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How many major changes have you put 1 rig through?? I was thinking, my rig has seen MANY changes In the 6 years i have owned it. Im just wondering if everyone else knows what they want from the start...or can only afford a few mods at once...

When i first got my rig...
1. all stock (even lil tires) only change from stock was a 402 BBC
As soon as I could buy some cheapy wheels
2. Put on some 33's from a past project (just a little fender triming)
Decided real quick It needed some more changes
3. added add-a-leafs & rancho shocks
Thrashed my BBC
4. went to the trouble to put in a SBC (had to find all kinds of junk to make this work)
Not enough engine
5. New cam,carb, rpm manifold, ignition & some tin to make it look ok
Not enough Tire
6. bought some used up 40's from a friend (also went with 6" lift,break lines,steering mods,new shocks again & some more fender trimming
Too heavy
7. took everything out that I didnt need to get unstuck...also removed a extreme amount of body panel.....added a rear locker
Tan was not doing it for me any more
8. Used some engine enamel to put on a lime green cover up.....(yea,spray paint)
Still...not enough engine
9. wife told me..."tough, untill that one goes" (trust me,i have been trying)
Needed to quit smoking
10. Landed me a warn 12k winch......also added seats ,gears & front locker

Many more changes planned.........How 'bout you???
 

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spankn Errr let's see. 6 month old jeep 2.5 lift ( cause I heard it wouldn't void warranty) bigger tires 2 sets of lights and a 9k winch k&n high flow and cat back. But was that good enough??? switch to back -up plan. 4.5 - 5 lift, go up 2 more tire sizes then have to regear. add lockers at the same time. new bumpers fore and aft and a set of sliders. this inclides having to add a swing out tire carrier due to wieght of the spare and relocating the High-lift. five differrent bands of radios, siren, woo-woo lights, gps system, and replaced the stereo. Oh and a set of steps for a certain short person to get in! After all of that I still don't know if I'm gonna have to do the dreaded SYE because it's an Unlimited. I love being a Gueine pig.
 

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Mine hasant been thru much but i really dont bring in the money to feed into it.

Stock > 4inch TC lift > ghetto 35s >headers with exhaust straight out the back> new 36in iroks > trimming > new floors > new rocker pannels and alot of bondo and primer > texas4x4.org sticker > 3in body lift > soon to have shiny orange paint > soon to have a 14bff and the 10b regeared > after the 14bff 37in boggers MABY.
 

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LOL. Here's the list on the Super Duty:

"Zoodad" air intake modification
Amsoil BM16 Dual Bypass Oil filtration
6 Autometer Z-Series Guages (A-pillar and under cubby)
Sonnax Valve & Tricumulator Springs for transmission
Magnefine filter (tranny)
Moog greasable ball joints
AFE Stage 2 Air Intake + ProGuard 7 filter media and pre-filter sleeve
Diesel Performance Products 4" SS Exhaust
High Pressure Oil Rail Crossover Hose
Rhino-liner in bed (double thickness)
2003 Headlights and turn signals retrofitted
Pre-pump and tank pickup mods to eliminate air
Econoline Fuel Drain Mod (lets you drain fuel filter bowl remotely)
Victor Wood Steering Wheel
Excursion Limited Wood Console Lid
Excursion sound insulating panels
HuskyLiners
MAP line with overboost pop-off and boost pressure guage bung
2003 Mirrors retrofitted
2003 PSD Badges
NFab 2-step Nerf Bars
750W Inverter in console
130A Alternator retrofitted from ambulance package
Baldwin Coolant Filter
Warn Premium Locking Hubs
Diesel Innovations 4-way chip (50-75-100-140)
Applied Rotor Technology Slotted Rotors and Performance Pads
Purple Cranium Differential Guards
Superlift TruSpeed
6" Donahoe Racing Edge Lift (All spring)
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
37x12.5x17 BFG Mud Terrains (5)
17" American Racing Mojave Teflon rims
Offroad Innovations' bed-mount for full-size spare
All synthetic lube (Amsoil crankcase, Mobil 1 transmission, Royal Purple diffs)
 

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Major Changes

xanthias said:
LOL. Here's the list on the Super Duty:

"Zoodad" air intake modification
Amsoil BM16 Dual Bypass Oil filtration
6 Autometer Z-Series Guages (A-pillar and under cubby)
Sonnax Valve & Tricumulator Springs for transmission
Magnefine filter (tranny)
Moog greasable ball joints
AFE Stage 2 Air Intake + ProGuard 7 filter media and pre-filter sleeve
Diesel Performance Products 4" SS Exhaust
High Pressure Oil Rail Crossover Hose
Rhino-liner in bed (double thickness)
2003 Headlights and turn signals retrofitted
Pre-pump and tank pickup mods to eliminate air
Econoline Fuel Drain Mod (lets you drain fuel filter bowl remotely)
Victor Wood Steering Wheel
Excursion Limited Wood Console Lid
Excursion sound insulating panels
HuskyLiners
MAP line with overboost pop-off and boost pressure guage bung
2003 Mirrors retrofitted
2003 PSD Badges
NFab 2-step Nerf Bars
750W Inverter in console
130A Alternator retrofitted from ambulance package
Baldwin Coolant Filter
Warn Premium Locking Hubs
Diesel Innovations 4-way chip (50-75-100-140)
Applied Rotor Technology Slotted Rotors and Performance Pads
Purple Cranium Differential Guards
Superlift TruSpeed
6" Donahoe Racing Edge Lift (All spring)
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
37x12.5x17 BFG Mud Terrains (5)
17" American Racing Mojave Teflon rims
Offroad Innovations' bed-mount for full-size spare
All synthetic lube (Amsoil crankcase, Mobil 1 transmission, Royal Purple diffs)
not after a list of mods..... 1funny1

did all of this come all at once???......or was it a gradual change..?
 

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My jeep the day the day before I bought it



then I bought some 31" SSR's and had to go play smokin



not long after that I went with a 4" lift, 33" boggers, along with a Warn bumper.




then it was 33" Xterrains and a rear locker




Lost my job, Moved to East Texas, sold the lift, bumper, locker and tires.

then moved to SA, added 2" pucks, 33's I traded for and cut the frt fenders.



Now it's fixing to get 4"88's, SYE, 4" more lift, and 36 SX's bigok With lockers to follow..
 

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there was also the 85 Chevy. I bought it in 98, it sat for 1.5 yrs before I was able to do much to it... Started out with 39.5 boggers, 4:56 gears, 10 bolts F&R



Then I bought a 8" lift to replace the combo block and shackle booty fab lift.






Soon after that came a Patriot 9500 winch, winch bumper and 39.5 TSL's on 15x10 rockcrawlers.









It now lives in these pictures. :(
 

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That pic of sillygirl is the 1st time she ever went wheeling. We went to the Den in SA and she was screaming "Kennyyyyyyyyyyyy" :evilbat: I thihnk she got muddier than I did. I had that evil grin smokin she's been hooked ever since. toast
 

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xanthias said:
hmmm... to answer the question, gradual. I didn't (and could never afford) to do all the mods at once.

This is the best I can do on before and after:

Before:
http://community.webshots.com/photo/149988523tkOwMM

After:
http://community.webshots.com/photo/149987422/149988869VrcQLS
Hey X I don't think they are ever done. I noticed on the caption of the second photo it said the finished truck. I have been reading up on the diesel stop boards I heard you refer to several times. Those guy spend a bunch of cash on the rigs. I thought the rock crawling could get pricey.smokin
 

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Ok let me set the mood here. It's 1990 I'm 15 years old, out on my own(have been for a year now), still going to school and making the grades like a good boy should. All the while spending every free minute farming @$3.50/hr NO OT.

Well I finaly save up the quid to buy me a truck. 1967 Chev. 3/4T 4x4 straight off the farm. It had split rim wheels, steel flat bed w/wood floor, peeling paint, 3" pipe bumper w/a very rusty chrome push bar welded to it, and mis-matched seats. Nissian drivers seat, Camaro pass. and old milk crate in the middle(aka Hide stool). lol I drove it like this for a while but I had a buddy that was a painter/bodyman and we needed a project. We preped the the frontend and blowed some bc/cc red paint on her, boy did she shine. We rattle canned the flat bed black, threw a tool box on the back and drug up some 1 piece wheels that we rattled white. We were young and I was on a budget so the inside of the cab had to stay blue to so I could finance the beer which fueled our desires. I drove it like this untill about 1992 when I blew up the big block, which went well with the rest of her drunk bumps. I sold the rat broke and all to buy another truck and so she sat for a few years. In 1994 the the truck I had replace her with went down on me due to an extremely worn drivetrain. Well I pulled the 350 out of it and dropped it into the 67 to get her rolling again. And like Evan stated it just wasen't the power I wanted and never really seemed quite right but at this time I was already an alcoholic and I devoted all my funds to incoherantcy. I got by somehow untill June 8 1995. On this day a big ole tornado had me in its crosshairs and proceed to rip apart most of what was left of my miserable life at the time. Somehow the only thing It didn't completly destroy was my 67. It was severly sandblasted and had some dents and broken windows but repairable none the less. It had been setting in front of my house which was where I found it but what was left of my house was about 100 yards away.
I got some disaster relief and decided to by a new truck . I had 3500 miles on that one and one payment under my belt when I totaled it due to the bottle.
Rather than get anther new truck I decided to rebuild the 67 yet again in late 95.

This time I'm going to do it right I say...so here I go. I strip it down to the frame except for the cab. I rebuilt the entire frontend, rearend, steering and brakes. I had the tranny and x-fer case rebuilt. Bought a 6" Skyjacker Softride suspesion lift for it, all spring lift, 3" bodylift, dual stabilizers, 35/14.50/16.5 MT Baja's, and 16.5x14 Bart Supertrucker wheels. I wound up buying back the same motor I had sold out of it several years eariler and totaly rebuilt it myself. It was hot before but I had a bonfire in mind this time and thats what I did. Chrome top to bottom and when I was done it would smoke Cobra Mustangs through 1st and 2nd gear. It was time for new paint again and a new bed. I started building a new flat be for it and had all but finished when I was ready to paint the truck. We rolled the truck into the paint shop one night with the intensions of spraying her bright red once again. We were drunk as always and it looked like a party instead of a paint shop, it seems like I've had an audiance everytime I do something? The whole time were getting it ready everyone is trying to convince me we need to flame it. After many hell no's I finally say, "let me have a few more beers and I'll think about it." The reply.....? "SOMEBODY GET CATFISH A BEER!" Well we get the basecoat on it and break for more beer, about 12 to be exact. Just as expected the question came up again and I say why not. Another buddy of mine drew the flames out free hand....(He had to, there was a beer in the other one.) we got it all taped off and wound up passing out for the night. The next morning, still drunk, my painter asked me if I still wanted to do it? Well surely we didnt do all that for nothing? He goes to blowing paint again and ended up with more than I had ever imagined. The paint work came out so well I determined that I could not screw it up with a flatbed. I sold the one I had built and went on the hunt for a suitable fleetside. I got it and fitted it with a roll pan, smoothed the tailgate and added custom graphics. I also added the chrome Warn Enforcer front bumper and chrome diff. covers. when we were finished it was a show quaility, head turner. I had to carry a bat with me to keep the women at bay. lol j/k. I did have some really good times with it like this but I belive it was around 1997 when I started wanting more. 6 more acctually, inches that is. I got a Superlift 12" suspension lift and retired the 6" skyjacker. I also added 4:56 gears and lock-rite lockers to both ends. There proved to be only one thing that could stop this thing now. A seat full of drunk ignorance. In 1999 at the Canadian River Sand Drags and Mud Bog I once again blew up the 396. This time it sat for 4 years before I would touch it again. Most of you have seen the pictures and write up on it in its most recent state. I guess things really do get better with age. :)

Catfish8)

April 1996


Febuary 1997, Brady-my best friend and painter/builder on the left and me.


Summer 1998


2004


Oh yeah..... It's still not done. I want bigger. lolboger
 

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Good writeup Catfish thumbup

What convinced you to stop drinking??
 

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Good writeup Catfish thumbup

What convinced you to stop drinking??
Well I finally relized that it was either quit drinking or wind up divorced. If I got divorced I would have to pay child support and then I couldn't afford to drink anyway. So cutting to the chase just seemed like the thing to do? lol

I got really drunk one night and when I came too the next morning I said no more. I haven't touched alcohol or liquor of any type since.... that was 3 years ago.

Catfish 8)
 

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Maybe you and Mudgod should have a pull off smokin

My money is on X!!jamminzz
 

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Haha! I appreciate the kind words, fellas, thanks. I wouldn't even consider hitching up to MG until the 4.56's are in. Even, then, it would be iffy with his detroit! :)

Maybe after gears and the ball-bearing turbo/injectors. As usual, my plans are a lot bigger than my wallet.
 

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OMG what the heck happened to that It looks like you hit a Water Buffalo with diarrhea :) :) :) :) :) :) :)



 
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