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Unread 08-25-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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"DAT JEEP" Teenagers Build

Ok so to start off with i had started another thread but i didn't put any back story or a whole lot of info so i wanted to start a new fresh one.

Ok so first some back story, My name is Trey and i am 15 i play football and lacrosse for CSD. I live in a small town and really have nothing to do in my free time so i figured a jeep would be a good project and i have always liked jeeps. My jeep is named "DAT JEEP" in memory of my brother jake who took his life on 5/19/12. He was a great baseball player and his twin brother was the pitcher. After a good game he would always go up to twin and say "DAT BOYYYYY". He was a gear head an a chevy man he cared for his car like his child. Every moment i work on this jeep i think of him and how me and him would be doing it together.

I bought the jeep about a month and a half ago for $1275.

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Unread 08-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Step 1: take every darn thing apart and have it in a bunch of piece!
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Unread 08-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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When i took it all apart i ran into some problems with bolts and all but nothing to bad. Tons of rust but nothing i can handle. I picked up a all new front end for 125$ so that was big savings and i can get all the floor pans and rockers and rear corners.
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Unread 08-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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I found a nice engine from a guy in d.c and i went an snatched it up. 1200$. Its is out of a 73 camaro, 30,000 original miles. Has been bored 40 over, new 400 cam, long water pump, new timing chain, new lifters, new valve, new piston, roler rockers, edelbrock performer intake, holley 650 spread bore no choke carb, and all new dress up.


When i bought it i dident really like the look.



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400$ later in new plugs, wires, cleaner, valve covers, all new gaskets.





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Unread 08-26-2012, 08:26 AM   #5
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Also picked up a T-18i with a dana 20. Everything in the transfer is brand new and the tranny has been completely gone over and rebuilt aswell. It came with and amc bellhousing that wont fit my motor but thats not a huge deal. Btw if anyone is interested in the bellhousing its your for 80$. Well here it is.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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I found out my frame was bent. But thats ok i picked a good one up for 100$ and blasted and wire wheeled it and it came out nice. Also added extended shock mounts. I am not sure if my pro comp e3000 shocks will work now but i was given a complete life off a 2006 f250 and the shocks are big but not to big and there still in great shape so i might get lucky.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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Subsribed! Man, sorry to hear about your brother. Looks like you have a good head on your shoulders and are doing some positive things.
I have an 85 CJ7 and looking forward to more pics and progress on your CJ. Keep at it, you have an amazing start for a 15 year old...
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Unread 08-26-2012, 09:15 AM   #8
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I have also bought a moser 1 piece axle kit and that is the current project.



Let me just go over what ive done so far.


Broke everything down
Got and engine
Got a tranny
Got a new frame
Painted the frame
Cleaned up and painted axles
All new brakes
Front brakes installed
Rear brakes removed
Everything striped from old frame
Old motor and tranny removed
Wiring harness labeled and removed
New front end bought
Extended shock mounts installed
Chevy conversion kit bought
Chrome high output alt.
Chrome mounting bracket
New air cleaner
New t bars
New valve covers
New breathers
New gaskets
New e3 plugs
New plug wires
Shaklee mounts painted and remounted
Shaklees installed

Im sure im forgetting things but that all so far.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #9
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Made good progress today, got rear leafs attached, got diff cover taking off. Which gave me an issue on about 3 bolts so i had to break up the map gas and they came right out. When i opened it up i was very pleased with what i found. The gears looked great. Then it was on to taking out the axles which were supposed to come right out. But as all jeepers know nothing ever happens as planned. After beating and banging with a hammer and screw drivers and big old wood shims i was fed up. I grabed the 5 pound rubber malet told my dad to stand back took aim and swung. Sure enough out came the axle. I also cute the ild bearing with a dremal yo get off the backing plate givin the fact i dont have a press. With the 2 plates and 2 protects and diff cover of to blast and paint i went. That is the extent of my progress for the day but i have everything figured out so all i have to do is get the new bearings pressed and finish up, then its on to breaks.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #10
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Hey man! its looking good. sorry to hear about your loss..


My names Tre' also. (Pronounced the same) and I'm 16 working on my first jeep too!! Definatly crawling this
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Unread 08-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #11
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Hey man! its looking good. sorry to hear about your loss..

My names Tre' also. (Pronounced the same) and I'm 16 working on my first jeep too!! Definatly crawling this
Thanks man your build is looking real good!
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Unread 08-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #12
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Thanks man your build is looking real good!
Haha thanks.. I don't have the money to do anything big :/ Im getting a lift kit soon though
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Haha thanks.. I don't have the money to do anything big :/ Im getting a lift kit soon though
I actually sold my boat and had some money saved. So i had some money set aside for this. But if i had gone the late model route i wouldnt have any either . Haha what do you want to use yours for?
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I actually sold my boat and had some money saved. So i had some money set aside for this. But if i had gone the late model route i wouldnt have any either . Haha what do you want to use yours for?
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Unread 09-01-2012, 09:50 PM   #15
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Got my axles all ready to be pressed and installed. Take a look. I am 99% everything is right. Also did some brushing on My old tranny an transfer case to see what i had. I have a T-5 and a dana 30. Now just need to sell em.
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