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Unread 11-15-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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1995 Wrangler YJ ***Totaled***Pics Inside***

Well it has "officially" started.

I've had my Wrangler for about 2 months now and love it. My plan is to do an Islander theme on the outside and a Laredo (or similar) theme on the inside.

Made the first big purchase a couple days ago (other than the Jeep itself)

Dropped $2500 on a custom built hardtop with a sunroof because that's just how I am





Sitting behind my mom's supercharged stealth 06 GT..







Mustang again



Something along the lines of what I'm shooting for...actually I almost bought that Jeep in the picture but it had 250k miles on it without a rebuild.........

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Unread 11-15-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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Windshield bolts are stuck so that's part of today's project...
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Unread 11-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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Time for some updates

Things accomplished:
  • Finally got my custom plates
    Hood Latches restored
    Door panels restored
    Power Door Locks up and running
    Headlights replaced with 130/90 watt projectors
    Removed Soft top and all hardware in prep for hardtop










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Unread 11-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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Unread 11-25-2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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This is another direction I might go in.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 10:52 PM   #6
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Hardtop has been delayed but should ship Monday 12/3. I also go back to work that day so I'm going to have to figure out when its supposed to arrive later in the week and see if i can get it off.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 05:38 AM   #7
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My first jeep 18 years ago was a red 1989 islander!
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Unread 12-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #8
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Updates!!

Hardtop was delayed AGAIN. Supposed to ship Friday now...
Anyways, just ordered a new Kenwood head unit (tired of my ****ty china made one) and Rockford Fosgate T1 4x6s to replace the stock ones
I was tired of not having a clock, soI ordered a one, if it fits where I want it to it will be pretty cool. Might even catch on.
Put the soft top back on too so I don't get as wet.
Ordered a new center dash bezel since the PO chopped the current one up and my radio doesn't fit because of it.
Getting ready to order heated mirrors with LED turn signals
Looking at some sound bars, think I found one I like.
Custom sub box is done, will house two Rockford Fosgate T1 10" Dual 4s powered by a Rockford Fosgate T1500bdCP.
Second Skin Sludge and Luxury Liner pro will be put on the floor right before or after paint, should be super quite inside with the hardtop on
I've pretty much decided to make it a Black Sahara, with either a custom interior or something like the OEM Sahara one.

Should look something like this when done except with a black hardtop, full doors (eventually), and upgraded wheels and tires.


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Unread 12-06-2012, 10:55 PM   #9
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Hardtop is supposed to be here tomorrow (12/7) but I'm expecting around Tuesday. We shall see. Just ordered some new tools since my torx bits were starting to suck and there are a lot on a jeep it seems.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #10
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Hardtop will arrive sometime between 11 and 1 today/
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Long and tiring day.
Hardtop was supposed to be delivered to my curb however the closest Con-way Freight could get it was 50 miles south in Eugene. To pick the hardtop up from Eugene I was going to rent a U-Haul trailer and pull it with the Jeep and load the hardtop on to the trailer, ironically to rent and tow a U-Haul trailer all SUVs are required to have a hardtop...So my dad and I drove my Jeep down and spent several hours taking the softtop off and putting the brand new hardtop on in Con-way's shipping yard. By the time I got around to pictures it was already dark so I'll get some better ones up tomorrow.

How I carried the softtop back




Sunroof




First night outside
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Unread 12-09-2012, 10:06 AM   #12
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All clean




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Some more work...


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My mom just bought a T3i so better quality pictures and hopefully some 1080p videos. I'm going to buy a couple GoProHDs soon so some off-roading videos.
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Unread 12-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #15
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Stuff that I just did:

New Kenwood KDC-152
Replaced Stock 4x6s with Rockford Fosgate T1 4x6s
Added a clock
Got my new center console
ordered the new center dash bezel
ordered a dome light (will be customized for the hardtop)








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