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    The Butters JK Build

    This is "Butters" back when it was new to me.
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    It is a 2009 6-speed with mostly stock X model components. From what I've gathered the previous owner didn't give a shit. Underneath the carpet was a bunch of garbage (chewing gum, cigarettes, sticky stuff...). It was a repo though, so that was all expected. It has a cheap coil spacer lift with no new links or shock extensions or anything else. Decent 16x8 Alluminum alloy wheels and new 305/70R16 Falken Wildpeaks.

    FYI: I'm playing catch up. Most of this was done over the past year. I'm going to try to keep a build thread up to date from now on. As much for my own enjoyment as any of you I'm sure. Any advice is always welcome.
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    First Mod, Center Console and Clean!

    Picked up a console from a junk yard for $75.
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    Also tore up the shift knobs getting them off, so I got me some Rock Knobs!
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    Last edited by Stotch; 03-23-2016 at 04:21 PM.

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    Top Hardware Repair and New Bestop

    The stay pad/bow straps were all ripped up so I had to dremel off the old rivets and used tow straps to re-attach with some metal trim screws I picked up.
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    Sorry I don't have pictures of the rest. I also put in a new tinted window Bestop after. Made a huge difference!

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    Looks like you are well on your way to giving her the respect she deserves!

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    Body Armor 4x4 Rocker Guards with Step

    They look great. Really sturdy even though they are body mounted.
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    Stubby Bumper Mod

    Finally worked up the guts...
    That's my dad's brand new 2016 JKUR HardRock (named Stryder) next to Butters.
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    Added caps, still cleaning it up...
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    This was the first write up I saw on WAL. Thanks everyone!
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    DIY Self Disconnects

    Still a work in progress... advice is welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blairpod View Post
    Still a work in progress... advice is welcome
    Clevis pin, and washers
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    Stow brackets
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    Those clevis pins are weak. I tried that route and ended up making these instead. 1458752734343.jpg Grade 8 bolt cut and rounded with a hole drilled in it. Used for awhile with no issues until I upgraded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdougherty81 View Post
    Those clevis pins are weak. I tried that route and ended up making these instead. 1458752734343.jpg Grade 8 bolt cut and rounded with a hole drilled in it. Used for awhile with no issues until I upgraded.
    Those look good! I might have to give that a shot, they look like they would fit a little more snug. Is it a 7/16 bolt?

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    Seat Belt Addition

    Added a third seat belt for the back of the 2-door seat. It should work great for sqeezing in a nephew for a trail ride
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    You can see where I cut slots in the floor for the belts. Bonus: My DIY Hi-Lift jack mount!
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    Inside the under-floor storage where I bolted the belt onto the body.
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    Last edited by Stotch; 03-25-2016 at 03:10 PM.

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