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post #1 of 71 Old 09-16-2017, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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DirtKars build thread

1993 Wrangler 4.0L w/5speed AX15

I've been trying to motivate myself to get a build thread together for a while so I rescued all of my photos from my PB account and will be adding them here as time allows. This could take a bit of time to get from the beginning which was 6-7 years ago to present day but I'll work my way through it.
All of my build info/direction has been gleaned from here on Jeepforum so a big thanks is due to all of you that post your experiences both good and bad!

Lots of ground to cover getting here from there.

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Come on by! It's easy to network locally when you join a 4x4 club especially when all the clubs in your state are united and invited to each other's runs. You meet poor folk like me or run into guys that own some of the big companies you only aspire to order from and drool when you see their products. The great uniting factor is that we are all jeepers at heart and are willing to help each other out even if its just a little. That's what the jeep wave is all about: community. The wave is the tip of the iceberg.
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I love the CJ grill conversion, came out great. It looks however like some jerk swiped you windshield wipers!
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Get up to date, then we'll start adding the full width build.
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I look forward to following your new thread.
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Can't wait to see all of your posts in one thread...I've learned a lot from your work!
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Thanks all for the kind words. I'll get going on this shortly.

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Come on by! It's easy to network locally when you join a 4x4 club especially when all the clubs in your state are united and invited to each other's runs. You meet poor folk like me or run into guys that own some of the big companies you only aspire to order from and drool when you see their products. The great uniting factor is that we are all jeepers at heart and are willing to help each other out even if its just a little. That's what the jeep wave is all about: community. The wave is the tip of the iceberg.
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I love the CJ grill conversion, came out great. It looks however like some jerk swiped you windshield wipers!
Are you working on a flat wiper mod now Larry?

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Are you working on a flat wiper mod now Larry?
Nah, I cracked my windshield when I had it off to paint and just haven't put the arms back on. I'm waiting until I replace the broken glass.

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Come on by! It's easy to network locally when you join a 4x4 club especially when all the clubs in your state are united and invited to each other's runs. You meet poor folk like me or run into guys that own some of the big companies you only aspire to order from and drool when you see their products. The great uniting factor is that we are all jeepers at heart and are willing to help each other out even if its just a little. That's what the jeep wave is all about: community. The wave is the tip of the iceberg.
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Jeez, your Jeep is so nice, can't be much left to do!

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Thanks, Chris. As close as I am to thinking I'm done, I'm confident that she will never be done. This is kind of a catch up thread more than a going forward thread although any additions and changes will be in here as well.
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So, where do I start?
I rode competition moto for a lot of years, hillclimbs and cross country with District 36. Good times but took a bunch of spills too. In a desperate move of self preservation I decided that it might be time to sell off the bikes and look for another way to get myself and my family into the forest. I started looking into Jeeps and the sickness began. I still miss moto but the truth is I've met more great people Jeeping than I ever did with the bikes. Looking back at the early photos of my Jeep makes me think I must have hit my head harder than I thought.
Anyway, here we go.

Here she is when I brought her home. Bucktoothed, some kind of bedliner on the front clip, janky auto store side steps. My wife thought I was crazy but what she didn't understand is that I was looking beyond the surface and at the core of the vehicle. This Jeep had 90k miles on her and purred like a kitten. Ugly as the day is long, yes but structurally sound. No leaks, no noises, just butt ugly. I can fix butt ugly. It's one of my favorite things to do, buy something no one thinks can be turned around and make it unrecognizable.
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I had been lurking on JF for a while before actually joining and was getting the feel for how things should go. It was Anticanman that made me really want to be a part of this Jeep thing we enjoy so much. The post in my sig line is what endeared me to him and made me want to be a part of this community. I reached out to him after reading it and we ended up becoming close friends. Much of what I would do to with the Jeep going forward was hashed out with Nick beforehand. Grease, grease, grease... his favorite thing. Just roll around underneath, you'll find things to do he says... he was right.

Like my friend, Luuca, each vehicle I buy gets all of the fluids changed and a thorough inspection- brakes, electrical, all things underneath, before it goes anywhere. I'll skip all of that in this thread. If its preventative maintenance, it's done.

The front bumper had to go because it's ugly, it's little and would not suit my needs as I knew I'd want to flat tow the Jeep from time to time. Enter the Nates 4x4 front bumper. This bumper is beefy and has the requisite D-rings needed for my tow bar. I wired in a trailer pigtail to the brake wiring under the dash utilizing diodes to prevent any backfeeding of power.
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