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Still don't have a name for this truck...if you have a suggestion, post up :D

I'll start with the day I got it, late December 2003.

Street locks, 32 ATs, 2" shackle lift, trimmed fenders, 206K on the odometer, a good amount of rush on the bed, numerous electrical problems, and about $1500 work just done on it :D



I fixed most of the electrical, left the suspension alone, and started working on the engine and body work. I messed around with tires, got some 35" ATs, 33" ATs, then 35" MTs, and I'm finally down to my current rubber, some 35x16x15 Boggers.

In late September I had collected all my parts and upgrades for the 22R powerplant. Engnbldr 40 over kit, 261C cam, Taurus fan, 85+ block, 85+ head (ported, polished, shaved, 3 angle valve job), Weber 40mm carb and adapter, new water pump, new battery, new alt, all new electronics in the engine bay, header (not on yet), new clutch, etc.

So, we started the pull. Note, I'm only 18, payed for it all myself, payed for the truck myself, hold my job, pay all of my bills except my insurance, and still manage to stay in High School for the majority of the senior year ;) I also do all the work myself and rebuilt the engine with my dad, the master mechanic :D

Here's the 22R before the pull (used a quart a week)


The nasty beast...




Carnage


 

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Taurus fan for conversion



When I ran 35s



Painted block (mind the cigar smoke)




Cleaned up valve cover


Painted up


shortblock done
 

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Engine bay painted black


Pullies ready to go


Oil pan ready to bolt on


Weber 40


Some assembly required


Ready to drop in




Gauges


Stuff ready to go on
 

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Interior before


Gauges mocked up


Ready to start


Gutting the interior


Doors


Floors


Oh...isn't that nice
 

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Gutted the cat


New rims for the Boggers


Cleaned and painted outside


All ready to go!


Boggers on


Fixing the hole


Found a mud hole on accident :D
 

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How the front bumper should come out


Starting the body work


On a diet...taking off the tailgate, spare, interior, emissions, and much of the useless exhaust


More body work


New door panels cut out with plasma


Tar layer chipped up
 

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Starting the inteiror work


Cleaning the rust off the first two rims


Calipers and brakes cleaned up and painted


First layer put on


Second coat




First side looks good
 

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The drivers door and rest of the cab on this side done


Yes, that is bedliner on the side :D




Roof done
 

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That's all for today :D That's the progress from the last 4 or 5 months. Tomorrow I should be able to do the other side of the cab and possibly the back of it too. :D
 

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looking good thumbup I'll be glad when I am that far along with mine
 

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Luckily for you, it's a Jeep :D Less body to prime and paint and lots of tube to look cool and play on ;)
 

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That's a great buildup--I really like your fender trimming.bigok
 

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Well, the weather is better again. Did a lot of work today...

Drivers side done




Got the pass side done just as it was getting dark


 

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