This is my build thread that I did on another forum. I am copying and pasting it over here so the time line is not real time. I purchased it in April 2009. The original LJ referenced was sold in May of 2008. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have building it:
Almost a year ago, I made the mistake of selling my 06 LJ Rubicon. Although I didn't get to off road it much, I really miss it. I did an Carfax on the VIN and it is now living in Mesa, AZ. I hope the new owner is using it how it should be.
Anyways, I found another 06 LJ Rubicon in Denver. Earlier today, it was put on a truck and is on the way to Houston! The build will begin after a few months of driving it stock. I hope to take it off road more than the last one.
Here are pictures of the old and new. The first one will always be missed. If you see it in Mesa, let me know.
I got the Rokmen TT and engine skid installed. I started the gas tank skid, but busted the plastic on the fuel pump line. I also broke the fuel pump harness clips. Looks like a get to visit the dealership Monday morning. Funny how it always happens Saturday afternoon after the parts department closes. A dealership with Saturday afternoon and Sunday service would probably make a killing!
The fuel pump arrived this morning and I got it installed after work. The Rokmen gas tank skid is now installed. Here are the promised pics of the engine, TT, gas tank, and steering skids. I still need to drill the bumper to install the other mounting bolt, but I got lazy and installed without for now.
Well I haven't been good about updating this thread. Since my last post I have added Shrockworks front bumper, rear bumper, and sliders. I have also added a Superwinch with synthetic line. Lastly I added a Cobra 75 CB and antenna. Oh, there was an MCAI installed at some point. Here are a few pics with the added stuff.
Here is the Shrockworks rear bumper:
A side shot of the rear bumper and the Shrockworks sliders:
Here is the Shrockworks front bumper and Superwinch:
Got the new tires mounted on the new beadlock wheels. The Jeep really wanted to try them on! Did a test drive and only minor rubbing on the street. New shoes are staying on! No wheeling till another mod is finished in November.
We started the Highline today. I have to thank Mike and Jimmy. Both are great and ready to help a fellow Jeeper! We got the front finished but it was getting dark. I will get some better pictures tomorrow after we pull it out of the shop.