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Old 11-25-2012, 10:47 AM
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Default The Zombie Hunter Story!

Well figured it was about time! Been building my XJ for a couple years now. It was in sad shape when I got it.



The woman that was loosing it in a divorce didn't want the soon to be ex-hubby to have it so her and her boyfriend took it out and run it off in a pond and left it. The ex-husband wound up with it any way, water filled engine and all.
A friend of my bought it from the ex-hubby and tried to fix her up but gave up and traded her to another friend of mine who rebuilds vehicles for another Xj that was lifted and ran good.

She looked sad when I got her. Water in the oil and front diff. but new fuel pump!
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Got her home to the shop.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:15 AM
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PPG OD Green Flat
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:23 AM
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Desert Tan Krylon trim. Bedliner lower body and rocker. Flat black Krylon wheels.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:33 AM
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New 30s. She had 3 inch Rusty's coils up front already. I added 3 inch AAL in back.
Homemade rack. Wasn't happy with the rack.
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Started a winch bumper. Sorry not any in progress pics.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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Finished the winch bumper and hoop. Time for FLEXY PICS, *read poser shots*.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:55 AM
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Dont want a fullsize spare and Scepter cans up on top so......
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There is an old sawdust pile just acoss the road from the shop. Rednecks can't resist.

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Old 11-25-2012, 12:24 PM
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More sawdust pile pics. thats my best friend R. Pilk in the photo. He's like my brother and thats his shop in the other pics. Friends with cool tools!
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I like the rear bumper set up. Maximizing the cargo area. How much does that set up weigh?
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nice rig. way to bring her back from the dead. had to do the same with mine but in less of a way.
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Originally Posted by rmoore1031
I like the rear bumper set up. Maximizing the cargo area. How much does that set up weigh?

Thank you so much. Its been a labor of love. I love this Jeep.

Not sure on the weight. Probably more than it should I tend to over build stuff. The main bumper is 4x6 rectangular tube 1/4 inch wall 46 inches long I think. What ever the measurement is from one of the bottom of the lower rear quarter to the other.

I've actually redone the swing out hinge, pics to come later.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:16 PM
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Well after about 4 months with the old water logged engine it gave up.
The night I got her to the shop we put 5 oil/atf/seafoam changes through her 4.0L trying to get more life out of her. Got alot of the residual water out of the oil but she was to far gone to save, crank bearings shot.

Donor engine from a 93 XJ two door. Bought the whole Jeep for $500
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YUCK! This is the old.
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