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Unread 04-23-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Betty White Edition ZJ Build

Betty White....
she is old... and was covered in gold accessories
1998 Zj 5.2 Limited with 174k on the clock.
249 garbage TC lol
3.5" RC lift
factory hooks
cobra75wxst with firestik
mf1050 compressor hardwired
265/75/16 guard dogs with oem 16" wheels & 1.25" wheel spacers
trimmed front bumper
evtra 12v outlet and onboard 1500w inverter
there's more... But everyone just wants to see pics not words!
blah blah blah... now for pics
Current edited pic as of April 2013


The tale of Betty White:


Got home and decided the Gold trim wheels had to go asaFp & Installed my black widow basket with some goodies




(btw I am 185 lbs and the basket and cross bars held up nicely while I was up there)
Mounted up my MF1050, inverter and 12v plugs to the rear cargo area for camping

Also installed my Cobra 75wxst and firestik

1.25" wheel spacers installed

Factory tow hooks and trimmed the front bumper a little bit

RC 3.5" f-r kit with the N2.0 shocks, RC SS, 265/75/16 TW Guard dogs, new passenger side axle, rotors...just the start of this money pit

During the install


Post install pics


Tires Mounted and rockers painted black





ZJ lending a helping hand for my DD that needed some air


Thats pretty much it...
Bought it 3 months ago and I am sure there is more to come.
Wanted to make a build thread to keep track of Betty White
242 swap commin real soon! Junk yard 1/2 price day is may 18th so will be picking up my 242 & factory skids

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Unread 04-23-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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Unread 04-24-2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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Are You running a tank on your compressor
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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Are You running a tank on your compressor
no tank yet...
really need to get on that though
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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Sweet rig
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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Sweet rig
thank you
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #7
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Gm5moker-your inbox is full

TJ fuel bezel
got it from quadratec for $12.99 shipped

http://www.quadratec.com/products/23001_300.htm

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/t...el-zj-1129094/

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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #8
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I'm envious of those stock 5.9 wheels. They look awesome when they are painted black.

Nice looking rig - well done!
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:02 AM   #9
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I'm envious of those stock 5.9 wheels. They look awesome when they are painted black.

Nice looking rig - well done!
thanks!
not Niner wheels though...


factory limited wheels.. think people call them the snowflake wheels?
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #10
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Same wheels I have on both my limiteds. I'm just missing one center cap....argh.

Clean ZJ though! I have a 97 that's chargold. My 96 has been painted purpleish...I prefer it to be painted back to the OEM color....white.
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Same wheels I have on both my limiteds. I'm just missing one center cap....argh.

Clean ZJ though! I have a 97 that's chargold. My 96 has been painted purpleish...I prefer it to be painted back to the OEM color....white.
thank you
was really hoping for a white limited... settled for chargold
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Unread 04-26-2013, 01:20 PM   #12
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thank you
was really hoping for a white limited... settled for chargold
Pshhhh I plan on throwing a BB on the Chargold ZJ and a 3.5-4" lift on my Barney Jeep.

I may just go with the same lift you have. I will add in the front and rear adjustable track bars. Do you have fully adjustable control arms or the "fixed" ones? Hows the ride? Any issues with thw RC lift?
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Unread 04-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #13
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Pshhhh I plan on throwing a BB on the Chargold ZJ and a 3.5-4" lift on my Barney Jeep.

I may just go with the same lift you have. I will add in the front and rear adjustable track bars. Do you have fully adjustable control arms or the "fixed" ones? Hows the ride? Any issues with thw RC lift?
Followed the RC instructions and redrilled the front TB hole and used the rear TB bracket for now. front and rear axles seem to e centered. rear is kind of stiff being that I did the v8 f-r swap. the fixed LCA's arent bad. rears were kind of a pain in the @ss to install but got it done. for the $$... pretty decent lift. if you have the extra coin (& I will eventually) go with f+r adj track bars for peace of mind
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Unread 04-29-2013, 11:48 AM   #14
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little cosmetic mod..
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Unread 05-20-2013, 03:39 PM   #15
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Electric fan swap, new radiator, and an edited pic of Betty.
Time for a water pump...just started leaking yesterday
One of these days I will spend a weekend NOT wrenching on this thing
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