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The Unemployed / Waiting to Start Work Build

So I graduated in December and was lucky enough to get a job, but I won't start July. So great, I'll just hunt and fish for the next six months, and work on my Jeep while I'm at it. Really what I want is a vehicle that can take me to any hunting/fishing spot, and be a practical daily driver. I'm holding back on making huge modifications until I can get another vehicle as a daily driver.

So after a couple of months worth of work, I've finally decided to make a build thread. I've taken a good bit of pictures a long the way, so I'll try to post them in the order that I did things.

I started off by replacing the clutch, which was toast anyways. So I thought why not, I'll put in a tummy tuck first. It will give me about 2.5" of clearance which is equivilant to going to 35's ( I was on 30" tires).


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a nice new LUK clutch
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had the tranny rebuild while i was at it. it had 175k on it and synchros were starting to go, and honestly, i should have bought one from craigslist. if i have to do it again, thats what im doing.

im also learning to what size to resize the pictures to in paint. bear with me.
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Undercover Fabworks UHC skid mocked up
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JB Conversions SYE
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this was the clearance afforded with the original skid...no suspension lift and 30" tires
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with the new UCF UHC skid
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i found that the original transmission mount worked best for me as apposed to the lo pro mount. i bought the lo pro and the new skid at the same time, but decided against using the lo pro. i put a body lift and currie MML on at the same time.
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tatton driveshaft and novak cable shifter before they went in
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so first hunting trip....some good ol crow hunting and a home made e-caller i built for a friend of mine
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Nice job! Looking good

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nice and flat. look at those wheels though! we'll fix that later (already is, just need to post up the other stuff first)
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Nice job! Looking good
thanks man, its been a long time coming! ha

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thanks man, its been a long time coming! ha
I replaced the clutch on my TJ a year ago, not something I'd ever want to do again!! So I can always appreciate someone who does their own work and doesn't drop it off at a garage

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well after all this work ive been doing, rebuilt tranny, new clutch, sye, a ton of other odds and ends, my pinion bearing decides to start going in the rear. blessing in disguise? i dont know. i wanted to replace the 35 with an 8.8. but a lucky craigslist find said otherwise.

out with the sickness
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