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Jeepforthewin 10-28-2013 05:40 PM

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So, I have finally decided to make a build thread. I have done quite a few things already that I have wanted to, but this will mostly be previous mods. I will however be adding more mods over time. I'm working with a military budget so this will most likely be a slower build than most. First things first! A little background on the good ole' Jeep (Abby). I purchased her back in Novemeber of 2011 for a pretty good price. Fully loaded with anything you could think of PLUS the 5.7L HEMI! Oh, and some 20" chrome rims :thumbdown::nono::confused: You will see a couple pictures of those so prepare yourselves. I didn't really do to much to Abby over the next year besides regular maintenance. Now the fun part on her name "Abby". My girlfriend is always joking around with me saying I have another girlfriend named Abby and she says I spend more time with my Jeep than I do her. Soooo one day I thought why not just call the Jeep Abby?? Adds a little fun in the house when I tell her I'm going to go spend time with Abby haha :2thumbsup: I went on leave December of last year and my buddy had convinced me to lift the Jeep and put some bigger tires on her. I found this forum on google, did some research on lifts, and ended up going with a Rough Country 2" spacer lift, MB TKO wheels, and 265/70r17 Hankook Dynapro ATM tires. I only have 2 pictures of her stock. Attachment 794890 Attachment 794898

Jeepforthewin 10-28-2013 05:45 PM

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Here is how she looked after the new lift, wheels, and tires! Oh, and some tint on the front windows (Second Picture)

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Jeepforthewin 10-28-2013 05:52 PM

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I had started to hear more and more about Plasti-Dip and seen how easy the process was. One weekend I got bored and decided to give it a go. I used to have a lot more pictures but they got lost somewhere. I ended up Dipping my emblems, grill, and side molding. Attachment 795026 Attachment 794946 Attachment 794994 Attachment 795018
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Jeepforthewin 10-28-2013 06:10 PM

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I ended up ditching the REC unit from the factory and replaced it with a Pioneer double din. It was a really nice upgrade and I can now play music from my iPhone and much more! I also installed a pair of 12" kicker subs in an enclosed box along with a 1,000 amp. (I have since taken all this out now due to not using it anymore) Attachment 795050 Attachment 795058 Attachment 795066 Attachment 795042

Jeepforthewin 10-28-2013 06:17 PM

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Had a trip planned to a National forest down here in Florida to do some offroading so I finally thought it was time to purchase a Rola rack and also a full set spare and wheel. Ordered the Rola rack off Amazon and had it in 3 days :thumbsup: a couple days later I received my spare tire and I was good to go! Quick question. If I use photobucket am I able to reduce the size of my pictures so I can upload them without exceeding the size limit? Attachment 795082 http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...psb8b55a1f.jpg
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Jeepforthewin 10-28-2013 06:20 PM

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And finally most recently I decided I should go ahead and perform the Pinch Weld Mod (suffered a little damage along the way) as I will be moving up to a 6" Modified Superlift and some 35's!!!

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ttusqrl 10-28-2013 06:32 PM

You can use photobucket to load linked images

Theogriff15 10-28-2013 06:59 PM

Nice job on the build so far man, looking forward to seeing that new lift and them 35's on Abby!

Jeepforthewin 10-28-2013 07:23 PM

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You can use photobucket to load linked images

Thanks! I got it working now I believe!

Jeepforthewin 10-28-2013 07:24 PM

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Nice job on the build so far man, looking forward to seeing that new lift and them 35's on Abby!

Thanks! It's been a fun process and money pit but well worth it! The wait on the lift is killing me but I know it will be worth it in the end, how is the Superlift doing for you??

Shafer57 10-28-2013 07:57 PM

Nice rig man!

Also i'd like to personally thank you for saving this WK from the gaudy chrome 20's, and bringing it back to it's natural habitat:laugh:

In my area (Philly suburb) I see quite a few WK's with ridiculous rims (Jeeps in general), one WK in Camden had spinners....Yes....Spinners..:mad:

It's amazing how with a few mods you made that thing do a 180 and it looks great now!

Jeepforthewin 10-28-2013 08:04 PM

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Nice rig man! Also i'd like to personally thank you for saving this WK from the gaudy chrome 20's, and bringing it back to it's natural habitat:laugh: In my area (Philly suburb) I see quite a few WK's with ridiculous rims (Jeeps in general), one WK in Camden had spinners....Yes....Spinners..:mad: It's amazing how with a few mods you made that thing do a 180 and it looks great now!

Thank you! I couldn't stand those rims that were on it at all. But Spinners on a Jeep? I feel bad for that poor thing. I have quite a few mods planned in my head that I want to do but those will be after the new lift and when time is more easy to come by! Glad I was able to save atleast 1 Jeep from going to the chrome side!

Valpacer 10-29-2013 04:52 AM

Looking Good mate!

paroxysym 10-29-2013 07:52 AM

did you put your fender liner back in after the PW mod? if so did you mod that as well?

Jeepforthewin 10-29-2013 08:36 AM

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Looking Good mate!

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did you put your fender liner back in after the PW mod? if so did you mod that as well?

Thanks Valpacer!! I plan on borrowing your drawer idea for the cargo area here soon :)

I put it back on. I cut down the section of the liner where it sticks out and heated it up then folded it over and smoothed it out. Finished it off with a self tapping screw on each side of the Pinch weld and I was good to go. I don't have any pictures of it after the liner was put back on but I can take some :thumbsup:


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