The parts are piling up. Time for a build thread! Done for now!
I have finally taken the Jeep over as MY primary vehicle. It's kid hauling days are over. After a 1990 Wrangler that ran on 3 cylinders and had a ton of miles and and 03 Liberty, this is by far my favorite.
My plan is to keep it simple with a few basic appearance and suspensions mods. It's not gonna be a hard core off road vehicle unfortunately, but it will be able to take me where I need to go and do what I ask it to do.
This is as it sits today, except I just added a Mopar fog light kit.
I has 255/65/17 Destination AT's that I love, but that will be changing.
I spent a nice afternoon with the snips making my expanded metal grill:
And I had some fun with Plasti-dip on the pillars and emblems:
I contacted Kolak and he set me up with an OME kit, isolators, 1.25in Spydertrax spacers. I am also waiting on 4 Moog ball joints and a set of 265/70/17 Cooper Discoverers(Amazon Prime is awesome!)
The fun is just begining.
Once that pile of parts is installed, I'll hopefully be adding recovery points and blacking out the wheels.
Last edited by deputyjason; 12-27-2013 at 07:52 PM..
I saw a how to on jeep garage forum on how to wrap the pillars with vinyl. It looked like a huge pain in the butt so I plasti dipped mine. I masked along the body line at the top and where it meets the door shell at the bottom. It's been on for several months and is holding up great.
So... I finall tried out the new Plasti-dip smoke. It's ok, takes a lot to darken things up. Looks pretty decent though.
And I got the lift installed by a fantastic local guy last night! Here's a not so great pic I took on the way home:
Rides and handles great. This is the HD kit with a 3.7. The new tires and 1.25in spacers will be installed in a week. I was able to stop by and check out the progress and was relieved that suspension was solid other than the lower ball joints. I guess being a soccer mom vehicle for the last couple years and living in the garage preserved everything.
Last edited by deputyjason; 01-28-2014 at 09:07 AM..