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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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The build of Caroline (94 Yj)

I was 18 when i bought lil old rusty red Caroline after flipping my XJ that winter.. i needed something fast sense i did not have a daily driver but something that could still go threw Iowa snow! so i hoped on Craigslist and searched the wranglers in my area. i found this Yj in WI about 3 hours from my house. so i jumped in the truck and headed up. When i get there i saw a tired looking Yj with the tranny hanging under neither.. rusted out wheels.. 2 front bald tires.. and no working doors. one good thing.. It was a hard top! It was also a 4.0 auto.. i would perfer stick but i needed it. so i bought it for 1,200$.. It had 138k miles on her..

I was a little nervous to drive it all the way home.. but figured it would b my time to see what all was wrong with this abused little Yj. the 4X4 worked well.. i had to plow 6 inches of snow all the way home on the interstate.

Heres some pics of when i first got her home and in My dads shed.





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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:39 PM   #2
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Over the next week i did the Basics.. Rewelded the motormount that was broken from the frame.. cut out the bolts rusted into the frame that were suppose to b holding the tranny up and repalaced the PVC valve on the top of the engine.. Boom! no more check engine light!
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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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I drove it stock for a few weeks thinking i was going to just sell the thing in the summer anyways.. But had to much fun and decided it was going to b my next project



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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:45 PM   #4
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Next i wasnted to cut the fenders scense they were rusted out anyways! what do i got to loose??

Pic of my brother doing a little grinding
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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:46 PM   #5
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After it was done and Temp sprayed with a lil rattelcan



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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:48 PM   #6
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My buddy and i drove around alot in the winter and he was having so much fun he bought a Cheepo 1976 Cj5. IT had a 304 with a 3spd trail tranny. here we are about to go down a LVLB road.. it was about 30 degrees out and yea he has only as bikini top

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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:50 PM   #7
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More light off road pics from that day

My buddy standing on my back bumper and me snaping a pic.. i didnt know what all MY Yj could handle yet. Didnt want to flip her!


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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:53 PM   #8
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Ended up not likeing the fender job i did so i went to the local metal shop and bought some raw dimondplate steal. took it home cut and welded some new fenders, bought a no name 8500lbs wench

new fenders.. Home made!

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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:57 PM   #9
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when i went mudding my feet always were going threw the carpet so i pulled it out to find this!

no floorboards!


went on to Quadratec and bought some OEM fit floor boards.. factory fit and welded them in. they fit nicely. I was supprised to see how good of condish the rest of the tub was in..

No rust in the entire back end. all new paint. seamed like it had been replaced recently. the R and L were still visible inside Each rear wheelwell
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Unread 07-05-2011, 05:01 PM   #10
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I threw on the Tires and rims from My Zj that i had b4. 18 motometals on 33 BFG all terains
I also painted my hard top black


Next My buddy who works at a body shop was nice enuf to help me do some bondoing on the dents and sand it all down and paint it white.. Got all the paint for free and enuf extra to paint it 3 more times! no need to worry about scratching it in the woods!



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Unread 07-05-2011, 09:01 PM   #11
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Next with the money i saved from not needing to buy the paint.. i bought some simulated bead lock wheels



I had my buddy paint and clear coat them chevy red..

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Unread 07-05-2011, 09:04 PM   #12
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wheels on jeep..



Oh also had my roll bars painted and cleared chevy red..

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I quickly decided it needed new tires so i was looking for some 33x10.50x15's.. but after i scrounged a little more $ i went ahead and ordered 35x12.50.15's.. i got them.. put them on and orderd a 4" rough country suspention lift cuz the back tires were a inch away from the wheel well. i know i know.. lift 1st but i figured if i was gona buy 4 new tires i mise well get the size i want and see if they fit!

Right after new tires and a lift
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Unread 07-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #14
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first light off roading

Now i know were to trim my fenders to




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Unread 07-05-2011, 09:24 PM   #15
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daily driver pics

I rarely have my top on anymore





who needs a seat belt in the back!? oh yea.. that one person that just jumps in the last second and wants a ride...
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