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Unread 12-12-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
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My Lil Yellow TJ Build

So I figured I'd make a build thread. I have probably should have started this when I got my TJ back in May but oh well. I have taken tons of pics of it over the past few months and figure I might as well share the past, present and the future of my Jeep with you guys. I had always wanted a Wrangler since I was younger and I finally got one on May 9th 2009. It was a 2004 Wrangler X with a 5spd, 4.0l and had 68k on it. I paid $9700 for it and it came with a hardtop and a nasty looking tan soft top.

May 9th 2009









The first thing I did was take it over to my Fathers business and give it a good cleaning inside and out.
May 10th 2009

I also removed the X stickers as you can see in the above picture.


I went through and pulled out all the carpet and removed the console and gave everything a good wipe down. I had to get the old owner smell off of it



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Next up came painting the hideous chrome grill inserts. I should have done the bezels at the same time but I was lazy. I just scuffed them up and gave them a quick coat of satin black paint. I had pics at some point of the process but I can't locate them as of now. I also pulled my Hella 500ff off of my Silverado and installed them on the front bumper on the Jeep.

I had now discovered Jeep Forum and the modding bug had bitten me!

May 11th 2009



Next I figured I needed some wheels and tires. I opted for the typical Crager Soft 8's and I went with BFG A/T 31x10.50x15. Looking back I should have done something more aggressive.I also painted the headlight bezels

May 14th 2009




We also took the hard top off and put on the nasty looking soft top for the summer. I took it for a spin with the top off for the first time and it was a breath taking experience and I was hooked haha.



And the nasty looking top. The duct tape was free of charge.

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Unread 12-12-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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Good **** Jason, I've been patiently waiting for your thread
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Unread 12-12-2009, 02:59 PM   #4
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Good **** Jason, I've been patiently waiting for your thread
HAHA! I'm glad somebody was!
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Unread 12-12-2009, 03:15 PM   #5
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So anyways a week or so passed and I had been stalking JF and reading about protecting the tub from rust and other elements. I poked around a bit and decided Herculiner was the way to go for me. I had read good reviews on it and went for it. The process pretty much took me a few days since the Jeep is my daily driver. The biggest pain was the prep work. The liner its self went on in about 2 hours and then had to sit over night to full cure.

I pretty much drove around like this for a week. May 19th 2009






I had to do everything but the drivers side and wait until the weekend to finish it

May 21st 2009






Finally May 22nd 2009 I had it all done and just had to let it cure minus a few touch ups and where the rail tail gate latched.
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So about a week later or 6 days to be exact my Smittybilt SRC front bumper showed up at the door. I had my eye on this bumper since the first day I saw it online. I thought it would be a good fit for my TJ since I wanted to do some off roading and also beable to add some extra lighting. I add my existing Hella 500ff to the bottom of the bumper but still hadn't decided on what to do for the top.

May 28th 2009





A week later or so I found the lights to go up top. They were Hella 700FF. I was a little worried after I ordered them that they wouldn't fit since they measure about 8 inches wide each. They ended up fitting perfectly and throw out tons of light.

June 3rd 2009

A cold Bud Light is always recommend on any sort of install.




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Unread 12-12-2009, 08:50 PM   #7
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Lookin good man. I wish I got a yellow jeep.
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Unread 12-12-2009, 09:09 PM   #8
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Very nice..Im glad too finally see a build from you.
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Unread 12-12-2009, 09:20 PM   #9
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yeah, tan top.... ew, but on the flip side, front bumper is a great choice and those lights are HHUUUUUUUUGE, but also awesome.
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nice jeep, lookin good!

this reminds me i should start a build thread too..
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nice jeep, lookin good!

this reminds me i should start a build thread too..
DOOOOO IT!

I'll add more when I get around to it later.
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The following week I finally got to go take it off road and see how capable it was with just the larger tires. I thought it did fairly well minus getting stuck in the thick mud. The A/Ts really liked to fill up and not clean out very well. The next are just some pics of me and my buddy.











I got a lil stuck






And the after math. I hate mud!


It was my first time out and it was awesome. It made me just want to mod the Jeep more and make it more capable.


I also added some D-Rings to the front bumper. The best 15 bucks I ever spent. haha
June 12th 2009
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DOOOOO IT!

I'll add more when I get around to it later.
lol maybe today.. im bored and its raining.. haha

btw nice pix!
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lol maybe today.. im bored and its raining.. haha

btw nice pix!
that's pretty much why I started one. I was bored out of my mind. Plus I can just add my pics I take here instead of making pointless threads and what not.
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looking good brother
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