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Unread 11-18-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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1980 cj5 build a Z.O.R.T. vehicle

So I'm ready to start my thread on my build. after reading through all like 90 pages of the "jeeps that would survive a zombie apocolypse" thread I've decided to build a Zombie Outbreak Recovery Vehicle or ZORV.

I'm open to suggestion and will have pics up in a few days as soon as i get time and have enough thread posts.

I have a 1980 CJ5 258 I6. dana 30 front, amce 20 rear, sr4 tranny, dana 300 short tcase. a 3.5" body lift, 33 12.5 15's, custome solid steel 3in round welded on front and rear bumpers with a custom 1/2 bull bar 1/2 stinger.

just upgraded the steering: crown heavy duty tie rods, borgesson steering shaft with vibration reducer, skyjacker single steering stabilizer, rebuilt tilt column and manual steering box, new pitman arm, grant classic sterring wheel.

no back seat. It's for sale on ebay (sinnammada is my seller name)

done a full tune up and am about to do team rush

new marine fuel gauge and sender.

iphone app for a speedo

added 1 12V plug.

other wise it is stock.

open to suggestions on paint, custom hardtop/half hardtop, roll cage (I'm really wanting to use square tubing so I'd love to see some pics)

I'm really interested in a S.O.A conversion but i want it done right.

please lsit any suggestions

and I'll be on a budget so custom built is always an option..

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Unread 11-18-2010, 04:56 PM   #2
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oh yeah my favorite add on so far is an optima D31M battery
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Unread 11-18-2010, 06:43 PM   #3
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I've got all of my current pics uploaded to photobucket and I've gotta make 4 more thread posts...

This will be a photo heavy thread so any unclicking will be much appreciated.
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Unread 11-18-2010, 11:12 PM   #4
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this was a week after i bought it..I'll be posting more pics in the coming days
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Unread 11-19-2010, 10:52 AM   #5
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So I'm thinking rock sliders, a lightbar, and new seats will most likely be the next additions.

I'm wanting to find a way to mount two jerry cans, an axe, a shovel, and a hi-lift jack, to the sides or front without interfering with my view, operation of the hood, or use of the side steps getting in and out of the vehicle. I'm not very interested in mounting them to the back because i want to build a spare carier back there.
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Unread 11-19-2010, 12:41 PM   #6
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mout the jerry cans on the back with the tire carrier.

having in them in front would be terrible.

or you could mount them inside the tub in the cargo area.
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Unread 11-19-2010, 02:00 PM   #7
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I would only mount the Jerry cans on front....if they are fueling a flame thrower that is mounted to the front bumper.

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Unread 11-23-2010, 07:04 AM   #8
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well i was more referring to the tools being front mounted not so much on the jerry cans...

Sorry for no recent updates.. I'm stalled out waiting on Borgeson to get my steering shaft here. It will be two weeks thursday since I've driven her and I'm starting to go into withdrawals.

So for tools I'm thinking fire axe pick axe spade shovel 48"hi-lift.. 1 red jerry can for gas one blue jerry can for water... any other suggestions?
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Unread 11-23-2010, 08:39 AM   #9
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So i just wanna gripe for a minute. I callded Rusty's on 11/10 to order my steering shaft. checked back with them several times about shipping. today i find out that Borgeson lied to me about having them in stock and ready to ship. I want to Thank Rusty at Rusty's for being honest with me and letting me know what was going on. To Borgeson. Get you $#!| together and don't lie to folks... ok I'm done now

it looks like it will be the middle of next week before my steering shaft is in.

just to update.. stopped by to check on my jeep yesterday. the new 13" steering wheel is awesome it gives my knees some needed breathing room and I'm hoping it will add some nice response time to turning.

having a little trouble with the bully side steps.. having to fab up some brackets.

new Marine fuel gauge is installed and working great.

If anyone knows the stock dimensions of the roll bar I'd like to get them to start drawing out the new roll cage.

I will be using 3' square tubing for main part of the cage and 2" square tubing for the rest.

Planning on fabbing up so 1/4 sheet aluminum for a half cab. any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:42 PM   #10
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Wow, you aren't going to have much fun trying to turn around on a trail, or more likely parking at the mall with a 13" wheel and no power steering.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 06:14 PM   #11
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it builds character..err uhm popeye like forearms.
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Unread 11-25-2010, 01:21 PM   #12
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You're going to need a mount for some kind of gun. Perhaps a Browning M2 .50 caliber would be effective against the undead. Here's an example...


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nice lookin' jeep, but there's NO WAY i'm trusting a carburetor in a zombie apocalypse. haha
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nice lookin' jeep, but there's NO WAY i'm trusting a carburetor in a zombie apocalypse. haha
If the zombies manage to set off any EMP (electromagnetic pulse) weapons, then electronically-controlled devices are potentially dead and useless. Therefore a more simple engine with carburetor and no electronics could actually be beneficial becaise it would be one of vew vehicles still running.

Of course you'd need an old CJ to avoid an elecronically-controlled ignition system. I think the standard-issue CJ ignition module would probably crap out at the sight of a zombie. Of course it's all pointless anyhow because how likely is it that the zombies would be detonate any EMP weapons?

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Unread 11-26-2010, 12:44 PM   #15
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You're going to need a mount for some kind of gun. Perhaps a Browning M2 .50 caliber would be effective against the undead. Here's an example...


but what are you gunna do when they start climbing up the side... i say shotguns are the way to go.
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