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Unread 09-30-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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TJ of The Month Contest Winner Announced!! GUNKEL IS THE SEPTEMBER WINNER!!

Congratulations to Gunkel!

GUNKEL

Thanks for the opportunity and the chance to enter!

Name: Greg Gunkel
Username: Gunkel

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2006 Jeep Wranger Unlimited (LJ) *06' LJ build...Fireproof*
Rubicon express 5.5 springs, long arms, belly pan, quick disconnects
Rubicon express mono tubes and steering stabilizer.
Poison Spyder HD Steering and steering gear skid plate
4.0 auto
D44/30 combo with Ridler covers
NP231 with advance adapter SYE kit
Tom Woods rear drive shaft
37" Goodyear MTR's on Spyderlock beadlock wheels
Homemade front bumper/stinger/winch mount
Homemade rear bumper/tire carrier
KC windshiled light mounts and a set of daylighters with custom grilles
Ramsey winch with synthetic rope and HD hook
Poison spyder rear crusher corners with LED tail lights and custom LED marker lights
SRC front tube fenders with custom tube flares, LED turn signals, and LED marker lights
Poison Spyder Helldaro rocker guards
Poison Spyder full cage kit with spyder gussets and spyder web gussets
Beard seats/Simpson harnesses
Custom LED ambient lighting
Texas Ranger CB, firestick antenna
Gentex rear view mirror with homelink, temp, and compass
Optima blue top battery
PPG base coat/clear coat paint system
Upol Raptor tinted*liner

Current projects:
D44 front axle: Reid racing knuckles, stage 8 spindle nuts, e-locker or ARB, 5:38's, warn hubs, trussed, etc.
D44 rear axle: Detroit, 5:38's, trussed etc.

Story:

I purchased this vehicle back in February 2008 from a friend of mine that owns a local junk yard, the vehicle was a "burn unit" that had obviously been totaled by the junk yard. Over the last year and a half I have removed/rebuilt almost every nut and bolt on the jeep with my own two hands. The only thing that I did not do myself was bend the front "hoop" for the front bumper (lack of tubing bender), paint work, welding, fabbing, etc. was all done by me. I actually built this on a budget as well, many of the parts were either craigslist finds (seats, winch, front axle), closeouts that were discounted (PSC corners, steering), jeep forum vender discounts (lift, shocks, SYE, knuckle's) or ebay finds (CB, mirror, harness's). Many thanks to all of the jeepforum members who provided inspiration throughout this build, along with motivation when my wife/kids were wondering if I was having an affair! (honestly, I swear I am down at the shop working on the jeep).




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Unread 09-30-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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Congrats.. You deserved the win. Awesome job..........
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Unread 09-30-2009, 09:40 PM   #3
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Great job Greg, nice to see all of your hard work being appreciated. If there was ever a Jeep that fit the phrase "built, not bought" your is it.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
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Yep. Big ol' congratulations on a great build & win!
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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...thread-792423/
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Unread 09-30-2009, 09:42 PM   #5
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specs on stinger? and well deserved!
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Unread 09-30-2009, 09:55 PM   #6
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One day, my LJ will look like that!
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Unread 09-30-2009, 09:56 PM   #7
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specs on stinger? and well deserved!
its a poison spyder Comp stinger
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Unread 09-30-2009, 10:13 PM   #8
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Good job mang. Way to go.
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FANTASTIC Job !! Congrats !!
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Great job Greg, nice to see all of your hard work being appreciated. If there was ever a Jeep that fit the phrase "built, not bought" your is it.
Thanks Sean, I would have never been here had it not been for you, I really appreciate the support!! I hope CO it treating you well!!
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Unread 09-30-2009, 10:29 PM   #11
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Congrats Greg! Your build is truely inspirational. It is amazing how you transformed a wreck into a showpiece. A well deserved win indeed!
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Congrats Gunkel, it is well deserved, great build.

Too all who entered, man, I never realized there were so many amazing rigs that I haven't seen. Keep submitting them guys, Great quality, and great stories.

To those wonderful guys running the contest, it is nice to see such devotion to a great contest. So umm... my one and only suggestion, I know there is a 1 year rule on resubmitting, but wouldn't it make more sense to also restrict resubmissions to only allow those winning Jeeps that have undergone a moderate to extreme change over that year. The change of a bumper wouldn't be enough, more like highline hood added, 2" larger tires, new axels, ect.
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specs on stinger? and well deserved!
Stinger is homemade, along with the front bumper:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/06...7/index14.html Starting at post 202, then continues on a few pages later with post 281 as I removed it and made it a part of the new diy bumper. And thanks!
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Unread 09-30-2009, 10:34 PM   #14
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its a poison spyder Comp stinger
Looks like one, but I made it myself...
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