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Unread 03-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Link to Gus' modest 99 TJ build

Nothing fantastic here...just maybe a little different. Going to be a tribute Jeep to my Dad's WWII service. A bit different because I'm determined to fit 33x10.50 KM2s with basically just a 1.25" BL, a 3/4" spacer on the front springs and some fender modifications. The build thread is on our club's forum and I will post here when there are updates if it interests you.

Link: http://www.northeastohio4x4.com/foru...2658#post12658

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Unread 03-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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awesome

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Unread 03-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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Updated as of today. New posts start at #16

http://www.northeastohio4x4.com/foru...ed=1#post13123
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Unread 03-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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Here are a couple pics from the thread showing it on the 33x10.50s with no lift. soon I will be ditching the sagging old springs and putting on my low mileage LJ springs with a 3/4" spacer in front and a 1.25" BL. Keep in mind these pics are with 128K old springs. Also no flares and modified front fender into a flattie. (first 2 pics I photo altered the front fenders to see what they would look like chopped. the last two pics are after the chopping.)





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Unread 03-09-2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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No photoshop. Actual profile 33x10.50 no lift at all on sagging springs. No flares and front fender chopped flat.



I really think once the LJ springs, 3/4" spacer in front, and 1.25" BL go on I will be fine.

I might trim a little off the rear bottom of the fender opening to clear better in flex.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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Today was some bodywork:

http://www.northeastohio4x4.com/foru...3428#post13428
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Unread 03-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #7
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Ugliest body work ever! But I really don't give a flip...it's gonna get bashed anyway. Once it's painted OD you probably won't even be able to notice it ...from across the street.



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Unread 03-15-2012, 04:25 PM   #8
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Update: http://www.northeastohio4x4.com/foru...p?t=856&page=3
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Unread 03-17-2012, 06:11 PM   #9
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Unread 03-17-2012, 06:24 PM   #10
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A few pics from this weeks work.

Didn't like the edge of the fenders so I riveted a piece of aluminum channel to the edge to straighten it out and make it a bit stronger. Painted it OD of course.



Realized I need the space in the tub to mount a couple ammo cans for storage so I moved the spare back to the tail gate. I'm all about doing things that people say you can't or shouldn't do with this build...so I mounted the 33" spare to the factory carrier. I modified the snubbers by using a couple of them as donors to extend the length. Stuck them together with the amazing super powered E6000 glue. The tire JUST fits right on the bumper so that support and the snubbers against the tire should be fine even on the trail. It seems very solid.





Then made my own stencils for the bumper/hood markings. Printed them out on my computer on some heavy stock, used one of those white out things to draw the stencil lines and cut them out with an X-Acto knife. Saved about $45 there if I would have ordered them from the on line place I found.

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Unread 03-17-2012, 06:26 PM   #11
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Looks good man... I like the plugs good idea. I have my fenders off right now to paint but I kind of like the way it looks so I may copy your idea.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #12
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Oh yeah...got the hood done so all that's left for painting is the cowling and to Herc the tub. That little curved piece of metal at the front top of the fender is bugging me so that is going to get trimmed to. Plus a little more off the back of the rear wheel opening.

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Unread 03-17-2012, 06:28 PM   #13
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Looks good man... I like the plugs good idea. I have my fenders off right now to paint but I kind of like the way it looks so I may copy your idea.
Those stinking little 1/2" plastic plugs are like $1.10 for a pack of two at Lowe's! The mark up on those must be about 2000%
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Unread 03-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #14
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lol yea that is nuts... maybe ill just fill them lol
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Unread 03-24-2012, 01:56 PM   #15
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updated: http://www.northeastohio4x4.com/foru...4699#post14699

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