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Unread 08-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #31
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Looks good!!!!

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Unread 12-27-2011, 06:08 PM   #32
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Unread 12-27-2011, 06:18 PM   #33
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Here are some updated pictures. I had the inside lined with SEM Rock-it bedliner. http://www.tcpglobal.com/autobodydepot/sembedliner.aspx I also had the half doors, that used to be blue, painted black. The mirrors on them have been removed. I bought a set of axles, D30/AMC 20, with 4.10 gearing, but those haven't been installed yet. The front has a detroit trutrac and the rear has a trac-lok. Just waiting on the funds to buy a lift and tires right now.





Here is a little vid from a few days ago. I didn't get stuck, I just had to back up a bit and go around the rock. It was fun but the gearing was terrible in the woods. The open diffs and the 31 inch A/Ts didn't help much either, but it was still fun to play around in the woods regardless, haha.

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Unread 12-27-2011, 07:46 PM   #34
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Looking good. Did he replace the vertical brace that runs from the windshield hinge to the floor when he put in the patch panels? That's what rusted it out in the first place was rust forming between the brace and the outer sheet metal.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #35
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It will not be a hardcore off roading jeep. Probably a street jeep with the occasional woods day.
Yeah, thats what they all say...

Nice vid! I would freak out if I took new paint offroad, so mine is 5 or 6 colors right now.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #36
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Looks great. If you're ever in Braintree area, I'd love to take a look at a few things, as I'm going to putting a 92 tub on my 86 this summer.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:08 PM   #37
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Unread 12-28-2011, 09:28 AM   #38
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Looking good. Did he replace the vertical brace that runs from the windshield hinge to the floor when he put in the patch panels? That's what rusted it out in the first place was rust forming between the brace and the outer sheet metal.
I don't think so. When he had it apart I didn't even notice if that brace was rusty. He didn't mention anything about it either.

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Looks great. If you're ever in Braintree area, I'd love to take a look at a few things, as I'm going to putting a 92 tub on my 86 this summer.
I usually don't drive it very far and I rarely take it on the highway. The gearing is pretty ****ty right now, with the 2.73s. When I change them to 4.10s I hope that the drivability of the jeep improves. It has a hard time going up hills at speed now, which makes long distance highway driving miserable. If you are ever in this area hit me up. I can show you a place that can answer any question you have. They are called endangered species jeep and all they do is work on jeeps. They would be able to help you with anything you have questions on.



Thanks for all the positive feedback Its my first jeep and I love it. I guess I am a jeeper for life now
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Unread 04-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #39
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Ordered up a 4 inch lift, heavy duty shackles, stainless steel brake lines, and a steering stabilizer today. Should take 1.5 weeks to come in. I did get my tires in today. 33x12.5x15 MTRs. Also got the Jeep back from the paint shop today. There was a crack in the filler, where the steel was replaced, and my buddy wanted to fix it. The doors were also painted and fitted on to the Jeep. I wanted that done because I want to get a soft top and use the hard doors. Its running great but I have a small power steering fluid leak I will need to take care of at some point.

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I will be putting on a set of axles (dana 30/amc 20) with 4.10s at the same time. The front has a Detroit truetrac and the rear has the trac lok. Should work well with the 33s.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #40
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Great looking Jeep
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Unread 04-30-2012, 07:09 AM   #41
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The lift just came in today. I am going to try and install it tomorrow. I did end up buying a soft top for it. I think it came out nice. Here are some pictures after I put a coat of wax on the Jeep yesterday.



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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #42
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After the lift and tires today. Getting it aligned tomorrow. It rides great and I really like how it turned out.





It now BARELY fits in the garage. I think it actually hit the arm of the garage door when I pushed it into the back garage. If it didn't it was a difference of a mm or something. Really tight. I how it sits down a bit when I break the springs in.



I just have to find a spare 33 inch tire now.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #43
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Looks great! What kind of lift did you go with? And let me know how you like those tires. I'm thinking about going with those in 35's. Looks great with the lift. Did you do a body or shackle lift? Looks like it is sitting higher than just a 4" lift with 33's
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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:01 AM   #44
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Looks great! What kind of lift did you go with? And let me know how you like those tires. I'm thinking about going with those in 35's. Looks great with the lift. Did you do a body or shackle lift? Looks like it is sitting higher than just a 4" lift with 33's
That is a Rough Country 4 inch lift. There isn't a BL on the jeep. The shackles are just Heavy Duty 3/8s Inch Shackles from Rough Country. They were the smallest I could get. I know what people say on here about RC, but the lift right out of the box rides better than the Jeep did before I put it on. I really like it, but I think I will like it more when I get it aligned and figure out whats going on with the castor geometry. So yes, it is just tires and a 4 inch lift basically. Also, consider getting your MTRs now with the goodyear rebate. I saved 160 bucks on mine with it.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:19 AM   #45
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Looks amazing!!!
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