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Unread 11-26-2009, 06:11 AM   #1
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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

After the accident


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.




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:

MetalCloak Overline Tube Fender

MetalCloak Overline Flat Flare - 6"

MetalCloak Low Profile LED Marker Lights

MetalCloak Removable Rear Flare- 6"

MetalCloak Rocker System

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:

Tuff Designs Front Bumper

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:

Riddler Differential Cover Dana 30

LubeLocker "Reusable" Differential Gasket for Dana 30 Axle

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.



FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
V-Series Contura II Sealed rocker switch. Winch
ORF Sport Cage, Dash bar, Overhead Streamer Bars
DDM 55W H4 Hi/Lo 5000k HIDs
Winch
TUFFY Security Glove Box
Scrublade Wiper- 11"
The Black Rat Pulley Block
Black Rat Towing Kit
Black Rat Tree Trunk Protector
Black Rat Snatch Strap
Double Ripper Beadlocks
Cobra 75 WX ST CB Kit
Harbor Freight 12v Air Compressor


ELECTRONICS
Cobra 75 WX ST CB
4' Wilson FLEX CB Antenna
3-Way Vertical Surface & Mirror Kit
Compact External Speaker

ENGINE
4.0L I-6 242 cu in
Fumoto Oil Drain Plug Valve (F101N)

FUEL


TRANSMISSION
NSG370

AXLES
Dana 30
Riddler Differential Cover Dana 30
LubeLocker "Reusable" Differential Gasket for Dana 30 Axle
Aussie Front Locker
Dana 44 With Trac-Lok LSD
Riddler Differential Cover Dana 44
LubeLocker "Reusable" Differential Gasket for Dana 44 Axle

TRANSFER CASE
NV231 Command-Trac

LIFT AND TIRES
Rough Country 2.5" Lift
Rough Country Rear Track Bar Bracket
Rough Country Performance Steering Stabilizer
Cragar Soft 8 Wheels (15x8 5x4.5 4BS) x 5
BF Goodrich AT 35x12.5x15 x 5

AUDIO
Griffin iTrip Auto Universal FM Transmitter
DPL Windshield Mount For Iphone
Premium 7 Speaker System

INTERIOR
Two Toned Interior
Rough Country 1" Seat Risers
Rugged Ridge Front Floor Liner
Rugged Ridge Rear Floor Liner
Rugged Ridge Sport Bar Grab Handles in Red
Rugged Ridge Sport Bar Fire Extinguisher Holder in Red
Rugged Ridge Sport Bar Flash Light Holder in Black

EXTERIOR
Factory Hardtop
Factory Softtop
Autopal H4 E-Code Headlights
MetalCloak UCC Bumper
MetalCloak Overline Tube Fender
MetalCloak Overline Flat Flare - 6"
MetalCloak Low Profile LED Marker Lights
MetalCloak Removable Rear Flare- 6"
MetalCloak Rocker System
MetalCloak Modular Flip Step
Tuff Designs Front Bumper
Tuff Designs Rear Bumper/Swing Out Tire Carrier
TKH Fabrications Frame Tie Ins
Moeller Scepter ECO Jerry Can x 2
Simple Siphon
Rugged Ridge Front Euroguards
Rugged Ridge Rear Euroguards
Rugged Ridge Steering Box Skid Plate
Rugged Ridge Hood Lock
Hidden Hitch Class III Basket Carrier



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Unread 11-26-2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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Started with these

And added this





Then I got tires and rims balanced



Started to strip the jeep down for the build




MetalCloak Frame Built Bumper


Front coming together now...


A couple hours later and this was the result...






Then it rolled back into the shop to get detailed and install a few more parts that were left...



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Unread 11-26-2009, 06:13 AM   #3
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And ended the two days with this...








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Unread 11-26-2009, 08:18 AM   #10
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This will be AWESOME!!!
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Unread 11-26-2009, 08:32 AM   #11
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Thanks, I can't wait to get this build going
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Unread 12-03-2009, 07:45 PM   #12
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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.


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Unread 12-03-2009, 08:32 PM   #13
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That is a lot of stuff and a lot of money. Its gonna look sick man.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 08:43 PM   #14
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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...
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Oh my god! Christmas came early for you!!
Can't wait to see those parts thrown on the jeep!!
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