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Unread 04-16-2008, 09:19 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?t=1666

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I Claim #1!
Pre-lift:


Post-lift:





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Unread 04-17-2008, 04:00 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, 04:03 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, 12:15 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, 08:11 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, 08:19 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, 09:43 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, 10:03 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, 12:46 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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