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Unread 02-01-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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92 Sahara Build

Whats up guys, I started this project sometime around June 07' and just got it to a point where I am fairly happy with where it is at. I still need to do some sort of paint job, suggestions or comments welcomed on all aspects of my build.

Here is the jeep when I first got it, and probably part/if not all of the reason I had rust issues...



Then I put on a set of 1" Lift Shackles and 31 BFG All-Terrains and the rocker guards and rear corner guards to "cover" up my tub rust....



It finally got a point where i didn't feel safe driving the jeep anymore, so I had to take the tub off the frame, grind all the rust off the frame, coated and fishplated some areas of the frame. I also got a new tub to replace the severely corroded original.



While the jeep was taken apart, i installed a 3.5" Bds suspension, 1" daystar body lift, 1" Daystar MML, brake lines, SYE & CV driveshaft, 6* shims and all that other fun stuff...Here it sits on my 31's..



So then i sold the 31's and went searching for 33 or 35's on black steelies... Finally found a set of 33x12.5x15 BFG Mud-Terrains and here is how it currently sits...





Now I realize the weak links in the jeep is the rear Dana 35, and the overall gearing. I thought the gearing was going to be more of an issue, but it actually pulls out pretty well in first gear, guess im lucky i have the 4.0L..

Future plans include a 8.8" rear with 4.88 gears all around, with Aussie lockers front and rear and 35 or 36 Swamper Radials... It is mainly a street jeep now, and not my daily driver, so I want to stick with radials...

Suggestions, comments or criticisms welcomed!! Jason

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Unread 02-01-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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See my rust thread for what I have to deal with before I do ANY of the mods you listed. Did I mention that I hate you now
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Unread 02-01-2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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looks good for some werid reason i kind of like the multi color look!?! throw some tj flares on there and you can defintly fit 35-36's on there(after the axle swap of course). 4.88's seem kind of low to me if you want it to be a DD but if it isn't why not! 4.10's on 33's are perfect for me. good build thread. keep us updated as you continue with axles and such. take plenty of pics.
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I have followed your thread rusty, hang in there bud!! Luckily I don't have any children, so my free time is more than most...

TJ Flares are definitely in my future for the rear, I also like the look of the front tube fenders so I might go that route up front.... My thoughts on the gearing, I only want to have to re-gear once since that is one thing I will not attempt myself, so i figured i might as well go a little low and at that point i hope to have 36's... Opinions?

I think if you had to make a two tone jeep, these two colors go together pretty well! haha.. I found a site where i can order my original "sage green low gloss" paint, so my plan is to order that and do my best attempt at a paint job....

* i took a real lot of pictures during my build, if anyone would like to see anythign specific chances are i can dig it up... THanks..
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Unread 02-01-2008, 10:26 AM   #5
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What's the site that has the original paint? How much is it? Link?
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Unread 02-01-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
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What's the site that has the original paint? How much is it? Link?
I have the link saved on my home computer, i will post it up after work tonight.

Other upgrades i forgot to mention, undercoated the bottom of the tub before i put it on, truck bed lined the inside of the tub, new exhaust manifold, dynomax cat back exhaust and im sure there are more im forgetting..

i still need to get a console, i have heard people recommend a tuffy lookalike on ebay? Anyone have any suggestions on that console or any others you would recomend? I am currently using one of those cigarette lighter coolers from walmart.. hahaa..
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Unread 02-01-2008, 05:17 PM   #7
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What's the site that has the original paint? How much is it? Link?
http://www.paintscratch.com/

When i put in my 92 jeep is shows the sage green matte, which is the color the dealership told me i had. I haven't ordered anything yet though to give them a thumbs up or down..
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Unread 02-01-2008, 05:54 PM   #8
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jsahara24 you should get new seats dude then sell me yours LOL
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Ditto on the multi-color, those colors actually go well together. Looks great!
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Unread 02-02-2008, 07:29 AM   #10
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jsahara24 you should get new seats dude then sell me yours LOL
for the right price everything is for sale! I just don't think it would be worthwhile for you! haha...

and thanks again, I spent a lot of friday and saturday nights in the garage. I think its why my girlfriend dumped me!!! At least i can work on my jeep without any bickering now! haha..
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