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post #1 of 67 Old 11-01-2009, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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BHand89's Build Thread

Hey guys I thought I should finally make a build thread to show you some of my progress on my WJ.

This is right after I brought it home


I don't want to post all the pics of the cleanup in here because theres way too many so go HERE

After I got it cleaned up I did new brakes all the way around, then ordered some Cragar Soft 8's, a 2" BB, and 31x10.5x15" Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs.







After I got my wheels on, I drove over to the local muffler shop and had them weld up a Classic Chambered Powerstick muffler. I had it laying around from my old Camaro and figured what the hell. I think it sounds great!

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Soon after that I painted my cladding and my grill black using Krylon Fusion











Thanks to Cash for Clunkers, I scored a full set of heated leather seats from a 2000 WJ

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post #2 of 67 Old 11-01-2009, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Let's see, after that I ordered a Mopar UpCountry TC Skid, and a KOR Roof rack lightbar.











A couple pics from gettin a lil dirty...










That's pretty much as it sits right now. Let me know what you guys think.
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post #3 of 67 Old 11-01-2009, 10:01 PM
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That WJ looks sweet, i really like how it turned out, way bettter then stock.
seems those tires are the new big hit on JF along with the official JF wheels (soft 8's) lol
i also think the painting the cladding and chrome grill really set it off!

on the other hand im not a fan of light bars.. but overall great lookin jeep
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post #4 of 67 Old 11-01-2009, 10:56 PM
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Where did you get that "Sucking gas and haulin' ***" sticker?

BTW, I'm that black WJ with 4" and 32"s that's parked in lot A on Mondays and Wednesdays from 0900-1230 on the gravel most of the time.

My Jeep is a chick magnet with reverse polarity.

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post #5 of 67 Old 11-02-2009, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks longjeep, I couldn't be happier with how it has turned out, and Truenos I knew I'd find you on here sooner or later I love your Jeep man. I got the sticker down by my uncle's place about 2 hours southwest, a town called Princeton. It was at the shell station.
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post #6 of 67 Old 11-02-2009, 10:09 AM
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How are the Duratracs in mud?

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post #7 of 67 Old 11-02-2009, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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How are the Duratracs in mud?
From the little mud I went in they did very well. Although it was my first time offroading so I don't really have anything to compare them to. I really like them though.
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post #8 of 67 Old 11-02-2009, 11:25 AM
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Looks good but I would suggest, if you are going to wheel it, get some front recovery. You will be glad you did.

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post #9 of 67 Old 11-02-2009, 11:47 AM
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very nice looking WJ! good job....enjoy it!

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post #10 of 67 Old 11-02-2009, 12:41 PM
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Nice WJ, ya definitely invest in some recovery.

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post #11 of 67 Old 11-02-2009, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Yea I plan on getting some tow hooks for the front but haven't been able to find a good deal on any online.
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UPDATE: IRO Long arms are going on the front, rear a-arm spacer, Addco rear sway bar, IRO adjustable track bar, interco HD steering stablizer, 33x12.5x15 Hercules Trail Digger M/T's and hopefully some outlaw 2's. Also got front tow hooks. Will give a better update once I've got everything installed. Thanks

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how much did them seats run you? im thinking about keeping an eye out for some. i think black leather would look amazing in my dub.

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BigBlue build 33s, 6in lift and short arms
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/bigbluezj94-build-thread-679496/

BigBlue build 3/4 ton axles, LAs, 37s
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how much did them seats run you? im thinking about keeping an eye out for some. i think black leather would look amazing in my dub.
Actually I work at a dealership and when cash for clunkers was going on, a blue Laredo wj came in and I traded seats with it lol.

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Actually I work at a dealership and when cash for clunkers was going on, a blue Laredo wj came in and I traded seats with it lol.
llluuckkkyyyyyyyyyy

get me a set

94 Grand Cherokee Laredo ZJ, lifted, 37s, yada yada yada
BigBlue build 33s, 6in lift and short arms
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679496

BigBlue build 3/4 ton axles, LAs, 37s
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=818891

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