ZJ dd build as i go thread - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > Grand Cherokee General Discussion > ZJ dd build as i go thread

All Bilstein shocks & struts - Lowest Prices Ever and Santa Kolak Announces: Kolak Exhaust 20% Off Sale!Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 03-11-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
BlackDaddyZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 769
ZJ dd build as i go thread

Well here we go, welcome to my build thread of my zj thats my daily driver. details:
5.2
249
mostly stock really. I bought it for a whopping $100 from my dad after he bought a suburban to replace it. Now the bad when i bought it: front doors are gonzo rusted all the way through on the bottoms, the vc is bad(its a 249 what else is new?), the hatch is in bad shape rotted through and surface rust, bug deflector cracked in the middle. Now the good: maintained very well, had a jvc cd deck, infinity gold system, upcountry rear springs with airbags in them, interior was pretty clean. all in all an amazing first car.

So far what I've done to it, with the help of my dad of course who is teaching me how to do everything as we go on it.
New AVS Bugflector II
New Ignition Switch
Remanned Power Steering Pump
New to me rear hatch in great shape
new to me passenger front door also in great shape
Straight Pipe insted of cat since old on rotted off it
New Hooker Super Turbo Muffler
New 2.25" tailpipe
Custom Fabbed CAI
New Map Sensor
Dorman A/C Delete Pulley
New Battery
New brakes all around
New Water Pump
New Baja Lights on the bumper
New Trackbar
New Rancho Steering Stabilizer
New Rear Upper Control Arms
2 New Rancho RS5000's in the back
New American Racing Outlaw II's 15x8 w/ 3.75" backspacing


When i first got it and then how it sits now

before.jpg   sdc11362.jpg  
__________________
Bob
'94 ZJ
5.2L
IRO 4.5" Lift
35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's


98 5.9
Restored and daily driven
BlackDaddyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-12-2010, 12:01 AM   #2
Virmagicus
Headed Out West
 
Virmagicus's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 6,428
Not bad bro. Looking good!
Virmagicus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-12-2010, 12:01 AM   #3
BlackDaddyZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 769
also forgot to add in there a new header panel
and the mesh pieces in the grille too.
also the water pump and control arms have yet to go on
here they are
sdc11054.jpg  
__________________
Bob
'94 ZJ
5.2L
IRO 4.5" Lift
35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's


98 5.9
Restored and daily driven
BlackDaddyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #4
BlackDaddyZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 769
finally got around to going to the jy and getting a new airhat (turns out they dont like getting hit in a fit of rage, who knew?) and came away with one for free. also got all the wiring and electrical connectors from the fusebox in another zj with factory fogs. so i can finally get the lights on the bumper lit up. all of this was free. turns out they dont care about wiring stuff and plastics. while i was there i saw an orvis that had just been put there that had the upcountry suspension group that id been looking for for so long. so the next day i went back and grabbed the front springs since i already have the back. they charged me $10 a spring what a steal. put them on and wow what a difference. now i want to go higher with it. i want to get the IRO 2" bb which is not expensive at all. cant wait to get new bigger tires. completely on the fence on those, i want something agressive but i can get bfg at's at a real good price for 31's
__________________
Bob
'94 ZJ
5.2L
IRO 4.5" Lift
35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's


98 5.9
Restored and daily driven
BlackDaddyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-14-2010, 05:10 PM   #5
BlackDaddyZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 769
finally got around to completely wiring the fogs up and they work better than i thought, they produce more light then i had hoped for. nighttime driving is so much better now. laid down some nice semi gloss black on the undercarriage to clean that up. next project will be the IRO 2" bb. i think thats where the lifting will end, i dont want new springs since it has all upcountry ones which i love having also will be buying a new set of front swaybar endlinks, since the ones on there are rusted beyond belief and the bushings are shot. only 50 bucks for everything i need. now i just need to acquire the money for all of it.
__________________
Bob
'94 ZJ
5.2L
IRO 4.5" Lift
35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's


98 5.9
Restored and daily driven
BlackDaddyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-15-2010, 10:48 PM   #6
Spike300
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Marion, Wis
Posts: 1,355
i the same color as mine but not for long! i like it so far
__________________
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/camo-beast-975063/[/url]

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

Zombie Outbreak Response Unit #75
Spike300 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-15-2010, 11:07 PM   #7
BlackDaddyZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 769
i feel like the color is a classy color and i really never see any jeeps around here in ma with the same color
__________________
Bob
'94 ZJ
5.2L
IRO 4.5" Lift
35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's


98 5.9
Restored and daily driven
BlackDaddyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-15-2010, 11:15 PM   #8
RedRock527
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 713
Looks good man!
__________________
96 ZJ : IRO 3.5in Lift, 31x10.5 General Grabber AT2's, ARB Front Bumper, XRC10 winch, other misc mods.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/redrocks-build-thread-1031758/
http://www.youtube.com/user/Bulletsrain?feature=moby
RedRock527 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-16-2010, 11:42 AM   #9
Spike300
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Marion, Wis
Posts: 1,355
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackDaddyZJ View Post
i feel like the color is a classy color and i really never see any jeeps around here in ma with the same color
i seen a few around here that is the same color as ours, if you wanna see what i mean by mine wont be like that for long, look at my thread
__________________
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/camo-beast-975063/[/url]

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

Zombie Outbreak Response Unit #75
Spike300 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-16-2010, 06:29 PM   #10
BlackDaddyZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike300 View Post
i seen a few around here that is the same color as ours, if you wanna see what i mean by mine wont be like that for long, look at my thread
oh ive been through your thread a few times already and i do like what your doing with it, the camo is cool. i saw a wrangler about a week ago that was all woodland digital camo which i thought was cool. probly just a vinyl wrap but cool none the less.
__________________
Bob
'94 ZJ
5.2L
IRO 4.5" Lift
35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's


98 5.9
Restored and daily driven
BlackDaddyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-16-2010, 10:23 PM   #11
Spike300
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Marion, Wis
Posts: 1,355
no wrap for me, i use paint
__________________
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/camo-beast-975063/[/url]

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

Zombie Outbreak Response Unit #75
Spike300 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-16-2010, 10:24 PM   #12
Spike300
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Marion, Wis
Posts: 1,355
Should put some pics up of your intake, i want to do one or fab a snorkal, dont know yet and need some ideas
__________________
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/camo-beast-975063/[/url]

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

Zombie Outbreak Response Unit #75
Spike300 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-16-2010, 10:31 PM   #13
BlackDaddyZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike300 View Post
Should put some pics up of your intake, i want to do one or fab a snorkal, dont know yet and need some ideas
i will tomorrow, i have the day off. it only cost me $40 or so in buying the intake kit off ebay and then some galvanized sheet metal for the shield. eventually painted it with high temp black cuz i wasnt diggin the chrome and silver under the hood.
actually here it is before i painted it
sdc10021.jpg  
__________________
Bob
'94 ZJ
5.2L
IRO 4.5" Lift
35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's


98 5.9
Restored and daily driven
BlackDaddyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-18-2010, 08:21 PM   #14
BlackDaddyZJ
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 769
did a little bit of wheeling today with a friend that has a 5.7 silverado on 33's and he got stuck 3 different times while i didnt get stuck once. he said before we hit the trails that i better bring a chain so he can pull me out when i get stuck. im glad he got to eat his words
__________________
Bob
'94 ZJ
5.2L
IRO 4.5" Lift
35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's


98 5.9
Restored and daily driven
BlackDaddyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-18-2010, 09:19 PM   #15
vonericsen
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 778
looking good so far! if you want to make it look a little younger you can paint the bumpers and cladding with some spray paint. krylon fusion is what i used and it made my jeep look much younger...most of the people who see it after i painted the bumpers and cladding ask me if i bought a new jeep. lol
__________________
Moss Green 95 5.2l ZJ- 5.5" IRO lift, 255 75 R17 BFG M/T on JK Moabs, Mopar ECU, Mopar Tire Carrier
vonericsen is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.