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  1. #1 Project: Niner MacKinsey 
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    So I guess I値l toss this up here to get somewhere on a build thread.
    This is the new build to replace Chewy (eventually)

    As I bought her

    Now as she sits.


    The new framework for a front bumper...




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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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    A bit more


    Going a little more stock-ish looking
    Still have a few more gaps to fill but the overall look is starting to show



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    Sweet!
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    Do your best not to inhibit air flow. Those 5.9's like to overheat.
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    everytime someone makes a bumper with a stinger, God kills 6 baby Koala's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted_Z View Post
    Do your best not to inhibit air flow. Those 5.9's like to overheat.
    I知 doing my best!


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    Nice ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic62 View Post
    Nice ride!
    Thanks man!

    I値l post up more progress this weekend.
    I知 hoping to finish it lights paint and all


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    A little update.

    Painted


    Then I trimmed a little
    U

    Test fitted for 37s lol

    And the back I started this weekend



    Trying to copy what Kraqa did but I can only hope it comes out that clean!



    Time to pull cladding? Or leave it?

    I値l do more next round but here she sets!
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    I like the cut on the rear wheel well. That's something I have been considering. Thanks for posting the detail on it!
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    Did you do anything to re attach the inner and out fenders in back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveZJ View Post
    Did you do anything to re attach the inner and out fenders in back?

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    Yes I cut them to fold with each other an tack welded on the edge of the roll and for the back bumper will get reattached for now till my other bumper is transfer
    "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 see the ground clamp from the welder now, could've answered my own questions. That's what I get for looking on my phone! Doing the rear fenders right is a PITA, but looking forward to a fresh start with my 5.9 eventually since the rear fenders on the blue ZJ are craptacular.
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    Looking good there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveZJ View Post
    I see the ground clamp from the welder now, could've answered my own questions. That's what I get for looking on my phone! Doing the rear fenders right is a PITA, but looking forward to a fresh start with my 5.9 eventually since the rear fenders on the blue ZJ are craptacular.
    The Kraqa cut seems to be the way to go on the rears.
    yes it痴 time consuming but worth it I believe.
    "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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    Looking good! Planning on the Kraqa cut for mine, as well. His build has super detailed pics and explanations of how he did everything. I've read through it at least 3 times, now.

    Cladding, or no cladding, that is the question. Lol! I do like the look of it, but how well does it trim up to the new lines? I'm doing a square tube rocker replacement, so that trim will go. Interested to see what you come up with, if you try it. Maybe trim out the middle section, then plastic weld back together and finish before paint? That would keep the more finished edge at the back door.

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    I absolutely love that bumper


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    Awesome. This makes me want to build another.
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    Ive put a little more into it since I last posted

    Added some 35敗 and a new speedo gear
    Upgraded to 3覇xhaust from y-pipe back
    And actually improved my fuel mileage to almost 14mpg around town
    "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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    Looks great! Now that winter is over (and we got my wife another car) I can hopefully get some stuff done on mine since I'm not driving it daily.

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    looks wicked!!!

    the rears seam like they are a nightmare when you start but the job actually goes pretty quick. looks great, nice and clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraqa View Post
    looks wicked!!!

    the rears seam like they are a nightmare when you start but the job actually goes pretty quick. looks great, nice and clean.
    I知 applying the same concept to the kJ I知 building
    "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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