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Old 07-25-2012, 12:48 AM
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And so after a long wait, i finally begin my build thread

Before we begin, i must mention the jeeps name- I call it the Fallen Angel because of its white pain, the beauty of the jeep, its powerhouse, and it was my first vehicle- have had it for almost 4 years now, and has served me in many situations. Im never letting this thing go lol

And onto the build-

I got this 90 back on my 16th birthday, from a guy who lived up near hollins in Va. I loved the look of it, i loved what was already done, and most important, i loved it because it was a jeep. Through 3 girlfriends, many long nights, many close calls and many angry drivings after some life events, she did magnificently

She served her purpose well at first, however shortly after, only have her for nearly 3 months, it decided that the speeding minivan looked tasty, and i decided (without knowing it) the warn front bumper needed a test...i accidentally pulled out turning left , clipped the rear quarter of the van (who was speeding, but still had right of way, so i got a ticket..) the van was pretty beat up, rear quarter gone, rear axle bent, lift gate half torn off...but no one was hurt luckily. then the problems arose.

Not a few months after she started having heating issues, and me being a very very VERY green mechanic new almost nothing about what was going on. it had a cracked head or blown gasket, and on my way back from a wrestling tournament in christiansburg, she gave up her ghost and threw a rod. yet again, me being the green mech man, i had no idea what happened....thought about selling her, but luckily, my next birthday was coming up, and as a gift, my mother, grandmother and father all pitched in and pulled her up a i6 out of a donor mj with about 150k on it. thus, the angel had fallen back to earth, to continue its purpose- to become the jeep of my dreams.

not too long after i met a guy named john who was dating a friend of mine, and after i heard he had a jeep too, and after meeting him, we became great friends (look his build up on here, Jeepsurfer1 - great jeep, great guy.)

so the current build is as follows-

4.5" RC budget lift (po put on...missing a few parts)
32x10.5 bfg AT's (lowest has like 50% tread, so not too bad)
some custom metal work done by po, he was a welder (both good and bad)

and much more to come, hopefully ill be getting a new hood, and other random bits this saturday up at a jy with my buddy.

and for the crew of the vehicle-
there is me, Preston (the dashing man in the tux, if i may say so myself), tags read PARSN1P, if you see it around or go to towers kroger in roanoke, hit me up man!

My girlfriend (the beautiful lass in the dress) of 2 1/2 years, katie, shes put up with me amazingly, and i love her to death

John (guy grinding on my door hinge)- my fellow jeeper, we often ride with each other to various junkyards, or part stores- done tons of work on both mine and his, and hes helped me learn ALOT about jeeps, and alot about how a good friend is a great person to have around

my dog- bogie sometimes finds his way into the jeep and seems to love it just as much as i do

So from here on out ill be keeping you guys mostly up to date with how the jeep goes, what im doing (sometimes mundane, can be pretty interesting sometimes though) and any other useful info i come upon.

Heres to jeeps
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:49 AM
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I should also metion that the warn bumper went from my jeep to johns, i simply wasnt using it with a winch and he wanted a winch so, tadahh he got it, i got his stock one and 2 lights and some other stuff, all in all a good deal though, and i do like it on his a little more then mine aswell

the headlights pic was just a comparison of our two, but still a sexy pic if you ask me
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Yea! This is gonna be good
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:47 AM
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Well, on the way back from floyd (working on my fathers wj), we hit a snag. Temp starting pinging the 250 range and eventually met the redline, went a little into, and once shut off hit 280, there was a leak in the line that goes from the thermostat to the heater core, and that is believed to be the cause.

For those who dont know how that makes sense, my jeep is a renix, the name comes from RENault and bendIX, and its cooling system relied on a closed pressurized loop, using the pressure of the liquid attempting to boil to keep it in a liquid state, allowing it greater cooling efficiency.

Today i will be doing some new coolant hose, possibly a new t-section, new thermostat if the old one tests bad (for those who dont know, boil it in water, see if it opens or not), new hoseclams all around, some more fluid (cant hurt), and if it comes down to it (i pray it doesnt), my and mr jeepsurfer will be doing another (3rd) head gasket to our jeeps collectively. 2nd for mine, that is.

ohh, and my girlfriends car, a 1994 taurus gl with the 3.8 v6, its driver side rear e brake is locked up, awesome eh?

its a hundred dollar fixing kinda day
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:13 PM
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So, today i finally got around to fixing the overheat, turns out the leak from the clamp gave me a nice air bubble in the system, burped it, and she runs like a champ again

hopefully ill get some pics up the next few days of my next project- the 6 fuse block to run my horn, lights, and aux fan off of!
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:15 PM
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EPIC CONTINUANCE
spent 30$ in tubes and a locking mechanism and made tube doors to pass inspectionpics later tonight when they are done


also going to have a roof rack soon hopefully
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Tube doors!
about 25$ worth of galvanized tubing, 40 bucks for a bender, and some good ol fun welding with my buddy, we made these tube doors- hopefully they can help with my inspection issue
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So a quick update, i requested my build sheet from jeep, and got this back:


According to our records, your vehicle was equipped from the factory
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*Q7 Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats
ALR ST Value Group
APAS Monotone Paint
ARCA Rubicon Plus Group
ARN Laredo Decor Group
AWHA Power Equipment Group
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CFMS Rear Folding Seat
CKBP Floor Carpet
CKNP Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKTP Cargo Tie Down Loops
CKVP MOPAR Third Row Cargo Bins w/Table
CLEP Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSAP Spare Tire Cover
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DGB All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
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DRJS 175MM Rear Axle
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
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GECP Front Left Side Sliding Window
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GFAP Rear Window Defroster
GNAS Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GNCP Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GRBP Entire Fleet Alike Key (FREQ 6)
GSBP Right Convex Mirror
GTBP Power Heated Mirrors
GXMP Remote Keyless Entry
HAAA Air Conditioning
HGDP Deluxe Insulation Group
JAYP Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JCAS 85 MPH Primary Speedometer
JGBP Digital Clock
JHAP Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBP Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAS Cigar Lighter
JPAP Power Windows
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LAJP Headlamps On Warning Chimes
LBBP Courtesy Lamps
LBCS Glove Box Lamp
LBDP Ash Tray Lamp
LBEP Cigar Lighter
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LDHP U/Hood, Removable/Rechargeable Lamp
LHDP Headlamp Off Time Delay
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
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MB3P Body Color/Bright Front Fascia
MB7P Bright Rear Bumper w/Accent Color
MCAP Carbon Rear Diffuser w/o Strakes
MCBP Carbon Rear Diffuser w/Strakes
MDAP Front License Plate Bracket
MFMP Black/Bright Grille
MHBS Bright Windshield Moldings
MMCS Rear Qtr Solid Window Insert
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MTAS Rear Fascia Skid Plate Applique
MWAP Roof Rack
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TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
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As much as I love my Red ZJ I can't get over how sexy a white 2 door XJ is, lovin the rig man.
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hey where did you get the locks for the tube doors im trying to make some and dont want to pay the $80 quadratech wants for them
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Originally Posted by tripleJ
hey where did you get the locks for the tube doors im trying to make some and dont want to pay the $80 quadratech wants for them
$6 lows
Edit: for both btw lol

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:35 AM
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best 6$ ive spent in a while...lol
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Originally Posted by zodiac View Post
As much as I love my Red ZJ I can't get over how sexy a white 2 door XJ is, lovin the rig man.
thanks man , ill try to get better at updating it mroe often and more pics
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Originally Posted by Parsnip

thanks man , ill try to get better at updating it mroe often and more pics
Just make at least one post a week and your good, lol
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Bro we need to go off roading!!!!
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