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03Jeeper 05-06-2011 12:02 PM

Totaled 03 TJ Rebuild
 
Hey everyone.

Right now I'm in the process of rebuilding my totaled TJ. This will be a slow build but hopefully not too slow.

Before:
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...epBuild301.jpg

After the accident:
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/DSC_0001.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/DSC_0005.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/DSC_0006.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/DSC_0008.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/DSC_0015.jpg

My jeep was a write-off and was destined for the junker. I bought her back with plans to part it out but I changed my mind.


My build:
- To get it back on the road. (Done)
- 35's (Planning)


Jeep completed March 15 2012

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/DSC_0375.jpg

03Jeeper 05-06-2011 12:09 PM

Me and my dad removed the front fenders and grill and we just got a better look at the damage. Pretty extensive.
But I got another frame from a 2004 TJ. Also got Passenger and Driver airbags.
Lastly, I bought myself a little upgrade, NP241.

Some pics as promised:
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/DSC_0032.jpg
If you notice, my Jeep saved a little souvenir from the other vehicle. (Tow hook)
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0010-1.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0012-1.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0011-1.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0013-1.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0015-1.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0020-1.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0021-1.jpg

I will get more pictures soon.

vanillathrilla 05-06-2011 12:12 PM

If you don't mind my asking, how much did you get it back for? I'm looking at it and trying to figure out in my mind how much you could part the obvious things out for like the hard top, the doors, etc. I wish I had bought my last vehicle back but they didn't even give me the option and it was my only vehicle, so I couldn't afford to prolong the process at all.

joshr1987 05-06-2011 12:12 PM

Nice work saving your Jeep. Looking forward to progress...:PopCorn:

vanillathrilla 05-06-2011 12:41 PM

Thanks for the PM. I can't respond until I clear my inbox out or re-up my membership (which it won't let me do for some reason). That's pretty amazing! If anything happens to mine, that's certainly something I'm going to consider.

Your hard top and full doors alone are probably worth about $1800 to the right person, but I'm glad you decided to rebuild her the way you want to. Great opportunity! I can't wait to see this one piece by piece.

03Jeeper 05-06-2011 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshr1987 (Post 11496082)
Nice work saving your Jeep. Looking forward to progress...:PopCorn:

Thank you :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by vanillathrilla (Post 11496264)
Thanks for the PM. I can't respond until I clear my inbox out or re-up my membership (which it won't let me do for some reason). That's pretty amazing! If anything happens to mine, that's certainly something I'm going to consider.

Your hard top and full doors alone are probably worth about $1800 to the right person, but I'm glad you decided to rebuild her the way you want to. Great opportunity! I can't wait to see this one piece by piece.

No problem. I honestly couldn't let the jeep go. :laugh:
It is, it also helps that my parents are letting me use the garage for however long I need it. phew.

03Jeeper 05-13-2011 11:44 AM

Frame finally arrived today. 04 TJ
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/P1110528.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/P1110529.jpg

My plans with the frame are to clean it up, and throw some Por15 on it.
Stay tuned for some updates.


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/P1110531.jpg

03Jeeper 05-23-2011 03:38 PM

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/np231241.jpg
:drool:

Amills 05-23-2011 08:58 PM

Good luck on the rebuild! It must be tough to see her like that.

03Jeeper 05-23-2011 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjjeepkid (Post 11591940)
Good luck on the rebuild! It must be tough to see her like that.

Thank you :thumbsup:
It is, but I feel better with all the parts I get to order and that are coming in. :p

2006_Sport 05-23-2011 10:49 PM

Holy **** dude, I leeave for 3 months and come back to your jeep being totaled :crying: Glad you're okay though. Can't wait to see what you do.

03Jeeper 05-23-2011 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2006_Sport (Post 11592577)
Holy **** dude, I leeave for 3 months and come back to your jeep being totaled :crying: Glad you're okay though. Can't wait to see what you do.

I know, it was quite a ****ty day. :mad:
Thanks man, I'll have some updates soon.

karlo 05-24-2011 03:04 AM

Would love to see the progress of rebuilding your TJ. Good luck!

2000GrayTJ 05-27-2011 10:45 AM

Good work so far, I feel lucky to have a straight frame for my salvage build :laugh:. As for painting the frame, I would suggest wire wheeling any of the rust/bubbling then hitting the whole thing with ~60 grit sanding discs. I would also look into Chassis Saver as opposed to POR-15, quite a bit cheaper and tons of support on this site.

Cheers :cheers2:

TheBeardedPilot 05-28-2011 02:22 AM

Sorry to hear about it being totalled. =[ i'll be watching this as i have the same Jeep. (same color, and year) interesting to watch. i wish you tons of good luck with this build!


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