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07-01-2019 07:15 AM
cpia84
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Originally Posted by north50 View Post
Thank you, ended up selling the green project jeep with the v8 engine to a guy locally. As far as I know he is yet to work on it. The F-350 in the garage was a great truck but complete overkill for me so I sold it. If you can find a good TJ I'd recommend going that route unless you plan on building a 4 link or really upgrading the suspension its just easier to start with the TJ. Plus resale is better on them.
So what you are saying is get both?!! HAHAHAHA

I will more than likely get a YJ first only because I found a really good deal on a stock one and all the prep work has been done on it to fix the minor rust issues. If the rust is too bad or i find other issues it will pass on it. My plan would be a 4-5" total lift between BL, Shackles and leafs, then 33s. It would be more of a camping/expedition/weekend warrior vehicle for when we go to the lake with friends/family. And then I can do some mild wheeling with it. Maybe down the road i would do a custom 4-link but that isnt the initial plan.

My girlfriend really likes the TJs so I will probably get one of them as well, just need to find the right one. I prefer stock vehicles that I can do the work then having to go behind someone but that doesnt mean I wont look at modified Jeeps they just wont be my first choice. I really like how thorough you were with your build. I plan on doing the same. The issues with getting a TJ right away is that I am doing a big renovation at this time at my girlfriend's house and then I need to build a garage too. That might happen this fall though.

Thank you for your advice. If I find a good enough deal I'll be sure to snag it up. I am sure the F-350 was overkill but I have no doubt it was a great truck!
06-29-2019 09:42 AM
north50
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Originally Posted by cpia84 View Post
a very inspiring build. ive spent the past week or see reading it on my breaks at work and at home. I am currently negotiating for a YJ that is in very good STOCK condition which is what ive wanted but seeing your TJ's i have a feeling one of those are in the future. I did see that nice F250 in the garage.

Do you have any progress on the v8 or maybe found a 4bt? Either way the white Jeep very similar to what i plan on doing with whataever YJ/TJ i end up with.

Best of luck to you and keep up your good work.
Thank you, ended up selling the green project jeep with the v8 engine to a guy locally. As far as I know he is yet to work on it. The F-350 in the garage was a great truck but complete overkill for me so I sold it. If you can find a good TJ I'd recommend going that route unless you plan on building a 4 link or really upgrading the suspension its just easier to start with the TJ. Plus resale is better on them.
06-28-2019 01:44 PM
cpia84 a very inspiring build. ive spent the past week or see reading it on my breaks at work and at home. I am currently negotiating for a YJ that is in very good STOCK condition which is what ive wanted but seeing your TJ's i have a feeling one of those are in the future. I did see that nice F250 in the garage.

Do you have any progress on the v8 or maybe found a 4bt? Either way the white Jeep very similar to what i plan on doing with whataever YJ/TJ i end up with.

Best of luck to you and keep up your good work.
06-24-2019 11:51 PM
north50 Recent pictures
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07-08-2016 01:58 PM
RyanHanley great build! just got done reading all of it and its a very beautiful Jeep.
11-14-2015 02:51 PM
north50
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Originally Posted by Brian86992 View Post
I've been following you on YouTube. You pump out some high quality videos, sir. In fact, I think you're the top hit if you search wr250r.

I finally got that DRZ400 I've been talking about for the last year. It's a blast

Thank you for the support on YouTube The bikes are so much fun and the DRZ400 is a great bike, enjoy
11-14-2015 02:49 PM
north50
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Originally Posted by 87yellowyj View Post
Where did you find the down pipe/ hi-flow cat for the white jeep? I just put on an mbrp catback and now want to replace that section.

I'll need to dig out the paperwork and look.
11-13-2015 07:52 AM
Brian86992
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Originally Posted by north50 View Post
Just to much fun on the motorcycles and dirt bikes to work on the Jeeps lately

I've been following you on YouTube. You pump out some high quality videos, sir. In fact, I think you're the top hit if you search wr250r.

I finally got that DRZ400 I've been talking about for the last year. It's a blast
11-09-2015 02:09 PM
KW97TJ Spent two days crawling this thread from page 1 all the way to 55. Couldn't get enough. Makes me want to go out and wrench on my TJ more than I already do (too much). Keep up the good work!
11-05-2015 02:06 PM
87yellowyj Where did you find the down pipe/ hi-flow cat for the white jeep? I just put on an mbrp catback and now want to replace that section.
03-27-2015 10:32 PM
north50 Just to much fun on the motorcycles and dirt bikes to work on the Jeeps lately

03-27-2015 10:31 PM
north50
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Originally Posted by surfin View Post
What did you do/use to prep and prime the grill and hood using the rust oleum? Plan on doing it shortly.
Just lightly sanded the surface to help the bedliner adhere. I may have primed the grill but I know all I did was sand the the hood. The grill was then used on my white Jeep and painted the white right over the berliner. The hood is still on that v8 project jeep sitting outside every day and still looks great.
03-26-2015 06:52 PM
surfin
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Originally Posted by north50 View Post
Slow going but got some more paint on the jeep.


removed the cowl prepped it, primed it and coated it with bed liner


plenty more to do, just got in my radio bezel so I can install the 03'-06' radio and get the interior looking better. Still need the switch panel and defrost trim piece in slate. Also have a center console coming (no sub) to install. And will be driving it by next weekend if only for a few days before tearing the interior out to monster line the tub.
What did you do/use to prep and prime the grill and hood using the rust oleum? Plan on doing it shortly.
03-02-2015 07:45 PM
north50







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