YoungCrawler30's 2004 TJ Rubicon Re-Build Thread!!! - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 203 Old 08-23-2011, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
YoungCrawler30's 2004 TJ Rubicon Re-Build Thread!!!

Hi JeepForum,
My name is Billy Cheung (formally known as bcheung30.) I decided its time to change to a more sophisticated, and cooler user name. I'm a full-time college student attend James Madison University, majoring in Geology. I haven't always been into jeeps or "working on cars". So last year my Jeep obsession began after i drove my G/F's dad rust bucket YJ and i believe i was hooked. Like i said i was not very knowledgeable when i comes to jeep but after a year of working and build my jeep and of course just reading threads on JeepForum i know know what i want. I feel that i totally messed up and have wasted a lot of money when i should of just done it right the right go around. I have been very stupid and rushed into everything I have bought for the jeep and did not do the research so now it is time for me to do it right have decided to start a new build thread because the jeep needs to be rebuilt right. I hope you guys enjoy Phase II of my Build...

YoungCrawler30 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 203 Old 08-23-2011, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
This is what i started with a 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and was stock except for 4 inch lift and tires. i picked up this jeep for 8000$ best money i have ever spent. It was not in the greatest condition and had high milage of 130,000 but know i know thats nothing for a 4.0 and i do believe that, my rubi runs like a dream...
pb-rubi.jpg

Here is my old build thread if anyone wants to look back at my mistakes...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...thing-1157319/
YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #3 of 203 Old 08-23-2011, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
MetalCloak

Step one of my build MetalCloaks all the way around!!! I bought all of this during the very RARE Free Shipping weekend!!! Thanks Matson!!! Looking forward to putting them on my Jeep!!!
mt-cl.jpg
I did not pay out of my pocket due the fact i have been wheeling and deal all my old parts on jeepforum, craigslist and ebay. Will Try to get some pictures of the install soon!!!
YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #4 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
Time to unbox and it feels like Christmas!!! (By the way this is my GF Caitlin, you will see her many times helping my put parts on my Jeep)
YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #5 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
Okay taking this off wasnt so bad...we had it off in about an hour and a half with 2 people.



YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #6 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
Time to get to work!!!!



I got the driver side installed!!! Pretty easy i say i took about an hour, maybe less...

then the other side....these fenders are great truly bolt off and bolt on...
YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #7 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 03:57 PM
poobub
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 307
Nice start! Im quite jealous of the metalcloaks!

You stole that jeep btw, congrats! I too have an 04 Rubi, bought it with around 60k on the dial for $12,500 and I thought I stole that thing haha.

looking forward to some more pics

2004 Rubicon
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/bubicon-build-1250709/
poobub is offline  
post #8 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
Here is the rear flare. I got the 6 inch because of Virginia's gay tire coverage laws...But now that I look back I could probably pass with the 4 inch.

SOLID...
[IMG]http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i414/YoungCrawler30/IMG_0702.jpg[/IMG
Love the look from this veiw!!!

Soooooo much clearance i might have to go with a smaller lift!!!
YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #9 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
i also got the Metalcloak bumper with the crawler caps and the full stinger!!! i will say the bumper was a pain to install out of it all for me, weird i know.... But Matson from Metalcloak was great help and was alway willing to lend a hand anytime i had a questions or should i say many questions!!!lol!!!! Metalcloaks have the best customer service in the industry!!! HANDS DOWN!!!

Here with everything assemble expect the Rockers!!!


YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #10 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
Here are the pics of the sexy rockers!!!

(I had to try this for my self!!) Once again SOILD!!! i weight about 220 and no movement at all..
YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #11 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Savanna
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Santa Rosa
Posts: 103
Nice job! Looks like mine Im in the process of building haha!
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_1588.jpg  
Savanna is offline  
post #12 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Savanna View Post
Nice job! Looks like mine Im in the process of building haha!
YEEEAAHHH!!!! Just a little....LOL!!!! But seriously you dont really see many maroon jeeps...i think the factory color was call sienna or something like that which sounds awesome...
YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #13 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 05:05 PM
Calven727
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New Braunfels TX
Posts: 1,046
nice jeep. I always put my gf to work too lol
Calven727 is offline  
post #14 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
YoungCrawler30
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: staunton
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Calven727
nice jeep. I always put my gf to work too lol
The trick is to make them feel like it is a great bonding time and let them do some stuff then u can do and buy anything for the as u want. Lol

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
YoungCrawler30 is offline  
post #15 of 203 Old 08-24-2011, 06:15 PM
IEcrawlerTJ01
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: lake elsinore
Posts: 1,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by YoungCrawler30

The trick is to make them feel like it is a great bonding time and let them do some stuff then u can do and buy anything for the as u want. Lol

Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
Ha. If it were only that easy. Ha

My gf loves offroading but hates how i talk about jeeps non stop

SAVVY,CURRIE,GOODYEAR

Nuff said...
IEcrawlerTJ01 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
My 2004 Rubicon TJ Build havoc64 Jeep Builds 89 01-06-2016 08:18 PM
2004 TJ X Build/Update Thread 93civic_Sedan Jeep Builds 117 07-21-2013 02:06 PM
Starting the build! 2004 Jeep Rubicon samv1368 Jeep Builds 47 12-17-2011 07:30 PM
2004 NC Rubicon Build Hinson Jeep Builds 134 03-04-2011 10:12 AM
Pre-built 2004 Rubicon Build jrbrannan Jeep Builds 3 08-04-2010 11:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome