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UltimateCC 11-26-2009 07:11 AM

UCC 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Build...
 
Before picking up the 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited I had been building a 1987 Jeep Wrangler with an endless amount of mods including 7 inches of lift, waggy 44s, aussie lockers, etc but my younger brother was driving it and got into an accident and that ended that build.

During the build
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...56537740-4.jpg
After the accident
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...51901045-4.jpg

So I began looking for a 2004-2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited because I wanted a bit more room and to have the ability to tow 3500lbs. I eventually picked up a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in Patriot Blue (fully loaded) with only 19,100 miles from a couple in CT. It came with both a hardtop and the factory softtop. The carfax came back clean and had been regularly serviced by Jeep. So sent out our tow truck and picked it up for 15,500 which for NY was a pretty good deal.

http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...40092714-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...49419298-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...51389842-5.jpg
For more pictures and to follow the complete build check out:
Zenfolio | Ultimate Collision Center | Dan's Yeep- 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

My goal for this build is to keep it with a LCG because the last jeep was fun but it wouldn't have flipped if it hadn't been lifted so high. I want to tastefully modify it with function in mind. I will update this thread regularly and many more pictures will follow as parts arrive.

To start I knew I wanted the MetalCloak system on the Jeep. I called up Matson at MetalCloak and ordered:
http://www.metalcloak.com/v/vspfiles/photos/2214-2.jpg
MetalCloak Overline Tube Fender
http://www.metalcloak.com/v/vspfiles/photos/2261-2.jpg
MetalCloak Overline Flat Flare - 6"
http://www.metalcloak.com/v/vspfiles/photos/2208-2.jpg
MetalCloak Low Profile LED Marker Lights
http://www.metalcloak.com/v/vspfiles/photos/2406-2.jpg
MetalCloak Removable Rear Flare- 6"
http://www.metalcloak.com/v/vspfiles/photos/2301-2.jpg
MetalCloak Rocker System
http://www.metalcloak.com/v/vspfiles/photos/2321-6.jpg
MetalCloak Modular Flip Step

After getting those ordered I knew I wanted a beefy front bumper and rear tire carrier/bumper. So after some research I called up Preston at TuffDesigns and ordered:
http://www.tuffdesigns.com/sitebuild...ot-600x400.jpg
Tuff Designs Front Bumper
http://www.tuffdesigns.com/sitebuild...p2-498x370.jpg
Tuff Designs Rear Bumper/Swing Out Tire Carrier

I also purchased some TKH Fabrications Frame Tie Ins to add more strength to the rear bumper and some Moeller Scepter ECO Jerry Cans for the rear bumper.

Now that I had the big items ordered and waiting for them to arrive I ordered a Fumoto Oil Drain Plug Valve (F101N) to help make oil changes easier.

Then I ordered some items for my differentials:
http://www.rokmen.com/products/diffe.../riddler_1.jpg
Riddler Differential Cover Dana 30
http://www.lubelocker.com/1.jpg
LubeLocker "Reusable" Differential Gasket for Dana 30 Axle
http://www.aussielocker.com/images/P123.jpg
Aussie Front Locker
Riddler Differential Cover Dana 44
LubeLocker "Reusable" Differential Gasket for Dana 44 Axle

Then I decided that I didn't want to run any lift on the Jeep so I ordered a 0.75" Front Coil Spacer to account for the weight of the front bumper.

Then I ordered some interior pieces:
Rugged Ridge Sport Bar Grab Handles in Red
Rugged Ridge Sport Bar Fire Extinguisher Holder in Red

Then I ordered some new headlights (Autopal H4 E-Code) and plan to order the DDM HID kit for it after I get most of the current modifications installed.

Then I got the itch to pick up a MetalCloak Frame-Built Bumper system which I will have pics of shortly.

Then I couldn't decide what tires and wheels to run so in the meantime I ordered a set of your typical jeep Cragar Soft 8s to mount my BFG A/T KO's (35x12.5x15) from my wrecked YJ.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1211803235
http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...3&d=1246027536

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
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UltimateCC 11-26-2009 07:12 AM

Started with these
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...72863730-4.jpg
And added this
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...66395107-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...94278895-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...91814786-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...12815603-4.jpg

Then I got tires and rims balanced
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...60184351-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...35229110-4.jpg

Started to strip the jeep down for the build
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...23384868-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...53608267-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...42359107-4.jpg

MetalCloak Frame Built Bumper
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...51755813-4.jpg

Front coming together now...
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...10425420-4.jpg

A couple hours later and this was the result...
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...51062587-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...51062587-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...63207704-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...71421973-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...48465642-4.jpg

Then it rolled back into the shop to get detailed and install a few more parts that were left...
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...89813433-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...56379907-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...05576451-4.jpg

UltimateCC 11-26-2009 07:13 AM

http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...68279024-4.jpg

And ended the two days with this...
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...10181150-4.jpg

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http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...02344332-4.jpg

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mg2000xj 11-26-2009 09:18 AM

This will be AWESOME!!!

UltimateCC 11-26-2009 09:32 AM

Thanks, I can't wait to get this build going

UltimateCC 12-03-2009 08:45 PM

Well the stuff for this build keeps arriving to the house and shop. I have been swamped at work and haven't had time to work on the LJ let alone put NY plates on the it. Maybe this weekend I will get around to installing some of these parts. I also have a new metalcloak front bumper coming. In the picture is the tuffdesigns front bumper.

http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...96048348-4.jpg
http://ultimatecollisioncenter.zenfo...40607548-4.jpg

Martinsc 12-03-2009 09:32 PM

That is a lot of stuff and a lot of money. Its gonna look sick man.

UltimateCC 12-03-2009 09:43 PM

Yea a lot of reading and planning went into this build, learned a lot from the past and other projects we have done and want to do this one right the first time around...

03Jeeper 12-03-2009 11:08 PM

Oh my god! Christmas came early for you!! :drool:
Can't wait to see those parts thrown on the jeep!! :thumbsup:


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