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Unread 12-02-2012, 11:30 PM   #91
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Alright, something worth posting about. The Sahara is more or less done. It needs a few basic maintenance items. What started out as a quick hack and weld turned into quite the nightmare, but I'm mostly satisfied with the end result.

Rear suspension all finished up:







Bedlined the rear inner fenders:



and did a bit more painting of the tub's underside,



Some vertical uphill action on the body mounts,





All the body bolts were treated in a phosphoric acid bath and wire wheeled



Sitting on all 4s.





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...I say don't lift but CUT. :)
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Unread 12-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #92
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Nice clean repair , I am so glad I dont have to deal with that .
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Unread 12-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #93
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Nice clean repair , I am so glad I dont have to deal with that .
Thank you. Not quite done. This poor thing has had a shaky past and hasn't been maintained besides oil changes.

I'm really liking your build.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #94
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Thank you. Not quite done. This poor thing has had a shaky past and hasn't been maintained besides oil changes.
Its tough playing catchup on maintenance .

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I'm really liking your build.
Thanks , its been derailed by the trailer but will get back on track soon .
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Unread 12-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #95
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Drove the Sahara to get an alignment tire balance and inspection. It didn't explode into a firey mess, so I think I did an ok job.

Also got a little time to kill some bling on my Jeep:

Before (Not my taste):


After (Gunmetal, which makes everything more bad***)
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Unread 12-06-2012, 06:10 AM   #96
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The gunmetal version looks much better .
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Unread 12-06-2012, 06:38 AM   #97
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I agree, the gunmetal version is much better.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #98
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I agree also. I was starting to regret my purchase, which was based solely on weight and backspacing. But they look much better with the shine gone.





Ebay score



Plenty stable on the street in the softest position. I don't know why anyone would buy a different anti-sway bar alternative.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 03:13 PM   #99
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Nice score ,anti rocks are a rare thing to find used .
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Unread 12-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #100
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Nice score ,anti rocks are a rare thing to find used .
Brand new! Just taken out of the package.
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Unread 12-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #101
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Awesome work man..my sahara frame rust was almost as bad as the sahara you repaired. Impressed with the amount of work you put into saving both of these vehicles - almost makes me feel bad about trading in my TJ for a LJ!

I've got a pair of MCE gen II's sitting in my basement that were supposed to go on the TJ fenders because they were so rusted, but now I'll be putting them on the LJ...do you have any tips on the lighting? I'm concerned about getting it street legal and your pic on pg. 2 looks straight from the factory
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Unread 12-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #102
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Awesome work man..my sahara frame rust was almost as bad as the sahara you repaired. Impressed with the amount of work you put into saving both of these vehicles - almost makes me feel bad about trading in my TJ for a LJ!

I've got a pair of MCE gen II's sitting in my basement that were supposed to go on the TJ fenders because they were so rusted, but now I'll be putting them on the LJ...do you have any tips on the lighting? I'm concerned about getting it street legal and your pic on pg. 2 looks straight from the factory
Thank you for the compliments. You likely made a great choice on the LJ, I want to cut this one in half and stretch it.

As for the lights. Strip back the factory wiring until you find where its one harness and it splices off. Cut back to there and install your adapter, which can be easily made by consulting this thread

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/le...ation-1081228/

and a quick run to radioshack. Install there and splice off to your two lights. They will both function as running lights and turn signals. Let me know if you have any more questions.

You will also need to modify your existing turn signal relay. A quick forum search will yield the necessary information on that. My relay simply needed to be replaced with one which was LED compatible. Your's is a bit different, so I can't help you directly.
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Unread 01-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #103
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Crossmember done. Not the best I can do, so planning on building another, but it'll get the job done for the moment.



I'll try to get the front done first.



Also planning on actually getting around to the front control arms. I'll be doing them in pairs, bottoms first, and uppers last. Torn on joints though. Johnny Joints or take a chance on the Metalcloaks?

In the meantime, it just needs some good ol TLC. Wheelin Saturday.
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Unread 01-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #104
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Nice build! I have a 2.5 ax-5 TJ SE as well.

What are the 4.56 gears with the 31's like?

I plan on running 4.88 with 33's.
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Unread 01-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #105
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Nice build! I have a 2.5 ax-5 TJ SE as well.

What are the 4.56 gears with the 31's like?

I plan on running 4.88 with 33's.
The 4.56s with the 32s are perfect. They were a tad much with the 30s though ha.
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