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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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MoTown TJ Build Project

We just picked up a rust-free 2000 Wrangler originally from Texas ...it's in awesome shape and was a perfect candidate for modification. Over the coming weeks we will be lifting it, tires/wheels, front and rear bumpers, winch, lighting, seat covers, Kicker/Clarion audio and a Cobra CB - probably in-dash mounted and more --- we started with gutting the interior and installing a spray-on bedliner.

The photos below were the various steps from stripping, prepping the tub, installing the base coat of HNR - Heat & Noise Reducer - and then the Al's Liner top coat. It was easy, a lot of fun and the results are spectacular!









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Looks nice. It looked so good before, I doubt I would have done anything. But you will like the liner.

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Yeah, you would have waited for the rust holes to come through!

That looks like a great project. How are you going to do the lift?

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Lifted -- 4" Skyjacker

I just installed the 4" Skyjacker suspension lift -- coils, shocks, front and rear lower control arms, dual steering stabs..., etc. Was a pleasure to install except for the guaranteed death wobble portion -- Instructions called for relocating the trackbar mounting hole at the axle inward 3/4" and to drill a 7/16" hole -- (which I did) -- this apparently is the cause of a lot of the DW out there -- the bolt just slops around and causes all kinds of problems.

We welded a new piece of steel over the bracket w/the appropriate sized hole. All aligned and functioning well.

Prior to the alignment I also installed new tie rods, track bar and drag link.



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That track bar is a source of headaches for lots of people with lifted TJs. Make sure that everything is well braced and gusseted. Most of the problems seem to be with sloppy bushings, holes getting beat out, and brackets fatigue cracking.

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Rampage Rear Bumper

I installed a Rampage Rear bumper last night. I was impressed with the metal thickness; quality of construction; powder coating and design.

The install was near effortless if I didn't opt to drill four additional holes (over & above the factory holes) for added security. This bumper has a built in 2" hitch and I plan on doing some towing. It also has two 4" round slots for some fogs....

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