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Unread 07-19-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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1997 blue tj sport build, long arm crashed.

i got my jeep at the begging of last summer, a present from my two wonderful grandparents. the jeep is a 97 4.0 was stock then i rebuilt the tranny after blowing it up going through deep water for a auto. this is my first jeep and the only one i will ever need. towards the end of my senior school year, i left school to go buy parts, then head back to auto shop class to install them until a cop cut through the intersection. then i slamed into the rear end of a ford bronco.

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Unread 07-19-2011, 05:16 PM   #2
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my jeep was previously owned by some Hispanic guy. he had a gehto wiring system, poorly painted fender flair "i took them off", and a car alarm system with no remote. me being me i had to explore my jeeps capabilities, i was rock crawling in miami. don't ask where pls i know miami isn't full of rocks or mountains. also i put the jeep through a lot of mud. i blew up a heater core fixed by a shot gun sell i found out on the trail, its still there. also two weeks latter i blew up the radiator on the way to work, replaced it, three weeks later i crashed the bronco.

the mud hole in stuck in, is known as the forman hole in homestead fl. the place is also known as the hump.
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Unread 07-19-2011, 05:24 PM   #3
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that is the mud hole i blew up my heater core, and my first time going door less.
and fourth time having to get pulled out.

the worst part about the crash was that morning i had filled the jeep up top the top, and its still in there
i wasn't expecting to crash my jeep
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Unread 07-19-2011, 05:35 PM   #4
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after the cop was pulling to side as i smashed the bronco and sent him three car lengths he took off and stopped at the next red light instead of taking it. so he wasn't on duty, and i didn't get a ticket when another cop came because the previous cop called it in as it happened when he was turning. thank god my buddy and i were wearing seat belts other wise i would not be writing up this build thxs mom for the lesson of seat belts !!!!
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Unread 07-19-2011, 05:59 PM   #5
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drift to death tried to help me winch that out, it doesn't work like that, iv come to learn. so i stopped trying. but thank's to drift to death though, he found some guy up in jupiter fl with a 05 tj x. he was parting it out and i gave him a call. he was willing to work out a deal with me given the circumstances i had, i sold my banshee chassis i had, and an enclosed trailer my father had given me. got the money and the motor strapped on the trailer and headed up on a sunday evening around 7 we left, when we got there the jeep was still pretty much complete, and i got to work on the tear down, mind you i had finals the next day. but for a 05 chassis with a fabtech 6" lift, it was worth it. i also got poison oak that same night. then i strapped it down on the trailer and pulled it home in that vw.
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:14 PM   #6
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my slip yoke came in the mail, and my budy chris in the pick. i pulled apart the front grill then drove the jeep with no radiator.
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #7
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you can see the hole the fan put in my new radiator, 285 dollars out the window fml. it was only the second week in there.
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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starting to pull the front axle out.
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:20 PM   #9
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:27 PM   #10
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #11
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putting the long arm back together.
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:37 PM   #12
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long arm set up, still trying to figure it out??? lol
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:41 PM   #13
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come to understand maybe some washers could help, it did.
and bought two warn winch's with warn rollers. 8k for 450 i also go a warn front mount for the winch!!!
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:47 PM   #14
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dropped the diff fluid, rebuilding the one on it with my gears. he snapped it in a swamp
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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:50 PM   #15
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more pics of the destroyed gears, and the start of grinding the rear coil perches to relocate them for proper coil function.
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