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My RE-build thread

Old 03-16-2014, 08:57 PM
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So... About 2 months ago, my engine decided to take a jump off a bridge. Well, not literally. My engine overheated, and blew the radiator. Replaced the radiator, the water pump, and the thermostat. But once I refilled the coolant and put everything back together, it sounded like a Hummer diesel motor starting on a cold day... it.. was... bad! All of my mechanic buddies have told me the sound is a spun main bearing....

So with a heavy sigh, I had to take Zipperhead off the road. And started looking for a new motor. In my search, I found more than just a motor... I FOUND 2 XJs for a GREAT Price! So, I now have Zippppy, a 91 4dr, 4wd, and a 92 parts XJ. Aside from a few minor updates to a couple of components, Zippppy is street worthy and will be my daily driver from here on out.

As for Zipperhead, She will be reborn!!! The plan is almost an entire rebuild. New engine or rebuild engine depending on how bad it is, regearing both axles, internal roll cage with halo, custom half doors, custom safari top, new rear bumper, a new paint job, 35" tires, redone suspension, frame stiffening, and a whole lot more!

So here's where I start:

'00 XJ 4dr, 4wd 269K miles, custom front bumper, JY 4.5in lift, 31in tires on 17in rims.

That's where I'm starting And here's pics:




Please follow the build, it should be fun!!!
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:42 PM
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Hey give me a holler about your parts jeep. Looking for a clean body to swap the Turd over to.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:28 PM
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