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post #1 of 279 Old 05-12-2011, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Holm-z's TJ build... work in progress

This is my first attempt at a Build thread so bear with me... I figured I probably should start one more or less for myself so I can remember all the things I have done, should have done, should NOT have done : and what not. So here it goes, and in no particular order as Im just gonna update as I remember.


So Ive owned my 98 TJ since 2003, but only recently (last few years) started to build it up slowly as time and funds allow.

Ive wheeled it quite hard over the years and am extremely impressed with how well it has done. Of course I have been stuck numerous times but ive also been on trails where CJ's with 6"+ of lift and 35's had trouble and I still made it.

This was my DD since spring of 2003 - fall 2008 so nothing too drastic of changes occurred in that time frame. Ill update with pics as I find them, although most of the work was done before I ever thought about taking pics to make a build thread. So bear with me and enjoy!


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Here is a few pics of when I just got the rims and tires back in summer of 2004.
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It originally came with a spice soft top but it was starting to fray around the plastic that snaps in above the doors, and the drivers side zipper on the door skin went bad so I tossed it. I ordered a Topdawg aftermarket hard top with upper sliders. I LOVE IT! its got a 3 position sun roof, roof rack, carpet lined and rear defrost with rear tinted windows.

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Superwinch 10000lb
Monstaliner, CB, Aux lights
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Nice combo with the spice and the green, may i suggest taking off those tail lights covers? I had them and they made nice dents in the back of my tj.

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Ya I have been thinking of taking them off.. Although they have been on there for years and been no issue yet (key word YET). lol

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installed new stereo and some 6.5" speakers in the soundbar a month ago. Now I can plug my Ipod into my receiver and actually hear the songs over the wind!
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Installed KC slimlights on windshield recently and had the daylighters on the bumper for some time now. pretty freakin bright with these babies on!
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I attended the "Go Topless Day" event held by Allthingsjeep.com in Jaffrey, NH this weekend. What an event! There was TONS and TONS of jeeps, from old willys to brand new JK's and everything in between. They had 3 trails you could ride (stock, moderate & extreme) food, Beer (for after the ride) , music, vendors, Ramps and raffles. The weather was great and met some cool people. Also had my GOPRO so hopefully Ill figure out how to upload some videos and post em up!

I took my Jeep on the moderate and extreme rides.. Im very impressed with how it did with no lockers or winch! Didn't have to get pulled out at all! One minor body dent along passenger rocker panel but no worries

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Here's a video I made of one of the trails. My first attempt at making a video!


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Cool vid. I just got me a GoPro and can't wait to be finished with this go around with my build. So I too and can go out and get some videos.

There's always time to do it right the second time.
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Here's part 1 of extreme trail...


Part 2 of extreme trail...


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In line for the moderate trail...
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Few more pics... Installed cb radio and 3ft firestik antenna
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some shots at a boat launch.. checking the thickness of ice before ice fishing! :2cheers:
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Little of topic but this is my DD. 2008 Tacoma
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