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Old January 20th, 2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Traded off my long time project XJ "chewy" for this 99 grand. Always wanted to build one so here we go. However it will have some big shoes to fill.....
Basic WJ 4.0, 242 dana35, 30 frt, 4" longarm.
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Basic replacement of little things and maintainance
Exhaust
Tank lift
Bumpers
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Trimming
And 35s to start.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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Excited to see this build, big plans. Really interested to see how it performs compared to chewy.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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Excited to see this build, big plans. Really interested to see how it performs compared to chewy.
May end up a bit more wrinkled.LOL Its a bit bigger.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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Still smaller than the Bronco you were wanting. The way I see it, if Jay fits we will be fine. I'm sure you'll have some bumps and scrapes the first couple times out, but as always, you'll adjust.
After seeing everything you did with chewy, this promises to be a great rig.
Now that you and Jay are switching up rigs I'm going to have to find a new toy to add to the fleet. Got to keep up with you two.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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Be at Jays by the end of the week to get started....... Maintaince first, than fun.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:49 PM   #6
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Good deal, let the fun begin!
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Old January 24th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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I was down at the shop this afternoon, finally got to check this rig out. Looks great, definitely going to be a ton of trimming and some really extended bumpstops to squeeze those on. Going to be a very nice rig though, quite a change from chewy.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #8
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Got some time to begin trimming and take care of some basic fixes.
Found and mounted ZJ washer bottle, and custom intake.
Trimmed drivers and pass side frt fenders.
Trimmed frt chassis/bumper
Also received a set of 33s, mucho thks to Kerry.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #9
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The first pic shows the factory bumper and chassis. The second shows what can be removed(I hope,lol). Opens it up nicely.
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Really nice progress, looks even better in person. This rig will be very capable when you get through with it. Looking forward to seeing those 33s mounted on there, should really change the whole look.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #11
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Finished up trimming and clean up on frt. Next rear.
Also have a plan for recovery and bumper. We'll see how it works out.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #12
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Going to have to pause on rear trim. Have to change a head gasket I believe. First two full days of driving it and have some light brown flem looking stuff on fill cap.... Oils fine but has consumed a little coolant.
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Better finding out now than first trip to R&V, that's not very fun. You caught it early, should be an easy fix and a good time to check everything else out.
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Theres a grocery list of needs. But thats part of the hobby........
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Theres a grocery list of needs. But thats part of the hobby........
Very true. It will get done and running the trails before you know it.
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No real advancement on jeep, just a couple little things. Got a chance to cut and fold pass rear quarter ( found some body filler from previous accident I assume). Also trimmed lower bumper but no pics yet.
Still have to get it back to Jay-Fab to do head gasket.
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Figured Id throw on some rollers till head gasket issue is finished.
That way I can get "new to me" tires mounted up during repair. Also going to have to get another wheel and use bent one as spare.
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Got the 33s on it. Still need to do engine work.
Where's the pictures???
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Got a chance to mount 33s (thanks Kerry)
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Changes the whole look, looks great Aaron! Looks like they fit well. Now to get that motor figured out and get to wheelin.
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