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Unread 02-09-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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XJkid01's high school DD build thread

I'm a 17 year old high school student (almost college), I've been on the forums for awhile so I decided to start my build thread. 2001 XJ 3" with 31" Dynapro MTRs.
How it looked the day I got it:


Current:


The first thing I did was just some maintenance work i.e. Oil pressure sending unit, radiator etc

Then I addressed my saggy headliner. Instead of replacing it with fabric that will just fall off again. So I decided to bedline it using Herculiner roll-on. After a couple weeks of it stinking and me probably getting slightly high while driving, everything went back to normal.


Around Thanksgiving I ordered my front bumper. Dirtbound Barracuda front non-winch bumper.I got it 2 months later and started painting it.


I used duplicolor self-etching primer and duplicolor spray on bed armor
Finished


I then picked up an Amazon 20" LED light bar for the bumper but it's not going to fit perfectly so I'll have to fab up a little fix in shop.


I went to the junkyard and picked up a fuse box from a mid 90s ZJ to make into my aux fuse box


Finished all of the wiring


As of now I'm planning a weekend wheeling trip with some friends. I will be getting money for graduation and Eagle scout ceremony. Once that happens I'm ordering the HDoffroad frame Stiffeners, then going doorless just for sh*ts and giggles.
So now we're up to speed.

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Unless you plan to do long arms at te same time as the stiffeners I would advice hd offroad
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Unless you plan to do long arms at te same time as the stiffeners I would advice hd offroad
Why is that?
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Why is that?
you Have to cut the RUFFSTUFF and for less you can do it without cutting and still getting full benefit.
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you Have to cut the RUFFSTUFF and for less you can do it without cutting and still getting full benefit.
Okay thanks
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That headliner looks pretty good. Notice any difference in road noise or temps?
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That headliner looks pretty good. Notice any difference in road noise or temps?
None at all. All I did was remove the 1/4" or less if foam that was on the fiberglass board, then rolled on the bed liner onto the fiberglass board
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I ordered some switches off of Amazon over a month ago and I have yet to receive them. What should I do?

Edit: I just realized I said Amazon, I meant Ebay
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I ordered some switches off of Amazon over a month ago and I have yet to receive them. What should I do?
Contact Amazon to see what is going on. They have pretty good customer service and should be able to help you out.

x2 on the HD Offroad stiffeners. You cant beat the price shipped, and they go right up without any cutting.
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Contact Amazon to see what is going on. They have pretty good customer service and should be able to help you out.
Okay thank you, I Just contacted the seller so we'll see what happens.
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None at all. All I did was remove the 1/4" or less if foam that was on the fiberglass board, then rolled on the bed liner onto the fiberglass board
Ah kept the board, that makes sense. Looks like the Herc rolled out pretty good on it.
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Ah kept the board, that makes sense. Looks like the Herc rolled out pretty good on it.
Yeah it did. I bought the kit from home depot for $75, only used about 1/4 of it. It comes with a roller and everything
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Okay I've been looking at the HD offroad stiffeners more and I have decided to go with those. I should have the money by the beginning of March
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Okay I've been looking at the HD offroad stiffeners more and I have decided to go with those. I should have the money by the beginning of March
sweet off to a good start!
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Okay I've been looking at the HD offroad stiffeners more and I have decided to go with those. I should have the money by the beginning of March
Good choice. Ive got a year or so on mine now, definitely a worthwhile mod if you intend to keep your rig a long time.


Jeep looks good by the way! I need to do that to my headliner badly. I keep putting it off lol.
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