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Droop07FJ
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PostSubject: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeFri Aug 02, 2013 9:51 pm

I thought I would go ahead and start a thread on my FJ. My Wife and Daughter have named it Sunny and its kind of stuck. I picked up my '07 FJ on June 24th of this year. Hopefully people don't die of old age between updates as this will most likely be a somewhat slow build.

Mods so far.

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Ricochet Roof Rack Airdam

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TG rock sliders(thanks for the great deal Jami). I will prob either add some kick outs to these down the road or replace them. But, for the deal Jami gave me on them I couldn't pass them up.

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Window Deflectors, some gun and USMC amtrac stickers

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FJ has some sort of slight lift. I know it has a spacer at the top, but I am not sure if these springs are stock or not. I know the shocks are stock.

 I plan on blacking everything out, already have the paint just need some time off. As far as parts go I plan on replacing the rear upper and lower contol arms next and then start on some armor.  I will update as I have time and money for mods.
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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 10:16 am

Looks good. You had a chance to take it playing yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 11:08 am

Good to see those sliders back in use Shawn!  No doubt I will be missing my FJ for many years to come.  Still enjoying the Rubicon that's for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 12:11 pm

@J.Dorton: not yet. I am just now rotating back to having weekends off,and I lost my week day trail partner.

@Jami: I hope to put them to good use. I love the 4 door wranglers. Before I discovered the FJ its what I wanted to buy.
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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 2:21 pm

Hit me up if you want to go some weekend. I'm off every other, and will soon only have to work every third.
Let me know if you need a hand wrenching too.
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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 6:43 pm

Great looking FJ! Jami is good at taking care of folks, glad you got a great deal on sliders from him. My wheels are off Jami's FJ! We're all going to have a piece of Jami's FJ running around...kinda like a donor card carrier ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 7:43 pm

I will have another piece of his FJ later this month when I pick up his light bar Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 10:31 pm

SingleTrack wrote:
Great looking FJ! Jami is good at taking care of folks, glad you got a great deal on sliders from him. My wheels are off Jami's FJ! We're all going to have a piece of Jami's FJ running around...kinda like a donor card carrier ;-)

 My FJ will live on through you guys!  Make me proud:D

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I will have another piece of his FJ later this month when I pick up his light bar Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_smile

I have it waiting for you Shawn!

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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeFri Aug 30, 2013 2:58 pm

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Blacked out the Front

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and rear
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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeFri Aug 30, 2013 4:33 pm

Blacked out looks nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeSun Jul 27, 2014 11:26 am

So I have had my FJ for a little over a year now. When I purchased my FJ I knew I wanted to attend a Summit. I saved as much as I could for modifications while also putting money away for our trip. In May I decided it was time to get busy preparing the truck for our vacation out west. Everything was done with a tight budget in mind.

First was wheels and tires. I found some Tacoma steel wheels on Craigslist for $75. I used some Rustoleum 7777 satin black to paint them. After doing a bit of research and talking with a few people I decided on Hankook DynaPro MT03 tires in 295/75r16. 
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Next was a lift. I did a lot of reading and looking around, but it was my conversations with Steve Springs from SouthEast Overland that helped me make up my mind. In the end, I went with the Metal Tech long travel rear set up, OME front lift with light springs, and lite racing UCA's.

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Some UPS loving.

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Since we would be doing Moab, more specifically camping in White Rim Pass, I wanted to have some lighting. I had already purchased a light bar from Jami Stanley so I put it to use with 2 KC daylighter Spot lights(middle), and 2 KC daylighter Floods(outer). Same lights in picture above. Thanks to Justin Dorton I also installed 2 6" LED side lights.
A couple of pics from the install. Big thanks to Justin Dorton and his Dad for helping me out with the wiring.
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and the final product
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Since I had recently acquired my HAM radio license, a new radio was installed.
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I also added a Midland CB, Cell phone mount, painted mirrors and door handles plus a few other odds and ends. I will try to get pictures of those and post them up soon.

Final product, on top of imogene pass.
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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeSun Jul 27, 2014 11:32 pm

Looks AWESOME!!!!! great job! And jami and Justin Dorton are amazing guys! I am so glad to call them friends!

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PostSubject: Re: Droops FJ build-"Sunny"   Droops FJ build-"Sunny" Icon_minitimeMon Aug 04, 2014 6:28 pm

Coming along VERY Nicely!
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