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Old 02-05-2019, 12:46 PM
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So i have owned this jeep since 2011 and just now getting around to posting a build thread. It is pretty far along at the moment but want to show my work... will be mostly pictures not explanations, any questions about the build just ask

So here is the day i got it.

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Got new wheels and tires. 30x9.5x15 km2s on 15x7 soft 8s with 4.5 BS
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brightened up the inside a bit, but not too much
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installed 3.5" rustys full spring pack lift.
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time to install the locker

remove brakes

remove axle shafts



remove steering


paint the crap and replace u joints


drain diff

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fix rust from too much fun and not enough care


remove spider gears


install locker



more paint stuff and axle seals



put it back together, steering was done in white glow in the dark paint along with steering stabilizer
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Any pictures of the glow in the dark?
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Any pictures of the glow in the dark?


best one i got of it at night... it was still drying. if light was shined on it for like 5 minutes it actually glowed pretty bright.
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locker put in

new u joints in

all thats left is the wheels
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like humpty dumpty
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some off road pics of it at this point



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GF drove it into a lake, out with the old

in with the new, 145,000 miles
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locker caught, ball joints broke, u joint broke, axle shaft broke... used a tractor to lift it out. removed the axle shaft and rested the knuckle on the remains of the ball joints. drove it like that to the front of the park and towed it home a week later.

swapped axles from donor jeep and reinstalled locker in new axle. quick fix (repaired axle and put it back in donor jeep over time)

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trimmed and put 33x12.5x15 km2s on new 15x8 soft 8s... dont have any pictures at the moment of trimming process

new headlights

old left new right

new lights off

also swapped bumpers with my fathers jeep (he got new bumpers)

new lights on

big and little sitting pretty
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300w class D amp from sound ordinance

mounted on board

installed and wired up
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