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Unread 12-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Buford

I started as a lot of you do, building on a budget with a $2000 1989 YJ with a TBI 2.5L, AX15 and a 231 Tcase. The diffs are from a 99 tj, a non disco Hp Dana30 up front with all the goodies and a 29 spline chy 8.25 in the rear both locked with 456 gears. This worked well in that if you did trails or obsticals that you have done before things would stay together. But pick a line that involved several attemps or the old "second gear and punch it" and you might end up walking home.

So I started doing research and collecting parts with a budget of $3000. Not being one to buy bolt on parts, I bought complete jeeps with some parts I wanted and sold the ones I didn`t to continue finacing the build. The first was a one owner 83 000 org mile 1985 CJ7. With a 4.2L, Tremic T 176 and a dana 300. Then a caged small block chev powered 1995 YJ Sand Dragger with Scout II diffs and a three speed top loader.

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Unread 12-07-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Continue on your build with the CJ!
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Unread 12-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #3
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This is the YJ I started with the day I brought it home

The second is Buford parked next to the CJ donor
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Unread 12-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #4
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The first few weekends I converted the front grill and the dash to a CJ
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Unread 12-07-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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Then I bought the Sand Dragger and had it towed home.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #6
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Then it was time to CJ my *** end. This picture was taken before a ten day cabin and wheeling trip.
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Unread 12-09-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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Sick islandnut....had no idea your rig was actually a YJ teehee w/ square headlights
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Unread 12-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #8
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Sick islandnut....had no idea your rig was actually a YJ teehee w/ square headlights
Hey Kelso, It`s been a while, hope your rigs holding together. Ya Buford had a sex change but we`re both much more comfortable now that are secrets. out
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Unread 12-27-2012, 09:14 AM   #9
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Fabbed up my own home brew tube fenders from a CJ rollbar, some 1/4'' polyethel left over from a fish farm, part of a renagade fender and the SS mirror suport from a dodge dually. The hood was hilined 2'' for the mod and there is no inner fenders. The front clip is self suporting in that you can unbolt the fenders and just run the hood and grill, or take the hole works off.
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Unread 12-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #10
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Hey Kelso, It`s been a while, hope your rigs holding together. Ya Buford had a sex change but we`re both much more comfortable now that are secrets. out
Lmao - yep we're holding together. Good looking rig like always, keep the updates coming!

Did you make your own tube fenders? Cause those are sick, we might have to get together for a few beers and some metal burning
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Unread 12-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #11
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What are those rear flares!? They look sick. Scrolled through and couldn't find a mention of what they are/ who makes them.
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Unread 12-27-2012, 11:19 PM   #12
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1995 Jeep Renegade that have had some reshaping and trimming. The 95 have a yellowish colour on the backside and they are very tough. I have smeared them right off the side of the jeep on many occasions and even ran them over a few times. Since I added the rear tube they have stayed put.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #13
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Awesome. Thanks!
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