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post #226 of 820 Old 10-19-2011, 07:12 PM
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not to hijack but i wonder what kinda truck? several buddys of mine trashed my nokys cuz they wore out fast on my buddys truck...which was a 2nd gen cummins ext cab 2500 pushin 600hp and he used a 32 ft bumper tow a few time a month doing haul jobs.i know these nokians are a softer compound rubber but time will tell how they wear. i think tires on a jeep(lightweight) wear much diff than on a truck.

good to know about the m16s. have to see what reviews they get. i will prolly never buy another set of tires that arent nittos. woulda bought mud grapps if they had a 35x15inch rim that wasn't 14inch wide. cant run em that wide on the road around here in the winter, but even the terra grapps are a great tire that wear like iron.

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post #227 of 820 Old 10-19-2011, 07:17 PM
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not to hijack but i wonder what kinda truck? several buddys of mine trashed my nokys cuz they wore out fast on my buddys truck...which was a 2nd gen cummins ext cab 2500 pushin 600hp and he used a 32 ft bumper tow a few time a month doing haul jobs.i know these nokians are a softer compound rubber but time will tell how they wear. i think tires on a jeep(lightweight) wear much diff than on a truck.
F150 To be fair they weren't well balanced though

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post #228 of 820 Old 10-19-2011, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Things are good
I can't believe you got that whole van for $300... I spent three times that just on parts for replacing my cylinder head
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Dude $300 is an amazing deal. I cant even imagine lucking into something that killer.
Really just a case of who you know as I offered to pay scrap prices for it about $850 but the dealer who owned it gave me a hell of a deal at $300. I had figured if I found a full donor that ran well for $1200ish I would have been happy. Essentially I got a motor, trans(which will need converted), PCM(hope it doesn't have SKIM) Harness (may not work due to length issues) exhaust and misc. and $100 (after I scrap it) a win for sure and I couldn't be happier with how this is going so far.


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I was about to say, it wouldn't be a true zombie killer without some MOLLE. Do you plan on getting the seat covers as well?
I know people down Smittybilt and some things are sort of crap but I was really happy with this overhead GEAR setup. I don't think I'll do the front seat covers but possibly the rear or tailgate. Very handy for storage which is in short supply in a jeep.

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I love this jeep!! keep up the good work man.
Thank You, the guys at work still give me a hard time because they saw the turd it was when I bought it. But they are starting to come around now that the engine swap is a real thing and not just something I keep saying is going to happen.

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sweet jeep, what was that bike in the garage? 08ish r6?

you'll have to check out the interco m16s to make that a real zombie killer.on of my offroad mags did a write up about how they will help you survive the zombie apocalypse and the super cool bullet-shaped side lugs would have ur jeep rockin.

also idk how you feel about the shiny jk wheels but lo2ay with the spider build had his stock wheels sandblasted and painted 10% gloss black. gives them a black/gray look in different lights. prolly look sick on ur jeep
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Friend of mine had those on his truck those thing would go through anything off road but they were loud and got chewed up real quick on the street.
Bike is an 07 GSXR750 with full race titanium/carbon pipe and dyno tune with only 1400 miles. Still need to sell it, just bought a new battery for it as it has sat in the garage and died.

The JK wheels were just a cheap way to get 17's which I prefer. Eventually I will be going with something different in style but same 17" size. Tires is one of those things I change my mnd on constantly. Just so many great choices but to be realistic the jeep will spend a large amount of time on the pavement so that will weigh heavily. Although at the moment some 37" pitbull rockers mounted on Raceline Monster's bolted to full width dana 60 axles sounds pretty good.
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post #229 of 820 Old 10-22-2011, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Need to start ordering parts needed to install the 5.2L in the jeep
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post #230 of 820 Old 10-22-2011, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Well like the rest of this build the motor is coming out of the van slowly. After dismanteling the front some I raised it up in the air (benifit of working some where with lifts) and disconnected the trans, exhaust, starter, motor mounts, drained the radiator and removed hoses, steering pump lines etc. so it should be ready to come out on Monday.
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Once again spent alittle time after work removing parts from the donor. It is ready at this point to come out. will drop the trans then pull the motor and send it on its way to the crusher by Friday.





Items to find and/or buy:
Durango/Dakota air inlet
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summit racing Headers SUM-G9064
etc. etc. etc..........
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post #232 of 820 Old 10-27-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Well it is out of the van and after alittle cleaning and typical tuneup items being done will be ready for it's new home. I plan on getting it in the jeep and running well then after awhile doing some modifications to add power if needed. Plan on new valve cover gaskets,plugs,wires,cap,rotor,water jacket kit, rear main seal etc.... just easy things to knock out while it is out on the stand. Also looking at headers from Summit Racing or painting these stockers up. Would also like to find Jeep valve covers for cheap just to keep it looking as stock as possible.


Also have the 44RE out and setting up someone to switch out the cone so it mates with the transfer case in the Jeep. would have been nice to find a 4x4 donor but they want to much for them. Also have looked into doing a 46RE that's 4x4 ready in it's place, just a more heavy-duty trans.


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I have to say this would have not been a problem in my garage at home (other than the van wouldn't fit) but was very nice to have access to a lift. But nothing at this point you couldn't tackle on your own (I did have them evacuate the AC system for me) in the driveway.

So tomorrow it's off to the scrap yard for the shagin wagon to recoup my initial investment of $300 and hopefully $100-$200 more. Have a few parts I took off as well I'll try and craigslist for a few bucks and add to the funds needed for conversion parts. Then Saturday or Monday should be starting on the disassembly of the Jeep. Plan on painting the engine bay while the motor is out of the Jeep and cleaning up the frame and such.
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post #233 of 820 Old 10-28-2011, 11:21 AM
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Just wanted to post some visual inspiration for your Zombie build
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post #234 of 820 Old 10-28-2011, 01:23 PM
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Just wanted to post some visual inspiration for your Zombie build
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Just wanted to post some visual inspiration for your Zombie build
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post #236 of 820 Old 10-28-2011, 03:50 PM
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nice progress so far. How many miles does that motor have?

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post #237 of 820 Old 10-28-2011, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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nice progress so far. How many miles does that motor have?
83,xxx family vacation pampered miles, so I like to think. But it really did run perfect.
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post #238 of 820 Old 10-28-2011, 09:20 PM
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So here was the grill primed (sorry for crap iphone pics)


After first coat of Rust-oleum bed liner spray



Finished product, extremely happy with the out come and have already started on prepping the tailgate and rear corners to be painted with this stuff also.



Next I'll be putting my skills to the test as I plan on painting the rest of the Jeep body silver. As you can see the hood looks terrible and really there are issues all over the body. So a cheap paint job will help clean it up for sure. Also have just purchased all parts needed to redo brake system pads/rotors/calipers/drums etc.... I decided to hold off on the disco's and may opt for the Currie Anti-rock setup instead.
Great build thread!! I'm really wanting to paint my grill. What were your prep steps? did you sand to bare metal or do you just sand it a bit to scuff it up and then paint? Sorry if this has been asked,Im a noobie. Jake

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post #239 of 820 Old 10-28-2011, 09:25 PM
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Nice, rig.
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Great build thread!! I'm really wanting to paint my grill. What were your prep steps? did you sand to bare metal or do you just sand it a bit to scuff it up and then paint? Sorry if this has been asked,Im a noobie. Jake
I sanded it by hand and only enough to scuff up the clear coat. Then primed the surface let dry and sprayed on the bed liner.

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