1997 blue tj sport build, long arm crashed. - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 141 Old 07-19-2011, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
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.

Attached Thumbnails
100MEDIA_IMAG0528.jpg   100MEDIA_IMAG0529.jpg   100MEDIA_IMAG0530.jpg   100MEDIA_IMAG0532.jpg   100MEDIA_IMAG0531.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 141 Old 07-19-2011, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
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.
Attached Thumbnails
IMAG0228.jpg   IMAG0238.jpg   IMAG0240.jpg   IMAG0511.jpg   IMAG0510.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #3 of 141 Old 07-19-2011, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
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
Attached Thumbnails
IMAG0615.jpg   IMAG0616.jpg   IMAG0617.jpg   IMAG0618.jpg   IMAG0619.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #4 of 141 Old 07-19-2011, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
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 !!!!
Attached Thumbnails
IMAG0620.jpg   IMAG0621.jpg   IMAG0622.jpg   IMAG0633.jpg  
tjluke is offline  
post #5 of 141 Old 07-19-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
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.
Attached Thumbnails
download (2).jpg   IMAG0669.jpg   IMAG0671.jpg   IMAG0673.jpg   IMAG0675.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #6 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
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.
Attached Thumbnails
luke 043.jpg   luke 046.jpg   luke 065.jpg   luke 066.jpg   luke 067.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #7 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
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.
Attached Thumbnails
luke 068.jpg   luke 069.jpg   luke 070.jpg   luke 071.jpg   luke 072.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #8 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
starting to pull the front axle out.
Attached Thumbnails
luke 073.jpg   luke 074.jpg   luke 075.jpg   luke 076.jpg   luke 077.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #9 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
progress
Attached Thumbnails
luke 078.jpg   luke 079.jpg   luke 080.jpg   luke 081.jpg   luke 082.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #10 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
more
Attached Thumbnails
luke 084.jpg   luke 085.jpg   luke 086.jpg   luke 087.jpg   luke 088.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #11 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
putting the long arm back together.
Attached Thumbnails
luke 089.jpg   luke 090.jpg   luke 091.jpg   luke 092.jpg   luke 093.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #12 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
long arm set up, still trying to figure it out??? lol
Attached Thumbnails
luke 094.jpg   luke 095.jpg   luke 096.jpg   luke 097.jpg   lucas 030.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #13 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
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!!!
Attached Thumbnails
lucas 031.jpg   lucas 032.jpg   lucas 033.jpg   lucas 034.jpg   lucas 035.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #14 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
dropped the diff fluid, rebuilding the one on it with my gears. he snapped it in a swamp
Attached Thumbnails
lucas 066.jpg   lucas 065.jpg   lucas 067.jpg   lucas 062.jpg   lucas 063.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
post #15 of 141 Old 07-22-2011, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
tjluke
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: miami
Posts: 322
more pics of the destroyed gears, and the start of grinding the rear coil perches to relocate them for proper coil function.
Attached Thumbnails
lucas 061.jpg   lucas 069.jpg   lucas 098.jpg   lucas 099.jpg   lucas 100.jpg  

tjluke is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Sloooooow Blue YJ build 04WJny Jeep Builds 75 08-05-2014 12:33 PM
Patriot Blue build rickyantanies Jeep Builds 8 07-02-2011 01:11 PM
1997 Sport Buildizzle LiveAndLearn Jeep Builds 12 10-20-2010 12:26 PM
A little Steel Blue Build Gmanning2911 Jeep Builds 52 05-24-2010 11:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome