View Full Version : Any Expedition Builds

08-04-2010, 12:31 AM
Trying to glean some ideas for my 1994 GC ZJ. Just would like to see what people are doing for storage solutions, roof racks, bumpers and winches, etc.

i built my first jeep into an expo vehicle and would like to get some ideas for this ZJ.

POST SOME Pictures! thanks

08-08-2010, 05:05 PM
This is my rear bumper with tire carrier, high lift mount and rear winch. I was thinking that if I changed the mounting of the high lift I could carry a gas can or water can as well.

Downside from a expedition point of view is no 2" reciever for towing. Couldn't figure out how to work a hitch and the winch and since its pretty much off road only now and usually gets trailered I decided it could do without a hitch.


08-08-2010, 05:08 PM
BTW thats 36X13.5 IROK. Most expedition types run 31-33s so you would have a LOT more rear visibility. That configuration could take a 38" tire.

08-10-2010, 12:00 AM
i'm still undecided on the tire carrier thing. i had one on my last vehicle. it worked good, but, anytime i wanted to open the back i had to swing the tire, jerry cans, shovel, and highlift to the side.

i've been considering the roof rack idea, but have not done anything yet.

09-23-2011, 11:13 PM
you might find some things to do, and to avoid from my thread even though it's a WJ: http://www.offroadpassport.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5

the tire shelf and slide out table have been really useful on trips:


and the lift-gate light:



moving the batteries into the spare tire well and putting a good size compressor in the engine bay and a 5 gallon air tank in the spare tire well has been nice to have as well.


and a nice solid roof rack is good to have for expeditions (kevins makes a nice ZJ one):


oh and the hot water shower system has only been tested a couple times, but it was nice to have on a long trip too.


09-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Here's what im preparing for some back country adventures(I hope)

12-01-2011, 02:35 AM
What roof rack is that?

The JRod
12-03-2011, 11:10 AM
WOW @ Theksmith! Thats a Great lookin wj! Could you pm me some specs on that? Thanks don't want to thread jack!

12-22-2011, 02:12 AM
WOW @ Theksmith! Thats a Great lookin wj! Could you pm me some specs on that? Thanks don't want to thread jack!

thanks - full build thread: http://offroadpassport.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5

12-29-2011, 04:29 PM
What roof rack is that?

I didn't notice your post. It's a Defender? Or something. It's for a suburban. But I got it real cheap. I just got done taking 5" out of the center.

11-13-2019, 05:18 AM
Looks good. How long did it take you to get through this?