Figured I should start a build thread so I don't have pic's scattered all over the net. If this isn't the right section for this, let me know and I'll try to remove it.
This build won't be near as intense as what some of you guys are doing here. Some of the stuff I'm doing to my jeep is simple bolt on stuff, and some will require a little bit of fab work. The fab work I'm doing, and having a buddy help me with so far has been just to save a few bucks by recycling some parts.
I bought this 2005 Rubicon about 4 1/2 years ago, and slowly added parts to make it a little better trail rig. It's funny, how the harder trails I run the more I want to change things up. Who knows what this Jeep will transform into. lol
A list of things I've added/changed in the last month.
4" Currie Short arm lift with front Anti Rock, added control arm skids, and raised the stock TC skid . Had a budget RE short arm prior.
Just added a Poison Spyder hood louvre panel.
Modified the front Warn bumper. Hacked off it's ears, capped the ends, and added a stinger. Not done with this yet, I'm planning on adding a grill hoop and connecting it to the stinger.
Removed the hard top, and picked up a Trek top NX.
Just bought some Metal Cloak Arched fenders. Installing them this weekend, hopefully.
Still have to figure out what to do to the back bumper. As most of you already know I'm looking to lighten up the rear. Was thinking about a in the tub tire mount but for right now I'm thinking I'm gonna rework my Warn rear bumper and tire carrier. I added a jack mount, and Gerry can holder to it a few years ago, did kind of a sloppy job with it. I'm gonna remove the jack mount and can holder and all the heavy iron I used. then I'm gonna weld a gusset in behind the Spindle and add frame tie in's to stiffen it up.
Here's how my Jeep looks right now.