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Unread 03-10-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
Jimbo58
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My 94 budget build

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.

They are:
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
sub woofer
sound bar
two amps one for sub and one for sound bar
additional led backup lights
switch bank under guage cluster
removed carpet
Hard top
soft top
full doors
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

Jim


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Unread 03-12-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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update

Well i got some pics for the viewing.















Thanks for looking

Jim
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Unread 03-12-2011, 06:17 PM   #3
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Half door build

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.



Thanks you looking

Jim
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Unread 03-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #4
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What are you going to do to cover that door you made? Paint in or a fabric or???

Not bad, that white Jeep is GNARLY yuk
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Unread 03-12-2011, 07:24 PM   #5
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What are you going to do to cover that door you made? Paint in or a fabric or???
Not bad, that white Jeep is GNARLY yuk
They actually have metal inside and out so I am going to paint to match jeep in the spring, primer till them I think.

Yea that was the parts vehicle and that was the good side lol. the frame, tub and motor were toast. But salvaged most other parts.

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Unread 03-12-2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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I will post pics when I get one ready for paint, as of yet they still need some work, but I am worked out right now, damn job keeps interfering in my jeep time.lol



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Unread 03-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #7
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Good job, now get those new goodies installed. Looking forward to the onboard air compressor !!
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Unread 03-19-2011, 09:55 PM   #8
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New parts

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,

New frame

Some more spare parts,(you never have enough) lol

New frame and parts

The son in law took the 4.0 and drive train,and the windsheild and I got the rest.


Thanks for looking

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Unread 03-23-2011, 10:59 PM   #9
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Up date

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.

Thanks for looking

Jim
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Unread 03-27-2011, 02:50 PM   #10
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frame update

Well today a friend of mine came and picked up the tub and other scrap metal, so now the fun can begin.

It is going to be a slow process, but I want it done right the first time.

Here are some pics for viewing.

Tub ready to go.

Ready to go

Tub gone, and waiting to be worked on.

Tub gone

Tub gone,

Thanks for looking

Jim
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Unread 03-27-2011, 02:56 PM   #11
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Half door built update

The doors are getting closer to being ready to use. Now if it would only warm up enough to use them.lol

Here a few more pics, i think they are looking good. I am NO body man that's for sure. What do you guys think?

Getting closer, drivers door

Getting there, passenger door

Passenger side primed

Thanks again looking looking.

Jim
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Unread 03-27-2011, 02:56 PM   #12
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what kind of radio head unit is that?
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Unread 03-27-2011, 03:03 PM   #13
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Looking good. Sure wish i had three Jeeps at my house.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 03:07 PM   #14
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A redneck moment

I had a redneck moment yesterday, and had to share it with everyone.

The one seat that came with the donor heep either had to go or be put into service, so this is what I came up with.


My redneck shop chair

My redneck shop chair

I will make better bottom frames some time.They even have four swivel casters on them so I can roll around on the garage floor.

And also from the donor jeep, I acquired these shocks that are really good shape, I just cleaned them up and painted them. Now just need to get the old worn out one off the old heep.

new rear shocks repainted

new front shocks repainted

Thanks for the interest and looking.

Jim
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Unread 03-27-2011, 03:36 PM   #15
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what kind of radio head unit is that?
It is a XDM6350 In-Dash Receiver by Dual, that I picked up at Walmart a couple of years ago for under $100, Has really good sound and has no problems at all.

Here's a link to there web site, if you are interested.

http://www.dualav.com/

Thanks for the interest.

Jim
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