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Unread 09-23-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Chester's TJ build

So I've been holding off on doing a build thread since I haven't done anything special to my jeep compared to other builds but now that I heading in that direction here we go.

Future plans:
outboard rear shocks
4 Link rear
3 link front
flat fenders (Rokmen)
modify front bumper
WB 100 ish
Fuel cell or stretch tank (Genright)

When I got him in 2009


After some bolt on mods 31's/winch/bumper


I did some wheeling and learned alot



I installed a front aussie locker


and lift kit RC 3.25


SS SYE


Rear locker


Wheeled it some more for two more years




After a few deployments and some reading on other people's builds I decided to get serious with the upgrades
Ford 8.8


35x12.5x15 goodyear MTR K


Wheeled some more




Modified the rear fenders


Wheeled some more






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Unread 09-23-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Now to start my build after remodeling my kitchen I can now start my 8.8 install

Tight fit


turd 35 out ready for the 8.8

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Unread 09-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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next week my UCF skid should be in with my BL and MML
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Unread 09-23-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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Nice looking jeep!
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Unread 09-23-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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Thanks man
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Unread 09-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #6
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Just spoke to Northern drivetrain and ordered my flange for my rear driveshaft. I had to replace the rusted one that came with the axle. It should be inbefore the weekend so I can continue with the axle.
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Unread 09-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #7
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Looks solid! I need to come wheel with you guys
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Unread 09-24-2012, 01:09 PM   #8
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Lots of great trails down here more then welcome to join us
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Unread 09-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #9
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body lift is in. UCF skid should be in tomorrow

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Unread 09-24-2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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Looking good man. Kinda the direction I want to take mine. It'll be a while before I get mine done.
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Unread 09-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #11
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Looking good man. Kinda the direction I want to take mine. It'll be a while before I get mine done.
Thanks man its been a long while of research but now all I need is time and money and I can keep this build rolling
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Unread 09-24-2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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When I went to White Sands I saw a lot of potential trails but it seemed that they were all on .gov land ? Fun looking trails , and a nice looking TJ .
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Unread 09-25-2012, 06:47 AM   #13
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When I went to White Sands I saw a lot of potential trails but it seemed that they were all on .gov land ? Fun looking trails , and a nice looking TJ .
Thanks GBeasley
Ya most of the trails are Private land but we have permission from the land owners. White sands is all pretty much gov owned whether it be the national park or the military. Lots of the trails are north of Alamogordo near Tularosa
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Unread 09-26-2012, 09:39 AM   #14
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I need hurry up and get my axle in and start cycling the suspension to set my bumbstops but I need to taper the holes bigger on the UCA mount and track bar mount.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 04:58 PM   #15
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UPS guy brought a gift UCF skid plate


Now all I have to wait for is my brown dog MML
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