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Old 02-20-2016, 03:29 PM
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Just pick this up the other night for $1500, has 346000 KMs or 216000 miles.

looking at a 3" lift with 31X10.5 for this one.

some of the parts I will be transferring from my old jeep.

RE 3.5 short arm super flex kit.
231 with SYE
Over head consle
cruise control
all bracing
gas tank skid
xrc front and rear bumper

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Old 02-20-2016, 03:37 PM
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Here is my old jeep.

Build it over the last 2.5 years.

has 4.56 gears and is locked in both axles.

never turned out how I wanted so i'm building the new one as a DD once and a while wheeler.
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Old 02-20-2016, 03:56 PM
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Started to take apart the old jeep, front bumper off, most of the bracing remove, flares removed, interior has been gutted and the disconnects are off. Now I have to remove the back bumper and start taking the lift out.
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Front Bumper off



Flares off

Back bumpers next


Front header removed

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Nice man.. look forward to the build
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:35 AM
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What didnt you like about the old one, that made you pull it all apart?
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What didnt you like about the old one, that made you pull it all apart?
The gearing is too deep for a 5 speed, the tires are too big and I was finding I was replacing too many parts over and over again for only going out 3 times a year. The body is dented every where and looks like crap.

I'm looking for more of a daily driver with a nicer ride that I can take out once and a while and do some exploring.
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Looks like I have alot to do this week end.

Need to remove the doors, axles, suspension and trans as well as the exhaust, brake booster and master cylinder, clutch master and slave cylinder ( all brand new ) and maybe the engine.

Hope to get it completely stripped this weekend and have the body removed and off to scrap.

The engine and clutch master / slave cylinder are going into my wifes TJ, the rest is going in the the new xj.

Hope to get to the build of my new jeep in a couple weeks.
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Rad out





Looking a little empty



Engine out



Trans out

Well pulled most of the stuff this weekend just have the axles and the braking system left and I'll be able to start the build of my new jeep.

Hopeing to get the rest done next week.
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Well spent all weekend cleaning parts. Found that the bushings in my leaf springs are toast. Sent an email to rubicon express to see if they will warranty. heres some pics.













They are 2 years old and I don't use the jeep to often. We will see what they do, I sent the email last week but haven't heard anything.

I was planing on putting the lift in this weekend we will see now.

I also order a bunch of parts for the jeep so I will start to build this thing now.

Here is a list of what needed to get done.

Install:

Lift Kit
Overhead Console
Cruise Control
Amp and Sub box
Track Bar and Bracket
Front bumper
Back Bumper
Skid plates
Stearing box Brace
Track Bar Brace
GC stearing upgrade
Header back exhaust
231 with SYE
Trans cooler

Things to fix:

Oil filter adapter oil rings
Rear main seal and pan gasket
Valve Cover Gasket
Ball joints
Hubs
Axle Seals and bearings
Axle Ujoints
Drivers side door pins
Maybe brakes ( still need to inspect )

Things left to clean and paint:

Front and rear Axles.

I have all of next week off so I should be able to get a big chuck of the list done.
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I heard back from rubicon express and they are shipping me new bushings, just have to wait on those now.

here are some before and after pics of the suspension stuff going into the new jeep.

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It has been a fun couple of weeks , Started to take apart the new jeep and found out the rear quarters where rusted out. I would have just done a cut and fold but the XRC bumper I have matchs the contours of the body line. So I had to hand build new quarters and while I was at it I also cut and replaced any other rust stops I found.


Before




After





And a little fix on the front fender




I didn't spend much time cleaning some of the welds because it is all getting bed lined anyway.

Also replaced the bottom and inside of the drivers door but didn't take pictures.

I'm hoping to get finished with the body work this weekend and finally get to putting the lift in and painting the axles up.

Oh and I'm still waiting for the new bushing from Rubicon express.
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Well it's been awhile since I updated, I'm moving to a new house in a week and had a month to get the jeep up and running. I didn't take any pictures of the journey to this point but here are some of the jeep how it currently sits.










So, to summarize what I did.

Installed:

XRC front bumper
XRC back bumper
Rubicon express 3.5 superflex kit with .75" spacers up front
Rubicon express track bar, bracket and brace
steering box brace
upgraded steering
new timket hubs
new ujoints and axle seals in the 30
Rubicon express quick disconnects
rear main seal and pan gasket
tranny pan gasket and filter
tranny cooler
new exhaust manifold
new exhaust, manifold back
Gas tank skid
and a few things I may have missed

Also:
fixed all the rusted body panels ( there was a lot )
bed lined the lower bodyline and fender flares
clean and painted both axles and diff covers
Changed all the fluids

Things I will still have to do after I move:
Carry bed liner into the interior
install over head console
install sub and better speakers all around
change mounts for back seat to fit a 31
heater core replacement
install the led lights
install sye 231 and new drive shafts
correct pinion angle front and rear
maybe an alignment
clean interior and do some wiring of things
and other stuff will most likely come up.

I will try and take some pics of the work this time and post the progress.
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