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Unread 03-01-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys new to jeepforum but I have been around this site for years.
Finally got my first jeep. Got a GC off my g/f's parents for cheap with a blown engine. Body and rest of the jeep is in decent shape (I did a lot of work for them on it) including new tires, shocks, brakes, TC, Plugs, Wires, Exhaust, Battery. Couldn't pass the deal up so I bought it for $600 and trailered it home this saturday, got right to work ripping the front end apart in preperation for the engine swap. So far got the head lights and corners, header panel, bumper and other things off. Also cleaned up the inside, it was amazingly dirty. Pics in a few min.

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Unread 03-01-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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Alright I know I like looking at your guy's Pics so ill try and keep this loaded with Pics

First off the hole in the block

and part of the cam

Interior Shots



Front end

front end removed

Sitting next to the garage

My buddys tj and my zj



Believe it or not the engine turns over and runs hah I was curious and it fired right up. Figure I cant hurt it anymore so why not, now I dont have to push it around and in and out of the garage. Reminds me of a chicken with its head cut off, just keeps goin. lol

someone will have to make these click-free for me
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Unread 03-03-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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Well first thing I Actually bought was new pins and bushings for the front doors, they're shot. Doors drop about and inch or so when you open them. Should get them on this weekend hopefully.


The jeep is about an hour and a half away from school (wyotech) so the only chance I have to work on it is if I go home to work for the weekend. Hoping to get the radiator out and other misc. things like air box and stuff.
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Unread 03-03-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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Nice ZJ. Looks like my old one. Good luck with getting everything fixed up.
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Unread 03-05-2009, 12:46 AM   #5
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nice heep man, 4.0s are no joke thats crazy that she runs still
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Unread 03-05-2009, 01:51 AM   #6
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nice heep man, 4.0s are no joke thats crazy that she runs still
Errr it doesn't run haha, notice the gaping hole in the block. As a general rule that = dead engine. But yeh, the 4.0s IMO are the only thing Chrysler has ever made from scratch that is truly amazing.
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Unread 03-05-2009, 01:53 AM   #7
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nice heep man, 4.0s are no joke thats crazy that she runs still
my heep had a cracked head when i bought it and it fired right up
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Unread 03-05-2009, 08:46 AM   #8
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my heep had a cracked head when i bought it and it fired right up
Okay but his isn't cracked... his block has a hole bigger than a baseball in it lol
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Unread 03-09-2009, 02:26 PM   #9
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It runs again..lol
this weekend in and out of the garage 3 times

got the upper rad support, radiator, a/c condenser, fan, shroud, overflow tank, and air box all off this weekend.
also got a hitch (almost brand new mopar for $20!) and a cd player for it while I was home. Now gotta wait till this weekend to work on her again

I took pics, but left my camera at home
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Unread 03-11-2009, 02:33 PM   #10
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congrats, what'd ya pay for the new engine?
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Unread 03-16-2009, 05:50 PM   #11
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still running on the blown engine. Going to order my new enine this weekend coming.

Anyway got lots done the past 2 weekends in prep. (g/f taking pics and labeling parts of course hah)
Rad Out, A/C compressor, alt, power steering pump, throttle body, and every wire and connection labled to make it easier putting the new engine in.

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Also had time to throw a cheap CD player I had in and also snapped a pic of where I do my work

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Unread 03-23-2009, 06:14 PM   #12
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well it finally happened this weekend. Engine is out.

Pics of it before and after, and another shot of the hole in the block.
Also, the exhaust manifold was cracked so it looks like ill need one of those, and also the starter came off in 3 pieces so one of those too

And last 2 pics: while im at school got a chance to paint the front bumper from faded white back to factory color. Turned out good I think










Also ordered my new engine on sat morning.
Hit the u-pull-it, but couldnt find tow hooks or the header panel I need
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Unread 03-23-2009, 06:28 PM   #13
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Looks good, what did you use to paint it? I'm curious how well it holds up.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 02:53 PM   #14
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Just used some adhesion promoter and duplicolor bumper coating. It matches the stock color perfectly.
I wanna see how it holds up as well. I used it once before and it never flaked off so well see how this works.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 05:56 PM   #15
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wow great job on the bumper painting. looks good
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