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post #1 of 36 Old 08-29-2021, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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My ZJ

im making this cuz I am at a point where I got most of my parts I need to build my ZJ its now a matter of putting them on. Ive been working on it alor lately. This post is forfriends and people here to follow along as I build my rock crawler.

Main thing I did the last week or 2 was build my back bumper. I got the design from a different thread in these forums and tried my best to copy it.

I will be posting here often. feel free to comment . Thanks

Also huge Thanks to my buddy Mike he has been helping me a bunch with out him I wouldnt be as far as I am on it.
Also my son helped at the pick a part for pulling interior parts. pics will be posted soon.

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post #2 of 36 Old 08-29-2021, 07:06 PM
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More Pics of the zj please !

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post #3 of 36 Old 08-29-2021, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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More Pics of the zj please !
these are all I really have of it right now but will be taking more as I go
my 231 t case with SYE kit on it and t case guard. and a quick pic of thecross member for my long arm kit with trans mount from DB metalworks (with my own mod to the mount.(cant see the mod)

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post #4 of 36 Old 08-29-2021, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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forgot to attach pics lol
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post #5 of 36 Old 08-30-2021, 12:38 AM
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cool, keep up the good work

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Looks like it'll be a good build coming up!


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post #7 of 36 Old 09-02-2021, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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welded in the crossmember and frame stiffeners and one side of the rear 4 link mount. gotta eait on the other side cuz the muffler is in the way and i want to drive it a lil more. also made the skid plate nuts captive so taking it off later will be way easier. then primered it. will work on it this weekend more
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post #8 of 36 Old 09-02-2021, 05:19 AM
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welded in the crossmember and frame stiffeners and one side of the rear 4 link mount. gotta eait on the other side cuz the muffler is in the way and i want to drive it a lil more. also made the skid plate nuts captive so taking it off later will be way easier. then primered it. will work on it this weekend more

Looks great. Curious though about why you dropped it down instead of tucking it higher up and plating the frame rails?


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post #9 of 36 Old 09-02-2021, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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That's how the kit I bought goes in. From everything I've read its supposed to be one of the better kits out there. It's going up at least 7 inches from where it is now so it should still have good clearance.
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post #10 of 36 Old 09-02-2021, 02:04 PM
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That's how the kit I bought goes in. From everything I've read its supposed to be one of the better kits out there. It's going up at least 7 inches from where it is now so it should still have good clearance.

I know the cross member is db, what brand are the stiffeners?


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post #11 of 36 Old 09-03-2021, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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The trans mount is DB but the crossmember and the rest of the lift/links are Clayton
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post #12 of 36 Old 09-04-2021, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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ok. where Im Or I should say we cuz my buddy Mike has been helping me with all of this ( and doesnt even expect any cash) hard to find people like that these days..lol but ok we pulled the front axel out and since we had the extra room we decided to put the DB metalworks motor mounts in and fix the oil pan gasket that was leaking before we put the Dana 60 in it. and we have oil pan off so I decided to get a high volume oil pump while we have the pan off of it. so that is on hold for now and i also cut the exhaust off to make room for the rear link mount that i will weld in shortly . then prob kick out the sun roof cassette while waiting for the pump. pics below of some of it. OhI also installed my steering box brace and drop pitman arm I will post a pic of that also
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I wouldn't mess with the pitman until you see if you need it or not. Most don't and your steering is going to be up much higher than it was already.


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I wouldn't mess with the pitman until you see if you need it or not. Most don't and your steering is going to be up much higher than it was already.


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what do you mean it will be higher up already?

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what do you mean it will be higher up already?

The 60 is going to have over the knuckle or high steer right?


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