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Unread 04-07-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 08:17 PM   #4
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #5
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 08:34 PM   #6
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Very nice buid!
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Unread 04-07-2009, 08:46 PM   #7
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 08:52 PM   #8
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:08 PM   #9
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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?
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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:08 PM   #10
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:09 PM   #11
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #12
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:26 PM   #13
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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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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:31 PM   #14
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wiring up a winch is really simple
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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:37 PM   #15
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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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