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lockedupLJ 11-20-2009 05:59 PM

New Guy Unlimited build progression.
 
New to the site, seen a few build threads here for the 2004-2006 Unlimiteds. I figured I'd throw mine up.

I'll be showing the progression from build 1 through current status.

Build 1:
Skyjacker 4" suspension, 2" body
35x14.50.15 S/S SSR's on 15x12 M/T classic II wheels.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...zed/200623.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n.../photos010.jpg

lockedupLJ 11-21-2009 06:50 AM

OK, now onto build 2.
Poison spyder tube fenders, crusher corners, 4.88 gears, loc-rite locker fr/powertrax rear, alloy usa shafts and rear, 37" Boggers and 10" wide soft 8 rims.

At this point I wheeled it a few times, and every time I took it out I would break a U-Joint.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007639.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007641.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007640.jpg

lockedupLJ 11-21-2009 07:14 AM

OK, hopefully this goes in the right order.

Build 3:

So after MANY broken U-joints, I decided it was time to go all out!!!!!!! I pulled the suspension lift, wheel, tires, and axles out and went to posting on the internet. I had EVERYTHING sold from it within 3 days. (Back when the economy was good):mad:

So with a bunch of cash in hand, I set on a search for a 78-79 Ford HP60 front and a 14 bolt for the rear. I was stationed in Va Beach at the time and found a smoking deal on a complete stock housing in NJ. Luckily my wife had just given birth to our daughter so I was on baby leave. ROAD TRIP:cheers2:

Got the axle back home, did a complete rebuild including kingpins, bearings, seals, races, and loaded it with 5.13:1 YUKON gears and welded up the spider gears.

Order all the coil buckets and link brackets from Ballistic Fabrication and Ruff Stuff specialties, then went to welding.

Found a cheap 14 bolt that someone bought 5.13's for, along with a Detroit locker and install kit, picked it up and started linking it also. Decided to shed a few pounds from it and did a disk brake swap using cadi callipers and 3/4 ton chevy rotors.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007659.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007660.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007659.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007663.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007666.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007665.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007662.jpg

lockedupLJ 11-21-2009 07:27 AM

Soooo, I made three rides like this. Tellico, Raush Creek, and Big dogs in Gore, VA. Decided I really wanted/needed beadlocks...:brickwall

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...zed/200788.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/20071014.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007188.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/20071387.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/20071386.jpg

lockedupLJ 11-21-2009 07:44 AM

Well, things happen for a reason right????? The U.S. NAVY decided they wanted my a$$ in Bahrain for a year. I went wheeling 1 time with the new wheels and tires, Crozet VA.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/Crozet3.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/Crozet4.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/Crozet2.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...zed/Crozet.jpg

I made a decision to take it down to Essentially Offroad in Murfreesboro, TN.

It really needed a full cage, and the four links redone the "right way"

Jimmy did a great job with it, triangulated 4 links front and rear using 7075 solid bar, full cage through the dash and tied to frame, and most importantly removed the god awful body lift.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009630.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009625.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009628.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009627.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009626.jpg

So that pretty much brings it up to date. Really haven't had the chance to go wheeling much, although I did take it to Disney, OK. No pictures of that though. What ya think??????

MisterO 11-21-2009 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockedupLJ (Post 8329691)
New to the site, seen a few build threads here for the 2004-2006 Unlimiteds. I figured I'd throw mine up.

I'll be showing the progression from build 1 through current status.

Build 1:
Skyjacker 4" suspension, 2" body
35x14.50.15 S/S SSR's on 15x12 M/T classic II wheels.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...zed/200623.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n.../photos010.jpg

Click Free #1

MisterO 11-21-2009 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockedupLJ (Post 8331636)
OK, now onto build 2.
Poison spyder tube fenders, crusher corners, 4.88 gears, loc-rite locker fr/powertrax rear, alloy usa shafts and rear, 37" Boggers and 10" wide soft 8 rims.

At this point I wheeled it a few times, and every time I took it out I would break a U-Joint.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007639.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007641.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007640.jpg

Click Free #2

MisterO 11-21-2009 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockedupLJ (Post 8331718)
OK, hopefully this goes in the right order.

Build 3:

So after MANY broken U-joints, I decided it was time to go all out!!!!!!! I pulled the suspension lift, wheel, tires, and axles out and went to posting on the internet. I had EVERYTHING sold from it within 3 days. (Back when the economy was good):mad:

So with a bunch of cash in hand, I set on a search for a 78-79 Ford HP60 front and a 14 bolt for the rear. I was stationed in Va Beach at the time and found a smoking deal on a complete stock housing in NJ. Luckily my wife had just given birth to our daughter so I was on baby leave. ROAD TRIP:cheers2:

Got the axle back home, did a complete rebuild including kingpins, bearings, seals, races, and loaded it with 5.13:1 YUKON gears and welded up the spider gears.

Order all the coil buckets and link brackets from Ballistic Fabrication and Ruff Stuff specialties, then went to welding.

Found a cheap 14 bolt that someone bought 5.13's for, along with a Detroit locker and install kit, picked it up and started linking it also. Decided to shed a few pounds from it and did a disk brake swap using cadi callipers and 3/4 ton chevy rotors.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007659.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007660.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007659.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007663.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007666.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007665.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2007662.jpg

Click Free #3

MisterO 11-21-2009 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockedupLJ (Post 8331753)

Click Free #4

MisterO 11-21-2009 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockedupLJ (Post 8331792)
Well, things happen for a reason right????? The U.S. NAVY decided they wanted my a$$ in Bahrain for a year. I went wheeling 1 time with the new wheels and tires, Crozet VA.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/Crozet3.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/Crozet4.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/Crozet2.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...zed/Crozet.jpg

I made a decision to take it down to Essentially Offroad in Murfreesboro, TN.

It really needed a full cage, and the four links redone the "right way"

Jimmy did a great job with it, triangulated 4 links front and rear using 7075 solid bar, full cage through the dash and tied to frame, and most importantly removed the god awful body lift.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009630.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009625.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009628.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009627.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ed/2009626.jpg

So that pretty much brings it up to date. Really haven't had the chance to go wheeling much, although I did take it to Disney, OK. No pictures of that though. What ya think??????

Click Free #5

MisterO 11-21-2009 05:59 PM

Now For my response.. WOW!!! thats jeep is huge and built awesome!!

All i can think of is , hmm im shocked you dont have Rocker guards and still stock tranny skid..,

lockedupLJ 11-22-2009 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LongJeep04 (Post 8333873)
Now For my response.. WOW!!! thats jeep is huge and built awesome!!

All i can think of is , hmm im shocked you dont have Rocker guards and still stock tranny skid..,

Yeahhhhh, I know. my brother and all my friends run buggys, and their always b!tch!n about how pretty it is and how I need to do this and this & that. The BIGGEST problem is, I'm now married, 2 kiddos, and life is taking its toll. I really haven't had the money to finish it how I want to.

The way I look at it is, I am having WAY more fun with the babies the way it is, vs. me spending more money we really don't have right now and letting it sit. Ya know what I mean????

I have it for sale, (not trying to pimp it here), so I can build a cheap rock buggy we can do the same thing in. (for cheaper) :cheers2:

1997_Sport 11-22-2009 12:28 PM

Damn, thats a ****ing sick *** LJ dude, keep up the work. :cheers2:

jkl 11-22-2009 05:11 PM

That thing is freakin sick! :drool:

Imped 11-22-2009 05:26 PM

Keep it. You'll regret selling it.


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