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Unread 05-10-2013, 02:43 AM   #16
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I had slight body damage from the last trip to Borrego, needed some rock sliders.. Went to my friend's fab shop and helped make these:







Didn't like the look of stock rubber sides over the sliders, but I did have an idea:



He was trying to sell me this for $1800 with Chevy 350 already in it:


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Unread 05-10-2013, 02:59 AM   #17
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I couldn't take driving around with a broken driver's seat any longer, after all I do have a back injury. Got a smoking good deal on these RRC seats from ebay. After their refund for shipping one seat at a time, total was under $400 for both. Somewhere along the line, I picked up OEM center console for $20:

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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:08 AM   #18
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I was anxious to order a lift of some kind. The stock springs were shot and 31s would rub going up my driveway I called my buddy at 4 wheel parts and ordered a 1.5" superlift complete lift kit:





Another friend of mine we grew up together modding low and fast cars came over in shock to witness and help lift the Jeep!:


Front completed:


Onto the rear:
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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #19
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Next day at work:



As I mentioned earlier, dislike the way my sides sat over rock sliders. I bought some 1/8" x 5" x 80" mild steel and made some rock guards:


Quick undershot of rock sliders welded to frame:





Took a mallet to "body damage" and slapped on the rock guards:


Finished product:

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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:52 PM   #20
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Saw this stretched body CJ at my Gf's gma's house:


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Unread 05-10-2013, 04:05 PM   #21
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I was getting a bit sick of my stock dinky front bumper and been keeping an eye out for one on CL. They typically go for $400+ around here and I didn't care to spend so much. One day I found this beast for $140, relocated the Hellas as well. Very solid shop fabricated custom front bumper with bull bar and winch mount:




Friend from work gave me his old Warn front diff cover that same night:
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #22
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We planned a camping trip and as we all know, Jeeps are tight on cargo space.
I picked up the Smittybilt tow hitch rear bumper and bought a $34 Harbor Freight ATV
cargo basket:


Camping at the lake Cuyamaca:


Cleaning guns on some down time:


As we got back, I got an idea to modify the bumperettes to fit with tow hitch rear bumper and
carry a Hi-Lift jack:



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Unread 05-10-2013, 08:26 PM   #23
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Brandon's red top Optima crapped out due to my faulty alternator. Replaced the belt, new alternator and new red top Optima:


Earlier in the day, we were at the swap meet and saw this awesome little Jeep for sale @ $150:
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Unread 05-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #24
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Gf and I were planning another trip and I had to make speaker mounts for the rear:




Ready to go, Jeep got a little friend:


First time taking GF off-road:
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Unread 05-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #25
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Went on another shooting and offroading adventure, came back with a broken pressure plate, slipping torque converter and busted transmission mount:






The following maintenance was performed at my buddy's shop right before he got fired:
- new torque converter
- new steering box
- main seal
- oil pan gasket
- OEM coolant flush, thermostat
- new transmission mount
- new brake booster
- new master cylinder

Jeep was starting to really run good, almost everything possible in terms of maintenance has been done at this point.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #26
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I was in the market for a hard top and some full doors, great opportunity came up and I took advantage. Guy on CL sold me full CJ doors, two piece aftermarket hard top, rear seat, rear bumper from TJ, fender flares, and a few other small items for a complete package deal of $500.

I thought it was well worth the buy and brought everything home:





I tried on the doors, but didn't really like the look:


So I decided to sell everything for profit. I sold the doors for $500 and the hard top for $550, got another couple of hundred for left over parts. Used the profit money for OEM hard top Bestop fiberglass door tops for OEM half doors.

The hard top was a trip out of town, but I couldn't pass up a perfect condition from a 94 for only $600:


Picking up the top at some antique furniture shop 2 hours away:




Bestop fiberglass door tops were bought from a forum member around $300 if I recall right. They weren't the right color, nothing a rattle can won't fix:
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Unread 05-10-2013, 09:33 PM   #27
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We sprayed the door tops black and installed the OEM hard top:




Got some maintenance out of the way:
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Unread 05-10-2013, 09:38 PM   #28
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Next on the list was a real rear bumper with tire swing out. I researched and looked, nothing what so ever in my price range.
Was down at Hard Rock 4x4 Jeep hospital buying some door inserts when the owner offered this Crown auto bumper for under $300:



I was all over it, absolutely love the way it looks along with fitment and quality:


Got a set of 1" shackles I temporarily ran:


They offset the caster too much so I switched to Bserk boom shackles:
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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:26 AM   #29
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Took a trip to lake Morena, we stayed at a log cabin overnight:



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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:29 AM   #30
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Decided carpet inside a jeep is like one in a bathroom, completely useless. Onto the next project, bedline interior:



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