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Unread 02-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Bi-polar, bass-akwards, Necro has A.D.D build!

So... here goes another build thread...
This is my 5th TJ... I've had 3 4cyl 5 spd TJ's... This is my second 6 cyl TJ, but it's my first ever Auto trans TJ...
My goal with this Jeep is to take a 1 ton axled, coilover sprung, prior trail only rig, and make it street legal again and daily drivable if possible... If I can achieve that goal without going bankrupt, then I will focus on the trail side of things again and try to improve/upgrade the suspension for more flex and travel while hopefully maintaining street manners...
But I might just spin off in any direction at any given time, or I might get banned again...

But since all of the above may or might not happen, this build is called the "Bi-polar, bass-akwards, Necro has A.D.D build!"

This is what I'm starting with:








This is the back history of the rig before I got it: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...on-teejay.html
So far all I have done is order some parts for it, license it, and put insurance on it... Hopefully I'll be able to dig into it more in the next week because I want to take it wheeling next weekend in Crozet with some friends of mine

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Unread 02-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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From looking at things it has the 3 speed auto?
37" tires on something like H2 rims might help the streetable DD gig some.
So what all needs to happen to get it up and down Virginia's backroads?
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Unread 02-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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I detect hydro steering; is that kosher on the streets? I honestly don't know.
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Unread 02-22-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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From looking at things it has the 3 speed auto?
37" tires on something like H2 rims might help the streetable DD gig some.
So what all needs to happen to get it up and down Virginia's backroads?
The entire instrument cluster is gone, so no speedometer, or odometer... the windshield is broken, so that will need to be replaced... I'm not sure about how legal full hydro steering is on the highway etc... the bumpers are only allowed to be so high and I think I'm over height, I'll need reverse lights and a 3rd brake light... in Va the tires aren't allowed to stick out more than 4" past the body unless covered by fenders that are permenantly mounted... so no quick release fenders unless they are cleverly constructed. It has to have working defrost on the heater setting, the horn has to work. It'll need turn signals. It's going to need windshield wipers and arms etc...
The horn has to work. It doesn't have an airbag in the steering wheel anymore, and I'm almost 100% that that is required since it is an original equiptment safety feature and such...

What I'm thinking of doing is just taking it to an inspection station in the next couple of weeks and seeing how bad they fail it... maybe if there are so many things wrong they will get tired of writing up all the failures and will only focus on the major ones. Va inspection law says that if it fails I get 2 weeks to correct everything listed, and if I get it all corrected they have to pass it and can't hit it up for any thing else until next year... so maybe if they feel sorry for me or they like the Jeep they will only list a couple of fix it items, and I'll get lucky and be able to make it pass for only a few hundred dollars....

Or maybe I'll get hosed and I'll have to give up the street legal idea because it would cost me way to much...
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Unread 02-22-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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Is all the original wiring for the cluster and wipers still there?
37's on H2 rims makes my bigun 2" wider than my lil TJ on 35's with 10" wide rims with 3.5 back spacing. That will make the fenders a lot more manageable.
Drop down bumpers, that are removable
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Is all the original wiring for the cluster and wipers still there?
37's on H2 rims makes my bigun 2" wider than my lil TJ on 35's with 10" wide rims with 3.5 back spacing. That will make the fenders a lot more manageable.
Drop down bumpers, that are removable
The dash is completely missing. The previous owner had aftermarket gauges custm installed in the factory gauge pod, but I was a bit short on his asking price so we settled on him keeping some of his higher dollar parts so he could sell them seperate to make up the difference in price.

There's a set of chrome H2 rims local on CL for $250 right now... if I did a cheap set of tires just for inspection I'd be looking at 35's or above...

I'm open to the idea as long as it's cheaper... budget being the most important goal at the moment.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #7
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That's a bad *** TJ, screw the legality. Pick up another 4cyl, do a basic 33" set up, and have that be your streetable wheeler. It's gonna take a lot to even get close to any tire coverage as it sits! Nice buy though!
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Here is where I would start, go wheel it, see how that goes, get all that solved.
The instrument cluster wiring connectors still there or wiring hacked up for the custom dash?.
A set of gauges runs 200-300 bucks

When it's wheelable, try a short drive on the street, see how that goes, you could decide that, street driving isn't for this Jeep.
If it drives and steers good at higher speeds and the brakes work well, then start looking for smaller narrower tires and deal with the bumpers, fenders, wipers and lighting.
Flatlander drove his in Virginia, without fender coverage, but with some kind of light stalks, you might want to look in to that
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