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    Project "Thanks-Dad" ZJ...

    This build brought to you by "StaangFab"

    When my dad retired from the tool room at the Brampton Chrysler plant, he sold me his pride and joy. It's a 1994 ZJ with all the bells and whistles. He ordered it in 1993, and it was tagged on the line as an "employee build". after it endured six assembly audits, it was delivered as perfect as can be. Since then (typical obsessive compulsive tool and dye maker) he rust checked it twice per year and religiously followed the scheduled maintenance.

    I had my eye on this truck for years, so needless to say, when he was ready to sell it, I was way ahead of him. Payed what he wanted no questions asked.

    The body and frame on this truck are absolutely perfect, with 250k on the 5.2.

    When "staang" built himself some long arms for his XJ, he and I commenced discussions about my ZJ. He had some unique ideas and we agreed on several key points that would make this a unique build, so away we went.

    Long story very short:
    - Front radial mount long arms
    - rear triangulated four link, with adjustable anti-squat
    - BDS 7" springs and BDS shocks (thanks RockSpider 4x4)
    - 35" Mudkings
    - Teraflex Hi-steer install
    - NP231 install

    Turned out really well, and I am extremely pleased with Staang's work!

    Good communication and open minds were key elements when dealing with Eric on the planning and implementation of everything...and when it came to anything funky in the fabrication department, if we imagined it, Billy-the-Pirate could make it with a giant smile.

    I've been driving the truck daily for a few weeks now, and it's flawless.

    Here's a few pics...sorry most of them are my cell phone. "Staang" took way more pictures then I did, with much more detail. Perhaps I can persuade him to add some to this thread...


    Wish I had taken a before picture of the VERY stock truck, but this is me just cramming 32's into it to get me by before it went under the knife:


    The front stuff


    The cross member


    The rear stuff


    my favorite picture


    triangulated


    front




    More pics here

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    Ready to pop her cherry tomorrow at Mud/20!





    Thanks Eric!

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    Was your dad ok with what you were doing to it?

    Oh and very nice
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    looking for an off-road toy

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    looks awesome,you should't have a problem at mud and 20 lots of mud for you.
    cheers

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    looks sweet man
    good work guys
    cheers
    2000 Jeep XJ 7" lift (long arm) with 33's warn front winch bumper(no winch yet) ,roof rack,roof lights,Currie HD tie-rod systeme and in need of much more.


    NEED TO GO BIGGER

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    This was a great project to do, Craig has taken great care for his ZJ. It is in amazing shape for its age.
    Here are some pics I took while doing this project.


    The frame stiffiners and rear 4 link brackets.



    Stiffiners and brackets installed



    The rear axle truss with brackets.



    The rear axle with bracketry installed.



    The links.





    Last edited by Staang; 07-02-2009 at 11:07 PM.
    1986 2 door XJ, 2.5L 5 spd, 231/300 twin sticked,
    8" lift, 36" IROKs, 44-9 frt axle with 5.13's and a detriot, rear 9" with 5.13's and a spool, custom track bar, custom snorkel,
    9500lbs winch with custom front and rear bumpers, SBS, Staang's FAB front and rear longarms, crossover steering.
    http://www.youtube.com/staang
    Need any Mechanical or FAB work done PM me or visit my website

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    That looks great! Excellent work as usual Staang.

    Makes me eager to pick up another Grand. Still casually looking for the right one to come along.

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    WOW, how does your dad feel about you wheeling the pee out of the truck he babied for the last 15 years haha.

    looks good. keep it up.

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    Nice rig, and awesome fab work Staang!
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    sweet ride!

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