Welcome to my Jeep build diary. Much of this will be boring low level stuff, but hopefully you might see something interesting that you can use in your own builds.
This story starts in Feb 2014, I was looking for something inexpensive, which I could use as a third vehicle when I travel up north for work.
I found this TJ on Kijiji, and corresponded a bit before going to see it and eventually buying it. I had been reading the forums and was knowledgeable enough to recognize a Dana 44 when I saw one. lol
This Sahara was fully loaded when produced in 2003, came with the Dana 44 I mentioned as well as rear disc brakes, and dual tops.
The A/C is cold enough to get condensation on the center console, and the heater is outstanding as well.
It needed some work when I brought it home, and one of the first things I did was get some Studded Nokian Hakka Tires for it. I didn't particularly like the Alloys that it came with so they're me designated winter wheels now.
Installed some IPF 901 Driving Lights to help me with late night driving. Lots of animals where I drive.
No pic of the lights yet but here's the DRL module harness. I tapped into the High Beam indicator wire to trigger the lights off when I turn off my brights. I originally had them wired to the High Beam wire but it was screwy since the wire gets low pulsing voltage when the DRL's are on.
Rivet gun worked great, got 11 of 12 bolts out of the door side hinges. Drilled out last one and doors are installed. I put the Magnitude Engineering Door pins and bushings, the doors are tight and smooth now.