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Old 06-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #91
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Dude that green is SO sick!!! My favorite color is neon green and I've been debating on keeping my rig blacked out or green and that thing looks super sick. I really like the grill as well makes it look mean...great job it looks awesome I envy it!

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Old 11-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #92
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Wow, it's been a while since I was on here. Been so busy I haven't had the time to go online much. SO While I have not taken many pictures or have done much more work to the lil monster, I am in the middle of some stuff that I should post.

1. made my own directed sound bar to hang over the seats on the roll bar. It actually worked out really cool. Used PVC pipe with 45 degree elbows. Recessed speakers into the straight part of the tube, then put the elbows on. Hung it and directed the openings toward the seats. This worked out really cool. Not only did it turn out pretty nice, and makes good sound, but the speakers are protected from rain and mud, and you can actually hear the music wen driving down the road and all for under 100 bucks speakers and all. Need to upload the pics to photobucket and get them posted up.

Also, just finished cutting a new power plant for the old girl. Experiencing a bit of blow by pushing some oil out of the top of the valve cover, so the clock started ticking. Rather than wait till I needed a motor, figured what the heck, get started.

Took a 85ish 4.2, wound up cutting it 60 over due to it having been built once before. 8 to 1 pistons, shaved the head a bit, heavier crank, interesting cam, and adding a header. According to the computer program that we plugged all this into, will wind up with around 168 Hp, and in the same neighborhood of torque. Should be a nice difference from my stock tired 4.2. Of course will be adding a bit of green flare to it to make it mine. With a bit of luck, will be poking it under the hood in the next few weeks. With hope before my ACL surgery that I am having to get, cause if not, It will be a bit longer before we can put it in. So we will see.

Next will probably be some Chrom-alloy axels for the front end. Thinking of upgrading to 36 swampers and am thinking it will be a good idea before I experience some crazy failure.

So this should bring us up to date on the project that will probably never end.

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Old 11-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #93
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Nice build and great write-ups. sub'd
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:17 PM   #94
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Thanks Charlie.. Now for a few more updates...

First, New power Plant. Still on the stand, havent had the time to put it into place yet, old motor still running fine so no rush.



I did aquire some new shoes. 36x12.50.16 swamper radials... Havent been able to try them out yet, but will soon.....muhaaaaa



And today I took out the old RC 4" lift and went SOA with stock springs. Love the new ride and look, but like my new clearance with my Swampers even more. No more rubbing.....



Sorry the pics are so dark, will get better ones later..

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Just realized that I never took a pic of the sound bar, oh well, also note to anyone out there, the above described home made sound bar keeps the speakers safe and dry, but the radio don't like water.....lol.... So guess it will be to shop for a new one soon... Meanwhile I will just enjoy the roar of my new tires.....
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:21 PM   #95
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Another upgrade went down. Sprung for me a new Quadritech Q9500i Wench. Have to say, very impressed so far. Also pulled the trigger on some much needed windown tint. Made such a difference. So here is the latest...



Still have not installed the new engine, havent had time, but did aquire my new Borla Stainless headder and new 3 core aluminum radiator for when I do. If the days only had 35 or so hours in them....lol
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:35 PM   #96
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Good choice on the colors, looks great, have you had any axel wrap issues since the SOA ?
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:33 PM   #97
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No "Issues" as of yet, but I know it is a matter of time. Plans in the works for an anti-wrap bar are in the works. Figuring on fabbing up my own.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:34 AM   #98
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Great Build, great documentation. Love the Zombie Jeeps.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:44 AM   #99
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Ok, Once again, it has been forever since I have been on here. Have a few new things done. Installed a 24" light bar on the hood, Installed my high lift jack on the hood, and replaced my old round off road lights with the square cube LED lights. I can light up about 1/4 of a mile with the lighting and it uses so little power. Will take some more picks and get them up when I can. Also added some black soft doors for when the top is off, didn't really dig the full door open to p look. On another note, have used my Quadratec Q9500I winch several times now with no issues. Nice and strong pulls with no overheating issues. Well worth the money without breaking the bank. It has now actually outlasted a friends Warn that he installed just before mine.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:46 AM   #100
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Another side note, spent some time sloping around in some ponds and in sand hills with the Swampers. What a difference. Had a great time before with little time spent stuck, but now it went from great to super, with my Swampers.. (Little play on words there, sorry couldn't help it...)
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:15 AM   #101
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Very nice read LT. Got to say, the tint is wicked bad!

Just a reminder Sir, pix of the sound bar please. Looking forward to C'in those.

Thanks for sharing man. Cheers
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:55 AM   #102
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I must say you sure changed the look from start to now looks great!!!
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:02 AM   #103
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that is one clean lookin YJ my friend. good job

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