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Unread 11-18-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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2000 TJ build thread

I bought the Jeep 12/14/08 with 114k miles on it. The motor had been replaced under warranty at around 90k, so the 6 banger is fresh.

Came with a 2.5" Rancho lift and 32 BFG ATs

The day I bought it





Front bumper build







Rear bumper build



Booger welds





1" motor mount lift and 1" body lift



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Unread 11-18-2010, 10:01 AM   #2
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33 BFG Mud Terrains on black steelies



LED tail lights




Lined the tub with Monstaliner







AA Slip Yoke Eliminator and new driveshaft





Undercover Fab 1" skid (in etch primer)



Had to modify my tcase shifter linkage and dent the tub to clear





Currie short arms (running Rokmen rear uppers because I couldn't get enough pinion angle w/ Currie)



Gas tank skid was shot.



Rokmen skid



This winter:

HP30 w/ 4.88's and ARB, regear rear D44 w/ 4.88's and ARB, 35 MTR w/ kevlar, rock sliders, outboard rear shocks, etc...
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Unread 11-18-2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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Unread 11-18-2010, 10:25 AM   #4
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I love seeing examples of things people fabricate themselves. Very nice!!
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Unread 11-18-2010, 10:36 AM   #5
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My brother's truck

Built 383
465/205
D60 lockrite, 14bolt detroit 5.13s
39 boggers
Full cage
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Unread 06-27-2011, 08:05 AM   #6
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Some updates:

I drilled a 1" drain hole in the bottom of each frame rail and made mini fish plates to prevent them from cracking.




Then welded a nut offset on the end of a rod, stuck it inside the frame and hooked the other side to a drill. It banged around like crazy and knocked a bunch of rust loose (My Dad's idea). I also used a needle scaler on the outside.


Then I pressure washed the inside down and pulled over a gallon of rust scales out of the frame.

After it was all cleaned out I shot 3 cans of Eastwood's internal frame coating in the frame rails. Coverage was great.


Then I wire wheeled the whole frame down and hit it with 2 coats of Chassis Saver satin black.




New parts:

35 MTRs on Black Classic II, Currie front trackbar, Antirock, YJ front brake lines, Currie bumpstops, Bilstein front shocks, BDS 3" coils, Undercover Fab low profile tcase mount.









Driveway wheeling


I still need to do a complete alignment on the front (control arms, trackbar, steering etc) and add another exhaust hanger.
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Unread 09-29-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
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the frame looks so clean!!!
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Unread 09-29-2011, 09:50 PM   #8
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Wow,a gallon of rust.I better check mine.
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Unread 09-30-2011, 07:53 AM   #9
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the frame looks so clean!!!
Thanks, I still need to finish the back, but waiting until I outboard the shocks so I'm not breathing in melting paint.
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Wow,a gallon of rust.I better check mine.
I was shocked how much rust came out.

Stick a hose in the front and blast it towards the back. Stick your finger in a hole ( ) and see if you can feel rust scales.
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Unread 09-30-2011, 05:05 PM   #11
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I was shocked how much rust came out.

Stick a hose in the front and blast it towards the back. Stick your finger in a hole ( ) and see if you can feel rust scales.
^^this, you'll likely be surprised how many pieces you have to break up in order to get out :O
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Unread 10-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #12
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do you still feel like the frame is strong enough after pulling all the scales out?
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Unread 11-04-2011, 07:31 AM   #13
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do you still feel like the frame is strong enough after pulling all the scales out?
It should be fine. I used a needle scaler on the hardest setting on the outside and didn't see any weak areas. I think I caught it just in time.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 11:00 AM   #14
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Went wheeling Saturday at a friends property. 60 degrees in November. Doors off, top down.









Hopefully building my axles in a month or so (HP30/D44/4.88/ARBs)
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Unread 11-28-2011, 01:31 PM   #15
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Great build so far! Very similar path to mine, everywhere from the 3" BDS lift to the Chassis Saver/Monsta
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