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Unread 07-02-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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96' sport build project

Howdy, so this is my progress on the jeep while im home from college for the summer.

And i know how everyone loves pictures so...

how it looked young ... and not so exspensive



CB setup...


How it looked with a little money and bloody knuckles thrown at it... RC 4.5" with AAL


But before we could stop there i had to take a trip to idiotville.... which looks like this....

the rotors and asphalt just wanted to kiss each other is all.

heres the band aid for now... I plan on either making or buying some homemade long arms


and recently i finaly got money for nsme nice meats.


mastercraft 35x12.5xR15's... i originally didnt plan on going that big but i got a great deal on them.

- a week later i bought full packs and got rid of the AAL as it already began to sag

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After reading 7-8 of your posts I've come to the conclusion that you may be mentally retarded, which is why I won't ask what "brain guts" are.
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I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
My build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...29/index2.html

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Unread 07-02-2009, 01:22 AM   #2
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Decided that with the new tires i would need a trim so tore into the front and rear. Ended up cutting too high on the rears so i had to do some bondo work to get it almost nice again.

- My sway bar link are rubbing against my coils but i think it is because my axel is shifted forward slightly... i plan on making some disconects soon and dropping the sway bar bracket down some.


i thought i had some pics of the jeep as it sits now but io dont i will get them up tom.

to add on...
-added 2 inch pucks up front and longer shackles in rear.... plan on making my own relocation boxes for the shackles as they have a poor angle.

- next its making enough money to get my JY D44 regeared and get that put in. Then i plan on doing the ORO U-turn kit and beefing up the D30.
- Im in the process of welding up a front bumper right now but its a bit more difficult than my rinkydink brush guard.

-Jaz
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After reading 7-8 of your posts I've come to the conclusion that you may be mentally retarded, which is why I won't ask what "brain guts" are.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceb0217;
I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
My build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...29/index2.html

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Unread 07-02-2009, 01:45 AM   #3
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lookin good
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Unread 07-02-2009, 10:50 AM   #4
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lookin good
Thanks i will be much happier once the diffs. get some work
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After reading 7-8 of your posts I've come to the conclusion that you may be mentally retarded, which is why I won't ask what "brain guts" are.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceb0217;
I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
My build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...29/index2.html
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Unread 07-02-2009, 11:14 AM   #5
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Some ppics of how it sits now.

- got rid of the trim on the sides and painted because it was starting to fall off anyways. AndI figured i would be like everybody else and mount my tires on black soft 8's.... but hey their cheap and they look good.


As you can see it took a little bit of weight to balance the tires....


Tires look wierd because they are turned a little.... And that stock steering setup wont be there for too much longer....

Followed FitchVA's writeup to come up with this .... i only use the first few switches as of now but i imagine i will find use for the others soon.....
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Originally Posted by WillysEdition04 View Post
After reading 7-8 of your posts I've come to the conclusion that you may be mentally retarded, which is why I won't ask what "brain guts" are.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceb0217;
I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
My build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...29/index2.html
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Unread 07-04-2009, 05:10 PM   #6
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Got these to finish off the soft 8's



there liberty centers... figured it might make the cragars look a bit diffrent from everone elses
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After reading 7-8 of your posts I've come to the conclusion that you may be mentally retarded, which is why I won't ask what "brain guts" are.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceb0217;
I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
My build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...29/index2.html
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Unread 07-04-2009, 05:43 PM   #7
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those center caps will look really good on the soft 8's. any plans for armor or anything? Hows everything held up off road?
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Unread 07-04-2009, 06:30 PM   #8
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I under stand the bloody knuckles after doing my lift this weekend.
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Unread 07-05-2009, 11:14 AM   #9
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Everything has held up pretty well. However, i only did mild offroading nothing too extreme. I really didnt want to break anything. I think if i did anything too hard i would run into breaking axels and for sure bending my tie rod. As for armor i plan on a TC sklid and a gas tank skid, as well as trans. And when i beef of the D30 and put the D44 in im going to armor those up as well. Once i get my long arms together i plan on doing frame stiffeners too, but money is a big factor so that all wont be happening for a little while yet.
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After reading 7-8 of your posts I've come to the conclusion that you may be mentally retarded, which is why I won't ask what "brain guts" are.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceb0217;
I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
My build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...29/index2.html
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Unread 07-05-2009, 11:15 AM   #10
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I under stand the bloody knuckles after doing my lift this weekend.
The only plus is that now that you have taken everything apart it will be easier to do when you go bigger
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After reading 7-8 of your posts I've come to the conclusion that you may be mentally retarded, which is why I won't ask what "brain guts" are.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceb0217;
I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
My build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...29/index2.html
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Unread 07-05-2009, 12:08 PM   #11
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Cant wait to see pics with those center caps. Looks nice.
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Unread 07-05-2009, 12:13 PM   #12
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Looks like mine only alot nicer... heres a couple pics of mine when i first got it a year ago to how it sits now.

Thats the good side.

heres the bad side

and now it sits like this.


It looks good in this pic cause its dirty but the color doesnt match very well.
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Unread 07-06-2009, 09:36 PM   #13
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yeah same year .... at first i didnt really like the color but it grew on me and i wouldnt have it any other color now.
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After reading 7-8 of your posts I've come to the conclusion that you may be mentally retarded, which is why I won't ask what "brain guts" are.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceb0217;
I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
My build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...29/index2.html
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Unread 07-07-2009, 06:37 AM   #14
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Yup Same with me...
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Unread 07-17-2009, 10:44 PM   #15
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Rufusing to get left out of the Mod-O-2009 party, i decided to jump on the bandwagon and do the cowl snorkel/ cold intake mod. Just fnished it up today. Tom. i plan on routing all the breather tubes higher. And once i get some extra time throw some axel seals on.

heres the result:

followed SRMITCHELS write up: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/my-attempt-cowl-snorkel-727684/





im happy with results. I gives me a little better piece or mind than having it stock. Plus, i dont go into deep water very much.
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After reading 7-8 of your posts I've come to the conclusion that you may be mentally retarded, which is why I won't ask what "brain guts" are.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceb0217;
I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
My build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...29/index2.html
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