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    Cool Fun time "Overhaulin" a Jeep

    You go outside and find Chip Foose loading your xx model Jeep on a wrecker He tells you are getting "Overhauled", what do you tell him to do with your jeep? Remember you are spending some else's money

    Weasel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel Mender View Post
    You go outside and find Chip Foose loading your xx model Jeep on a wrecker He tells you are getting "Overhauled", what do you tell him to do with your jeep? Remember you are spending some else's money

    Weasel
    I tell him to put it back on the ground and find someone else's car. If I don't tighten every bolt myself, I don't trust the work.

    But if he's just funding my work -
    Cummins turbodiesel, 4 speed OD tranny, cruise control, LSD with e-locker for the rear axle, mild tint to the windows, power door locks and windows, Mac Mini-based carputer with GPS and sat internet, resprayed satin brown with satin black trim, rear disc brakes, sliders and armor all around. Oh, and power seats from a '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
    BKCowGod - Northern, CA
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    Add full float to the rear axle build.

    Add:

    compound low

    4 link long arm front

    easy to use, strong, high clearance, OEM looking rear swing away for the spare and misc.

    front and rear winch

    plus other stuff I'm forgetting.

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    • new front chromoly shafts
    • ARB bumper front
    • custom rear bumper with swing away
    • e lockers front & rear
    • 4 inch lift, OME
    • 33 MT's
    • kick *** gps setup *edit, haha i didnt think that would be censored
    • roof rack
    • sliders, skids and armor
    • warn's front and rear
    • compresser setup
    • engle fridge


    pretty much, all the things i'm gonna do eventually.
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    Default Weasel's jeep

    Start with my 89 XJ
    Suspension seats wide enough to fit my butt!
    Good stereo but no 3 megawatt amps and speakers eating all the cargo area
    D44 chromo ox locked front and rear
    Real armor
    12v power everywhere
    Real roof rack
    Well designed front winch and rear swingaway bumpers
    Foose 1 off wheels and 33" MT tires
    Quality 4-5" long arm lift
    NOWf or the crazy part...................wait for it

















    A Cadilac CTS 2 litre V6 and transmission tied to a divorced STAK 3 transfer case

    Weasel

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    JK D44 axles front and rear

    rocktrac 4:1 transfercase

    LEAVE THE DENTS AND PAINT AS THEY ARE!

    rear bumper and tire carrier. rear winch

    roof rack

    new speakers all around.

    06 Jeep commander!
    2006 Ford F350 Lariat 4x4 Crew Cab 4x4

    2001 Range Rover HSE: 3" Old Man Emu springs, Bilstien Shocks, Rock Crawler 16" Wheels, 33" Tires, Rough Country 9500# Winch (sold dearly missed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKCowGod View Post
    I tell him to put it back on the ground and find someone else's car. If I don't tighten every bolt myself, I don't trust the work.

    But if he's just funding my work -
    Cummins turbodiesel, 4 speed OD tranny, cruise control, LSD with e-locker for the rear axle, mild tint to the windows, power door locks and windows, Mac Mini-based carputer with GPS and sat internet, resprayed satin brown with satin black trim, rear disc brakes, sliders and armor all around. Oh, and power seats from a '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
    having watched the show a ton and catching them work in person 2x at Sema and getting to look over several of the overhaulin cars in person Chip's team is one of the few I'd let do work on one of my vehicles.


    The first step would be
    1.) Call Dynatrac for some prorock 60s
    2.) AA, might as well get a 4spd atlas under there.
    3.) Make sure Jim Frens is part of the build team. Let him do a 1 off suspension
    4.) It needs a hemi (everything needs a hemi)


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    1992 Canadian M101 trailer on XLs to carry the gear.
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    OK, so we want to overhaul my TJ...

    Swap an oil burner, NV4500, and an Atlas; extra points if we can get 25+mpg out of the deal. No computers, please; Michigan doesn't inspect or emissions test, so we're cool there.

    A snorkel is a must. Make sure everything is vented and sealed as necessary to keep the water at bay. An extra-capacity gas tank (or tanks) would be nifty - I wonder, can a little Jeep have 500 mile fuel range?

    A solid but tucked-in-close roof rack would be nice, and nicer still if it can be easily removed for summertime/non-travel use with the softtop. Limb risers would be useful, especially if they're going to bother to repaint. Oh yeah, we're keeping the factory orange color.

    I think I'll be fine with 255/85/16 and a mild lift, with axles that can handle what the diesel + granny 1st + t-case can throw at it. A nice swing-away tire carrier+jerry can carrier would be appreciated. Make sure the springs can handle some weight on the back end when I'm towing stuff or loaded for a week of self-sufficiency.

    If they want to throw in an AT trailer and RTT, too, I'd definitely be game.

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    You roll over and go back to sleep... you dont see Chip till it's already done.

    But i would love to work for the man.. i fight back tears watching some of those episodes.(Did you see the son/father and the 67 Chevelle?!!) Yeah, i'm soft..

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    I would say I am coming as well.
    95 XJ Hardcore, 02 Libby softcore, Comanche Travois, Gear Carrier
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