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  1. #1 Project Chewy 
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    this is the project of my 93' 5.2 limited.
    these are some old pics to get you started!

    just bought it stock and put my old 31 10.50 kellys on it and the light bar..

    .did plenty of night time crawls with it stock.


    .Moab fins and things.

    Then I sprayed the body with a smooth light coat of bedliner and added a top clear coat!

    Then I got a little stuck!


    so I broke down and got a 4" lift skyjacker/pro




    then came the 33"/12.50 pro comp AT's with 10x15 rock crawlers.
    Part of the hell's revenge trail Moab

    At this point I had only cut a little off tha corners to let the 33's turn.
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    So I got some more pic's up of more progress!

    Time to start choppin!

    just used a jig saw and a sawzall then rolled the edge back to avoid a sharp tire slasher then scraped and cleaned it and applied more bedliner.


    This is what happens when your pads go out 60 miles from nothing!

    The new rotor.

    1" more lift with spring pads and removed the plastic "bumpers" and added some pulls to the front!

    future plans to build sliders as well as front winch and rear bumpers!
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    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    some wheelin pic's.








    The backside of baby lion's back . Hell's revenge Moab.





    I know It set's low for a crawler but it's cut out enough it does quite well!
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    That's not Lion's Back, just so you know.
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    Sorry it's the small one up on top!
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    Actually none of your pictures are on Lions Back. Lions Back is closed now and has been for ~3 years. The 2nd from the top that you are referring to is actually the backside of Baby Lions Back....
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    yeah, x3 not lion's back.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti65q...eature=related

    real, closed, lions back^
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    I know that the big lion's back is closed. I was there the weekend of the accident and I have attended some of the memorials. sorry that I couldn't remember the "baby" part but yes the one on top by the sand flats campground.
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbkT...eature=related

    did that really happen? i've heard about the crash a little, but i'm not sure cause i've never been west of NC mountains...

    from my understanding someone lost their brakes coming down, in the effect of that happening...although i've seen pictures of a XJ that was turned upside down in the crevase to the right in that video. someone fill me in on what happened exactly to close it
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    Great looking rig! Love the Moab pics.
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    yeah man nice rig. I have those same baja lights from wally world! I like the last shot you have flexing out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeperoni91 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbkT...eature=related

    did that really happen? i've heard about the crash a little, but i'm not sure cause i've never been west of NC mountains...

    from my understanding someone lost their brakes coming down, in the effect of that happening...although i've seen pictures of a XJ that was turned upside down in the crevase to the right in that video. someone fill me in on what happened exactly to close it

    That one happened a WHILE ago. At EJS in 02 though a 4Runner was headed up as a couple rigs were headed down. BIG mistake. 4Runner ended up rolling off the right side about halfway up. Luckily they went off the right side, where there's a bunch of fallen rocks piled up so they only fell about halfway. Amazingly they all lived. It was closed because a developer bought the land and is going to build condos there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveZJ View Post
    That one happened a WHILE ago. At EJS in 02 though a 4Runner was headed up as a couple rigs were headed down. BIG mistake. 4Runner ended up rolling off the right side about halfway up. Luckily they went off the right side, where there's a bunch of fallen rocks piled up so they only fell about halfway. Amazingly they all lived. It was closed because a developer bought the land and is going to build condos there.

    that's dumb, who would want to go on a vacation to moab
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    yea and no one was hurt in that youtube video.
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    Just posting some more wheelin pic's!


    My friend Beau attaching a video camera (of which I'm still trying to get the footage)


    a 1 day wheeling trip to state bridge in search of a trail last spring!

    and no he didn't make it I had to tow him from there!


    on the top of Mt.Werner elev.10.500ft

    Elk park trail North routt CO!




    Last edited by Stealth Crawler ZJ; 01-14-2009 at 12:03 PM.
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    the all new round headlights!
    my friend took this of me up on Farwell mountain during the annual labor day trip!
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  17. #17 the rounder headlight project! 
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    some pics of the headlight overhaul!

    started by tearing off the plastic...

    then I put '73 ford pickup headlight mounting bracket and cup in(I had to do a little bending ind cutting)...



    I cut a little off the top inside left for the driver and right for the passenger...

    then I fitted the new headlight in place (the ones I bought are TruckLite brand housing and bulb)

    Side two...
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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  18. #18 the rounder headlight project! 
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    and now for the outer bezel...

    I used galvanized sheet metal as to prevent rust...



    rivets, panel bond and some poly filler...


    some more bedliner and it's ready to hit the trails!
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    i give the bondo 2 trips.

    looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulkeith View Post
    i give the bondo 2 trips.

    looks good.
    These pics are from late June and I have wheeled all sumer with no issues because the bondo is only to smooth it out.
    I riveted it together and used automotive panel bonding adhesive for the actual hold.
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    Welllll...I didn't know that. so...yeah.

    that panel adhesive stuff is powerful. what brand did you use?
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    I actually like it...but it reminds me of a bastardized liberty/compass/cherokee child.
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    Well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways,
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    That's a helluva lot nicer than what I did. Then again, a 3 year old could have probably come up with something nicer than what I did

    I like it.
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    I need to get long arms but I'm low on the money so are the RE, Rustys or IRO worth the buy?

    of course Claytons would be the way to go but they are kinda pricey.
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    I would go with Iron rock before RE or Rustys....Irock make good stuff..
    My buddy is selling his kit..
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