"... fantasies are meant to stay just that - fantasies, only real dreams are meant to come true!..."
In my few years of experiencing with Jeeps (YJ, TJ, XJ, JK, and now LJ), I've found myself liking the LJ probably the most, as a lot of others on this forum.
It offers plenty of interior room, as well as great frame design with body being separate, opposite of what XJ has to offer. Although, I have to say that before this, my XJ was my favorite for some time...
This is how it was before I've sold it. Everything was done on my own, except few things, such as lift that I ended up purchasing rather then building.
with time going by, I've basically came to conclusion that it is necessary to build a worthy JEEP for any use, either its trail runs or a long trip to Rubicon or Alaska...
So, after searching few days online, I came across this, ended up purchasing it at a California auction in beginning of February, 2011.
This is how I got it off the delivery truck...
and this is how it looks after about 3 months in a garage. Most of the working has been done in past couple of weeks since it has warmed up a bit here in Oregon, Dont like the cold while working in the garage...
The whole idea of this build is to see what could be done on my own (seing what "one" is capable of, and just simply be able to build a VERY CAPABLE 4x4 vehicle
, that would be a pleasure to drive.
Like with any other hobby, most people would agree that money is not an object when you have a certain idea in mind, and those receipts get tossed into a folder that only your tax accountant needs to see how much was everything...
With this said, I will post step by step process of the build, hope to keep it interesting, and answer any questions that anyone might have.
Info on the current setup:
2006 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon w/AUTO
35x12.50R15 BFG KM2
15x8 HUTCHINSON Rock Monster
DOT approved beadlocks w/ 3.75 backspacing
Truck-Lite 7" LED headlights
Currie 1" MML
Currie 1" BL
Advanced Adapters Transfer Case (NG241) Cable Shifter