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Old 08-15-2012, 10:46 AM
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Well I don't see too many builds on zjs so I decided to post mine. I'm not really new to the site I built my xj with useful information and help from fellow jeepers! Not to mention the for sale section for some sweet deals. So lets start I got 1200 back on taxes this year so I bought my buddy's zj 1996 with the 5.2l awd. My buddy had it before him an a guy who owned a paint company had it before him. So i know its history I know what my buddy's did and didn't do so I'm confident it's half way decent!

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The good!
5.2l
4wd/awd already lol
Leather
3inch lift
Bull bar
Taillight guards temp of to he blasted and painted
Flow master exhaust
Rebuilt transmission
clear turn signals and running lights in the front



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Paint soon to be orange hopefully
Fuel pump was out ( got new for 40 )
Alternator went out after I did the pump 200$
Tires where shot and different sizes 250$ brand new used tires and decent rims 31x10.5r15 dakota definity mts
Misfire working on that now
No axle/cv shafts in the front 59.99 each plus 10 each for cores that I don't have lol
No front drive shaft
Needs alignment doing it Friday put a new adjustable track bar needs aligning 75$+76$
Rear upper control at bushing out new arm 39$ doing Thursday before alignment
No driver side sway bar link used discos 35
Motor mount shoot bought iron man mounts they are awesome

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As she sits now

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:59 AM
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Future projects list

Project 1 paint
Never seen an orange zj so why not? Plastics and roof will be black or rhino lined got a buddy that owns a shop the sprays rhino so might get a decent deal So yes a pumpkin theme

Project 2 flex
front long arm kit ! It sits low in the front so I'll ad about two inches making it about 5+ in the front for my long arm kit the rear I'll leave alone but will ad some adjustable arms. I'll be going with ironman 4x4 fab Andy is a cool do got me my motor mounts from him great work when you call he answers no india hotline waiting call BS


Project 3 DD
Keep it long enough for my daughter to have/ wheel She is 3 months old so it's a long project. I originally bought the zj because it road better then my xj , I didn't want to bounce her to death lol And the zj is more kid friendly power windows more room leather easy to clean

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She thinks she's cool like her dad!

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Old 08-15-2012, 11:31 PM
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looks good so far! i have a 95 im slowly building. ill be watching this one
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So replaced rear upper control arm it was just loose but for 40 $ I got a new arm an bushings. So fixed the clunking in the rear. Ill just take the old arm put new bushings in it for 20$ and throw it on the other side later. Alignment guy calls me i need to replace the right side ball joints "they are done" so I'm going to replace them all. Ill retry for the alignment after, he's not charging me anything plus he straightened out my wheel. I love free work lol



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Found a pic of my scratch and dent rough country trac bar I bought for 76 it's supposed to fit a tj or a tj works damn good so far

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:06 PM
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Just had to pull my old xj out a big hole ! And I'm 2wd right now
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Replaced small price of hose. Number one injector (p0201) code open circuit, all the o rings , throttle body gasket and the air intake gasket o codes runs like a champ smokes the tire from a rolling start when damp lol
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Fixed the radio remote wire needs to be hooked up to power the factory amp!

From door speakers were shot

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Changed the axle shafts installed drive shaft front end was locked up from rust! About five mins of back and forth it broke loose went. Drain plug was froze to heated it impacted the crap out of it no luck so i reinstalled it drilled a hole in the top so i could ad fluid, had to temp put a screw and some silicone in the hole. I now no longer think the shafts were removed for gas saving but most likely it's got a bad bearing it makes a horrible noise while driving. So I guess it's junkyard axle time cause I'm not down to rebuild it lol I'm lazy lol
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I love good zj builds,keep with the updates.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:17 PM
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Thanks man ^^

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Found a new flux capacitor for my delorean so I can now go back in time and punch my jeeps previous owners in the face lol
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New moog sway bar bushing 14 f*****g dollars for just the rubber, but they match my color plan so oh we'll black blue and orange

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Bought these because they are going to match the jeep I know kinda lame but oh well !
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Started paint!
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lookin good
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are you using the rustoleum roll on method?? good looking rig man.. you have put a lot of work into it! glad you know how to fix it.. if you had to pay someone that would cost some coin !!
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Originally Posted by dnuccio
lookin good
Thank you sir!
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