Well I have been here on the forum for almost a year , and owed my wrangler for the same time. So I thought I should share some with you.
I started by trading a 2001 s10 for two wranglers, a 90 for parts and the 94 to fix up. Since bringing them home I have done many repairs and improvements. The first and most important was to change the transmission and transfer case to get it moving again, pulled the tranny out of the 94 in less than an hour, then 6 to put the new one in.
My goal for this built is to do everything by myself and to recycle parts that I have or can get cheap.
The list of things I've done are all things that I have read about on the forum.
replaced lower steering shaft
flush mounted tail lights
ecu brain surgery
budget body lift 1"
removed sway bar
removed front and rear track bar
replaced water pump
electric fan conversion (out of a VW Jetta, had laying around)
Flush mounted driving lights in stock bmper
heater motor replaced
blower motor resistor fix
added after market sound system
two amps one for sub and one for sound bar
additional led backup lights
switch bank under guage cluster
American racing rims and 31's (rims are good but need new tires)
soft doors with junk cladding
Tonight I cut up the soft door frames and cut some steel to make have doors, will definitely post pics of this for opinions.
I have photobucket account,but forgot to upload pictures there lol. I will try to post some picture, if I can retrieve any off of desk top computer hard drive that crashed, and the camera strangely deleted all my pics. If not will take so new ones.
Thanks for looking
Last edited by Jimbo58; 03-19-2011 at 10:53 PM..
Reason: spelling mistake.
I cut up my soft door frames to make some half doors, the soft skins were shot and did not really like then anyway.
So I cut up some panels of on old Lennox furnace that we removed at work, it is 20 gauge metal so should be strong enough. Sanded them down and tacked them to the frame work.
[I] think they look great. I am not putting any handles on the outside at all, just inside. Only have one done so far, but I think I have a few days before it will be warm enough to use them lol. Have a look and tell me what you think.
The frame work.
The cut out door skins before sanding.
Door skins sanded.
Doors tacked together.
And the old door handles that were originally on the doors, that are not going to be used. If anyone wants them, just pm me for a deal.
Half doors are on hold for a while. Today I brought home another jeep for some parts.
I need my frame repaired a this one is in better shape only needs one minor repair. Now I might as well start searching for a motor, tranny, transfer case, and axles. I'm not really sure what engine I am going to go with. Should make it a lot easier with a bare frame to start with.
Here are a couple of pics the donor vehicle. This will be a slow frame build but I want it done right so I'm not going to rush. my heep is still OK to drive so there is no real hurry.
My new frame,
Some more spare parts,(you never have enough) lol
The son in law took the 4.0 and drive train,and the windsheild and I got the rest.
Well I've got the tub ready to lift off the frame donor. originally I was thinking about keeping it and using it but it is to far gone, there is no floor and every bolt body mount bolt broke. So decided to scrap it.
Now I need to find 3 other people to help lift the tub off the frame so the fun can start. Good thing I have 3 son-in-laws, think I may invite them over for dinner on Sunday, and while your here.
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