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Unread 04-13-2009, 08:14 AM   #1
Got my eye on you.....
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Congrats to the April '09 YJOTM winner's: VamosJeep & TheRealOldJeep!!!!

Thats right folks, we got ourselves a tie. So congratulations to VamosJeep & TheRealOldJeep in winning the April '09 YJOTM contest. They will each receive $50 from JoeDillard as their prise. Contest poll link:
Rigs below:


Little about my jeep:
I purchased this 1990 YJ after it was in an accident. I rebuilt it and got it moving during the summer of 2007. Towards the end of the summer I realized that the Jeep was going to need a frame swap. I started the Frame Swap in January of 08 and finished just before summer that same year! This jeep took up every spare minuet of time I had when I wasn't at work or sleeping. I actually vowed to get the jeep done before I took time to participate in my #2 hobby surfing. I re-painted it OD green and made my own little version of a willys YJ. I recently swaped out axles and now have a rear 8.8 with trac lock and a BUILT dana 30 with aussie locker, alloy shafts, one piece conversion, and alloy outer seals. Front and rear warn diff covers protect it. It sits on 35" MTR's with crager soft 8s. It has a si12000 winch along with a bunch of other accessories to get the job done. I have been purchasing Autometer Guages one by one so that I can get them all installed at the same time. I eventually will spring over the jeep, but thats a little further down the line. There are plenty of other pics on my Photobucket.


List of specs and/or modifications (don't forget to include the year of your jeep) or a short paragraph describing what is special about your Jeep.
94 YJ
2.5L 7" forward of stock, raised up so that the whole driveline is above the bottom of the frame
AW4 transmission with full manual control via AWShifting controller
Clocked NP231 with SYE
Home shortened driveshafts
D30 - Yukon shafts, superjoints and aussie locker
8.8 - Aussie
35" MTZ's on ar767 with copperhead rim stiffeners
Home made swingdown tire carrier
Home made front bumper/grill guard
Home made cage additions
H1 taillights

the URLs to 2 pics of your jeep.

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Unread 04-13-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
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Congrats guys, you both have nice rigs!
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Unread 04-13-2009, 08:50 AM   #3
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The winners should also have PM's regarding the prize.

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Unread 04-13-2009, 08:54 AM   #4
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Both great looking jeeps. good job guys!
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Unread 04-13-2009, 09:02 AM   #5
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Thanks to everyone who voted, and a big thanks to Joe for donating the prize.

My $50 will get donated to a charity/wheeling event for MS that one of the local guys runs. (I'm keeping all the warm fuzzies )
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Unread 04-13-2009, 09:14 AM   #6
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Thanks to everyone!

I didn't really prepare a speech but all my jeep is saying is "You really like me, You really like me" lol
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Unread 04-13-2009, 10:03 AM   #7
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Congrats to both of you guys!

Now you guys gotta trade Jeeps.
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Unread 04-13-2009, 01:17 PM   #8
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Nice job guys! Beautiful rigs. You both should post up some more full size pics of your rigs, because you all know what we think about pics...

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Unread 04-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #9
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nice rigs.
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Unread 04-13-2009, 01:30 PM   #10
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Unread 04-13-2009, 01:45 PM   #11
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congratulations fellas
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Unread 04-13-2009, 02:13 PM   #12
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Congrats to you guys. Both of you have EXCELLENT looking rigs there! I'm sure you have a LOT of time put into them both and am glad to see there are two more YJ's staying on the road looking great instead of in the boneyard! Great job and congrats again!
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Unread 04-13-2009, 02:33 PM   #13
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Congrats to the both of you,keep em wheelin!
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Unread 04-13-2009, 03:30 PM   #14
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congrats as well

really nice rigs


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Unread 04-13-2009, 04:09 PM   #15
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Demand a recount!

I voted for one of you, but congrats to both of you!
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