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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:28 PM   #1
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Waterhammer's Build

I bought a 2005 WK 4.7L with 108,000 miles from the 2nd owner who was a mechanic. Stock vehicle.

The WK is going to be somewhat of a replacement for my 1994 XJ.

I've owned it for almost a month now and this is how it sits today.

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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:30 PM   #2
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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:40 PM   #3
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First was to install some more light's behind the grill. I purchased some aluminum strips from the local hardware store for mounts. After fitting them in place I primed and bed lined them black. Then mounted the lights and wired the switch in. Looks brighter in person. Rough Country 4" circle LED's replaced the Hella's in the picture due to bulb issues.
2005-wk-grill-light-mount.jpg   2005-wk-grill-lights-13.jpg   2005-wk-grill-lights-11.jpg  
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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:42 PM   #4
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Grill lights cont.
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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:45 PM   #5
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While installing the grill lights, the hood "problem" was found. New strut didn't work so I decided to add a 2nd strut.
2005-wk-engine-2x4.jpg   2005-wk-2nd-hood-strut-3.jpg   2005-wk-2md-hood-strut-5.jpg   2005-wk-2nd-hood-strut-5.jpg  
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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:47 PM   #6
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Then I started playing with Plasti-dip and the logos. Black first, then tried to make a carbon fiber look.
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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:49 PM   #7
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CB install was next.
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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:50 PM   #8
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CB Cont.
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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:52 PM   #9
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Next I got my new Grill light switch...
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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:55 PM   #10
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Next was the pinch weld mod. Cut, Folded, Ground smooth, then Primed and Bed Lined.
2005-wk-fender-roll-6.jpg   2005-wk-fender-roll-15.jpg   2005-wk-fender-roll-14.jpg  
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Unread 04-22-2015, 01:57 PM   #11
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Added some ORT Bling, and ordered the OME HD lift and Spidertracks 1.25" spacers. (thanks Nate, and Kolak)
2005-wk-ort-8-driver.jpg   2005-wk-ort-8-rear.jpg   2005-wk-ort-stripe-passenger.jpg  
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Unread 04-22-2015, 02:00 PM   #12
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Wanted some more subtle blue ascents so decided to paint my calipers blue. Found a can of Chrysler Blue at Pep Boys that almost matched the spidertracks blue color.
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Unread 04-22-2015, 02:04 PM   #13
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My brother gave me some take offs from his JK. I decided to plasti-dip them Anthracite grey. Looks good for now. 265/75/R16.
2005-wk-seans-wheels-before-3.jpg   2005-wk-seans-wheels-after.jpg   2005-jeep-wk-ome-hd-lift-front.jpg  
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Unread 04-22-2015, 02:05 PM   #14
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Then these arrived....
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Unread 04-22-2015, 02:09 PM   #15
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The Install. Took about 8 hours for me to get the front done, and about 35 minutes for the rear. If I had an additional set of hands I think it would have gone by quicker.
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