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Old 08-05-2014, 09:42 AM
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Let's get caught up...

The day I got it (August 20, 2013)


Had a sagging headliner so that's the first thing I took care of


Next up was to upgrade the dangerously dim head lights. put in a Putco wiring harness and some Autopal e-codes with Hella 100/130 lights.

Just the wiring harness and stock sealed beams (my dads truck lights on the left for comparison)


Autopal with 55/60 vs sealed beam... insane difference


55/60 vs 100/130


Cleaned throttle body


Doors off!


Needed more light. Hella 700ffs with Hella 100 lights

Hella 100s vs 55s


Speakers in the kick panels


All interior lights to leds



Installed Pa/Cb


Front skid plate


6.5" speakers in the hatch


703 injectors (upgrades stock 1 port injectors to 4)

That brings everything up to date.

If anyone wants more detailed info on any of the mods/upgrades I do let me know and I will explain what I did or make a write up for what I'm about to do.

This is my first build so any criticism, suggestions, opinions are more than welcome!

Soon to come...

Things I have:
Bumper
31s
The neglected stepchild that is the HID retrofit
Probably more stuff

Things I have soon... I hope:

Pieced together 3" lift... looking for some stock xj leafs to start it off
15x8 rims. D windows probably
Other stuff



Hope you enjoy...

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Good start man! [emoji106]
Thanks a lot! Should be gettin exciting pretty soon
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Put on the 31s! I can't believe what a difference they make.
Before


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Got it good and stuck today. Lucky we were able just to rock it out. Took 5 guys to get it out haha
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Ordered a welder! Got a Hobart 140. Got a few projects in mind to help me learn before I do anything serious. First will be a cart for the welder.
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What type of adhesive did you use for the headliner? how has it held up so far
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What type of adhesive did you use for the headliner? how has it held up so far
Permatex headliner spray adhesive. It comes in an orange can.

It's been a year and held up great so far. When you do the edges don't pull tight, just lay it on or they will start to fall within a week. I had to take mine out and redo them.
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Got some new doors! They need some work, but they are way better than the ones I got now
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Stripped the bedliner from my bumper and ordered some mounts for it. Next is to make a new light bar for it and finally install it
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My mounting brackets came in today which motivated me to do some work on the bumper. Cut the bar off and got it ready for paint. Just waiting on my steering box spacer now.



The poorly made bar... no way that thing was staying on another day
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Ordered a welder! Got a Hobart 140. Got a few projects in mind to help me learn before I do anything serious. First will be a cart for the welder.
That's exactly what I did. Except I got the Eastwood 135. My first project also being a weld cart which still isn't done a year later...lol. I've done many projects around it though. noob weld cart build over in Fabrication.
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That's exactly what I did. Except I got the Eastwood 135. My first project also being a weld cart which still isn't done a year later...lol. I've done many projects around it though. noob weld cart build over in Fabrication.
I've been slackin on my cart also haha, I have a couple pieces cut but that's it. I'm gonna try to work on it this weekend hopefully.

I'm pretty sure I'm subscribed to that. I'll have to check it out and see if I can get motivated to do mine
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