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Old December 21st, 2017, 16:43
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Started off life as a 2wd truck with a d35 rear, 100% rust free, with decently low miles 170k, I feel like I stole it for 700 with a clean title

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Old December 21st, 2017, 16:53
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First weekend of work was installing an 8.25 out of a 99 xj, welded on Barnes 4wd anti wrap perches, welded the spider gears, Barnes shock mounts to get the mounts a little closer to the parallel line of the axle, home brew bump stop extenders, bilstein 5100 11 inch travel shocks
Also swapped in a dana 30 from a 99 xj, installed an Aussie locker, rubicon express track bar and double shear mount, ares fab 1 ton steering, rubicon express springs, riff stuff diff cover, new bushings, had ball joints pressed in recently, have a ballistic fab truss I'm going to install when time permits.
It's getting the aw4 with 231 from my old cherokee and I have serious offroad long arms going on when the transmission goes in.
I'm sure there's more but my minds drawing a blank right now

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Old December 21st, 2017, 16:55
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These are chomping at the bit to be installed

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Old January 1st, 2018, 07:41
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Got the acos pros in, as well as the long arms, fixed the beads on my tires, still have a couple things to do today, but coming right along

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Old June 9th, 2018, 07:19
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Forgot to update this, got stationed in California for a minute and wasn’t around my Jeep. Due to me getting sent to California for a while, I decided to have a shop build my cage so it would be done in time for the crawl. Pictures coming soon. I also flopped it on the first trip I took it on
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Old June 10th, 2018, 21:18
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Nice upside-down grille.
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Old June 13th, 2018, 10:38
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That grille fell off on my way home, threw it back on there and it stayed haha


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Old August 15th, 2018, 10:24
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Haven’t updated in a while, this build is taking another turn now, after I flopped it, I decided I needed a cage, so when I was stationed in Cali I had one built by a local guy, I wish I would have built it myself, there’s a lot that I dislike about it, is what it is at this point. I purchased a set of axles from a 77 f100 and am going to build them, going to be running 37” stickies. I would have went tons but I wanted under axle clearance that I can’t get with them, I am going to remove the bed, chop the frame at the body, and tube out the rear. Some of this may wind up taking a while, but I figure axles before the sec crawl this year, tube work over the next couple months. Wanna take my time and do it right for once20180815/107c6432698531311ae49b997bccf2d1.jpg[/IMG]


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Old August 20th, 2018, 18:32
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Re: 1989 MJ

At the risk of being overly inquisitive or sounding stupid, the latter I'm accustomed to; where you gonna put the rear license plate?
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Old August 21st, 2018, 17:43
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At the risk of being overly inquisitive or sounding stupid, the latter I'm accustomed to; where you gonna put the rear license plate?


Trail only, never plan to put it on the road, just can’t stand wheeling with a huge factory bumper


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Old August 24th, 2018, 19:27
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At least you didn't say tailgate. I'll figure something out.
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I just wrapped mine around the bumper.



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What are you going to do with the bed? If you're looking to sell it, I'd like to get it and the rear frame to build a jeep trailer...
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Old November 8th, 2018, 23:55
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Good job on transforming that street truck into an aggressive off-road machine. Like it!
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