Thread: Project Greybeard

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1 Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0
    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

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Senior Member Grand Slam West Planner Ted_Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    1,084
    Rep Power
    60
    Welcome! Your grand looks like a nice platform to begin building.

    What about the Ram behind it? That looks like a great overlanding rig.
    -Ted Z
    '97 Grand Cherokee Laredo w/ stuff
    '02 Grand Cherokee Limited w/ less stuff
    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    everytime someone makes a bumper with a stinger, God kills 6 baby Koala's.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0
    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...



    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0
    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...

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Senior Member Ken L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Arvada, CO
    Posts
    882
    Rep Power
    73
    Looks like the negative side needs to be refreshed or replaced for sure.
    Ken L
    '96 ZJ with stuff
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0
    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.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0
    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.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0
    Tomorrow I have plans for an oil change, air filter change, if I get ambitious enough, I'll replace my broken header panel and install my new headlight assemblies, and replace the two rear tires with the two best ones from this...

    Picked up a set of 4 wheels and tires, in the size I need and the same wheel design, in order to replace the two bald tires on #projectgreybeard until I can purchase a suspension lift... best part, the guy wanted $50 for the whole set, and he only lives about a mile from me .


    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0
    Changed the oil, changed the air filter, put on two of the used tire/wheels I needed to make the tires safe again.. put in the new headlight assemblies. They arent perfect but they work better than the fogged up ones. They are cheaply made, and my header panel behind the grill is broken, so eventually I'll need to fix that if I want the headlights perfectly straight.. but right now, I'm not worried about it.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #10 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    E-town PA
    Posts
    143
    Rep Power
    14
    Welcome! Your build is much like mine, and mine is going slowly. One of these days I'll start a thread for it. Keep up the good work! It's nice to see another one saved from the scrap heap.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  11. #11 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Manassas, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    4
    Rep Power
    0
    Nice build!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  12. #12 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Pinch Yo Sack Pimp MallCrawlin Vendor
    Staff
    Kraqa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Langley, BC
    Posts
    4,251
    Rep Power
    120
    Looks good!
    EPIC POLYMER RACING
    Toyo Tires Offroad Race Team | EMF Rod Ends | Big Country Customs | Mulitia Muffler | VancouverWaterjet.com | Epic Polymer
    EPIC POLYMER RACING ULTRA 4 Buggy Build WJ Grand Cherokee
    Reply With Quote  
     

  13. #13 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0
    I know it's been a LONG while since I've updated this.. I haven't done anything but some regular maintenance, and put gas in it... But I finally got around to ordering suspension for it! 5.5" Iron Rock Offroad Rock Link kit.. Also got some new spring isolators for the front and rear as well, because I'm sure the stock ones are worn out. Now I wait for parts to arrive and figure out how I'm going to find time to install the suspension. So.. My EVENTUAL goal for this jeep is to be on 35's... This is after I swap the rear axle out for either a D44A or a Ford 8.8. But for now, the Jeep will be on 33's as an axle swap is a ways down the road..

    ZJ 5.5 ROCK-LINK_3_800x532 by poriggity, on Flickr
    Reply With Quote  
     

  14. #14 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    0
    Looks good I have a 98 ZJ 4.0 same color and an Alison slowly coming along on mine I have a bit of maintenance stuff to do and am on a tight budget so I do what I can here and there


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    Reply With Quote  
     

  15. #15 Re: Project Greybeard 
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    E-town PA
    Posts
    143
    Rep Power
    14
    I've looked at those IRO kits, they look pretty nice and like they should work well. I know a guy who has their basic long arm kit (not the Rock Link) and has been pretty happy with it. A little jealous of your long arms as all I've been doing is basic maintenance and driving mine.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    Reply With Quote  
     

Thread Information
Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •