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    Just a little TJ

    So after seeing my wheeling rig sit 360+ days a year, and my wife and daughter both not really enjoying going wheeling, I decided to make it streetable so it could be used more. During the teardown for mods I found the driverside frame rail busted in half, and the frame rusting internally pretty badly. Decided to strip it down and start from scratch. Sold off the engine, tranny, doubler, chassis, and few odds and ends and snagged a bone stock 01 TJ with a trashed motor in it. Decided to build it with street manners being priority 1, but still make it capable of being wheeled and staying together. All the drivetrain was pulled and my 1 tons were installed, dropped a 5.3/700r4/np241 under the hood, put it on 40's and called it good. Started working on it in July for 6 weekends, then had to take some time off of it due to work schedule. Put about 7 more days into it now. and it is close to running. Hopefully by the end of the week, or next weekend it will be fired off and mobile. Looks like we will be be moving in 2 weeks, and Id like to drive it on the trailer and not have to push it.










    Ill get some new pics tomorrow, most under the hood is done, armor is on, fenders are coated. Its starting to look like something.

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    Thats nice! :)



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    Looks Damn good man.

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    Hell yea. Looks good
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    that looks real good. be a nice dual purpose rig when it is done

    are you going to put armor on the quarter panels?
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    Yeah, the quarters have armor on them and I am going to make the rocker panel armor myself. Right now the main concern is getting it mobile before we move.

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    Where you moving? Looks great! My next major mod will be a LSX but not til I wheel it a few times and have everything ready to swap quick.

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    Staying in town, only moving about 4 miles from the current house.

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    Nice.

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    Looks good dude. Picked me up a sami to make a dual rig out of it.
    Im just a flat biller with flipped up tow mirrors

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    Looking good. Iím glad youíre not out of the game completely. Good work.


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    Few pics of how it currently sits. Should be able to fire it off this weekend. Wiring is about 95% complete, just a few odds and ends to button up, and then put some loom on it all.




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    you do your own harness or buy one?
    I will wheel more, travel more, smoke less, drink less, live more

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    Did my own harness. Basically completely rewiring under the hood due to not like the look/fit/location of the stock fuse/relay block.

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    What's the latest?

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    Its running and mobile, however been on the back burner the past couple of weeks while we were moving. I'm working on getting the garage all set up and then it can come here. Right now its still sitting at my old house. Next weekend I will work on it though as I need to fix the tranny leak (clocking ring didnt seal up worth a shit as usual), and build the exhaust. After that I will bring it here, just dont want to start pissing off the neighbors with it open headered lol.

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    Open headers are a universal sign that you like to party. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent460 View Post
    Open headers are a universal sign that you like to party. LOL
    I will wheel more, travel more, smoke less, drink less, live more

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