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  1. #1 Project blue steel!!! 
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    It is Purdy as it sits but so begins the era of the dub jay




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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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    Love the color, looking forward to the progress!
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    Nice, what do you have planned for it?
    Ask not what your country can do for you; but what can you do for your country. JFK Jan 20th, 1961

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    Sweet!
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    Awesome! I have a dana 30 with 4.56s, JKS tie rod, and JKS track bar if you want it. Needs everything gone through as far as bushings, tie rod ends, and ball joints. Might even have some JKS discos.
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    Tyler has a Spartan locker for the 44A for sale too.


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    The idea is to put as much of the non-ZJ specific stuff from the ZJ on it (including the 44/9") then go from there except I'm not sure about the full hydro don't get me wrong I love it on the trail but this one has some street life left in it, maybe I'll do assist to get the best of both!


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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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    Nice so your getting rid of the zj then i assume? getting rid of the long arms? ill take them if you are
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    Fortunately the f/r long arms and axles will swap over but I will have some nice high clearance bumpers and sliders for sale among other stuff


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    Wow, that's lookin good! Agree it's a really nice color.

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    We saw it at the Loco in Fruita before he finished the deal - it looks to be a solid Dub. No issues Scott or I could easily find. Super clean.
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    Pulled the third from the 9" that I broke at GSW to check to see if there was any more damage and seems ok so I'm going to use the best of both thirds and make one good one hopefully!
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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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    Was that a standard third member you broke?

    How'd you break it?

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    Yes it was the 40+ year old stock case! I was on a ledge hopped a little and bam the pinion came right out the side!
    no real signs of impact maybe just a hairline crack or the perfect amount of torque and hop haven't seen this to often!


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    Alright, as I'm slowly building my 9 I can get an idea of issues people have had but so far it just seems to be the standard 3rd member that's the problem

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    Glws = good looking wagon sir
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    Stock shafts seem to also be a weak point as well so alloys are the way to go!


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    So today I pulled off the shiny cover to measure things to begin the bumper build
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    I think I'm getting the build bug...
    "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 little bit more on the front bumper

    Recessed the cross brace


    I'll try to put up more later.
    "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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    Got a bit more done today










    Maybe some more done this weekend I hope.😃
    "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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    Are you planning on drilling any holes in the skid? Looks like it would hurt your air flow, especially on the highway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted_Z View Post
    Are you planning on drilling any holes in the skid? Looks like it would hurt your air flow, especially on the highway.
    That is the plan.
    the bottom is all open and I still have to cut the winch fair lead hole and as you can see the winch mount is slanted up(only the side brackets) to open more as well. I'll have to get more pics of the underside when I get home


    That was mocking the winch setting so I knew what I was working with

    Thanks for the input cause I don't have any over here! More is welcome!
    "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 Ted_Z View Post
    Are you planning on drilling any holes in the skid? Looks like it would hurt your air flow, especially on the highway.
    Add holes for sure!

    The 1999-2000 WJ's overheated with the ARB Bumper, which had no lower air openings. ARB even stopped selling their bumpers for WJ's in those years. Wouldn't hurt to put holes/slots in regardless of the year.
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    This is what the bottom openings look like

    Do you think I need more?
    "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 few more pics of progress







    Still need to cut holes for the lights but it should be done tomorrow!
    "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 like enough openings to let air into the lower radiator.
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