yj full doors and yj hardtop
flat front fenders
full rear corner guards with flare
round led tailights

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:08 AM

I am going to go back as and remember best as I could where I went from the start..lots of pics to upload !

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:13 AM

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First things were some 31 inch MTs off craigslist. 150 bucks. Then came 2 inch budget lift. Thought I was tall..lol. Got rid of the rear bumper and put on one a friend gave me for free he couldn't use anymore because he didn't want to use it to tow his jetski. Painted flares

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:15 AM

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Got rid of my grey and black seats for some red and black ones and changed my LEDS to red and got a red sony stereo to match. Put some discos on but somehow down the road a few months later I lost part of one so those are now off.

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:19 AM

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Added some KC lights some time along the way on the windshield and front bumper. Tinted my windows with some static cling. That worked for a while but then it started to peel from taking windows on and off so I eventually took that off. Painted my differential and tow hooks. Got a new stabilizer.

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:21 AM

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I didn't like my grey interior and unfortunately I didn't take a lot of before and afters but I painted it black. Very easy, came out great and to this day still looks just as good.

Then came the 4 inch lift. 2 days off hell but I got it in. Still had 31s..looked pretty silly.

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:23 AM

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Took my spare off. Found some 33 bfg ats which are still on the jeep. Got some rocker guards which I recently swapped to what I have now but those were on for quite some time. Had a cargo net on for a bit.

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:27 AM

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Trimmed my flares. Painted undercarriage

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:28 AM

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My rear track bar relocation bracket broke along with my upper control arm bracket so i replaced it with this from currie. Real heavy duty

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:30 AM

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This is what my interior looked like at this time. Also got a new light bar, stuck out a little bit and it was taller.

jwink41 06-15-2013 11:31 AM

That looks awesome! How'd you paint the fenders?

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:32 AM

Since I am just catching up to where I am now with this build I am skipping all the maintenance in between. I had to do things like change radiator that was shot, new fuel pump, got into a little accident and had to change the front fender.. simple things. I didn't really have any major issues with it

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by jwink41 (Post 3863284)
That looks awesome! How'd you paint the fenders?

The flares? Just cleaned them up a bit and used some Kryon fusion spray paint.

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:36 AM

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Then it pretty much stayed like this for a while

jwink41 06-15-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by wrscpc07 (Post 3863288)

The flares? Just cleaned them up a bit and used some Kryon fusion spray paint.

Nicely done. Sounds like a lot of love going into your jeep. You must be so proud.

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:39 AM

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Had some fun down by the river. Was loving my jeep. Ive been through like 4 TPS sensors haha

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by jwink41 (Post 3863294)
Nicely done. Sounds like a lot of love going into your jeep. You must be so proud.

haha yes lot's of love. Still giving it! I actually am considering I knew absolutely nothing. But this forum and jeepforum really inspired me to do things. And with all the write ups I was able to do it all on my own. I got the jeep when I was 19 so to be where I am now is great for me :dance:

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:42 AM

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then came fall and winter

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:45 AM

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Got a new bumper, d rings, corner guards, light guards

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:46 AM

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I like mud

Thornie 06-15-2013 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by wrscpc07 (Post 3863214)
Just a simple girl with a passion for jeeps. Soon to be college graduate with a degree in criminal justice. Always wanted a jeep, bought my first jeep in August 2010. I knew absolutely nothing about jeeps. Like, nothing. I gotta say I am pretty impressed with where I am now.

Jeep: 1997 2.5 jeep wrangler. Stock with the exception of wheels and aftermarket radio. 97,000 miles. $4500 dollars later it's all mine.

First is the day I got her home. My dad had to drive it home because it was a standard and I had no idea how to even drive it. Man that was awful watching my dad drive my jeep home after handing over MY cash :banghead:

Second is what it looks like now. Still have a long way to go and some projects in the process!

Nice!!! Soooo happy you got a real Jeep with a manual and not a four door automatic... Wranglerwave!

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:50 AM

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Last few months of old bumper and then put on new sliders with a step. Also sold my bumper and bought this stinger. Mounted a hi lift on my hood

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:54 AM

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So most recent..spring and june 2013 I did a few things.

First off a bought a puppy lol. Meet Dakota my little german shepherd.

I bought a new top, tinted windows. Tinted my side markers, put fog lights in my bumper.

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 11:59 AM

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Closer look at fog lights. I hesitated about the blue but it works. The lights are white though..I ordered some light switches which should be here next week. I hate how all my switches are different.

I am also in the process of building a light bar for my hood underneath my hi lift. Rough look at how it will look, but I am going to buy another set of lights so the bar will have 4 lights.

And my sticker on my back window..haha

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 12:04 PM

So that's pretty much where I am. I skipped the bull**** when writing this to catch up to now. Oh I forgot, today I swapped my throttle body from my 2.5 to a 4.0 TB. Waiting for my CAI to get here. I know, some people really dislike them but I like them, they sound cool lol so that should be here monday. Next thing is new tail pipe since mine is all rusted. Hopefully the CAI and flowmaster muffler I have on there will make it sound a little better. I'll get the light bar finished and installed soon hopefully.

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Thornie (Post 3863317)
Nice!!! Soooo happy you got a real Jeep with a manual and not a four door automatic... Wranglerwave!

haha ya those aren't for me and they wont ever will be. I'll never drive another automatic again, and can't imagine driving an auto jeep. I love standard now :D

wrscpc07 06-15-2013 12:23 PM

Recently I also put some hockey pucks.underneath my seats. I'm only 5'4 and they help a lot haha especially with seeing over my hi lift.

poptarts 06-15-2013 12:49 PM

i always had a thing for pretty girls that drove jeeps... im 24 single and in texas (wink) lol

JKralph 06-15-2013 12:59 PM

Strong work, wrscpc07 :thumb:

Two mods i enjoyed in particular: the addition of a dog (always a good choice) and that window sticker depicting the utter destruction of a stick family via the ancient and extinct king of the lizards.

Jeep_Gypsy 06-15-2013 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by JKralph (Post 3863465)
Strong work, wrscpc07 :thumb:

Two mods i enjoyed in particular: the addition of a dog (always a good choice) and that window sticker depicting the utter destruction of a stick family via the ancient and extinct king of the lizards.

x2 its a hel of a build. Can't wait to see where you go with the rest of it.


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