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post #31 of 60 Old 09-06-2012, 06:12 PM
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Love your ZJ. What are your exact suspension mods, if you don't mind me asking? Also, I love the no bumper look!


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post #32 of 60 Old 09-06-2012, 06:14 PM
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Never mind! I went back and found it, sorry.

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post #33 of 60 Old 09-07-2012, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Love your ZJ. What are your exact suspension mods, if you don't mind me asking? Also, I love the no bumper look!
thanks man! shes deffinately a work in progress, but its a work of love

yeah i dont think i took any pics of the suspension work like a dummy

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post #34 of 60 Old 09-07-2012, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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swapped my 231 in after work today, all in all only took a little less then 3 hours.

didnt take any pics of the process as i was racing the sun, but all seems to be working good!

glueing up the bezel in the morning to finalize the install

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post #35 of 60 Old 09-10-2012, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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heres the bezel glued up and installed! of course i broke it again tryin to slip it over the handle. but its still together.

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post #36 of 60 Old 09-10-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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decided i would try my hand at fixin up my hood. lots of sun damage and peeling paint.

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after about 2 hours with a palm sander i still managed to only get through the 5 layers of wax and clear... hit steel in a couple of spots but at this point i was over it. i was out of sand paper anyway.

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got about 5 coats on there. ill let that dry for a few days, then wet sand and clear it. crossin my fingers it turns out ok, but either way its better then it was

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post #37 of 60 Old 09-11-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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dont know if you can see it in the pics, but this is after a 600 grit wet sand

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plannin on a 1500 grit wet sand tomarrow and if there's still day light ill clear it.

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post #38 of 60 Old 09-24-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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so even after wet sanding with 1000 grit i couldnt get it perfectly smooth. i really blew it with my first spray. i was mad so i cleared it anyway and it pretty much looks just like it did in the above pics.

i doesnt look bad at all but its less than smooth surface collects dust real fast and easy considering i work construction everyday

i may retry it in a couple weeks and see if i can get a smooth coat. we'll see.

ordered up a new centering yoke and boot for my double cardan rebuild today. got some big jobs coming up so maybe ill do something cool with the jeep soon, my thread has been runnin a little slow lol

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post #39 of 60 Old 10-09-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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bought one of these guys today. First step in improving my cooling system.

I plan on seperating the tranny line from the radiator and eventually buying the Griffon 1.5" core radiator with electric fan.

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2nd pic is the new lines running from the cooler and hangin in the engine bay

you can see i used the high pressure fuel injector hose clamps for my splices.

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there she sits in front of the condensor. im going to figure out a custom bracket for the right side of the thing. as it sits ive got it bolted on the left and two zip ties holding it on the right.


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post #40 of 60 Old 10-31-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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so I heard my rear speakers vibin against the door panels and decided id cut the holes and put the guards on that came with them.

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slapped em on and decided it just wasnt lookin good at all...

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found some flat black vinyl paint that try and snazz it up. heres the panels prepped.

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finished painting the bottom portion and decided to hit the arm rest. i think it looks pretty good.

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post #41 of 60 Old 10-31-2012, 10:19 PM
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nice build. ive enjoyed it so far. i like that your doing all your own work.

i must ask, why did you sell the tj to pic up the jy ?

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Cool ZJ man. For doin things on the lower side of a budget you still have built a solid Jeep. How was it driving without front fenders, get any funny looks or more of just roll the window up and not look around kind of a deal?

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post #43 of 60 Old 11-01-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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nice build. ive enjoyed it so far. i like that your doing all your own work.

i must ask, why did you sell the tj to pic up the jy ?

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thanks man. i hope to get into the upgrades guys really like to see soon. i was upside down in the TJ and just couldnt afford the payments with the job i had at the time.

found the ZJ at a JY and just bought it outright so now i dont have a payment at all

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post #44 of 60 Old 11-01-2012, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cool ZJ man. For doin things on the lower side of a budget you still have built a solid Jeep. How was it driving without front fenders, get any funny looks or more of just roll the window up and not look around kind of a deal?
lol i did get a few funny looks, but you can tell when someone see's it and knows why. being able to turn overrides funny faces

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post #45 of 60 Old 11-01-2012, 03:56 PM
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Nice build so far. I normally only follow TJ builds, but I was pleasantly surprised with your build, and your from NorCal. Look forward to seeing you turn your junkyard dog into a mean 4X4 machine! Plus, all that extra room is a nice perk!

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