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.
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.
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.