i've finally decided to make a "build" thread here,
heres whats been done/what it has so far,
31x10.5 r 15 soft 8 wheels (15x8 3.75"bs)
F>R swap mostly RE parts with DT 8000 shocks
sliders i got from a buddy off the carcass of his ZJ
trailhawk paint scheme
tablet gps mounted
Upgraded cm with clayton belly.
Led light bar snevey's off road razor series 20"
iron man Andy's Tb bracket
steering box brace (FortCollinsZj)
RuffStuff dana 30 diff cover.
Ironman andy 4x4 fab upper ca
back up cam
limit straps on the front
Iron Man Andy's motor mounts.
Warn HS9500 with steel hawse fairlead
15W led DRL
TR rear bumper
JKS CA skids
whats getting worked on:
cb/ ham antenna
added reverse lights
Some point in the future:
here is how it currently sits
when i first got the keys to it
before the F>R
clayton belly skid going on in less then 2 weeks hopefully.
i didn't like the limited amount of light output in the cargo area. so i cut some of my extra lights for my rock lights and cut the trim piece that holds the cargo light , cut 1 row out of each section stuck i thin k about a 5" light strip in each one. wired it all up and threw a 12v outlet in the cargo area too, i was going to put the switch and 12v on the other side in the dip but i wasn't sure if the flush mount 2v would have enough space behind it.
jsut so you can see where they are placed
just the leds alone
i will start cutting away the stock front crossmember sunday/monday and see how that xj bumper looks/ mounts up see what has to get re drilled to bolt this bumper up. then i will know if i have to just resell the bumper or go with it and post pictures of it once its done.
went out to corral canyon yesterday did bronco flats/ gunslinger then los pinos/ espinsoa trail then my dad and i did sidewinder.
went to go work on the bumper today and when i pulled the backing plate for the tow hooks i found the tow hooks to be a bit on the small side and the bolts that were being used are 3/8", so after bouncing ideas off Dyn0mitemat i will be doing 4.5" x 1' long plate on the inside of the unibody with .5" bolts. or 4"x1.5" rec tube but i don't think i need rec tube since its only a rectangle for about 3.5" into the unibody
when i pulled the tow hooks off i was able to see how much i will have to shim it it will be .375" total so 3/16" on each side which will be all plate down the whole length of the bumper mount.