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post #16 of 73 Old 03-03-2011, 11:53 AM
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Looks like a good start man Just a word of advice from my personal experience don't waste gobs of money on bodywork, etc. When I first bought mine I completely restored the body, but then the hardcore bug hit and now my rig is all scratched and dented up and the only thing left is the hood and tub just back to where the rear fender well begins to start. If you plan on going with 40s etc just be warned you'll doing stuff that just won't take kindly to your body. My biggest regret on my project is spending the time/ money on giving my rig a good paint job. If you have different plans then hey it's your rig but just throwing it out there that I would now be just as happy if I had sprayed my rig with rustoleum.

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post #17 of 73 Old 03-03-2011, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah thanks for the input. My plan is to fix the body up then I am going to spray bomb it with this stuff called rocker guard, It is kinda like the rhino spray on liners but way cheaper. We did this to my dads old yj and I think it turned out pretty good and It only costed around $40. And your right my jeep is going to get the crap beat out of it so I will keep it cheap.

Here is a picture of how my dads turned out. It was in worse shape than mine when we started with it.

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post #18 of 73 Old 03-06-2011, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Rear axle is mounted. The front axle it sitting there waiting to be mounted.

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post #19 of 73 Old 03-10-2011, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if I can cut off the pieces show in the picture off of my front axle. They are hallow correct? But does the axle tube still run though them? Any help would be great.
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post #20 of 73 Old 03-11-2011, 09:20 PM
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Are they cast to the tubes or welded on? I believe it is the 78-79 axles that the wedge is cast on and if yours is this then you won't be able to cut it off.
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post #21 of 73 Old 03-29-2011, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Update time!

Pick up the tubing I wanted for my bumpers. I got a really good deal on it and the guy wanted it all gone so I bought way more than I needed. (two 16' pieces)



^ That's how I got it home.

I also got started on my bumpers.



Got a little bit done on the floor and started on my skid plate.





And today I got Tires!!!! 38.5 super swampers on rims.









And I know the tire is on backwards I just wanted to see how it would look.
I only have one tire for now. I get the rest on monday.
Next I am working on my high steer.
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post #22 of 73 Old 03-29-2011, 10:23 PM
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just curious, what kind of budget are you looking at? you have some very desirable parts (namely those axles) and some big *** tires. id love to know how to do that on the cheap so the wife doesn't complain too much. so far i haven't found any deals on any of the parts i want for my own build. a 9 in my area, that i've found at least, wont go for less than a grand and the same goes for the 44.

keep up with the updates. a beater YJ is something i'm absolutely considering for my own personal toy.

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post #23 of 73 Old 03-29-2011, 11:41 PM
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great work man, is that ford your daily while the YJ is under the knife?

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post #24 of 73 Old 03-30-2011, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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just curious, what kind of budget are you looking at? you have some very desirable parts (namely those axles) and some big *** tires. id love to know how to do that on the cheap so the wife doesn't complain too much. so far i haven't found any deals on any of the parts i want for my own build. a 9 in my area, that i've found at least, wont go for less than a grand and the same goes for the 44.

keep up with the updates. a beater YJ is something i'm absolutely considering for my own personal toy.
I got my 9" and my D44 for $200.
rims and tires = $800.
4" leafs = 300
And another $200 in other little stuff.

That is all I have into it so far. I don't really have a budget I am just trying to do it cheap. I also build everything myself for it that I can. I think that I can have it all done for around $3500. That includes the cost of the jeep too.
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great work man, is that ford your daily while the YJ is under the knife?
Yes it is.
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post #26 of 73 Old 04-04-2011, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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My high steer is almost done. I got the rest of my tires, I have to get one switched around because it is on wrong. Tomorrow night I am hoping to have the body back on for mock up.



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post #27 of 73 Old 04-04-2011, 07:38 PM
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Wow Awesome! Cant wait to see this!

Just a jeep with a lift, tires and extras
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post #28 of 73 Old 04-04-2011, 09:38 PM
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hey man sup i live like 10 mins away in ennismore here from u I had emailed you about ur s10 was gonna but i bought a jeep instead lol

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post #29 of 73 Old 04-05-2011, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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lol. Your better off with a jeep. I sold the s10 which means more money for the jeep.
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post #30 of 73 Old 04-05-2011, 12:58 PM
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thats good to hear if you are around peterborough much you should see a stock red tj driving around that will be me lol

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