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RickyI
08-18-2014, 04:37 PM
It started last Labor Day, when the wife & I went looking and to test drive a new JKU. I wanted bright green and she wanted Red, and what we got was "Casper"! A white JKU fully loaded, that was her words, not mine! :) I could see many things that needed to be added to Casper the friendly ghost right from the get go! That is, when funds were available!

I wish I had done my homework a little better and got a JKUR, but the deal went so fast that I didn't even think about things that the Ruby has. Now I will need lockers along with other goodies that the ruby already has.... :( But, Casper needed a home that day because in less than a week he would be on a mission to south Texas to Dove hunt and then deer hunt Texas, Louisiana and Ala. in stock form, at least that is what the wife thought!:crazyeyes:

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Casper at the dealership.......

Ricky

RickyI
08-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Within a few days, the bug shield went on and all rubber mats inside were installed for the dirt & mud and a spare tire cover96128...... oh, and a place in the car shop for Casper to live! Move over pony car!
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RickyI
08-18-2014, 05:03 PM
Then came the TeraFlex 2.5" lift and the Spider Web top for those sunny days in the sun.... 9613496135

Then I had to have it all approved from my little jeep'in buddy, Ramsy my niece!9613296133

then came the KC lights and Rugged Ridge A Pillar switch pod & switches....96136

Ricky

DA RUNT
08-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Rig looks great, the build is coming along nicely :thumb:

DA RUNT
08-18-2014, 05:18 PM
And you've got a kick ass garage

StrizzyChris
08-18-2014, 05:25 PM
Rig looks great, the build is coming along nicely :thumb:

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And you've got a kick ass garage

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RickyI
08-18-2014, 05:31 PM
Thanks guys!
That was a life long dream of mine to have a nice man cave/car shop to play in and at 55 years young, we build it..... I sold my mustang to start the build of Casper!

Ricky

RickyI
08-18-2014, 05:49 PM
I also installed Spidertrax wheel spaces because I liked the 18" jeep rims, that is until Discount Tire showed us their new rims! I then installed Nitto 35's on Casper so he could sling a little mud better! Plus I had a little cleaning Casper up for his new shoes....9614196142

Just this past weekend, I/we installed a Teraflex 1.25" body lift and a Cobra 25 w/ 3' firefly for our next trail ride and had a Flashpaq tune installed to help with the tires & gears..........9614396144

Casper with his lift, new 35's, CB, and other goodies! Plus, his new WAYALIFE decals!:clap2:
Its been fun so far, next is gears & rear locker...
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Ricky

MR.Ty
08-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Awesome jeep! And x3 on the kick ass man cave!

2014 JKUR

RickyI
08-20-2014, 01:50 PM
Casper got some Tattoo's last night to go along with his friendly ghost theme....
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Ricky

Dune Crawler
08-20-2014, 04:17 PM
I'm really diggin the garage


-Nicco

RickyI
08-24-2014, 03:22 AM
I'm really diggin the garage


-Nicco

Thanks,
I spend last night & this morning in the shop installing a Teraflex HD tailgate hinge, wheel carrier and extended brake light brace... Then later this morning had my spare Nitto tire swapped on my rim and installed on the new carrier...96794

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Ricky

RickyI
10-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Yesterday the big Brown truck dropped off a box filled with goodies for Casper. Ordered and got some Drake Off Road Hood Hold Downs brackets and some Rugged Ridge Headlight & tail light protectors... I wanted the hood brackets and the wife liked the looks of the light protectors. Once on, they both look good to me!
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Ricky

Redrubi1
10-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Great rig, great color and great garage!!!

RickyI
10-08-2014, 09:57 PM
Great rig, great color and great garage!!!

Thank you!

Ricky

JKAnimal
10-08-2014, 10:05 PM
Your rig looks good! Coming along very nicely!

White ought to be a good color that won't show scratches if you ever earn any pinstripes. :yup:

RickyI
10-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Your rig looks good! Coming along very nicely!

White ought to be a good color that won't show scratches if you ever earn any pinstripes. :yup:

Thanks,
I really didn't like White in the beginning, but it kind of grew on me..... like my shop, the build is taking a very long time... and with all my other hobbies going on, saving the dollars takes a while..... :)

You are right about the pinstripes, they do not show as much... last hunting season Casper was brand new and I tried to baby him through the logging roads, but this year, I will let him run & be wild.... :)

Ricky

Bully
10-10-2014, 02:43 AM
dude your garage is bad ass! Rig looks bad ass as well man Good luck with the build bro