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Unread 07-18-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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New build thread: Blizzard

So after i blew the tranny out in my old ZJ I got another one since I have too much in mods to try and sell them.

Picked up a 95 Limited with the 5.2V8 for cheap. 70k on motor and tranny, 140k on the body. Still had the ugly gold trim on it.





First item was to order a Magnaflow catback and exhaust. Got it at cost and then had it welded up for $100. Didn't bother with a tip since it will only get wrecked.







Next was the gold trim and the bug guard. Guard came off, might go back on when I paint and trim it. Painted all the gold trim black and re-did the pinstripe.





New JF sticker and CB antenna


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Unread 07-18-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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The 3.5" RE lift, 1.25" coil spacers and all the junk from the old one should be getting swapped on next weekend. Im going to pick up a set of Canyon rims to paint black and put either my 31's or new 32's on.
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Unread 07-18-2009, 05:05 PM   #3
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Looks good, but I'da just put a turndown on, instead of having it go straight out without a tip, it just looks odd IMO. But thats just a pet peeve of mine. Carry on!
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Unread 07-18-2009, 05:19 PM   #4
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Looks sweet man, now de-badge and lift


I need a ZJ.....
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Unread 08-08-2009, 03:37 AM   #5
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Bit of work got done, pretty much half the club is done for repairs of their own or on vacation so its been a bit hard to get help.

The red ZJ is all stripped now, I just have to decide if I'm going to part it since everything but the tranny is good or try and sell it whole.




Figured while its apart I'd add a bit of protection. So i got my rock sliders painted and ready for welding.



Skid plate for the gas tank


And a diff guard for the rear


After its all put back together I'm done messing around with it for a year, its been such a pain to do all of this over.
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Unread 08-08-2009, 03:06 PM   #6
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Looks good so far
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Unread 08-08-2009, 03:27 PM   #7
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cant wait to see more
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Unread 08-08-2009, 03:43 PM   #8
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Im anxious to see the finished product.
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Unread 08-08-2009, 03:45 PM   #9
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additional generic build thread compliment
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