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takeitsleazy 06-02-2013 03:27 PM

Workhorse/Overland Build Thread
Ive wanted a wrangler for as long as I can remember, and I finally treated myself this year. Commando green, 2dr, bone stock (seems to be a hugely popular color as I look around the site). Cant afford much on military pay, but im determined to make it a moderately capable rig. Seeing as its under warranty, ill be getting my gussets welded by a certified shop, and the lift kit/wheels done by them as well (whenever Ill be able to afford that).

It is stock as I type, but I just ordered some euro head/tail light guards, grab handles, and clear turn/side markers. I also have some plastidip laying around, and will be painting my grille sometime soon.

Im looking into chopping my stock bumper into a stubby, and purchasing RCs stinger to weld onto it, because I highly doubt itll bolt on out of the box. Probably get a pair of ready to weld d-ring tabs from JCR Offroad and add those on as well; $30 is quite a deal. I'm open to more experienced guys opinions, ill add :)


you might notice that I already have side view mirrors- being overseas I ordered the jeep months ago, but as soon as I did I had those and an emergency top ordered; I was just too damn excited haha.

wilywillie 06-02-2013 05:46 PM

Very nice!:cheers2:

How'd you get a left hand drive Jeep in East Anglia?

AlbertaJeeper 06-02-2013 09:37 PM

Looks awesome! Always good to have a Commando Green friend! I don't see many others around

takeitsleazy 06-03-2013 12:56 AM



Originally Posted by wilywillie (Post 15511229)
Very nice!:cheers2:

How'd you get a left hand drive Jeep in East Anglia?

I got it through car sales on base; I couldn't wait until I got back to the states haha

wilywillie 06-04-2013 07:40 AM

Nice! I got mine delivered to me through USAA, and drove it away for $17,800. My 6 year loan through Navy Federal is $285/mo!

takeitsleazy 06-13-2013 10:15 AM

Thats a deal! Im paying about 375 haha. But speaking of USAA, I love them! Gave em a call to add insurance to cover any mods I plan on making and they told me that im already covered. Always been happy with them, and that just adds to it.

Got those grab handles, euro front/rear guards, gussets, clear side markers and some plasti-dip that were in the mail. Heres the result!

Im debating which to get first: bumper/rock sliders, or some 33s/AEV spacer lift. I'd say the tires, but that stock bumper... I really need to make more money :laugh:

Walle 06-13-2013 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by takeitsleazy (Post 15556430)
But speaking of USAA, I love them! Gave em a call to add insurance to cover any mods I plan on making and they told me that im already covered. Always been happy with them, and that just adds to it.

Not to hijack your thread (but I am going to), USAA is great, and I use them, but....they only cover a certain amount of aftermarket parts on your vehicle. I think they told me $5k, and I laughed bc I realize that isn't gonna work for me. Just something you may want to look into. Anyways....welcome to the forum!


takeitsleazy 06-14-2013 01:52 AM

$5k is still better than none! Haha. Or, having a modified vehicle that isnt covered at all :eek:

I'm getting so close to spending every penny I have on a JCR full width and matching rock sliders. I think adding a matte clear coat over their bare metal finish would be awesome. I want something different than the blacked out look. Its times like these where im glad that im single...

takeitsleazy 07-05-2013 02:22 PM

Not much progress recently; holding off on major purchases for a while, but after my tdy this month I'll have some extra cash, some of which I'll be spending on my jeep. I did, however, manage to get a great deal from a fellow JF member- a teraflex 1.75 BB. Got it for $100+shipping. I won't be going bigger than 33s, so this is the perfect height, and will give me time until I can get upgraded springs and shocks. Love that it comes with quick discos.

This weekend is supposed to be gorgeous, so I think I'm gonna try my hand at fabbing up a Jerry can holder that'll mount in from of my spare. I'll try and get some pictures. Hell, might even chop my bumper if I can get the fogs to mount

takeitsleazy 08-18-2013 07:15 PM

Little updates recently:

Had time on my hands; used matte white rustoleium on my rear diff cover and matte black grill paint on my muffler/exhaust. Waiting on 18/59 springs (currently running 13/54... oi) and rubi shocks from a member as well. Bought some quadratec floor mats in preparation for the winter.

Still debating if i want to chop the bumper, especially after coming very close to DESTROYING some little fiat that turned in front of me today. Swerved, mounted the curb and recovered, then gave him the finger. It was rather impressive on my part, at the risk of sounding like a tool haha. I was furious

takeitsleazy 08-18-2013 07:25 PM

Quick post- found these on a job and had an idea. Also dug up an old pipe bender in the shop. Well see what comes of it!

zjilla 08-19-2013 01:11 PM

and so it begins...LMK if you need any help. feel free to stop by anytime. im in the 1st white house past the "bird in hand"pub. names barret.

takeitsleazy 08-20-2013 12:56 AM

Hey thanks! will do

takeitsleazy 09-01-2013 02:38 PM

found a nice little playground ill have to wear out before winter comes


takeitsleazy 09-01-2013 02:48 PM

also; one of my "3 in 1" quadratec grab handles ripped at the eyelet- what a pos. last time i buy those. the quadratec floor mats, however, are great.

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