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Unread 04-16-2008, 10:19 PM   #1
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Rust-Bucket Build-Ups Club

Welcome to the Rust-Bucket Build-Ups Club. I created this club for those in the Jeep community who, like me, waited until the jeep was a Rust-Bucket before building it up. To be eligible for the club, you cannot have a currently stock (Suspension/Tires/Axles/etc) Jeep vehicle. The Jeep needs to be, or once been, a Rust-Bucket. The Jeep must've remained mostly stock until after Rust-Bucket status was attained.

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I bought my Jeep with 120,000 miles on it, in stock form. I made a few cosmetic changes, and added a Jeeperman Bumper. It stayed mostly stock until 145,000 miles at which point I put a 3" lift and 33" tires on it. While the body was in decent shape, the frame is VERY rusty. You can read more about my build on the SIRA website. http://www.sira4x4.net/forum/showthread.php/32-My-97-TJ

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I Claim #1!
Pre-lift:


Post-lift:





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Unread 04-17-2008, 05:00 AM   #2
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oh, man. you are too freakin' funny!
"Rust-Bucket Build-Ups Club"... I love it!
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Unread 04-17-2008, 05:03 AM   #3
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looks great, mike!

my flares were all faded like yours. half-an-hour and a rattle-can of semi-flat black made them look really nice.
just a suggestion.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 01:15 AM   #4
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Here is a before to after pic of my Jeep. Be warned that it is a 4.8MB animated GIF image before clicking to view it.



(a blend of 2 pics posted above.)
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Unread 05-23-2008, 09:11 AM   #5
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Sweet ****ing Jesus man. Take a fresh water hose to your frame and POR-15 the thing. Actually. Scratch that. I would take the tub off and spray everything you can see.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 09:19 AM   #6
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Sweet ****ing Jesus man. Take a fresh water hose to your frame and POR-15 the thing. Actually. Scratch that. I would take the tub off and spray everything you can see.
I was thinking that also

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Unread 05-23-2008, 10:43 AM   #7
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Geez... I feel left out. I would really like to join this club...but lets face it, out west we have ZERO rust! lol.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 11:03 AM   #8
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thats probably the rustiest TJ I have ever seen. Was is pulled out of the ocean or something?
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Unread 08-15-2008, 01:46 AM   #9
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Close, NYS DOT! They dump so much salt on the roads in the winter, the roads are still white form it until May!


Edit: I did try washing the frame....


But it didn't cleanup too well...


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Unread 12-03-2014, 04:54 PM   #10
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Ok, I as the culmination of a "restoration" taking more than 3 years in my garage, I am about to put this thing back on the road and with a little luck, the trail too.

The engine ate a valve so a lot of "while I'm at it..." happened. The list runs on to include.

HP 30 swap
  • 4.88 gears
  • JKS extended sway-bar links
  • Scaled and POR-15'd the whole axle
  • full teardown/rebuild whole axle
  • Scaled and POR-15'd steering knuckles
  • New pads, calipers, rotors, wheel-bearings
  • Adjustable front track-bar
  • Heavy Duty Tie-Rod
Frame restoration
  • Safe-T-Cap L&R tranny skid mounts
  • Numerous Scab plates
  • Scaled and POR-15'd frame, front bumper to rear control-arm brackets
  • Scaled and POR-15'd tranny skid
Engine Rebuild
  • New pistons, rings and rod bearings
  • Scaled and POR-15'd Block/Head - Pontiac Blue Metalic
  • Painted Oil-pan bright red
  • replaced head
  • Scaled and POR-15'd Engine Mount Brackets - Black
  • new gaskets - numerous
"New" Fenders
  • Painted from Navy Blue to Black

And may other things... https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4383739&type=3
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Unread 12-08-2014, 10:50 AM   #11
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Count me in. Details in the build thread.... #2?
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Unread 12-08-2014, 03:34 PM   #12
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Geez Man! I think yours was a bigger rustbucket than mine! LOL
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Unread 12-08-2014, 07:40 PM   #13
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Geez Man! I think yours was a bigger rustbucket than mine! LOL
I haven't been able to get a good look at your build yet but yea.. mine was a pretty far gone heep. I'd known I wanted a jeep since I was 5 but I never figured I would enjoy tearing it apart and putting it back together completely different. I like how it's turning out.
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Unread 12-08-2014, 08:39 PM   #14
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A tetanus shot should be a requirement to be a member.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 04:37 PM   #15
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I haven't been able to get a good look at your build yet but yea.. mine was a pretty far gone heep. I'd known I wanted a jeep since I was 5 but I never figured I would enjoy tearing it apart and putting it back together completely different. I like how it's turning out.
I just had to fix the link in my original post, but I haven't updated it since April. I just fired it up for the first time in years at 6am today.

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A tetanus shot should be a requirement to be a member.
No kidding. I had to go in far an MRI and they did a head x-ray first to check for rust in my eyes. No Joke,
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