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Unread 10-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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ZJPunk98's WJ Build

HI Guys,

Sold the 98ZJ. A little sad about that, but onto a new project.

I have an 02 Overland 4.7ho with 128K on it. I will post pictures of its stock state soon.

Here is what is in the works this month:

1) Removed the factory rocksliders to be cleaned up, painted, and installed again.

2) Grind down any surface rust starting to appear on the underside, coat with POR-15, and seal with undercoat. Any suggestions are welcome here or alternatives to por-15.

3) Bought new wheels. please check them out and let me know what you think: http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/La...=PXA5029-78573 I hope these will not be too wide for the jeep, a little worried now.

4) Can not decide between 235/65/R17s or 245/70/R17s for my stock replacement until I lift my jeep next spring. looking at cooper at3s

5) Rebuild my drive shafts

6) installing moog HD tie-rod ends and SS from Kolak.

7) Installing a 3" kolak exhaust system, magna flow cat and flowmaster 50 muffler.

8) Removing, cleaning, painting, and then installing my trailer hitch again.


Future Mods:

Clayton 4.5" or 6.0" long arm kit, everything adjustable.
Regear to 4.56s and rebuild axels.
ARB front and rear bumpers
JKS quick Discos

Any input you may have is welcome.

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Unread 10-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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Hey stranger!!!

Be sure to call Clayton directly on the lift. He had a 3-link front on display at the Jeep Rally. I think it was under development for the WJ.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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Hey Eric, nice to hear from you. I saw you at Dan's place the other night. You seemed to be on a date, so I didn't bug you guys.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 05:34 AM   #4
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Hey Eric, nice to hear from you. I saw you at Dan's place the other night. You seemed to be on a date, so I didn't bug you guys.
Not a date. She was a financial planner who is helping the club buy land.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #5
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Cool, good to see that plan is still going through with a future purchase.
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Unread 10-30-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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Well plans have changed and here is when I will be running later this week when the lift shows up:

Kolak's Old Man Emu 3" Lift (Hd springs, Bilstein 5100s)
JKS Adjustable TB
JKS Quick Disconnects
IRO Extended Links
Crown Isolators
Moog HD tie-rod ends
Moog HD SS
Kolak's 3" mandrel bent exhaust with a Flow Master 50 and SS tip
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Unread 10-31-2013, 02:25 PM   #7
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Still no pics of her? Sounds like it will be a nice build! Good find on the 02 with only 128k miles
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Unread 10-31-2013, 04:44 PM   #8
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We are having a toy run with trail ride on Dec 1st. You should come.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #9
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We are having a toy run with trail ride on Dec 1st. You should come.
cool, who does the toy run benefit?
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Unread 11-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #10
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cool, who does the toy run benefit?
Arctic Mission of West Warwick and East Bay Community Action Program. We are also collecting food for the RI Community Food Bank.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f358/...013-a-1706210/

Now hurry up and get that build going before the first 10 pages of your build thread are filled with chit chat!!!
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Unread 11-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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never had good luck with por-15 peeled off on me. i have awesome luck with implement paint, like for farm equipment
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Unread 11-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #12
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Ok, over the last couple weeks, here is what I did:

1) Removed roof rack, license plates and holder, rear wiper, the rock sliders, and the corroded Overland badges. (thinking of buying new ones)

2) Next I purchased a Meguiars DA Buffing Kit and cutting pads: http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-da-foam-pad-kit.html
With this I compounded, polished, and waxed my Overland. Man it looks nice. I have some pics but they do no justice. Seeing it in person makes a difference.

Before:







After:













3) I replaced the tie-rod ends and steering damper with Moog HD products from Kolak.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #13
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Old parts:



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Unread 11-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #14
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Pics of lift components, still waiting for my Bilsteins to show up.

















these are the products I used for the paint conditioning:
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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:59 PM   #15
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Ok, the lift is in and my WJ looks great! I will post lots of pics from the process and maybe some instructional notes.



I will get some outdoor pictures soon. I want to finish the rock sliders and undercoating before I get dirt on everything.
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