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Reno Computer Repair
January 20th, 2006, 05:45 PM
This is the latest edition to my stable.....97 Wrangler SE

Sorry, did not have time to wash it and armor all the tires....:rolling: :rolling:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/PC220273.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/PC220274.jpg

The Second Jeep:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/jeepstuckkevin.jpg

The first Jeep:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/PC220276.jpg

MR.ROCKAPE
January 20th, 2006, 05:49 PM
ISNT THAT CUTE!!!NOW THROW AWAY THE AXLES,T-CASE,STOCK ROLLBAR,TIRE,WHEELS!!!SPEND 10K TO REPLACE ALL THE ITEMS ABOVE CUT,FAB,WELD AND YOU CAN BE JUST LIKE PJ!!!!:whistle:

Connect
January 20th, 2006, 10:34 PM
I got some better rims and tires for the XJ/ZJ if you want them :) Free

kairo
January 20th, 2006, 10:41 PM
ISNT THAT CUTE!!!NOW THROW AWAY THE AXLES,T-CASE,STOCK ROLLBAR,TIRE,WHEELS!!!SPEND 10K TO REPLACE ALL THE ITEMS ABOVE CUT,FAB,WELD AND YOU CAN BE JUST LIKE PJ!!!!:whistle:

lol

Reno Computer Repair
April 15th, 2006, 01:31 PM
So it's been three months now with the TJ.

Phase one: Purchased as-is $6500.00:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/P2240093.jpg

Fast forward to 90 days later:

Stereo & Alarm with remote start is in:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/wranglercomputer003.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/wranglercomputer002.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/wranglercomputer004.jpg




Hardtop Installed.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/jeepwranglerapril2006006.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/jeepwranglerapril2006002.jpg

Recovery Hooks, new tires, spare tire cover & Winch Plate installed.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/jeepwranglerapril2006001.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/jeepwranglerapril2006003.jpg

Next is the lift, then Air.

anufsed
May 3rd, 2006, 02:55 PM
I know the feeling. My is stock, I ordered wheels, tires and now I am saving for the lift.

Reno Computer Repair
August 3rd, 2006, 09:18 AM
Winchplate & Ramsey 8500LB Winch $600.00:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/JeepLiftKit2006Jluy001.jpg

Recovery Points Front & Rear - Thank You Samco Fabrication!

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Flex Lift, Front Adjustable Track Bar, New DT Shocks, front sway quick disconnects, tire cover, high lift jack, CB radio & new tires & wheels with 2" backspace $1700.00:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/JeepLiftKit2006Jluy005.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/P6290121.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/JeepLiftKit2006Jluy019.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/JeepLiftKit2006Jluy021.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/JeepLiftKit2006Jluy020.jpg

Damn, almost done....:idea:

Sierra Valley
August 3rd, 2006, 09:32 AM
Looks good, seems like you could squeeze some bigger/aggressive tires under there.:yes:

72 Virginians
August 3rd, 2006, 10:10 AM
Looks good man. :thumbsup:

Bring it by one day when you have a chance.

Connect
August 3rd, 2006, 02:20 PM
Looks sweet, any problems? Vibrations and what not, I see the stock wheels rubbed the sway bar links a little :P

I think in the future some 33" BFG AT's are in order :roll: Let's wheel it, I wanna see it flex and break something!

Charlie
August 3rd, 2006, 04:30 PM
I have a set of Moabs and MTR's coming off soon...make an offer :D

Reno Computer Repair
August 3rd, 2006, 08:46 PM
Yep Mike the rub on the sway bar disconnects was fron the stocks wheels. Not a problem anymore with the new wheels, can turn full left/right...no rubbing.

32" Tires on it now, kit says max 33", so for now it's ok.

The vibration is gone, the 1st/2nd gear vibration at high RPM was from me not lowering the transfer case...all done now, all aligned, got the track bar in this afternoon.

Reno Computer Repair
August 7th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Final::)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/JeepLiftKit2006Jluy017.jpg

Connect
August 8th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Looks good dude, first run HLT??? I'm down.

I'm gonna be getting a track bar this week to finally get rid of my wobble, since I will need one anyways for the 3.5" RE kit I'm going to get when I sell my toy, I might as well have correct alignment on the cheap lift :roll:

72 Virginians
August 8th, 2006, 06:30 PM
I haven't been up to Hunter Lake this year. I wouldn't mind joining up for RHG's maiden voyage on the new lift.

Rafterman
August 10th, 2006, 07:29 AM
If you make it a night run I will be able to join. if not, next time.

Reno Computer Repair
August 10th, 2006, 09:20 AM
Now how could the admin let that happen when I am the most Reno4x4.com
supportin' fool?

See the pic - I Rest my case -
or rather, my nuttysack:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/JeepLiftKit2006Jluy023.jpg

LOL

Having Fun on Peavine:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/HPIM0789-1.jpg

Garvin Wilderness Rear Bumper /Tire/Jack/Gas/Water, hitch carrier $899.00 (trade-cool):

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/jeepbodiesetp06179.jpg

Reno Computer Repair
March 19th, 2007, 08:47 AM
The money continues to flow, at a trickle for now:

Hard doors a month ago 800.00:censor:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/febuary07various015.jpg

Hardtop painted to a faster color, doors fitted, fixed, painted to match 800.00(close enough):

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/JeepWranglerProgress003.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/JeepWranglerProgress001.jpg

No more zipping those :pissed: :gapteeth: :censor: half doors at a drive-thru...PRICELESS:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/JeepWranglerProgress002.jpg

Connect
March 19th, 2007, 09:01 AM
did they really make an effort to match the colors or did they just paint it the factory color???

Or maybe you need to wash it :roll:

NVCrawler
March 19th, 2007, 10:34 AM
good thing you have a winch

slopoke
March 19th, 2007, 10:40 AM
looks good! Now you need some sliders.... I sure do wish I had a TJ or even a JK:thumbsup:

Dennis
March 19th, 2007, 10:50 AM
looks good! Now you need some sliders.... I sure do wish I had a TJ or even a JK:thumbsup:

JK or KJ?

72 Virginians
March 19th, 2007, 06:47 PM
Looks good Kevin. I stopped by today (about 5:45pm) and looked at it. Almost twin Jeeps. :D

Reno Computer Repair
August 2nd, 2007, 11:50 PM
New Mirrors, courtesy of Justin at Lithia Jeep:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/DSCF0514.jpg

Tera-Flex S/T Turn-knob sway bar disconnect from Totally Off-Road: $550.00:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/Robinkevin2007la099.jpg

Testing it: Priceless:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/DSCF0518.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/DSCF0512.jpg

PowerTank, Safari top, gas can from Totally Off Road:
$800.00 - gas can holder (Summit Racing) $99.00

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/rear.jpg

Reno Computer Repair
August 2nd, 2007, 11:57 PM
Performance chip $239.00, and yes it did make a difference.

Dr. Smash Designs custom trunk/security cabinet for the Jeep with powertank relocation to the back door $500.00:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/finished012resize.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/finished010resize.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/momandtj012.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/finished016resize.jpg

Reno Computer Repair
August 3rd, 2007, 12:03 AM
Samco Fabrication - Poison Spyder Customs rock sliders & trail cage kit, installed $1,400.00

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcage002.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcage005.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcage007.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcage001.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcage010.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcage006.jpg

Reno Computer Repair
August 3rd, 2007, 12:12 AM
Various wrenches & torx bits to remove cage that Sam at Samco advised me not to attempt - $88.00. Breaking a T-45 Torx on the floor bolt - priceless:

You were right, should have left it alone. Give me an A+ for effort.


It is being painted while it remains IN the vehicle:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2006.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2001.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2003.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2002.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2day2001.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2day2002.jpg

Neighbor brought over beers - what a cool guy:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2day2003.jpg

Got so much done after that I knocked the beer over:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2day2004.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2day2005.jpg

CashMoney
August 3rd, 2007, 02:22 AM
k now that security trunk and tank mount are the ****...thats some nice customization there

72 Virginians
August 3rd, 2007, 05:12 AM
Looks great. Good way to spend your pimpin $$$$

Dnmeistr
August 3rd, 2007, 07:46 AM
Some nice looking welds there, looks good. Taking the paint down to bare metal I can tell you from experience that it is a waste of time :sick: Sand the paint, smooth down the nicks and scratches wipe with Xylene and hit it with some Hammered Rustoleum.

Reno Computer Repair
August 3rd, 2007, 09:55 AM
The down to the metal was an concentration of "small" accidents that turned a easy project into a complete hard labor missing pizza night pain.

I couldn't find the red scotch brite pads at Home Depot for scuffing, so I bought the drill attached paint remover pad. After quite a few spots dug in too deep :gapteeth: & a test coat of primer showed it was gonna look funky I decided to just clean it all off.

So what was planned to take a couple hours has now comsumed 8 hours, plus I still have at least 2 more hours left of sanding!

That was the second hitch on this project, the first was trying to take the cage out.

Sam at Samco had warned me:nono::nono::nono:
But I am such a pro at breaking tools I decided to try anyway. Chalk up one T-45 Torx bit to the long list of things I have broken while working on Jeeps.

From now on If Sam tells me a tip I will listen. :wave:

Reno Computer Repair
August 18th, 2007, 10:18 AM
It took two weeks and over 40 hours of labor to get that thing painted, but it's done......

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2day2painted003.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2day2painted004.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2day2painted005.jpg


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/jeepcagepart2day2painted006.jpg

ChaseNme
August 18th, 2007, 10:36 AM
Looks great

paul
August 18th, 2007, 08:44 PM
damn that thing is clean.

ps wanna sell me your rear seat belts?

CashMoney
August 18th, 2007, 09:12 PM
man that turned out sweet :thumbsup:

72 Virginians
August 18th, 2007, 11:03 PM
:thumbsup:

Connect
August 19th, 2007, 12:16 PM
Kevin's jeep might actually turn into a REAL jeep.... Minus the stock front bumper, gears, and A/T tires ;)

MR.ROCKAPE
August 19th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Kevin's jeep might actually turn into a REAL jeep.... Minus the stock front bumper, gears, and A/T tires ;)

GET' EM CONNECT.....IF HE TALKS BACK JUST SHOW HIM YOUR HARDCORE AXLES......(CURRENTLY NOT ATTACHED TO ANY RIG!!!!):thefinger

Reno Computer Repair
August 19th, 2007, 01:23 PM
Yea....Mike

You should have had those axles installed by now, quit spending you money on beer, I will stop spending money on the b!tches -oops, already did that!

Connect
August 19th, 2007, 01:27 PM
Yea....Mike

You should have had those axles installed by now, quit spending you money on beer, I will stop spending money on the b!tches -oops, already did that!

Or maybe I should sell the axles, and spend money on B!tches..... Priorities? ;)

CashMoney
August 19th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Or maybe I should sell the axles, and spend money on B!tches..... Priorities? ;)

man you guys got it all wrong, if you put the axles under it they will come to you...didn't you ever hear that saying "If you build it, they will come" :roll:

Reno Computer Repair
September 3rd, 2007, 11:37 AM
August 30th- Installed roll bar pads, ( I am not painting again) and BushWhacker extended fenders. Add another 500 and 6 hours of labor:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/summer2007092.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/summer2007093.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/summer2007094.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Wrangler%20In%20Progress/summer2007096.jpg

Connect
September 3rd, 2007, 11:39 AM
Hello Mr. Bolt-On PIMP

CashMoney
September 3rd, 2007, 11:39 AM
lookin good dude

Reno Computer Repair
September 3rd, 2007, 11:56 AM
My PIMP hand hurts from that #$@# fender removal/install. PITA PITA PITA!!!Even those with a STRONG PIMP hand will walk away in pain.
:thumbsup:

Banks Performance exhaust manifold goes in Tuesday:idea:

CashMoney
September 3rd, 2007, 12:07 PM
My PIMP hand hurts from that #$@# fender removal/install. PITA PITA PITA!!!Even those with a STRONG PIMP hand will walk away in pain.
:thumbsup:

Banks Performance exhaust manifold goes in Tuesday:idea:

:bling: wow that manifold looks like a lota work, i just looked at mine and i would buy a lota beer. cause your goin to get thirsty :knokwood::jiggy::yes:

Sierra Valley
September 3rd, 2007, 12:12 PM
I had a good day yesterday. Got some more tube welded on for my cage so I can install my amp and cb. Also, my front stinger doesnt look so naked anymore. Pics to come later.

Kevin your jeep is coming along. Just need to junk those A/T's IMO.

Reno Computer Repair
September 3rd, 2007, 03:23 PM
Keith, how did the install of the floor coating go? That might be another step since I do not have carpets.

Connect
September 3rd, 2007, 03:24 PM
Keith, how did the install of the floor coating go? That might be another step since I do not have carpets.

Strip it, paint it, bolt everything back on. Another PITA but it looks good when done.

Sierra Valley
September 3rd, 2007, 07:28 PM
Keith, how did the install of the floor coating go? That might be another step since I do not have carpets.

Its nice, but wear and tear is all ready making it scuff to the metal. I didnt get a thick enough coat on it. So will let it roll till winter and mess with it again as my damn cage is getting too heavy to lift in and out.

CashMoney
September 3rd, 2007, 08:06 PM
Its nice, but wear and tear is all ready making it scuff to the metal. I didnt get a thick enough coat on it. So will let it roll till winter and mess with it again as my damn cage is getting too heavy to lift in and out.

lol man thats what fork lifts are for:D