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post #1 of 43 Old 11-18-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 43 Old 11-18-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #3 of 43 Old 11-18-2010, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 43 Old 11-18-2010, 09:25 AM
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I love seeing examples of things people fabricate themselves. Very nice!!
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post #5 of 43 Old 11-18-2010, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #6 of 43 Old 06-27-2011, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #7 of 43 Old 09-29-2011, 04:53 PM
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the frame looks so clean!!!
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post #8 of 43 Old 09-29-2011, 08:50 PM
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Wow,a gallon of rust.I better check mine.
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post #9 of 43 Old 09-30-2011, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #10 of 43 Old 09-30-2011, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #11 of 43 Old 09-30-2011, 04:05 PM
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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

good from far, far from good.
'99 TJ frame-off rebuild: http://jeepforum.com/forum/f22/99-tj-frame-off-rolled-bold-1199954/
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do you still feel like the frame is strong enough after pulling all the scales out?
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post #13 of 43 Old 11-04-2011, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #14 of 43 Old 11-28-2011, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #15 of 43 Old 11-28-2011, 12:31 PM
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Great build so far! Very similar path to mine, everywhere from the 3" BDS lift to the Chassis Saver/Monsta

good from far, far from good.
'99 TJ frame-off rebuild: http://jeepforum.com/forum/f22/99-tj-frame-off-rolled-bold-1199954/
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