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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Tom's Big Red Boat(Build)

Well after a while of surfing the forums and getting some valuable knowledge about jeeps, I have decide to make a build thread.

I got my 1987 Jeep Yj for my 15th birthday in March 2007 and I have been working on it ever since.
The PO rebuilt the frame, he made it stronger and got rid of all the rust.
He also put a newer engine in it, 2.5" Skyjacker Lift, 2" Shackles, and some A/T 31s on.

This is some photos from the first week I got the heep.






More to come.

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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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interesting front bumper.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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What a great name for the thread



Looks great man.. get her out of the shop and get the lift on
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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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the front and rear bumpers were made by the PO.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:38 PM   #5
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The First thing I did, was change the crappy drivers seat(broke, leaned toward the center console) for a Bestop seat(only had enough money for one seat) and also bought a bestop Bikini top.



Next I bought the matching passenger's seat..



I then decided to take apart the dash for God knows why, and then found out that the whole dash was dry-rotted and cracked.. for the next month or so I drove the jeep around like this..



Within about 2 months I bought newer dash parts off of ebay.. I didn't like the old tan color of the dash and I decided to paint the dash parts and the door panels with some black krylon fusion.

During..




After..






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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:48 PM   #6
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gotta love red yj's they are the best! too bad mine is nearly pink
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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:52 PM   #7
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Next, I decided to get some roll bar padding.



Then I got my bumpers and fenders Line-Xed.





Afterwards.. I got some roll bar extensions and a 10" Tuffy Stereo Console with a Marine Stereo. The Marine Stereo is good in my opinion. It has a function where you can press a button called "loud" and it boosts up the volume, just like you were in a real boat, Perfect for a wrangler.




As it stands today, except for the fact that I accidentally kicked a soccer ball into the windshield and it cracked.

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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:58 PM   #8
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Well as of today...

I did the Chevy Blower upgrade about 2 months ago and took the trackbars off. Put in New Master Cylinder/Brake Booster.
I kicked a soccer ball into the windshield, so now I'm getting new glass soon. The story behind the kick. I was behind the jeep and I tried to kick the ball over the jeep.. kicked it.. flew into the jeep with the soft top on.. fit perfectly between the very close front seats... hit the mirror which cracked the windshield.

The jeep is in the shop now. Getting Timing Set, Brakes fixed, some other stuff.

I can't wait till I get it back. Santa's little brown elves delivered this to my door...



and I bought some BrandonYj 3/4" Booms.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 09:17 PM   #9
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oh man, im sorry to see you ditched the signature pink tire cover
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Unread 12-17-2008, 09:21 PM   #10
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Looking good man. One question though, where are your rad overflow and washerfluid bottles???
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Unread 12-17-2008, 09:25 PM   #11
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that light bar is a little loud IMO
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Unread 12-17-2008, 10:23 PM   #12
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Looks great.

But what about the interior with so many different colors? You should have waited on the seats and got black also. My opinion would be to get the interior to ONE matching color. I wouldn't be so bad if the exterior was black.

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Unread 12-18-2008, 01:01 AM   #13
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Looks good Tom. Those are expensive lights, so watch out for low branches.
Make sure to take pics of the lift install.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 07:59 AM   #14
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Expensive they may be, but I feel like the light bar and lights are a little much as well. They are too high above the Jeep's windshield frame, any kind of enclosed trails and they are will be toast. Have you though about relocating some to the bumper and windshield hinges? I think they would look far superior there, and be alot more functional. Just my $0.02 though.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 11:30 AM   #15
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Expensive they may be, but I feel like the light bar and lights are a little much as well. They are too high above the Jeep's windshield frame, any kind of enclosed trails and they are will be toast. Have you though about relocating some to the bumper and windshield hinges? I think they would look far superior there, and be alot more functional. Just my $0.02 though.
There's enough light power up there to flag down a UFO.

Those are some big lights, watch for low branches,etc. the jeep is looking good though!
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