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Unread 07-06-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Think Twice Garage's Project TPFB

This will be the latest, and hopefully greatest, build from the hacks of the TTG. I picked up this wicked clean 94 ZJ, 4.0, 5spd, with 168k for $1,000 to replace my current wheeler(Build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...phant-1046955/). I'll be reusing some of the parts from the XJ, but most of it will be new. The goal of this project is to be a compromise rig that will serve full time DD duties in the winter, as it is replacing my F150 as well, but still be able to wheel heavy and often. Here's a few pictures before I outline the plan, so I don't lose anyone with a short attention span.





The money shot.


As of now the plan is:
-HP30, 4.88's, ARB, Chromo's, WJ Knuckles/brakes
-8.8, 4.88's, IRO brackets, welded for now, ARB when money allows
-~4.5" lift, RE SF short arms, BBCS's all around
-35x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR-k's on MT Classic II's
-T&T stiffeners, 4x4 cutouts
-Homemade bumpers and armor
-Flipped&Sticked D300, also when money allows
-Other misc. stuff like hand throttle, OBA, tinted windows, CB, discos, blah blah blah

The T&T stiffeners came in today, and I picked up 24' of 2x2, and 14' of 4x4, all 3/16" last week, so as soon as I figured out why there's no 5th gear the fun will begin. Hope you guys enjoy it, and any input is always appreciated.

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Unread 07-06-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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Gonna be sick! Red ZJs are just sexy
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Unread 07-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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Gunna be another awesome build!!
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Unread 07-07-2011, 02:29 PM   #4
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Can't wait to see this build ! Quality work on the Last Build!
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Unread 07-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #5
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Unread 07-08-2011, 02:14 AM   #6
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No way i'd sacrifice a 5spd that clean to a build. But it's yours. so have fun.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 11:14 AM   #7
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No way i'd sacrifice a 5spd that clean to a build. But it's yours. so have fun.
Why not? Guaranteed no one will have anything like it on the trail.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 01:05 PM   #8
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Cant wait to see what this will bring
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5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -[COLOR="Red"]Optima[/COLOR] -E3 plugs-[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Cu[/COLOR]st[COLOR="DarkGreen"]om[/COLOR] Pa[COLOR="DarkGreen"]in[/COLOR]t-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]

[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 07-08-2011, 03:27 PM   #9
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Why not? Guaranteed no one will have anything like it on the trail.
Almost to the point no one will have one on the road.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 05:17 PM   #10
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Almost to the point no one will have one on the road.
I see what you're saying and agree, to a point. While 5 speed Grand's are rare, they hold no special cash value, and will never really be a collector's item to anyone but a true Jeep nut. The same could be said for 5.9's and Orvis's, but you see those being built all them time. Worst case I ruin this body, and have all the parts to build a clone in the future. My big thing is the options and comfort a Grand offers over a regular Cherokee, the only turn-off I had was most are auto. This lil guy just happened to solve that problem and pop up at the right time.

On another note, I'm stuck working a bunch of OT this weekend, which means no time for the Jeep, but plenty of cash next week to buy the IRO brackets. Things should start moving quickly once I get a few days free.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 04:28 PM   #11
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Can't wait to see what this brings! I also cannot believe this bad boy never had a radio in it!
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Unread 07-09-2011, 05:47 PM   #12
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What you talking about never had a radio?
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[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]

[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 07-09-2011, 07:58 PM   #13
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What you talking about never had a radio?
I was wondering the same thing...
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Unread 07-17-2011, 09:23 PM   #15
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I was wondering the same thing...
Sorry, I am not familiar with the Grand Cherokee dash layout. The lower panel looked like a place where the radio would have gone. Mystery solved, you can all get back to your lives now...
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