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Offline WhiteOut

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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2012, 08:33:50 AM »
A ZJ Pre-Runner?  :)

No, this is what happens when he gets ahold of a 6 pack and a plasma cutter.

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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2012, 08:48:27 AM »
No, this is what happens when he gets ahold of a 6 pack and a plasma cutter.


more like an 18 pack..... PHill drank his share ;)
do you know how nerve racking it is to cut that close to uniobody framerails? one slip and bye bye ZJ. lol.  i was kind of going for a prerunner look i guess Todd. mostly, because its so low, i wanted to be able to hit stuff to bounce up over it. 
and i cut all the unibody crap out front so that there is more room for the tire to hit/climb obstacles instead of hitting ugly sheet metal.
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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2012, 09:03:13 AM »
You got a lot of cutting left before you get rid of all the guly sheet metal.  ;)

I kinda like it, Johnny. It's like a ZJ that's lost a bunch of weight.
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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #63 on: July 23, 2012, 01:46:49 PM »
A picture of where the vapour canister is now would be gret to see.

Nice work on the metal too.
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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #64 on: July 23, 2012, 09:41:04 PM »
A picture of where the vapour canister is now would be gret to see.

Nice work on the metal too.


no pics dale. to lazy.  but i just unbolted it and put it right where the stock airbox was.  i'm running a K&N so theres lots of room
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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #65 on: July 23, 2012, 11:24:00 PM »
It's like a ZJ that's lost a bunch of weight.

Like it's owner. Good job working the gut off John.

The ZJ diet plus your weight loss equals what? Like 50 HP ?
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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2012, 11:50:31 PM »
Slim and trim.  8)
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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2012, 09:36:08 AM »
that looks good Johnny, rock sliders next?

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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2012, 09:48:22 AM »
yep, sliders hopefully soon. i have 35' of tube left ;)

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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #69 on: July 31, 2012, 08:53:28 PM »
be sure to put up pics of the rock slides when u r done, i am still looking for inspiration
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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #70 on: August 14, 2012, 10:23:08 PM »
Thing is awesome, and I don't really like ZJs.  But this one beat Anorexia (Terrible joke, I know).  I like the bumpers, and I really need a hoist!

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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2012, 07:22:02 PM »
that looks good Johnny, rock sliders next?

sliders are done.  hung out at Phils and did some drinking, shooting, and these too. pretty simple, nothing crazy.  might add a kicker at some point, maybe. donno.

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for the install, there are 4 kickers to the 'frame' and the kickers are welded straight to it, as well as the pinch seam on the underside. notched the pinch seam so the tube would fit. they fit pretty well. tubing was 2x2" for the slider, and the kickers are 1.75" dom, because i have lots left ;) 

they work good enough, and will save my rusted to crap rockers from falling off i guess haha. i might add the kicker just slo i have a side step of sorts lol
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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #72 on: September 16, 2012, 09:17:03 PM »
looking great johnny. im looking to do the same thing with mine but i will be cutting out the rusted rockers. let me know if you wanna clear out some of the left over tubing ;)

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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2012, 08:56:00 AM »
cutting out the rockers looks like a lot of time and effort. this was more of a 'i'm bored, lets drink some beer and weld crap to my jeep' kind of thing.

i still have some tube left, but its mine mwahahahaha. not sure what i'll use it for. :)
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Re: never build a ZJ......
« Reply #74 on: September 17, 2012, 02:42:12 PM »
cutting out the rockers looks like a lot of time and effort. this was more of a 'i'm bored, lets drink some beer and weld crap to my jeep' kind of thing.

i still have some tube left, but its mine mwahahahaha. not sure what i'll use it for. :)

you can sell the tube to me at $1.99 per foot  ;D