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03Jeeper on July 14, 2011, 09:11:44 PM
Well it's due time I post a build thread on this forum.
But before that, I'll introduce myself and give a little background info.
My name is Fernando, 20 years old, and about to go into my second year for the Automotive Service Technology course at SAIT.

I got into Jeeps when my cousin took me off-roading in his lifted TJ around 6 years ago. After that I decided I wanted a TJ for my first vehicle.
Saved up and bought myself a 2003 Jeep TJ Sport.
Cute little jeep.

After about a year I joined Jeepforum, shortly afterwards a member told me about CJA. After reading several hours of countless info and pointers, I did all of this to the jeep.

2.5" Rough Country lift
1.25" JKS bl
1" M.O.R.E mml
15x8 Procomp 97 series
33x12.50" BFG Km's
Jks Quick discos
Raptor lined the interior
other little small mods
Drove the jeep like that up until March 16th 2011.

TJ got written off and I bought her back. I was going to part it out but changed my mind and took on this project.

What a great looking frame


Found a frame from a 2004 TJ at http://www.garysautowrecking.com/ They specialize in Jeeps. Great customer service.
Thanks to JKRubi and Av.Nine for helping and showing up.


Started working on the frame

Picked up a D44


More work on the frame, also got a Skid plate from UCF.


This sunday I am hoping to paint the frame with Por-15. I have the Marine clean and Metal-Ready. I also roughed up the frame with a 60 grit wheel just to make a better bonding surface.

My plan is to get the jeep back on one frame by the end of august. Then buy all the important parts.
After I pass inspection(optimism) the real fun begins...

Stay tuned.

03Jeeper on July 20, 2011, 06:31:08 PM




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AV.NINE on July 20, 2011, 07:24:17 PM
Looking good man. When you need a hand moving the tub over or pretty much anything else, let me know.

IgniteTJ on July 20, 2011, 08:05:26 PM
Sorry to hear that it got totalled but the frame is looking good, can't wait for the finished product!
1998 Dodge Ram Reg Cab Short Box, lift and 35's going on it over the winter along with 4:10's

raf2379 on July 20, 2011, 08:37:06 PM
nice work, what did you use to paint the frame?

jkrubi on July 21, 2011, 05:50:23 AM
Its coming along nicely, when are you looking to have it back on the road?

03Jeeper on July 21, 2011, 03:54:15 PM
Looking good man. When you need a hand moving the tub over or pretty much anything else, let me know.

Thanks bud. I'll let you know for the tub.  ;D

Sorry to hear that it got totalled but the frame is looking good, can't wait for the finished product!
Thanks. Hoping to get a little more done today.

nice work, what did you use to paint the frame?
Thanks, I used por 15.

Its coming along nicely, when are you looking to have it back on the road?

Thanks, I'm hoping for September. Crossing my fingers.

cuzican on July 22, 2011, 07:34:04 PM

Thanks, I used por 15.


Brush, foamy, roller or spray?
Southern Alberta Coulee Kruzer (new name same great wheelers)
97 TJ with improvements,  05 TJ Unlimited, 06 TJ Rubicon

03Jeeper on July 22, 2011, 11:52:00 PM
Brush, foamy, roller or spray?

Brushed

03Jeeper on July 31, 2011, 09:14:16 PM
Little update:

Was able to work a few hours on the jeep today, got the D30 removed and threw it on the "new" frame.
Hopefully this week I'll be able to paint the 44 and throw it on the frame, also my brown dog mounts should be in this week.


Spinalguy on August 01, 2011, 04:32:41 PM
Sorry about the crash. Wondering why you would not build it beefier now with it all apart vs going with the 30? i am not sure if you got the money but those 44's for sale in the classified would be a great way to go.
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apeman on August 01, 2011, 08:13:18 PM
Looks like that control arm is toast. ..upgrade also?
Getting grumpier every day.
99 XJ - It's got sum stuff ,Noel free stuff..
98 ZJ - It's just ugly, but bigger than your Rubi

JENSSEN on August 01, 2011, 08:58:23 PM
You are going to love the brown dog mounts!!!
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03Jeeper on August 01, 2011, 11:45:35 PM
Sorry about the crash. Wondering why you would not build it beefier now with it all apart vs going with the 30? i am not sure if you got the money but those 44's for sale in the classified would be a great way to go.
No worries man. I have a HP-D30 that I'd like to build this year maybe. My goal right now is to get it back or as close to stock as possible, pass inspection then begin the real transformation. My goal is to run 35's. A HP30 and a rear 44 I think will be good enough for me, I don't think I'd go any bigger than 35's.

Looks like that control arm is toast. ..upgrade also?
I bought a set off a member, but yes, after I pass inspection(hopefully) I'm upgrading all 8 arms. ;D

You are going to love the brown dog mounts!!!
I can't wait to get em!

03Jeeper on August 03, 2011, 01:24:17 PM
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