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Old 03-10-2016, 08:54 PM
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LittleBunny's Journey with Pleb (Yellow '01 TJ Sport)

Writing this to mainly keep track of everything I do to my TJ, but if it helps someone decide on a purchase or figure out a problem I'm all for that.

So I've always wanted a Jeep Wrangler and I did a little (re)searching and settled on a TJ model as I like to wrench on cars (08 STI owner with lots of time under the hood) and I don't want to deal with the JK's electronics.

I shopped around for a bit and finally found a deal on a close to stock '01 TJ Sport with an AC leak and a few electrical issues. No rust, strong engine, working 4wd, and lined tub. Perfect Jeep for me! I dub thee Sir Pleb, the banana yellow '01 Jeep Wrangler Sport.

Current Known Mods:
  • Swing Away Tire Carrier
  • Bestop Hard Top
  • Ebay Roof Rack
  • High Lift Jack
  • Brake Light Protectors
  • Head Light Protectors
  • Hand Grenade Shift Knob
  • Rhino Lined Interior Tub
  • Back Seat Delete
  • Center Dash Cabinet Pulls...
  • Toggle Switch Starter

Aight... first thing's first: some photos to mark this occasion and ensure I have some before photos...





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Shift Boot Bezel and Steering Wheel Cover

The shifter boot was not attached to the center console area because it was missing the boot bezel. Fixed... the boot stays in place now!



The steering wheel had some minor wear and tear on it so I went ahead and got a cover for it to minimize future wear. Matching colors wooot!!


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Grab some fenders! Also, there are after marker light guards, if you want to add that to your list.
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Grab some fenders! Also, there are after marker light guards, if you want to add that to your list.
Oh ya I forgot about the light guards on the front and back. Thanks!!
I don't know what brand those are... maybe Smittybilt or Rugged Ridge.

So I'm planning on flares but I'm planning on getting that driver's side fender fixed up first. It needs a little TLC to be honest. Once that's taken care of flares will be on like white on rice.

No flares means I get water thrown up in through the window when the street is wet ghaha. Guess that's jeep life.

Just got a spiderwebshade for it (summer's a cumin in Texas), but I'm gonna get it installed before I post about it.
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New Eyeballs for Pleb (welcome to 2016 Pleb)

So let's face it, the stock jeep lights really suck... I mean they really just aren't that effective at lighting the road up in any meaningful way. The headlights of oncoming traffic would wash out my headlights in the glare/overexposure... and if it happened to be raining I could forget being able to see the road --- and I have 20/20 vision.
My wife on the other hand... not so much. Terrible vision. Horrible. If I could barely see the road then she would be screwed. I just couldn't have my wife put in a position like that so proper lighting is an important aspect on all of my vehicles.

Bottom line is I bit the bullet, cried once, and got a set of JW Speaker 8700 Evolution II 7" LED replacement headlamps. Time to pat myself on the back...

I was amazed at the simplicity of the install and doubly amazed with the light output and road coverage. Worth every penny, would have spent more, excellent product and really well built. If you're looking for an amazing headlight replacement for your jeep get the JW Speakers, you won't be disappointed.

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Cabinet handles as a dash accessory FTW! Lol!
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Cabinet handles as a dash accessory FTW! Lol!
Totally! I was iffy about them a first but after actually using them day in and day out I can honestly say function is king, form is only temporary. I plan to go the functional route as much as possible regardless of aesthetics.


Some beam spread pics of the JW Speaker 8700 Evolutions II headlights at night against a wall roughly 25m away from the front grill.
Nice smooth cutoff on low beam ( I need to readjust headlight aim a bit )

Really great coverage with the high beams



Lots of usable light here and the Gen II versions seems to have a much wider angle, similar to my STi HIDs so they cover a lot of road.
While driving in the left lane on a 2 way 4 lane road with a middle turn lane, I get full road coverage at about 18-21m (that's across the turn lane and the other two oncoming lanes). I can easily see into the ditch and trees at ~25m on the left hand side and obviously closer on the right hand side as there is only one other lane.
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New road tires

So I said eff it yolo swag, and got 4 cheap tires that roughly match the size of the spare: 29x10.5r15.

The problem with the old 31s were that the Previous Owner got them from a friend and then drove around for a long time without balancing them so they were worn in a bad way. They would cause a lot of unnecessary NVH as well as an annoying shimmy at 62-66mph.

I got road tires because I'm penny pinching for muds and alloys but I must say I'm digging the stock (tire) gearing and I definitely like the ride better.

I'll post some pictures in the next few replies. The jeep looks much more stock now which I like so I can get some (kinda) stock photos before the TRANSFORMATION. Sourcing all the parts now but in the next 6-9 months this baby will be born and ready to rock 'n' roll.
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its cute lol, i like the idea of the handles
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Removed Roof Rack and Went Doorless for the First Time

EDIT: ROOF RACK FS PAGE
So, I wasn't a big fan of the roof rack the PO had on the Jeep so I went about removing it. Here is a few before and after pictures with the roof rack on and off as well as the doors off for the first time:


No roof rack and doors off


Going to sell the roof rack as I'll be looking for a more overlanding type rack further in the future
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Gone Topless, Spider Web Shade Installed!

Purchased a few ratchet straps and some eye bolts to build a makeshift hardtop holder in my garage so I can easily remove the hardtop by myself when the wife doesn't feel like helping (she can be a bum sometimes). I'm working on building a solid winch style hoist in the future but this will have to work for now cuz I want the top off right now

I ride a motorcycle 95% of the time so naturally I have lots of firsthand experience being cooked sitting at a stop light. I did a little research and got a SpiderWebShade for Pleb for a 'more enjoyable' topless experience...

Obligatory pictures of the SpiderWebShade installed as well as the temporary hardtop storage:

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Search begins for a Ford 8.8

From what I've gathered (consolidated for my benefit and possibly others), I need:

Ford 8.8 31 spline from a '96-'01 Explorer

Additional components I need and am going to use include:
- Nice Strong Steel Diff Cover
- Artec Truss and Bracket Kit
- Napa brake line kit P/N 380528 (x2)
- T-hose NAPA P/N 380889
- ZJ E-brake cables (drivers and passenger side)
---Mopar P/N 52008904 & 52008905
---NAPA P/N 95342 (right) 95347 (left).
- Driveshaft adapter: Spicer 2-2-1379
- Flange bolts Ford P/N N800594-S100 (x4)
- '03 TJ Rubicon (w/disc) proportioning valve P/N 5083808AA
- 3/16" hard brake line about 40" & 18"

Parts included with gear setup and installation:
- - Locker
- - Master Install Kit
- - 4.88 gears

I'll be working toward this moving forward in the next few weeks
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Unlinked first posts images cuz they were too large. Better page loading now...
Linked smaller images from the first posts just for the record...

Day I got'm:




Fixed shifter boot bezel to hold boot and added steering wheel cover to help protect against wear and tear




Added JW Speaker eyeballs for the wife


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PSC XC DeFenders... the ride...

In my quest to slap some 35s under Sir Pleb with minimal lift I went ahead and purchased the PSC TJ XC DeFenders (negative flare)




However, what I was not aware of was the fact that the fenders I received were... umm... not finished?


The flange had not been bent to the body of the front grill... haha

SO, while my buddy Pleb sits in the garage with his fenders off and I wait for the correct fenders I'm going to upgrade all the interior lights to LEDs which will be much appreciated by the wife
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Pleb gets new delrin hinge bushings

I've run across a few threads discussing swapping the old door hinge bushings out with some new delrin inserts helping with door alignment, removal, insertion, and general smoothness so I put it on my todo list. However, my research indicated that the pricing for these simple bushing inserts were a little too ridiculous for me to justify even worrying about replacing them unless it was absolutely necessary so I put the bushing out of my mind until one day while creeping on the forums I ran across this thread which made me reconsider as @METT-TC posted a link to some much more reasonable priced bushings. I said YOLO and pulled the trigger on them and received them in the mail shortly after.

Once I got Pleb in a spot where I could operate on him I went about pulling those old bushings out.
To accomplish this task I used:
  • 8mm socket
  • hammer
  • towel (to cover the hammer and save the paint)
  • some used lamination
  • tape (to hold the lamination up)
  • new bushing inserts

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One bushing done with the help of this handy 8mm deep socket





No Bushing


For some reason I had to file out both lower hinges so the bushings could fit snugly. I didn't encounter this with the upper hinges



Lower bushing in place


I need to touch up my paint on these hinges ... Added to the TODO

The hinge bushings work great BTW, everything they said and MORE
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Looks like a fun package...

Got something in the mail... barely fits in the hatchback
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Tes Fit Complete

Got to test fit my new fenders over the weekend. They didn't just slide on like Cinderella's slipper but nothing is ever perfect. The inner fenders took me a few minutes to figure out but after you get one the second is easy peezy.

I can't decide how I'm going to paint them yet, but I still have to cut my hood and mount all the crap back in the engine bay.

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Clearance for days... rollin' on twenty nines...
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I Am The Tortoise

Back at it again slow and steady.

I cut the hood... I was scared to do it but I did it... Then I had to cut it again.... and a third time... Then I used the angle grinder to grind the hood down while stopping to close the hood every now and then to test fitment and look for good places to grind down. I may have a little more to grind down but after that I'll have to sand it and apply some sort of primer to the bare metal and then cover it up with door trim.

The cut hood... it looks bad now but it will end looking much better

Grinding the rear portion down so the hood will close...

The front of the hood was the trickiest part to grind down due to the double wall




The dog can't stand the rain, thunder, lightning, or angle grinder...


The passenger's side fender is finished for the most part. I bolted the fuse box to the top of the new inner fender and shoved the stock airbox back down where I found it.

The bottom plastic piece unclips from the actual fuse housing


Drilled the first mounting hole


I didn't get any pictures of the backstrap mounted to the rear inner fender that holds up the fuse box but here it is installed

Stock airbox shoved back in place


The last thing I need to do on this side is paint the battery bracket and grab a "new" battery tray from a junkyard jeep because my old one was rusted out from spilled battery acid... Then I'll mount the battery bracket and tray and remount the HVAC vacuum reservoir. But that stuff is easy and I'm only waiting on paint to come in at this point.



On to the driver's side!
Next item on the list is to relocate the washer fluid reservoir. This involves rewiring the washer pump plug to reach the reservoir's new location behind the inner fender
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1.25" Body Lift and 1" Motor Mount Lift

So, I had pleb in the garage I figured I'd go ahead and put a body lift and motor mount lift on.


The body lift was straight forward:
1. Spray liquid wrench on all the body mount bolts a few days ahead, loosen all the body mount bolts, pop off the coolant reservoir, unbolt the fan shroud, and push gas filler hose toward the end of the filler neck (this is a ****ing bitch to do BTW)...
2. Jack up one side of the tub and put the pucks in then slide the new bolts in and get them loosely screwed in...

Here you can see that I did the driver's side first...


3. Lower that side then jack up the other side and repeat...
4. Last puck is the middle front frame mount near the grill and then the two bushings on the side of the grill...


I'd say the hardest mounts to do are the ones near the rear shock mounts. My driver's side didn't line up perfectly, I had to leave the driver's side bolt out while I did the passenger's side and once both sides had lift pucks done and the passenger's side had a bolt through it the holes lined up with a little coaxing.

After I got the JKS 1.25" Body Mount Lift installed and all the bolts torqued up to 33 ft-lb which is in the suggested spec of (30-35 ft-lb) I started with the Brown Dog 1" Motor Mount Lift.
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On to Brown Dog's 1" Motor Mount Lift

I just wanted to start by saying that Brown Dog's Motor Mount Lifts are f*kn awesome looking! They are yellow which, coincidentally, matches my jeep body color and they have the US flag on them! 'Murica!


Something to keep in mind: when I did this I was still in the process of installing new fenders so my fenders were off of the vehicle. Having no fenders on made installation quick and easy! If you don't mind taking your fenders off it really makes this task much easier because you have a lot more room to flail about with your tools.

FSM reference image of the left front (drivers side) engine/motor mount:


Anyway, here is what I did to get these guys in...
1. Removed the nuts holding the transmission mount to the belly skid (Brown Dog instructions really stress this and after getting done I saw why)


2. Loosened all factory motor mount bolts (two bolts per mount)

3. Removed the nut on the through bolt (long bolt going through each mount bushing) of each mount

Picture of the factory driver's side mount (with top bolt seen next to the steering shaft). I've already loosened the mount bolts and am now in the process of removing the through bolt nut. It's a tight squeeze, even with no fenders on, so I had to use an adjustable wrench on the through bolt and a ratchet on the nut. The adjustable wrench will rest on the shock mount while ratcheting so it makes it pretty easy.


Picture of the factory passenger's side mount with nut already removed


4. Jacked the engine up from the oil pan until I could spin/wiggle the driver's side through bolt (this told me the weight of the engine was supported by the jack at this mount point)

5. Removed the driver's side motor mount bracket/heat shield along with the motor mount as an assembly. To do this I had to remove the three engine block bolts that bolt the bracket into place. The bolts on the engine block are a bit hard to get to but the orientation of the through bolts are front-to-back and I could see no other way to get the through bolt out of the bushing because the AC compressor was in the way, I opted for not taking the compressor off.

6. Wrestled the bracket/mount assembly out and swapped out the mount (I installed the through bolt back-to-front on this mount) with my new one then shoved the assembly back in place (flag facing toward the fender). I had to raise the jack height a bit to get everything lined up but Brown Dog's Motor Mounts have a welded mount bolt so I got that in its hole first then I started to line up all the engine block bolt holes with the bracket holes and tightened them one at a time. I had to play around with the jack height after I got each bracket bolt started to line up the next one. I tightened those down once they were all in. After that I started the nuts on mount bolts but didn't tighten them.

You may get a better idea of the space constraints in the following picture showing the driver's side motor mount installed:


7. Lowered the jack a bit then raised it again until I could see that none of the engine weight was on the passenger's side motor mount. The passenger's side was much easier because there is tons of room. I pulled the through bolt out then removed the nuts from the mount bolts. The factory mount slipped right out.


8. Jacked the engine up so that I could slip in the new motor mount and through bolt without it touching the frame, then I lowered the jack little by little while guiding the welded mount bolt into its hole (accomplished by a ratchet strap hooked to the mount and an eye bolt in the ceiling). I then had to ratchet the engine toward the grill so the fender-side mount hole would line up with the frame bolt hole. I've read of people using a large screwdriver or pry bar to accomplish this but I didn't have either at the time so I used what I had. I put all the nuts on but left them loose. Installed...


9. Did a quick double check to make sure all my bolts had nuts... then I lowered the engine to rest on the mounts and tightened up all the mounting nuts. I didn't torque down the through bolt nuts. I think the instructions said to torque it then back off a couple turns.

10. Tightened up the belly skid transmission mount nuts, and as you can see they moved about 1/4" toward the front. I torqued these to 40 ft-lb.


11. Last thing I did was remount the fan shroud in it's original spot along with the coolant reservoir
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I need to show this thread to my husband, we finally got back to my frame off restoration on my '00. We've decided to do it as a tribute to my nephew that was k.i.a in '11 in Afghanistan and my dad will be doing some artwork on the hood. I've been trying to figure out my shift knob and BINGO here's your post with the grenade, thanks! See even that little stuff is worth posting.

I haven't read all your posts yet but I need to with a notepad. Oh and how do you like your Rhino lined tub?
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I need to show this thread to my husband, we finally got back to my frame off restoration on my '00. We've decided to do it as a tribute to my nephew that was k.i.a in '11 in Afghanistan and my dad will be doing some artwork on the hood. I've been trying to figure out my shift knob and BINGO here's your post with the grenade, thanks! See even that little stuff is worth posting.

I haven't read all your posts yet but I need to with a notepad. Oh and how do you like your Rhino lined tub?
I'm sorry to hear about your nephew. There are no words that would describe my appreciation for your nephew's service and sacrifice for this country. 'murica

That sounds like a pretty awesome jeep build with a touching story behind it, and I'm glad my little build log was able to help with an idea. The WWII pineapple grenade I have on there feels really great and is nice a heavy. Are there any pics of your build that you've shared with the community?

The Rhino-lined tub is freakin' awesome-sauce. I can't imagine having carpet now, always worrying about it getting wet or dirty when I drive around in the rain or trudge through some mud... and to clean it I just stick the hose in there and wash it out through the drain holes. I guess the only drawback is that things tend to slide around in the back if they aren't secured.

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