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Unread 06-20-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
BCrawford64
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Project Frankenstein: The Torque Monster

Project Frankenstein

I decided my last ZJ build page was really boring. Basically just pages of maintenance. I also abandoned that jeep after I bought my 'new' ZJ from the Junkyard. I paid $1000 for it. It was supposed to be non running, but as soon as I got it home I put a battery in it and it fired right up. Only 165k too.

Plans: 4.7l Stroker, Holset HX35 Turbo, 700r4, Dana 300, Ford 8.8, 4.10's

Old one (green door), new one in background





New Firestone Winterforce 265/75/15r's (31's) with American Racing Outlaw II 15x8



New 'all' black headlights



I ditched the dented fender and decided to do a quick and cheap paintjob on the hood.





Didn't really do a A1 job but it will do for now. Needs to be buffed as well.



Picked up a D30HP from the junkyard for $150 (3.55) I plan on just regearing it to a 3.73 since that's what's currently in the rear.





Artec LCA mounts



Started my custom 409 stainless exhaust. V-Band system.




CHASSIS SAVER!



Getting pretty serious.






Alloy USA tube seals, I really like these things! Also painted shafts.




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Unread 06-20-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
jpsterling
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nice build hope to see it all done up bud.
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Unread 06-23-2014, 07:48 PM   #3
BCrawford64
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Taking a short break on the lift in the rear. I'm going out of town and need to order some other parts in order it finish the lift. Here's the completed stainless crossover pipe and catalytic converter (Magnaflow High Flow). All 2.25 409 (Fittings were 304).
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Unread 06-24-2014, 07:40 PM   #4
Benja
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You abandoned the other one with 200k? nice build, loving the wheels set up
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Unread 06-30-2014, 06:56 PM   #5
BCrawford64
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Unread 07-01-2014, 12:33 PM   #6
vstre
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Nice start, can't wait to see it done!
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