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Gunkel 07-05-2013 10:48 PM

Cosmo LJ
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I had been searching iaai and copart for a couple of months before finding another LJ. Picked this one up in late February and built it with my soon to be driving 15yo daughter Christina. 2006 LJ, hit Left front and down, frame bent, transfer case was cracked, and the motor mount bosses were sheared off the driver side. Jeep had 41k on the odometer and I picked it up for $4500ish. The Day we brought her home:

Gunkel 07-05-2013 11:03 PM

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We came up with a plan together and she picked Cosmo blue for the color, first order of business was to strip the front end, and put my old 35 under it so that we could move it around:

Gunkel 07-05-2013 11:15 PM

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Got the front end stripped, jeep loaded on the trailer, dropped off at Acaros frame shop, and then we started stripping down the door and fenders....

Gunkel 07-05-2013 11:22 PM

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Got the jeep back from the frame shop, made a new motor mount bracket, then started stripping the body...

Gunkel 07-05-2013 11:35 PM

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More work on the body: windshield removal, rear end stripped, etc.

Gunkel 07-05-2013 11:43 PM

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Wheel lip moldings removed, body mount bolts removed, transfer-case linkage removed, and off with the body!

Gunkel 07-06-2013 12:00 AM

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Body sanded, interior scuffed and prepped for the Raptor liner, and pushed into the booth...

Gunkel 07-06-2013 12:06 AM

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Body masked off, Christina sprayed on the blue tinted Raptor liner, baked in the oven, then un-tapped the body...

Gunkel 07-06-2013 12:12 AM

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While we were working on the body we prepped the small parts, back sides of everything, and my old 15" spyderlock rings were primed, sanded and painted...

Gunkel 07-06-2013 12:17 AM

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Body sanded, painted, cleared, and baked in the oven....

Gunkel 07-06-2013 12:20 AM

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Small parts flipped, primed, sanded, painted, and baked in the oven...

Gunkel 07-06-2013 12:24 AM

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Body mounted...

Gunkel 07-06-2013 12:30 AM

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Re-assembly process begins...

Gunkel 07-06-2013 12:35 AM

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More re-assemby including the Rubicon oem flares...

Gunkel 07-06-2013 12:40 AM

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PSC Ricochet rockers (old Helldorados) arrived, prepped, painted, and installed...

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