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Old 07-26-2011, 06:40 PM
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Default Operation Heroes Wish 95 Jeep Wrangler Build pic heavy

Well instead of working on mine this is what I have been up to lately.

This is a Jeep I am helping build for Operation Heroes Wish, it is being built for SFC Charles Adkins' son. SFC Adkins was KIA in Afghanistan and this was bought by him off ebay to be a father son project upon his return from the deployment. We will be completely redoing it and it will be presented at Riverfest by the Mayor of Clarksville. A local Linex will be doing the inside, Maaco will be doing the paint, and SONUS Car Audio will be doing the audio in it.

Here is a local news coverage link-http://www.wsmv.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId= 6089519

FB page- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Operat...32410753445449

If you would like to donate to the cause- http://wish4ourheroes.org/
SFC Adkins


On with the build:
Day 1
Tear down








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The rust on this thing was a killer.

Day 2



Rough Country lift kit







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Day3
Prepping the new frame for sand blasting and powder coat








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Day4

Stripping parts from the old frame for reuse.




Frame back from powder coating

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:34 PM
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RIP Soldier thanks for your service
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:54 PM
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RIP SFC Charles Adkins....what ur doing is great props to u man
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:16 PM
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Little update
Axles back from sand blasting




The body tub is at the body shop getting fixed and ready to be painted.
Taking the seats down to the upholstery shop to get recovered tomorrow.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:22 PM
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keep it up... watching this thread

great progress
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:57 PM
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Tub sand blasted has a bit of areas that going to need patched but tonight the body shop is starting work on it.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:57 PM
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amazing stuff your doing man, rip american heros
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:45 PM
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This is cool man... can't wait to see the progress on this one.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:07 PM
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Today's progress:
We got the rearend full put together just have to do a little bit to button it up, the front has been put in also still have the steering to do yet. Its a roller though this is the fun part to finally start to see it come together after all of the hard work that we have put into it.







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Old 07-31-2011, 06:10 PM
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Its a Roller
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:35 PM
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Body is back from the shop, looks pretty good I must say. Its getting dropped off in the morn in order to get the drive train installed cant wait.


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Old 08-12-2011, 05:42 PM
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great thread right here
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:29 PM
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SO we had a set back the person that was suppose to do the drivetrain decided he didnt have time texted us the day after we dropped it off not even a call. Anyways after much cussing and swearing we found one. Mmmmmm can you guess what drive train we are using Ill wait to post pics when its installed its not a Jeep or Ford product had to go back to my roots on this one.
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:39 PM
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:48 PM
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350 chevy lol
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