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  1. #1 End of an Era for my ZJ 
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    I couldn't find my original build thread for my rig, or maybe I never did one.

    So I flopped my ZJ last month, and not even while wheeling. My son and I walked away without a scratch. On our way home from wheeling Spring Creek, I took my eyes off the road for a second ("daddy look at this") and traffic was backing up. I panic stopped, and fearing that I'd rear-end the car in from of me, I steered toward the shoulder. But the rear tires locked up when I hit the loose gravel. We spun 180 then flopped. Damage is too great to repair. A, B and C pillars on the driver's side are pushed in. It still does run and drive.

    I'm going to hold on to some of the removable parts (axles, suspension and t-case) with the hope I can reuse them on a future build.

    In the mean time, FREE PARTS!
    '97 ZJ V8
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    All interior parts, seats etc.
    whatever else you can think of.




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    Glad you're okay Ted, that's the uber important part.
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    Glad you're both okay.
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    I am also glad to hear you are ok.
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    Real bummer Ted! Glad you and your son are OK
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    Vehicles are replaceable, people are not. Glad you guys came out OK.

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    Thank you all for the support! My son was a bit shook up, but he still wants to go wheeling! I was just mad at myself, still kind of am.

    In the mean time, please speak up if you want some parts. I got this thing under a tarp in my backyard, and I need to move it before winter. If I can get some one to take the engine/trans I'll chop the rest up and haul to the scrap yard.
    -Ted Z
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    Dang dude . . . glad you guys are okay.
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    damn, glad youre ok.
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    wow, glad to hear you guys are OK.
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