So I've been a member on here for a while but I'm just recently becoming more active and figured it's time to start up my build thread.
A little over a year ago, I completely totaled my Jeep. The body shop wanted $22,000 to fix it and I wasn't willing to pay that much. I wasn't willing to get rid of my Jeep either though, so I put it on a trailer and brought it home.
It's been 15 months since I got it back on the road, and 18 months since I totaled it. It took me a little cash for parts, A LOT of time, and support from my family but I was able to finish it.
Oh also I'm a full time college student so that didn't help my already limited free time to work on it. Since rebuilding my rig, I've also been "building" it so after posting the pictures and explaining the rebuild, I will turn this into a normal build thread.
This build thread might be a little delayed but I'm finally getting around to it. Hope you enjoy!
My favorite pic of recent:
Heres a link to my online photo album including rebuild pics, build pics, and misc offroad adventures:
Also to jump back before the winch, after my crash my hood was pretty messed up. So I bought another hood off of craigslist and painted it black since I didn't feel like paying for body matched paint. I also plasti-dipped my grill black at this time so that my hood was not the only thing black.
Brian ended up letting me keep the sliders after they were complete but unfortunately, his quick 20 minute paint job for the website pictures didn't hold up very well with slush constantly being slung against it:
After about 2 months since I removed the sliders due to them starting to rust, I finally got around to sand blasting them:
Then down in my basement paintbooth, I put 3+ coats of primer on them:
Next I put 3+ coats of Rustoleum flat black protective enamel on them (same paint that has held up well on my hood for a while now) :
The paint is still wet in that picture, that's why they look a glossy.
amazing work!!! i must say, you have my pretty much dream job! jeep looks amazing so far keep it up!
The ONLY chlorophyll JK
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