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Well guys here's how she sits now. More pics in post 4.

Added 6" FabTech lift with American Racing Mojave wheels and Toyo OpenCountry MTs. CB install and measured up for a full roll cage.










After my initial post I saw LandCruiserSteve's thread on how to create a good build-up page and realized I had violated every rule he outlined. So here is my Black Cherry build version 2.0.

I got my 2007 FJ bone stock Memorial Day 2007. At first I was going to go with chrome rims and all that "Hummer" crap before I realized what an idiot I was. When I was young my Dad had a passion for rock crawling and all things outdoors. He had some of the coolest Wranglers that I had ever seen (don't kill me for saying a Jeep looked good) and we would take trips to Uwharrie and Tellico several times a year. It didn't take me long to decide that I was going to do the same in the FJ. So here's what I've done so far:

Audio

Panasonic Head Unit (CQ-C8405U)
Memphis MClass Speakers and Tweaters All The Way Around
Memphis MClass AB Amp For Mids and Highs
Memphis MClass D Bass Amp
Memphis M1 15in Sub In A Rather Large Ported Box
Stinger Cap and Wiring
Custom Auto Acoustics Lexan Work With LEDs
iPod Connector


Panasonic H.U.


My now non-existent trunk. M1 15's aren't for everyone...I just like to listen to my music really loud.


Night shot of the Lexan work.


Amps and Stinger Cap

The build up of the audio system was pretty easy until it came to mounting amps and stuff. The actual trunk floor was raised to make room for the Lexan work, and the plastic on the back of the seats was also removed and replaced with some kind of mounting board covered in carpet.

Armor/Recovery/Lighting Mods

Allpro Offroad Front Bumper With Large Hoop
Warn 9.5xi Winch
PIAA 510 Driving Lights (Ion Yellow) On Bumper
PIAA 520 Fogs Up Top (no, I'm not using them as fog lights on the top of my car...they help my side to side visibility on the trail)
Allpro Light Bar/Air Dam
Highlift Xtreme Mounted On Rack
BF Goodrich AT (31')
Allpro Bandi CB Antenna Mount
TrailGear Sliders
Allpro Front Engine/Tranny Skids


Other Stuff

Tints
Tail Light Guards
Flowmaster Dual Exaust (Two Chamber) w/ Stainless Tips
Blacked Out Mirrors, Handles, Bezel, and Rear Wings
Mirror Light Covers
Head Light Covers

I have an appointment next week to get the front bezel, mirrors, handles, and rear wings all painted black. My lift kit is also being ordered. It's going up enough to clear 35' BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain KM2s, so I'm guessing 6 inches but I'm not sure...I'll post some pics of the sound system and other stuff as I get the chance. Thanks for looking!

Oh, and by the way...here are some pics of the FJ40 to tease you a bit. I'm going to do another build thread for it once I get this one down.

FINALLY I got everything blacked out. Here's the pics...





 

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put some pics in your photo album here on this site and from there you can just copy and paste the header information from the browser and insert into thread!
 

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Looks nice!
 

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looks good so far... but if you're asking for my $.02... black that FJ out! At a minimum, do the rear bumper and the bezel... wait for a sunny day, get some adhesion promoter, and have at it!
 

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I actually have an appointment with the body shop for this week to get mirrors handles bezel and rear bumper all blacked out....I like the way you think :)

And I'm running two dual chamber Flowmasters. They sound extremely good...I wasn't expecting much rumble out of a V6 but darn if I didn't get it.
 

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Awesome FJ!!!! :bigthumb: Like the dual Flowmaster you have!!! Keep us updated!:D
 

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Just wondering...if anyone wants to help my give my ride a catchy name like some of the other rigs on here feel free to post some ideas. I'm not the most creative person in the world.
 

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I actually have an appointment with the body shop for this week to get mirrors handles bezel and rear bumper all blacked out....I like the way you think :)

And I'm running two dual chamber Flowmasters. They sound extremely good...I wasn't expecting much rumble out of a V6 but darn if I didn't get it.
Man, you could black all that out yourself on a Saturday and save yourself a chunk of change for other toys!!!! Just my 2 cents for what it's worth.

BTW, your rig looks AWESOME! Just don't take Cherry Garcia! That's my rig's name!

Kim :rocker:
 

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^ No worries...I'll go with BLACK Cherry Garcia. Jk.

I would do it myself, I had actually bought everything I needed, but my friend who works at a body shop said he would do it for $100 bucks so I couldn't pass that up. I'm a little nervous with a rattle can anyways...
 

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^ No worries...I'll go with BLACK Cherry Garcia. Jk.

I would do it myself, I had actually bought everything I needed, but my friend who works at a body shop said he would do it for $100 bucks so I couldn't pass that up. I'm a little nervous with a rattle can anyways...
Don't be nervous with a rattle can! I just painted the old OEM tire cover (from the dealership) tonight. It was the flat, color coded one that alot of the dealers put their logo on. Anyway, I got 285s for Mother's day and my FJ tire cover won't fit anymore (I don't think) so I painted the stock one that has 32" printed on the inside. My new tires are 32.5" so I am hoping that the old cover will fit.

Painted it black as I don't want the dealership logo back there. Turned out great! The trick is to just be patient and take your time on the prep. It makes all the difference in the world.

Kim
 

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Now, that's one nice lookin' Black Cherry!! :cheers: :cheers:


And, x2 on doing the black-outs yourself. Like Kim (neworleansparrothead) says, it's a real easy mod to do. (Plus, you get bragging rights of saying that you did it yourself. :D )
 

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Alright alright. Sunday afternoon if the weather holds I'm going to attempt to overcome my fear of rattle canning my car and paint the parts myself. If I muck up bad I can always just have someone do it for me...
 

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Great looking Black Cherry! :cheers:
 
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