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Unread 02-02-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Budget YJ

I have a build thread going in YJ tech but figured I'd throw up an overview of what I have done here.

Made the 1100km trip to get it home


Striped it down, bed liner and got rid of the roof/doors. Finally get to have a non dd jeep and taking full advantage of it



waiting for my wheels to come in and decided to test fit the 33" spare I had




pretty tight, time to get the sawzall out


quick coat of bed liner on the exterior


and after 3 weeks my 33x13.5 LTBs on allied bead locks finally showed up



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Unread 02-02-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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testing it out (need some new shocks as they are limiting droops, other then that its on the bump stops with no rubbing)



Winch/bikini/half doors (good Christmas haul)





and having some fun on an easy shakedown run



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Unread 02-02-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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As of now I have about $6500 into it ($2500 for the jeep, $1000 to get it on the road, $2200 for wheels, $700 for bikini/half doors/winch/snatch block/wireless remote, and lots of odds and ends)

Future plans for this coming season are
- front and rear bumper (fronts sitting in front of me, rears almost done being built)
- front lockright

over the next season or two
- 8.8 (hopefully)
- regear
- cage
- 35s after the LTB's die

heres a little info on the winch, I love it and you can't beat the price/customer service.

http://www.freewebs.com/titanwinches/home.htm
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Unread 02-02-2009, 05:55 PM   #4
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looks great with the trimming
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Unread 02-04-2009, 10:45 PM   #5
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Good work. Stupid economy forcing us to have to build budgeted jeeps!
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Unread 02-04-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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I love seeing budget rigs.

Me and a buddy did this one for aorund $1,500 (sorry to clutter your overview thread. thought you might like to see)

Unfortunately the only before pictures i have were taken to sell the doors i apologize.


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Unread 02-05-2009, 04:22 AM   #7
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Good work. Stupid economy forcing us to have to build budgeted jeeps!
I'm taking full advantage of the economy to buy parts cheap and on sale. Its a budget build right now due to trying to save for a house due to their awesome prices right now

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I love seeing budget rigs.

Me and a buddy did this one for aorund $1,500 (sorry to clutter your overview thread. thought you might like to see)

Unfortunately the only before pictures i have were taken to sell the doors i apologize.
Nice build, $1500 total? Looks like mines not so budget anymore lol
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Unread 02-05-2009, 11:03 AM   #8
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I'm taking full advantage of the economy to buy parts cheap and on sale. Its a budget build right now due to trying to save for a house due to their awesome prices right now



Nice build, $1500 total? Looks like mines not so budget anymore lol
Yeah the big difference is in the cost of the jeep i think. I originally bought it for 500 bucks scored the top and doors and sold him what's left for 250. (neeless to say we had to plate the frame and do some rust repair)
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Unread 02-05-2009, 06:23 PM   #9
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Not bad, I got mine for $2500 (sold top, doors, and stock wheels for $800) and then put about $1000 into it to get it on the road (normal stuff, u joints, steering shaft, etc).
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Unread 02-05-2009, 09:14 PM   #10
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i wish i could sell the doors and top.... the top is still on the front lawn and it and the doors have been on and off craigslist for 3 months.... i'm only asking 400 for the top and 285 for the doors.... both in mint condition. i thought the doors would go quik atleast. i've seen a pair on ebay for like 500 bucks!
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Unread 02-07-2009, 05:59 AM   #11
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I sold my top for $250, doors for $250 and wheels for $300 (all to the same guy). Might be easier for you to sell them if you hang on to them until the end of summer/start of fall. More people looking for hard top and hard doors.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 06:58 AM   #12
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wow thats an awesome looking yj! i love the wheels/tires! keep it up
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Unread 02-10-2009, 01:41 PM   #13
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Thanks, I love the LTBs. Haven't had the chance to air them down yet but with open diffs they have still surprised me.
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how is the bedliner already peeling off the sides? Did you not sand it or prep it?
what kind did you use?
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Unread 02-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #15
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Its duplicolor bed liner. It said to just lightly sand and did not need to be primed. Guess they were wrong. Going to paint it in the summer when its warmer out or maybe have it done with line-x
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