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  1. #1 Project Greybeard 
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    Hey everyone. My name is Scott, I've been registered here for a while but never posted since I didn't have a grand cherokee.. I just picked up my next project.. I used to have a yj on 35s with lots of modifications, but stupidly sold it a few years ago. Well, I stumbled across this 98 for a song, so I bought it. 98 zj Laredo 4.0 auto with the np242 t case. Immediate plans are a set of 31s, only because it needs tires stat, and 35s arent happening until after all the appropriate modifications have been made (I.E. getting rid of the Dana 35). I will start collecting parts for the build once I do some standard maintenance on the rig. Parts will consist of:

    Ford 8.8 rear axle

    Lockers front and rear

    Bumpers, sliders

    Full interior cage

    35s on beadlocks

    But here is how it's currently sitting.... bone stock.

    Scott

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    Welcome! Your grand looks like a nice platform to begin building.

    What about the Ram behind it? That looks like a great overlanding rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted_Z View Post
    Welcome! Your grand looks like a nice platform to begin building.

    What about the Ram behind it? That looks like a great overlanding rig.
    The ram next to it is my overlanding rig.. CVT mt Denali roof top tent, leitner designs bed rack, Cummins 2500 6 spd manual...



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    It's not much but I replaced the battery that was in it. The PO had put a group 65 battery in that was way too big for the jeep, and it was on its last legs. A quick trip to Napa auto parts and i got the right battery in it...

    Next up is fixing the battery terminals...

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    Looks like the negative side needs to be refreshed or replaced for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken L View Post
    Looks like the negative side needs to be refreshed or replaced for sure.
    Ken, most definitely. My only free time is on weekends, so I am fixing things as I have time. I have an entire list of just maintenance items to fix/replace before I can begin mods.

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    The name Greybeard kind of suits it. It's kind of older but in a distinguished way. Can't wait to see it in its full glory once you're done modding it, Scott.
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