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post #16 of 119 Old 08-28-2013, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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So, around this time my son joined the Army National Guard in Oklahoma. While he was off at basic training and AIT we built him a Jeep. This is the Labor of Love in my signature line, so Littlebee sat on the back burner until October.


We also built up an 88 Cherokee for my daughter in North Carolina




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post #17 of 119 Old 08-29-2013, 09:44 AM
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I normally don't like yellow vehicles, but I like that wrangler a lot.
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Thanks, it kind of grows on you. But stay tuned, there's more coming.

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Last June I went out with a few friends to Morris Mountain ORV and got some really good flex pics. Mind you, I'm still on a spacer lift.


And the in November to Choccolocco Mountain



And then local November 24th 2012


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But am I done, no. I ordered a slip yoke eliminator and driveshaft, as well as JKS rear upper adjustable control arms

Removed the transfer case and then the tail cone

I can see that is a long output shaft

Here they are side by side, stock is on the left


Assembled and ready to reinstall. I work alone mostly so pics just don't happen that often

JKS rear track bar relocation bracket

*NOTE* I've done a few Jeeps and the spacers they give you in kits like this often get left out. Please! Put the spacers in, they serve a valuable purpose. You can't torque a bolt that runs through a bracket that has space between it and another piece of metal without that spacer
So here is the existing track bar. You can see it is binding slightly and that is just with a 2 inch lift.

And once the new bracket was installed


The control arms were very easy to do and I will eventually replace them all. Driveshaft was very easy also

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Shortly after this I found a "gently used" Rubicon Express 3.5 inch Standard lift for sale on CL.

The shocks were shot, so I ordered a new set of RE shocks. They have a little over 10 inches of travel. He was also missing the bump stops for the front. Rear bump stops were the same as my BB so that was good. He also threw in a pair of rear shock relocation blocks. Made by Teraflex, they call them brackets but I'll call them blocks as they are cast iron solid. You can see them attached to the rear shocks. I needed them because my rear shocks had been hitting the lower spring perches in the back.

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Due to previous mods, my JKS quicker disconnects were re used and I did not need transfer case spacers at all.
Installation, done alone, was a breeze and took about 3 hours start to finish.






A friend of mine brought his JKU that's lifted 2.5 inches on 35 inch tires over for a side by side shot

Not bad. Not bad at all, and I'm only on 31 inch tires

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My wife and I went to the Atlanta Truck and Jeepfest a couple of weeks ago and picked up some more goodies. Let there be light!


Rigid Industries Dually LED's

I took this opportunity to install a factory fog light combination switch and retire the fog lights to the factory relay. My new lights the utilized the added relay in the PDC.


Works GREAT!

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Just kidding.





And then Sunday in the daylight


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So to recap with a before and after




Done? Not quite. I need to do a couple of pics on things I did not post in here

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That Hi-Lift mount done on the cheap is fantastic. I will definitely be copying that shamelessly from you!
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It works!

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Nice job so far! What, you blacked out the grill but not the headlight bezels? Tisk, tisk! I did something very similar to what you did with your front bumper, cause I'm cheap too, lol!

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Nice job so far! What, you blacked out the grill but not the headlight bezels? Tisk, tisk! I did something very similar to what you did with your front bumper, cause I'm cheap too, lol!
I actually am considering the bezels too. Reminds me of a hornet now

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It works!
Where'd you snag the clamps from anyway?
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