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post #1 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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So here we go , showin off my build . It's been a long experimental process until I got it narrowed down to a fine running ZJ .

Here we go , this was my jeep as I bought it . 1995 Orvis with a RRO 4.5 lift , just over 5" with the UC springs , all on stock arms , oh yeah , I was a newbie almost 2 yrs ago , now , I would have ran from the deal with dust flying

First thing I did was remove the spray can clear coat the PO tried to repair the paint , then , I buffed it up with some wet sanding and good compounds

Forgive the chrome wheels , they screwed me over on my order , but I was tired of rubbing on full lock , they weren't on for long

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post #2 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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this first pic is all cleaned up after the strip and wax , and some new lights next . Following up were new rims and tires .
It was somewhere around this time I rebuilt the 249 and installed new stock control arm bushings

Don't fall asleep yet , it gets better
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post #3 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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By now I've installed new stock sway bar links and bushings , tsk tsk , still learning . Did the plenum gasket , an issue , but not the problem . Weather started to warm up , and now the build gets busy . I found a great deal on an engine , $1000 bought me a 2001 dodge Ram 5.2 , trans , and t-case with 50K original , I was able to sell the trans and case for $1800 , which gave me the engine for free and $800 to build the engine

here'` some before and after's
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post #4 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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some more engine and intake pics . The intake I scrubbed really clean , it was black when I started

The intake was laid on for pics
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post #5 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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From the proceeds of the engine , I bought a Mopar perf PCM , an MSD coil , MSD wires cap and rotor , 3" exhaust , sensors , oil and shop supplies for the engine including paint and gaskets . That is one tight engine bay for swapping engines ! Fitting 3" pipe through the rear isn't exactly a roomy venture either , it took a second try
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post #6 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 08:34 PM
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Very nice buid!
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post #7 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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So , after all that , add a roof rack , a rear JKS TB , and some braces and here it is , well as it was

I ordered some hood vents from Kolak and tossed em on too

Found a hood deflector at the JY for $2 , so I put it on too
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post #8 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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combination of super flex arms , and the lower fonts are fixed super rides , and the rear Addco
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post #9 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 09:08 PM
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Dude! the jeep looks nice! Get some hellas on tha bumper.. unless thats not what your into... I am likin that skid on the front.. is that made for the ZJ?

98' JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 5.9
149k 5.9L v8 White

Crane Cam shaft and Crane, Roller Rockers, bored .030 over, edelbrock performer heads, M1 Intake manifold, Fasstman throttle body, magnacore wires, platinum plugs, K&N FIPK, dough thorley headers,3" high flow cat, 3" magnaflow mandrel bent exhaust, SCT tuned

***future mods -5.5 IRO LA - KOR sliders -KOR roof rack -

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post #10 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Good bye 31's , hello 32's . Good bye stock end links and hello disco's . the rear end links are stock 1 ton chev
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Dillon , I made that skid from a 2007 dodge ram push bar I'll post some pics of the install next
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post #12 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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As requested by Dillon , here's a little how to on the skid . Very simply done . Cut the top lip /flipped edge flat , and trim for the tow hooks . Here how it's attached , just 4 points , but it would hold my weight without flinching . It now hangs on my garage wall

The upper bolts were tricky . I drilled the holes , but had to feed the bolt out from the inside . There is no way to get a nut on the inside . Once the bolts were in the bumper , I slipped the plate over and they tightened up great without holding the bolt head . Once tight , I trimmer the bolt flush with the nut .

The lower bolts got drilled into a small steel plate that runs along the bottom . It fit perfectly , and made for a strong mounting point

This plate is available from any Westin dealer , I'll have to dig up the part #
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post #13 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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The next mod was the bumper , and yes Dillon , some lighting ,

It's a Cherokee Or-fab Bumper . I got it for $500 cash , made a few brackets , and bolted it on . The winch I got from the local Craigslist for $180 , just a cheapo 8000lb'er , but hey , it pulls my buddies FJ out every time
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post #14 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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wiring up a winch is really simple
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post #15 of 99 Old 04-07-2009, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Last for now , the niner add ons , some better interior pics I'll have to get tomorrow , but here's the roof rack and a pic of the console leather goodies on the floor
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