One Ton Swampers TJ Build ( New Update p24)

A place to keep all those build threads.
Post Reply
One Ton Swamper
Post Whore
Posts: 3580
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:56 am
Vehicle: 2015 Challenger Scat Pack

One Ton Swampers TJ Build ( New Update p24)

Post by One Ton Swamper » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:50 am

I figured with all the mods that are coming in the near future on the Rubicon. I thought I would start this thread with a RECAP to this point.

The 1st pic was my 97 TJ in its prime............
Image

In August of 2005 I got a little to wild & water logged it. I took it all apart & put it back together, but she was never the same.
Image

June of 2006, I traded the 97 for a 2005 rubicon, & swapped over all the front end decor.............
Image

September of 2007 I added a Rough Country 4" lift
Image

A few months later, I added a Warn 9.5ti, 34"LTB's, & fresh 15x8's
Image

Fast forward to August of 2008, where I wasn't paying attention & warped a tree. A complete damage repair thread is here..................
http://apache.citynet.net/~jeepinwv/for ... f=7&t=9264

That should pretty well get us up to date. Some of the mods that are coming in the near future are:

T&T Flat fenders & rear armor protection
Rokmen TT
1" body lift
1" motor mount lift
Pacesetter header
Rock-it intake tube
Rock rails

Stay tuned, cause the real work is about to begin..................... :bounce:
Standing 112 miles from the best wheeling in WV.

User avatar
Tin Badge
Post Whore
Posts: 4308
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:02 pm
Location: Clarksburg WV

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by Tin Badge » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:56 am

:thumbleft:
If its not broken then lets take it apart and lose some of the pieces and then it will be.
01 XJ 4.0 d30/d35, 3.55 Old Man EMU 2.5 kit, Goodyear MT/R Kevlar 31X10.50X15's on TJ Ravines. That pretty much it.

User avatar
jleadmon
Post Whore
Posts: 3312
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:07 am
Vehicle: 2008 JKU Sahara
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by jleadmon » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:51 am

It's 'bout time Lee!
Man, I love those tires.
2001 TJ, nothing left factory... SOLD
2008 JKU Sahara: Steel Blue, 6-Speed, 2" Lift, and some little things.

I'm starting alllll over...

One Ton Swamper
Post Whore
Posts: 3580
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:56 am
Vehicle: 2015 Challenger Scat Pack

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by One Ton Swamper » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:28 pm

Well I worked on the rubicon until 1:30 this morning. I unbolted the old fenders & loosely bolted up the new ones. Today I'm going to start drilling the mounting holes & buy some of the supplies needed to get this project really going. I know I will need to wait to rebolt the rocker guards until the rear armor is in place. It looks like some modification will be necessary to get them to clear the tube flares.


1st pic is the pass side fender removed.
Image

pass fender bolted on & positioned
Image
Image

Driver side removed, & new fender in place.
Image
Image
Standing 112 miles from the best wheeling in WV.

User avatar
jtice
Post Whore
Posts: 3250
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:59 am
Vehicle: 2013 Jeep JK Rubicon
Location: Fairmont, WV
Contact:

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by jtice » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:22 pm

Looking good Lee !!!
how much more do they stick out over the stock fender flare width?

You may wan to upgrade those tires eventually also ;)

~John
www.jtice.com
2013 Jeep JK Rubicon
2011 Toyota Tacoma TRD
2005 Jeep Rubicon - Traded
1999 Jeep TJ - Sold

User avatar
Jeepers-Creepers
Post Whore
Posts: 3626
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:04 pm
Location: Buckhannon,WV
Contact:

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by Jeepers-Creepers » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:34 pm

Are you going to paint the fenders or powder coat yours too. Keep us up on it.
04 Ford F-250, Ext. Cab, 6.8 V10 Tow Rig
85 Toyota Truggy Style, 60 Rear, Chromo'd 44 Front, Custom Back Half, Exo Caged, 4 link rear, Fox Air Shox, Warn 9.5, Twin Sticked, Dual Cases, Warn Premium Hubs, And who know's what else

User avatar
Tin Badge
Post Whore
Posts: 4308
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:02 pm
Location: Clarksburg WV

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by Tin Badge » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:34 am

If you have any of that spray balm from the rear quarter repair left do the sides of the grill and the corners of the cowl while these are off. Sorry I forgot to tell you this when we talked last. Just wish you did not live so far South or I would give you a hand. :)
If its not broken then lets take it apart and lose some of the pieces and then it will be.
01 XJ 4.0 d30/d35, 3.55 Old Man EMU 2.5 kit, Goodyear MT/R Kevlar 31X10.50X15's on TJ Ravines. That pretty much it.

One Ton Swamper
Post Whore
Posts: 3580
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:56 am
Vehicle: 2015 Challenger Scat Pack

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by One Ton Swamper » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:00 am

Seemed to at least get something accomplished this weekend. I got the pacestter header installed FINALLY........ It was definately a pain in the buttocks. I had to shave a 1/4" off the iintake manifold, where the power steering pump bolted on. The stock intake was sitting on the header & wouldn't let it set where it was supposed to be, when bolted to the engine head. In the end it took several times of bolting it up, checking the clearance, removing it, & filing down the intake to get everything to seat right. I also made the mistake of unbolting the AC lines from the pump without bleeding it off first. Now I have to get the AC recharged & get another O-ring for one of the lines. All & all it wasn't a bad experience, but definately time consuming. I just wish I could start the Jeep & see if the exhaust has a different tone.
Standing 112 miles from the best wheeling in WV.

User avatar
Forbes
Post Whore
Posts: 3911
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:28 pm
Vehicle: Pair of Nike's.
Location: You probably haven't heard of it...
Contact:

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by Forbes » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:45 am

Wow... what a build. That thing just keeps looking better and better. Thanks for sharing. You should be able to get some crazy flex with those tires! :)

One Ton Swamper
Post Whore
Posts: 3580
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:56 am
Vehicle: 2015 Challenger Scat Pack

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by One Ton Swamper » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:10 am

With the header problem hopefully in the past, I went back to work on the fender mod this evening. Thanks go out to Tin Badge for the helpful hints on getting the front turn signals working. It was alot easier once he told me what to do................ :D

Image
Image
Standing 112 miles from the best wheeling in WV.

One Ton Swamper
Post Whore
Posts: 3580
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:56 am
Vehicle: 2015 Challenger Scat Pack

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by One Ton Swamper » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:13 am

FSJ Super Swamper wrote:Seemed to at least get something accomplished this weekend. I got the pacestter header installed FINALLY........ It was definately a pain in the buttocks. I had to shave a 1/4" off the iintake manifold, where the power steering pump bolted on. The stock intake was sitting on the header & wouldn't let it set where it was supposed to be, when bolted to the engine head. In the end it took several times of bolting it up, checking the clearance, removing it, & filing down the intake to get everything to seat right. I also made the mistake of unbolting the AC lines from the pump without bleeding it off first. Now I have to get the AC recharged & get another O-ring for one of the lines. All & all it wasn't a bad experience, but definately time consuming. I just wish I could start the Jeep & see if the exhaust has a different tone.

If I only knew then what I know NOW...................... :evil:
Standing 112 miles from the best wheeling in WV.

User avatar
Tin Badge
Post Whore
Posts: 4308
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:02 pm
Location: Clarksburg WV

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by Tin Badge » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:19 am

Woo Hoo looking good so far. :thumbright:
If its not broken then lets take it apart and lose some of the pieces and then it will be.
01 XJ 4.0 d30/d35, 3.55 Old Man EMU 2.5 kit, Goodyear MT/R Kevlar 31X10.50X15's on TJ Ravines. That pretty much it.

User avatar
Rampage
Curb Crawler
Posts: 961
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:41 pm
Vehicle: 99 grocery getter
Location: Glenville

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by Rampage » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:42 am

Lee, jeep looks great, if you ever need help just give me a ring. The Dodge is sooo close to being ready for the trail. We need to get together and BS sometime.
1999 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0 auto, 4.5" RC LA, 34" LTB's w bead locks, 8.8, 4.88's, XRC8 winch, custom bumpers, sliders and fenders, hi-steer

One Ton Swamper
Post Whore
Posts: 3580
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:56 am
Vehicle: 2015 Challenger Scat Pack

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by One Ton Swamper » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:18 pm

These were in the back of the M715 when she took a crap, I figured before I started pulling the motor I would at last get acouple pics of them mounted on the Rubicon................... :?

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Standing 112 miles from the best wheeling in WV.

User avatar
smccollamjr
WVJC Member
Posts: 5508
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:21 am
Vehicle: '00 TJ
Location: Sissonville, WV

Re: FSJ's Rubicon Build Thread

Post by smccollamjr » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:24 pm

Poor Rubi got it's eyes poked out :D
<><
'00 TJ/4.0/NV3550/D30(Aussie)/D44(E-Locker)/4.88s/1"MML/1.25"BL/UCF TT
Build Thread: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=26137
SOLD-'96 XJ, Build Thread: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=6523

Post Reply