EDIT: VillagePhotos has crashed, taken their customers money and lost all of their pictures. This means roughly 1,000 pictures in this thread are now dead links. I switched to a new server and pictures start back on page 99. SORRY!!
Pics start back:
This is way late in the game to start a build thread, so it is not a from scratch build.
I'll try to give a little back ground on the jeep and the build so far-
Number one, I have one of the most understanding wives out there. Not only does she support most of the mods, but she talks me into higher quality parts when I want to normally go cheap.
Number two, I bought this TJ when I lived in Colorado and immediately got addicted to rocks. But more importantly, addicted to the slick Rock in Moab. Every single mod on this rig was built or added with Moab trails in mind. So to keep this thread from being too wordy, I'll start throwing out some pics.
I bought the Jeep with a Rubicon Express 3.5" lift and 33"s. It had never been offroad according to the previous owner and after I inspected it, I was pretty convinced he was telling the truth. Not a spec of dirt in anything underneath the rig and not a scratch to be found. I think I got a deal.
This is a multi-stage build. Each stage represented taking to the next level of trail difficulty.
Pictures were not that great until like 2009 when we got a nice camera...
Here is a short recap of stage 1:
Day I brought it home back in 2006- I almost broke the Dana 35 because of the amount of Armor All on it:
Stage one was getting this thing so I could recover myself and be recovered. Also need to protect the easiest areas to damage- so the short list was:
Warn Rock Sliders
Warn Front Bumber
Warn Winch Mount
Warn M8000 Winch
Auburn Front Selectable Locker and install kit
Kilby Gas Tank Skid
The 4 Wheel Parts show and local 4x4 board made it pretty easy to get some smoking deals:
And on went the first round of mods:
Bumper and winch:
Gas tank off, new tank on:
With the armor on, CB in and Auburn Locker front locker installed, it was time to go play in Moab: