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Old 05-16-2010, 07:36 AM
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Well, I guess I can post my semi build here. It will be a slow going process. When it's complete, it won't be an amazing rock crawling, mud bogging, hill climbing truck. But it will be a very subtle all purpose rig that will try everything I mentioned that it wouldn't be. haha. Anyways, here is a small timeline from purchase to now.
The first day I had it home, I painted the factory wheels black.



I then ordered some Cragar Soft 8's from Summit. 15x8 w/4in. BS. And I added some crappy BAJA fogs that are full of water now. lol.



Well, with the new wheel backspacing, I rubbed like crazy in the rear. So, yesterday I got a good friend to come over and help me do some fender trimming. I still need to add the rubber trim, but I love how it performs and looks.











That's it for now. I will update as more progress is made. Thanks for looking.
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cleangreen.... :}
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what year is that? looks awesome
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cleangreen.... :}
Thank you, sir.

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It's a 99 Sport. And thank you
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are you lifted at all? just curious because my jeep is bone stock and i want to run some bigger tires and trim the fenders till i lift it..i can't do the stock look anymore..lol Also what size tires are you running
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are you lifted at all? just curious because my jeep is bone stock and i want to run some bigger tires and trim the fenders till i lift it..i can't do the stock look anymore..lol Also what size tires are you running
No lift, yet. Tire size is 235/75/15.
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Haven't done anything since my last post except test the cut fenders.Here's a few pics. I also have have to replace my oil sending unit, as it went out on our adventure yesterday. Anyways, here's some pics of the Jeep after it's action.
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Are the fenders actually cut or just the flairs removed?
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the fenders are cut, you can see that there is no bolt holes and they are "cleaner" since the bolt holes and mounting surface are gone.


Great looking build too!
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Are the fenders actually cut or just the flairs removed?
You have to cut them or it will look horrible... I used a cutting wheel on the rear and tin snips on the front. Pretty easy "mod" to do.

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Great looking build too!
thanks, man. I appreciate that
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Where in the world is that? I am dying to take mine off road and try it out, just got new tires and ready to go.
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Looks good!
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