That's a great idea, and nice execution. As far as your lid opening the wrong way, how tough would it be to move the slider to the opposite side of the bed? Jeff
At the time of this posting, my Jeep is now 10 years old so I thought I'd create a build thread as its evolved a lot (and slowly) over the years. Right now I think it's what I want for the next 10 years. After that, the Jeep will probably go to 35" tires and become a towed Jeep. But we'll see?Current List of Modifications:
- Metalcloak duroflex aluminum control arms
- OME HD springs (with front 3/4" spacer)
- Front and Rear Detroit TrueTracs
- Currie AntiRock
- JKS track bars
- JB Conversion Super Short SYE, Spicer CV rear driveshaft with rear Dana 44
- Bilstein 5100 shocks
- BDS steering stabilizer
- Drop-Kick Slyders (Linex coated), Bad Apple diff guards, oil pan skid, Rusty's radiator skid
- Savvy aluminum front bumper (painted)
- WARN M8000 with controller under the hood, wireless remote, Vicking synthetic winch line, and MaxTrax
- Derale 20561 transmission cooler
- AtoZ rear bumper with built in tow receiver
- Prodigy P2 brake controller with Mopar 7-way wiring harness
- Savvy Black Magic brakes
- Rubicon model flares (1" wider than stock, and painted)
- Custom built expedition trailer with a Tepui roof top tent
- 285/75 (33") MT/Rs (previously 32")
- 16x8" Mickey Thompson Classic IIIs (previously 15x8" Eagle alloy wheels)
- KC headlights, KC foglights, and an AEV rear third brake light.
- Crown OPDA
- Rear Tembo Tusk slide on a false floor
- 42SS Snomaster fridge/freezer
- National Luna Split Charge System for dual battery charging and monitoring.
- Two Odyssey Xtreme AGM Batteries
- Sucking gas bumper sticker.
Hi! Zaino's polishes are actually polymer sealants, not wax. They last longer, and are easier to apply and buff, minus the multiple step process, but I typically only apply it every other year as my TJ is garage kept, and I don't run it through commercial car washes that use harsh soaps. For a daily driver, I'd go through the process once a year.Love the sine on the Jeep! do you mind telling me what this Zaino stuff is? I keep reading about it, is it simply a certain brand of Wax, lol?
It was epic, and just what I built the Jeep to do! Honestly, the Jeep drives great. It's very stable and the trailer tows perfectly, so much so that my wife helps drive. We keep the mph to 70 on the highway, but it could do 80 (just don't need to push it!). Off-road, the trailer with having leaf springs and shocks, it follows right along.Wow, 16 day 4000 mile trip in a TJ?!? Sounds like an epic trip! Even more impressive that you're willing to drive a TJ from Indy all the way down to the South West while pulling a trailer. I love my TJ but not sure I would enjoy all that highway mileage behind its wheel!
When did you get an old Blazer?Made the June 2020 cover of FourWheeler magazine.