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ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:09 pm

ok I have bought a 97 red ZJ
completely standard ...........................
the rules .... must stay road legal

plans
tidy it up and use it
roof lining sagging and a small vibration

but want
winch bar (has airbags)
sill protection
small lift

so far I have
bullbar off a xj ,still on its way to me
2" lift
winch
modify the towbar to a removal tongue type

now anyone have a ZJ with a roof consle would like to know how far back is the roof lining cut for the tang that holds it up ......

have spoken to a cert man to remove the airbags I need to fill the void with something like foam ?? anyone done this prior to me ?
will go
3"lift
sill protectors
15 x 8 rims
winch bar
and get it all cert so no issues from now on and will be ok if they change the bullshit rules again
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Re: ZJ Project

Postby BlakeNZ » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:35 pm

good on you. what motor and trans is in there?

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:35 am

Hi BlakeNZ
only the 4 ltr motor and auto trans, looking for a on demand transfer case thou, I keep saying the next one a V8 :o

so fay today I have
got a power wire and the PRS aerial into the roof area
still to do
reinstall the roof lining and all the internal panel I have pulled off :(

was thinking about putting the lift in but with the short week and a funeral to attend I don't think I can get the bar modified by Thursday and I better get the caravan finished properly ...............

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:10 pm

wow it has been a while since I have updated this
roof liner fixed sort of and re installed
have rerun the power into the roof central console 2 core wasn't enough 5 core in there now , putting a few switch's up there
winch plate made and installed, the pipe work being done this week by a friend as well as the sill protectors
lift wasn't a 2" but have just got one well will believe it when I see it .................. in
here is a teaser pic till I have it back
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have 16" x 7 Rims but am working out what size tyres I can run with out cutting anything
Till next time

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:56 pm

ok the bars "finished" what ever that means

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now for the sill protectors ...........

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:10 pm

well has been a while since I updated this
sill protectors on and have done a teams event in the Reefton area.
was enjoying my self till the radiator decided it didn't want to play the game :oops: and split itself, to our relief it was in Reefton and only a short tow back to the RSA and due to a good bugger who had a spare in his trailer I was able to drive home on the Sunday :D
so it now sporting a nice new alloy radiator and has a new larger trans cooler waiting to be fitted and now looking for a XJ transfercase so I can play a little easier :roll: and to finish the bars off ...........................

Pics are somewhere on the net

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:50 pm

pics attached

now has new drive belt and all the pulley.......
now to take the winch off and take it back it now doesn't go grrrr
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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:47 pm

ok a bit more done
xj trans fitted and working I think it could be revving lower at 100 kms

front guard bars on but a technical glitch, I now can't remove the front bar :shock:
have started making stronger brackets for the rear bar and carrier don't want it to fall off when driving somewhere
put a couple of led light on the roof racks they seem ok even at 100 km/hr

have redesigned my inner roof console I now have a
winch control switch
switch for the roof light's
a spare spot maybe for the winch isolator when and if I decide to fit an solenoid
all the extra electrics have there own fuse box that is isolated when the key is off
a winch that works :D :D

now to use it
pics to come

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby NJV6 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:20 pm

Hey, is your winch switch in the roof? If so I bet you'll get a tired arm holding it up with all the winching you'll be doing!!!
SWB V6 Paj with one or two mods ;)

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:38 pm

it's a Jeep not a landy :wink: :lol:

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:06 pm

well since it's been a bit wet as a safety measure I have been using the jeep and remember to take a pic of the front side bars
and have now wired the roof lights up with a water proof plug and they work :D :D :shock:
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Re: ZJ Project

Postby coxsy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:09 pm

interesting design , aroma
89 safari, pto winch, 33x15 simexs. sliders,75mm lift . turbo

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:36 pm

Interesting ?

I do have to admit this is more of a cheque book build than the last one.......
I have a friendly engineer who is doing a lot of the steel work from my basic design but he and some of his staff are also into 4wding so have an idea what will work and be user friendly

on a positive note I almost got a WOF today, the lack or rear bumper stopped a clean sheet, now to refit the factory bumper .. :?
the front bar passed :D :D :D :D

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby coxsy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:15 am

have a friend with suzuki who needs side bars it's close to what i propose to build
89 safari, pto winch, 33x15 simexs. sliders,75mm lift . turbo

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Re: ZJ Project

Postby aroma » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:57 pm

Glad I can be of some help to someone,
Coxsy there as was a full set of side protectors on Tademe in your neck of the woods recently under Jeep I think. will see if it's still there

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