Congrats to our winner for this month. I alluded to it in the other thread but I misplaced the entry for June so it was sneaked in last minute this month. Great thing that it was!!!
Here's a recap, lets see more pics!!
1994 Jeep Wrangler S
I bought it used in 1996 and have been tinkering about on it ever since. I don't have the amount of money necessary to do what I want to it all at once, so Ive spread it out over the course of a number of years. I purchased it in California before communism and while I was still in the Marine Corps. Its been with me through all of lifes ups and downs; children, divorce, career changes, deployments, etc.
2.5L low output four cylinder
Banks header and catback
Taurus 2 speed fan
Converted to power steering
Dodge Ram alternator
Dodge Dakota steering box.
Stock 5 speed and transfer case
Rubicon Express SYE
Rubicon Express CV rear driveshaft
Open Ford 8.8 rear with RuffStuff kit and diff cover
Stock shaft and Dana 30 front
35x12.50 Goodyear Kevlars on 10x15 ProComp fake lockers
Rubicon Express 4.5 Extreme Duty lift
Off Road Technology bumpers front
Off Road Technology bumpers rear w/tire carrier
Mile Marker 8,000 lbs electric winch with fabricated fairlead and light mount
Home fabricated Jeeptubes.com fender flares
Poison Spyder Crusher Corners
Smittybilt side bars
IPF headlight kit with some cheap H4 bulbs
PIAA off road lights
KC tail lights
Rear LED reverse light bar
Mastercraft Rubicon Dirtsport seats with Mastercraft 3pt harnesses
Grant steering wheel
Bestop Full top with tinted windows, full bikini top, tonneau and slider uppers
The drivetrain currently sports a tired 2.5L low output four cylinder to the stock 5 speed and transfer that has a Rubicon Express SYE twisting a Rubicon Express CV driveshaft and open RuffStuff appointed 8.8 rear and a stock shaft and 30 up front. This is spinning slowly, some 35x12.50 Goodyear Kevlars on 10x15 ProComp fakies. The engine has a Banks header and catback, a Taurus fan, and converted power steering using a mix of YJ and ZJ parts. Also added a Ram alternator and a Dakota steering box.
The lift is a Rubicon Express 4.5 Extreme Duty lift w/ RE shocks. There is also a 2 BL that I may drop one day, but I recently lifted my tank into that space so I may have to clearance it first.
I have some one-off Off Road Technology bumpers (front and rear w/tire carrier). The winch bar of this blem front bumper was too low, so I chopped it and mounted a Jeeptubes.com stinger that I will eventually tie into a grill guard or the tube fenders. On the bumper is a Mile Marker 8,000# winch that works so far. The tube fenders are also Jeeptubes.com and some steel I got from old wall lockers that I formed and welded. I had some help from a friend on the fronts, and realized I had the skills to do the rears on my own. The rears are on some Poison Spyder Crusher Corners. The Jeep also has some older Smittybilt nerf bars that my wife needs to be able to get in the Jeep.
I have an IPF headlight kit with H4 bulbs, PIAA lights up front, KC tail lights out in the rear. I built a license plate mount with light and moved the plate to the spare. I fabricated a reverse light bar with some LEDs that tucks in nicely under the bumper, well see if it survives better than the cheap Wal-mart lights that died there. Before I left on my current deployment, I put in some strip LEDs Im trying to use as rocklights, but havent hooked them up just yet. Maybe while Im on leave.
Inside the Jeep has some Mastercraft Rubicon Dirtsport seats front and rear, with Mastercraft 3pt harnesses. There is a Grant steering wheel as well. I removed the carpet back in 99, poured in some Herculiner and never looked back. When the engine and automatic go in, the whole dash and related materials will change out. A set of Raingler nets keeps it all together in the back. I have the larger bikini top that Bestop has that covers the back and occasionally I run with a tonneau cover over the rear. Winter time I run a full soft top with slider uppers on my doors and tinted rear plastic. I fabricated a rear deck behind the rear seat that keeps everything from falling out.
I did pull my 95 suburban engine, 4L60e transmission and transfer case from my old suburban before I scrapped it, but Im thinking towards a nice LQ4 or LQ9 instead of the TBI 5.7L sitting in the garage now.