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  1. #1 GSW 2017, it's crunch time 
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    I'll start the annual "crap, GSW is almost here and my rigs not ready" thread.

    So, what do you guys have on your list?

    mine is big.

    make rear lower arms
    bolt in rear end
    trim passenger side rear
    get tires
    weld and install front suspension
    f/r driveshafts
    roll cage
    engine cage
    radiator hoses
    wire e fan
    mount front coilovers
    plate front and rear of unibody
    full weld everything that's currently tacked
    figure out a headlight solution
    build exhaust
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    You have a long list.

    Here's my "have-to" list:

    Re-wire trailer brakes
    Load ZJ on trailer
    Drive to Moab

    My "want-to" list:

    Replace header panel and install fancy headlights from Rick
    Drill out swaybar mounting bolt so I can re-attach swaybar
    Install Taurus Fan w/ controller
    Replace front axle seals (again, not sure why they're leaking again already)
    Build rear storage compartment
    Do a better job sealing the heater bypass hose on the water pump
    Fluid check

    I guess that's one up-side to me breaking the ZJ so early in the season last year. It was all ready to go for GSW, didn't have time to break anything else, and I've already fixed most of the problems that showed up in Ouray.
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    dubj - that is a very long list. Is it any shorter from last year?

    My List
    - Help Tyler finish his rig. That list is long, but the work was started last fall.

    And
    - Replace my leaky power steering pump, replace my leaky radiator, replace all the A/C lines, install new headlights (why not the whole front end is taken apart) and install a transmission cooler
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
    Lambo Doors - tweaked unibody
    http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8532
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  4. #4 GSW 2017, it's crunch time 
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    Holy crap there's just not enough time!

    Need to do:
    Get brakes working.
    Fix leaks i.e. Oil pan, rear diff, t-case and anything else I find.
    Replace/fix stripped screw on psc reservoir
    Finish front end grill, lights pass fender etc.,
    Re-build trunk tool storage
    Tighten/shim psc ram ends

    Already done:
    Change front diff fluid
    De-rust and repaint rear bumper, ca's rear axle, sliders etc
    Build new exhaust
    Repair rear brake line
    Tune CB

    Wish I could:
    New front selectable locker
    Rear coilovers
    New tires 37x12.5/17 maxxis creepys
    Inner cage
    Finnish rear fenders
    Yukon lockouts
    242 sye


    And probably more but that's the main priority
    Last edited by Stealth Crawler ZJ; 04-11-2017 at 01:19 PM.
    "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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  5. #5 Re: GSW 2017, it's crunch time 
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    All of that work you guys are doing stresses me out. I think I'll just go camping a few times to get ready.
    Resident hater of tall lifts, dana 44's, 4.0's, stingers, exo cages, and ZJ tow rigs......and hippies....and baseball....and tomatoes.
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    But your bringing some brews right?


    Because Jeep.
    "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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    Find the friggin time to take off of work...vacation time isn't a problem, it's getting people to leave me the fawk alone so I can take it. LOL.

    ZJ
    Hughes plenum kit (not for the plenum, but intake gasket is shot and do it once, do it right)
    Bleed brakes (thank you Speed Bleeders)
    Try to take up some steering slop
    Fluids (of course)

    WJ
    Install adjustable trackbar
    Fluids (duh)

    Tow Pig
    Rebuild hubs
    Track down oil leak - HPOP or IPR, not sure
    Fluids (damn expensive diesel)

    Trailer
    Hopefully not have to unload yard trash just to put it back on when we get back
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    A bunch of KOR stuff
    Taurus e-fan swap (DC Controls box)

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  8. #8 Re: GSW 2017, it's crunch time 
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    Quote Originally Posted by fpkites View Post

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    Install adjustable trackbar

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    The build begins... lol


    Because Jeep.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth Crawler ZJ View Post
    The build begins... lol


    Because Jeep.
    The build started when I put in my BB and JKS disconnects
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth Crawler ZJ View Post
    But your bringing some brews right?


    Because Jeep.
    I'll be camping the 4 days prior to meeting you guys, so if my kegs survive that long, then yes
    Resident hater of tall lifts, dana 44's, 4.0's, stingers, exo cages, and ZJ tow rigs......and hippies....and baseball....and tomatoes.
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  11. #11 Re: GSW 2017, it's crunch time 
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    If you're going to have a jockey box already . . . I might be able to bring a keg too.
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    I should have my jockey box, and I can pick up more ice in Green River. It's a 1 tap box though.
    Resident hater of tall lifts, dana 44's, 4.0's, stingers, exo cages, and ZJ tow rigs......and hippies....and baseball....and tomatoes.
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    I've got a few things to do still buying a towrig, rear long arms, install 9in that still need brakes brakelines etc, frame stiffners, sye, daves headlights lights, fluids etc
    rick aka woody
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    Just wrapped up the last of the work I needed to do on the rigs. Just need to pack a few more tools and load the ZJ on the trailer! This may be a record for the earliest I've ever been done.
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    Nice!
    -Ted Z
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    everytime someone makes a bumper with a stinger, God kills 6 baby Koala's.
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    dont forget all your spares dave! Woodys repair service wont be following you this year!
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