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post #16 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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New Currie SYE picked up on craigslist from a guy in salem for 100.00.



Bought a TJ front drive shaft from a guy in clackamas for 10 bucks because it had a dent towards the middle. I was going to have it cut anyways so it didnt matter. Took it to a driveline shop in vancouver WA where he cut, balanced, retubed and sleeved the drive shaft for me. I ended up being into it right at about 100.00




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post #17 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Sand Lake, Oregon



Later added some rubicon rock sliders to cover up a small dent, i bought them for 40.00 from a guy in NE they were off his LJ. So i brought them home measured twice cut them to fit.


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post #18 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Winter Wheeling

2nd section of FB5




End of FB5



Other scattered trails


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post #19 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Browns camp base...




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post #20 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Fabtech lowers and JKS uppers from the same guy that i bought the seats from in salem, pretty weird running into him again, but he is a great guy.
Bought all 6 for 75.00, cleaned them up, replaced a few johnny joints and later got them powder coated by a guy who runs a small powder coating business out of his house in NE. Ended up paying 50 for the powder coat job.






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post #21 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the lowers after being powder coated...


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post #22 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 05:25 PM
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sick build. keep up the good work
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post #23 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 08:27 PM
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Looks good, you seem to find some great deals on parts.
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post #24 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I've got a craigslist app on my phone and set it to specific searches. It sends me notifications when new posts with those keywords come up. I'll hopefully be caught up and have this current in a few days.

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post #25 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 10:40 PM
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Buying and selling a variety of jeep parts has been how most of this jeep is funded... Buying hardtops in the summer selling them in the winter, repainting them re-fiberglassing small surface fractures things like that.
Here is a picture with one of the hard tops i ended up keeping, we went to the junkyard and took the roof rails off of explorer cut them down to size and mounted them on the hard top sealing it with silicone. As well as the light bar with the painted covers. We had to cut the corners of the light bar to fit around the windshield mounts.
The Wilderness rack i picked up from a lady who had divorced her husband and was just getting rid of a bunch of his jeep stuff he left behind. Unfortunately it was missing the other mounts for the door and rear bumper but for 80 bucks we worked around it. When we got it was covered in house paint, but it cleaned up nice.
Painted the flares with a krylon black plastic paint... (i wouldn't recommend this paint again for the flares, i'll explain later)
Nice build, i do the same thing, its amazing how cheap people will sell hard tops during the summer.

PARTING OUT, 1997 4.0 6 cylinder 5spd 160k, 1997 jeep wrangler 2.5 4 cylinder 5spd, both drivetrains have been sold but i have small parts leftever doors tops etc... text 610 755 7387
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post #26 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Nice build, i do the same thing, its amazing how cheap people will sell hard tops during the summer.
Right? Based upon a spreadsheet with just a list of different things i've bought, sold, traded etc I've made more than 2400 dollars just on hard tops. That's subtracting the cost of paint, fiber-glassing materials and initial cost of purchasing the tops.

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post #27 of 65 Old 08-12-2013, 11:12 PM
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As a college student I can say i'm jealous of your jeeping finances.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
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post #28 of 65 Old 08-13-2013, 10:52 AM
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Right? Based upon a spreadsheet with just a list of different things i've bought, sold, traded etc I've made more than 2400 dollars just on hard tops. That's subtracting the cost of paint, fiber-glassing materials and initial cost of purchasing the tops.
Exactly, its a nice way to keep building a jeep on a budget. It takes a little longer to build but everything pays for itself.

PARTING OUT, 1997 4.0 6 cylinder 5spd 160k, 1997 jeep wrangler 2.5 4 cylinder 5spd, both drivetrains have been sold but i have small parts leftever doors tops etc... text 610 755 7387
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post #29 of 65 Old 08-14-2013, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Since were on the topic, here are a few of the various things i've bought and sold while scraping together money for the jeep...

Bought for 150 sold for 275
Bought for 350 w/ a small surface crack in the top corner + 50 for supplies, sold for 1100.
Bought for 40 sold for 100
Bought for 80 sold for 200 (came with front and rear i just dont have a picture of them together)

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post #30 of 65 Old 08-14-2013, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Traded for a soft top +100 sold for 1000, plus a sub and box.

bought for 30 sold for 75

bought for 75 sold for 160

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