Thanks for viewing my build thread. I bought my TJ in august 09 which is my first jeep but not first off road truck and not new to wheeling.
When i Bought It:
Interior Pretty Beat up
Broken KC Lights
Loud ticking in engine not running to great.
Softtop pieces missing.
So It had some issues but nothing too bad.
Here is a pic about a week after i Bought it.
So first thing I did was fix all the problems. Did a complete tune up with new brakes and had the radiater professionally cleaned out. Threw on a new Exhaust manifold to get rid of the ticking then took it up to Buckys and had a complete new exhaust put in from the manifold back. I then detailed the mother out of the jeep and found that all i needed for the top was a retaining rod. The interior needed a few parts mainly the shifter bezel I remember.
Early september I sold my streetbike and decided to put the money into the jeep. I started with a Warn winch bumper and M8000 Winch included all the goodies as well as a hi-jack. I bought some used boggers off craigslist and had them mounted on new steel wheels at les schwab. After a few other small things and an aussie locker in my dana 30 the bike money was gone.
This month I took out the whole interior and had the inside Professionaly Rhino Lined.
With christmas coming I only managed to get a cb, speaker, and antenna
Also due to christmas almost went a month without an upgrade but my Wife got me some new KC lights I wanted.
I got the matching warn Rock Crawler Rear Bumper ( still dont have the tire carrier)
Had my first major break. Broke a drivers dana 30 axle Shaft destroying the carrier in the process. I was winching out my bro's stuck 4runner on 35's and trying to back up I know mad choice. He was swamped. I had the dana 30 Completely tore down and rebuild with Chromoly axles, new carrier, bearings ect Also the aussie was reinstalled.
Just picked up another set of 33 bfg MTR's with matching rims for road use. Got a bit tired of riding the boggers to work every day.
Anyways thanks for viewing my build Its still a work in progress and here are some pics. These were taking the day I broke my axle a few weeks back.