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Unread 08-24-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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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...

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Unread 08-24-2011, 12:32 AM   #2
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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...
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Here is my old build thread if anyone wants to look back at my mistakes...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...thing-1157319/
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Unread 08-24-2011, 12:41 AM   #3
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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!!!
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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!!!
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Unread 08-24-2011, 04:33 PM   #4
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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)
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Unread 08-24-2011, 04:36 PM   #5
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Okay taking this off wasnt so bad...we had it off in about an hour and a half with 2 people.



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Unread 08-24-2011, 04:41 PM   #6
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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...
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Unread 08-24-2011, 04:57 PM   #7
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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
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Unread 08-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #8
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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...
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Love the look from this veiw!!!

Soooooo much clearance i might have to go with a smaller lift!!!
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Unread 08-24-2011, 05:18 PM   #9
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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!!!


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Unread 08-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #10
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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..
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Unread 08-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #11
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Nice job! Looks like mine Im in the process of building haha!
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Unread 08-24-2011, 05:26 PM   #12
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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...
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Unread 08-24-2011, 06:05 PM   #13
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nice jeep. I always put my gf to work too lol
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Unread 08-24-2011, 07:07 PM   #14
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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

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Unread 08-24-2011, 07:15 PM   #15
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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

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Ha. If it were only that easy. Ha

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