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Tanimal 07-24-2012 07:53 PM

Tanimal's 2008 2D JK Build Thread
 
Please feel free to reply to this thread! I love hearing if this build thread has inspired you. Especially considering my mechanical knowledge was next to none when I purchased this Jeep!

Hello all and welcome to my build thread! Here's a picture on day one when I just picked it up. (1-23-2012...girlfriend's birthday :) )


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...EP1STDAY-1.jpg

Decided to do the easy mod, new homemade grill!

Before:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s.../IMAG01411.jpg

During:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0142.jpg

After:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0143.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0144.jpg

Took it offroad and tore the wheels and hub caps up pretty good so just painted them black with the rattle can:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s24/ctann02/jeep.jpg

Tossed on my first "big mod" ACE rock sliders! Love them!

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0156.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0155.jpg

Picked up a set of Moutain Edition takeoffs with the mineral gray wheels for $450 bucks for all 5! :

During:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0162.jpg

After:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0163.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0165.jpg

Grabbed some more small things and did the in channel wind guards and the black gas tank cap:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0178.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0177.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0181.jpg

Ripped the top off finally :
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0189.jpg

Installed a CB radio, went with the Uniden Pro 520xl and you'll love where I mounted it! :
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0197.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0192.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0193.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0194.jpg

Firestik antenna:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0195.jpg
Made my own bracket for the antenna mount for $3 dollars..:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0196.jpg

Badged my Jeep, "RUBICONNED" and pealed that "X" logo off and also blacked my markers out with some VHT night shade and got a hardtop and sold that softtop for good:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0024.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0001.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0026.jpg

Painted the inside of my hardtop black! Krylon Fushion made for Plastic, used Satin and it came out awesome:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0013.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0014.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0015.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0016.jpg
Also if you noticed those seats were reupholstered to vinyl...So easy to just whipe clean :)

Now time for the good stuff.....

Tanimal 07-24-2012 07:54 PM

RK 2.5 max travel system and Posion Spyder front bumper:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0036.jpg

Primed bumper:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0037.jpg
Painted with Duplicolor bed armor, ARB D-rings, factory fog lights I picked up off the forum for the cost of shipping! :
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0038.jpg

Installed front bumper:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0041.jpg

Sitting stock before the RK 2.5 :
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0043.jpg

After lift:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0047.jpg

Still in the works....35s, diff covers, extended breather lines, snorkel, regear, lockers, rear tire carrier, raptor line the tube, and more small things I can't think of right now. Hope you enjoyed! :cheers2::2thumbsup:

kade 07-24-2012 08:04 PM

:highfive:

very nice boss, looks good :thumbsup:

now we got to go off-road some time, went to silver lake lest week

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...6/DSC01794.jpg

Tanimal 07-24-2012 08:07 PM

Yeah man deff! I'll PM you

kade 07-24-2012 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tanimal (Post 13915396)
Yeah man deff! I'll PM you

:thumbsup:

ludski 07-25-2012 12:19 AM

awww so cutee!

Tanimal 07-25-2012 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ludski (Post 13916644)
awww so cutee!

Damn you Ludski! I knew you'd be creeping around here! Surprised you didn't see my jkfreaks post first.

Coolcatracing 07-25-2012 01:48 AM

I've got to say that's the oddest yet most awesome mounting of a CB I've ever seen, props to you for that one.

Tanimal 07-25-2012 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coolcatracing (Post 13916829)
I've got to say that's the oddest yet most awesome mounting of a CB I've ever seen, props to you for that one.

Haha thank you :)....Speaker is mounted down by my feet. I cut a hole in that plastic under the steering wheel and put some mesh and some edging around the hole to make it look factory!

MTMike 07-25-2012 11:49 AM

I like what you have done. I follows along the line of what I would like to do to my JK. How do like the lift?

Tanimal 07-25-2012 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTMike (Post 13918297)
I like what you have done. I follows along the line of what I would like to do to my JK. How do like the lift?

I have not gotten around to flexing it yet, been so busy with work but the ride is unreal. I have the Bilstein 5100s on it. :drool:

Rubes 07-26-2012 01:01 PM

Awesome pics, Tan...I wanted to help ya while I was there, but looks like you had plenty help :) On your last pic, you can see my yellow TJ on the right.

Tanimal 07-26-2012 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubes (Post 13923819)
Awesome pics, Tan...I wanted to help ya while I was there, but looks like you had plenty help :) On your last pic, you can see my yellow TJ on the right.

Thanks! Yeah I was in good hands and while working on it learned a ton. Thanks for the thumbs up too! Hows your springs riding?

Tanimal 07-27-2012 04:37 PM

Stretched it out a bit on my buddies 37s with a 4.5 lift. Looks like a still had some more room. Yes I know the swaybar links aren't zip tied up! I was lazy!

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...stretchhhh.jpg

:cheers2:

Tanimal 07-30-2012 03:23 PM

GF got my some Surprise Straps! They're Black and Silver. Sorry for the crappy pics..
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0054.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0055.jpg
Also finally took a picture of my Posion Spyder Evap Canister skid....yes it's dirty..
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/IMAG0056.jpg


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