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Trashy to Fancy

So I started my jeep build a while ago. I had no Idea what JeepForum was. After finding it and asking a lot of question and searching through builds and discussions, I can honestly say that it has helped me more than I can even explain. So thanks members. I wanted to start my build thread to show other JF members just how much help this site can be. I don't have to many pictures but i'm planning a whole lot of upgrades in the near future so pics will be coming

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post #2 of Old 01-18-2014, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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This is my 1993 YJ 2.5L with 4.10 axles. It had a 3" shackle lift with 32" tires. It also had some really rusted out nerf bars that I had already removed in this picture. It had the tube front bumper also rusted out. I was pretty happy!!! I ordered a lift kit the same day I bought it. I got the RC lift that my buddy recommended, little did I know that I would regret that in the future.
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After I put the lift on I would look at it and think something is missing. So I decided on a set of 33" Wrangler MTR's
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I couldn't wait to hit the trails. I went up that weekend and played on some easy trails. I didn't want to break something all by myself.
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Finally got those shiney tires dirty
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Went wheeling with my buddy in his 95 YJ
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Just picked up my 8.8 and new D30 courtesy of devoX13. Can't wait to clean email and throw them in!!

3 link-44 FW front w/ spool, 4 link 14 bolt rear w/spool. 16" FOA Coilovers, Barnes Enduro Joints, Daves custom boat sides/rear armor.

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Got these for myself for Christmas. I had to grind down the front of the frame to fit the bumper. I also used some spray on bed liner to paint the places I grinded down. I took the seats out and here'd the tub and put in a rugged ridge security stereo center console.
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I got the Bumper and winch put on. I think it looks pretty good
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You can also see above that I got the D30 and the Ford 8.8. The D30 has 1-ton steering on it and both have 4.88 gears. i just have to get them cleaned up a nd throw em in.
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I noticed that I had a bent spring. That was all I needed to finally ditch this Rough Country crap and I ordered a set of fabtech 3.5" springs and got new shocks. I put in my Rugged Ridge center console and found a crazy wiring job on the stereo. Also put in my homebrew toolbox to see how it fit. I will herculine it to match the tub. I also got new brakes for the rear and new wheel cylinders and a new valve cover gasket. I will be doing my 8.8 soon so it sucked putting money into my D35 but I still want to drive it until the 8.8 is ready to go. Finally figured out that the PO ad put on a hack and tap SYE so I can take that off of my list of things to do.
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3 link-44 FW front w/ spool, 4 link 14 bolt rear w/spool. 16" FOA Coilovers, Barnes Enduro Joints, Daves custom boat sides/rear armor.

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It took me a little while to do the rear brakes but I got it done and finally learned how to replace drum brakes. I've never had to do it before. Fed ex drop off my hand throttle, hood scoop, and mirror movers. I got the hood scoop and mirror movers installed and need to put the hand throttle in. I think she is looking pretty nice so far.
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3 link-44 FW front w/ spool, 4 link 14 bolt rear w/spool. 16" FOA Coilovers, Barnes Enduro Joints, Daves custom boat sides/rear armor.

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Looks good bro. People like to bash the YJ's but I grew up wheeling in a 92 my dad built and it was a stud. He ran it up to over 300k miles and sold it still running strong. Love the build, keep posting.
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Thanks man. Owning a jeep has been a dream of mine for a while. I test drove a 2005 and this 1993 and came home with this one lol

3 link-44 FW front w/ spool, 4 link 14 bolt rear w/spool. 16" FOA Coilovers, Barnes Enduro Joints, Daves custom boat sides/rear armor.

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It's wicked cold out and snowing so throwing in my hand throttle and doing my valve cover gasket is out of the question. So I took the KC lights off of my old bumper that were missing wires and pulled them apart. They look fine and I think I'm going to mount them to mirror movers. An idea I go from here on JF. Also my girlfriend found me this and said that it looked like something tat belonged on my jeep.Name:  PhotoGrid_1390860677756.jpg
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3 link-44 FW front w/ spool, 4 link 14 bolt rear w/spool. 16" FOA Coilovers, Barnes Enduro Joints, Daves custom boat sides/rear armor.

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Oh and a quick update. I got a 4.0 TB on Ebay for $50. It should be here in a week or so. Finally see if it gives me a little more pep.

3 link-44 FW front w/ spool, 4 link 14 bolt rear w/spool. 16" FOA Coilovers, Barnes Enduro Joints, Daves custom boat sides/rear armor.

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looks good so far keep it up! also click my thread, im in about the same boat as far as work needed to be done
I am a bit jealous of an 8.8 that already has the perches on!
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