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post #1 of 692 Old 04-09-2007, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Project Spartan: Desert Metal build - Under way

Well today we started messing with the jeep, not sure whos seen what so far on this forum but i started a new thread for the build. I'll update it as stuff gets done



And here's some pics, the jeep is on a stock suspension and everything, it has my old 33s under it now awaiting more trim and a little bit of suspension, name of the game is low COG. Its going to be painted all desert tan (only part right now just for laughs and to test out how we liked the paint we have, and have the back chopped and likely be topless. With various tubing along the way however that goes.

This was the jeep when i got it last week



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post #2 of 692 Old 04-09-2007, 06:30 PM
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Awesome! Can't wait to see more updates!

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you chopped the crap out of that back fender haha

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you chopped the crap out of that back fender haha
lucky for me it was like that when i got it haha

i did a 1 minute cut and fold job on the other side that was untrimmed and it actually came out mint, but it needs more trimming like the opposite side, so thats next, then when it warms up here we start thinking about the back and top

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Thou preparest a spotter before me in the presence of mine obstacles;

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now you just need to do the other rear fender like that one and it will flew to the max. Awesome looking project for sure!! love your blue beast as well...
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yeah heavymetal owns desert metal for now, thanks


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lol bro both of your jeeps are lookin good, nice to see project spartin taking off

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looks great dude, r u planning on a snorkel (saw the hole in the front fender)??

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looks great dude, r u planning on a snorkel (saw the hole in the front fender)??
it does have a DIY snorkel in the trunk but i dont really wanna use it, if all goes along the plan there wont be much front fender left anyway so that hole will be gone probably then.

the previous owner put the hole there

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Looks 1000 times better with the larger tires and the fenders gone... holy shiznit I need to get rid of the front TJ flares on mine.

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Looks 1000 times better with the larger tires and the fenders gone... holy shiznit I need to get rid of the front TJ flares on mine.
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we'll do it at paragon eh? itll be a ceremony

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now that you've got the base beast, you need to do a couple of spartan photo chops to the driveway flex shots

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this is gonna be an awsome build, i cant wait

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just saw the old post about you buying the rig.... LOVE the photos of the front end work! You should add a black or powder coated something diamond plate as a fender well so you hide the uni-body stuff under there. would be a pretty cool addition to a totally tubed fender that would show alot of whats underneath... Just thinkin out loud.

Any way, Really a sweet project you have there. I look forward to progress on the beast
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stupid chrome front bumper is gawn



Though I wheel through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou lockers are with me;
Thy lift and thy tires, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a spotter before me in the presence of mine obstacles;

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