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Old 04-05-2019, 11:39 AM
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I guess I'll start a build thread on my Jimmy. Most of everything I've done has been done before on here. I purchased this 1996 4 door 4x4 about 6 years ago for the wife's daily. She fell in love with the purple lol. It was all stock and in decent condition. She wanted it lifted and bigger tires. So I added shackles, keys and 31" Yokohama geolanders.



Fast forward a couple years. The wife got a new car so the Jimmy becomes my daily. I drove it without changing anything up until this winter.
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 11:43 AM
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I added a 52" light bar and started fabbing up a custom front bumper.



I didn't like how I had the light bar mounted so I built some new mounts. I have since moved the light bar down and back. I still need to clean up and paint the mounts.

 
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Old 04-05-2019, 11:47 AM
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Then came a 2" body lift. Since these pictures I have raised the front bumper but not the rear. I'm going to build a bumper for the rear and raise up the receiver hitch.





I still need to install my add a leafs and add an extra leaf or two.
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 11:58 AM
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I have plans for a roof basket and a few other things I want to do. I'm going to be trimming fenders soon to clear some bigger tires. I have test fit 33/12.5/15 and just for fun 35/12.50/15. I do have a set of 2wd rims to mount when I get tires.







 
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So for now that's how she sits. We go out and play 1-2 times a week in the Jimmy. It's a fun little truck that has really surprised me.









 
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:43 PM
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Like that color, man! Don't think I've seen one that color before!
 
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:37 PM
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That front bumper came out nice.

Looks like a lot of fun over there in Idaho.
 
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Thanks guys. The bumper isn't finished yet but it is coming together nicely. I am fortunate to live where I do. Plenty of public lands and I have access to some private areas as well.
I'm hoping to get some more upgrades done the next week or so.
 
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I managed to get some time to work on the Jimmy tonight. I broke down an old set of stock rear springs off my suburban to make a b*stard pack for the rear of the Jimmy. Then I did some more work on the front bumper.



Still have more to do to get it done the way I want but it's getting there
 
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Worked on the bumper again tonight. These pics make it look huge lol. I'll get some better pictures a little farther away tomorrow.



 

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