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    Default The V8 Barbie II build

    Moab is coming next spring and it is time to start getting ready for it. Paul's TJ doesn't run. We were putting a 4.7L V8 and 45RE tranny in it and it just didn't work out. The electronics are not compatible. They just won't talk to each other. It was getting more and more difficult to wire it, so the kid took pity on me and let me off the hook. So I was demoted from awesome and can do anything to awesome and can do most things So we are starting again with compatible stuff. We decided to take a que from Wayne and use a 5.2L. So, here we go. We got a Grand with a 5.2L for 600. Now you need to understand something, I used to live at North Lake Tahoe, never went to the south end except to run a few ski races. Always thought there were too many people there. But, my XJ came from there. We hauled the TJ were are working on from there and now we picked up this ZJ there. Beginning to think we just aught to move there. It is a nice place to live if you can afford it.



    So here it is. A little rough on the outside, decent on the inside. However there was a little drama getting it on the trailer. Didn't get any pics up there, so I had to do the reverse getting it off.



    It is embarrassing to say that this Jeep doesn't have enough break over angle to get it on and off a trailer. So, a little red neck ingenuity is called for.



    Put the floor jacks under the ramps and backed it off



    When I loaded it, had a guy drive up from down the street to give me the And here he thought he was going to get a viral video out of it
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    I was going to bring some bigger tires to aid in the trailer off load. Looks like the neighbors got a good laugh since that was in the front yard and not out back at the shop. How's that ZJ Drive? Thinking of gutting the axles into the other tj. The one I use for a daily driver.
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    Since the coolant leaks out of it, I haven't driven it any further than to the shop. But it did fine for that far
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Good luck with this. It's funny how that a possible kick-start to my WJ "minor build" arrived recently, and the wife mentioned Moab today. I can't see how at the moment, but it would be awesome to be out there at the same time as your trip, and we could get Bob (BadLuck on XJTalk) to plan ahead to take some time off and be our guide.

    Again, I have no idea how the wife and I can, but I'll be following along, at least in spirit.
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    We would be glad to have you . We are planning on attending Easter Jeep Safari, so plans must be made in advance. They provide guides. We have several that want to go from this forum and Cherokee Talk also.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
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    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    We would be glad to have you . We are planning on attending Easter Jeep Safari, so plans must be made in advance. They provide guides. We have several that want to go from this forum and Cherokee Talk also.
    I am taking off time around the 4th to wrench on the WJ, here's hoping. We have been twice to Moab, and I am more than ready to go again. Still get hard time from wife about driving Hells Revenge completely solo, trip in Explorer had to be more sedate.

    Nina Barlow has a rental shop there too, we had great luck with her rental rigs in AZ.
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    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    From what I have sen of Hells Revenge, more than doable in that WJ
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    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
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    Just watch the loose wire's around the driveshaft.....if ya know what I mean Steve..,
    keeping it red........

    I DRIVE A BARBIE JEEP

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    .... lol Im a jerk tonight!
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    Think I would go that crazy too if my Jeep turned white

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGg0C...eature=related


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    Quote Originally Posted by cantab27 View Post
    Just watch the loose wire's around the driveshaft.....if ya know what I mean Steve..,
    I was wondering if I might try to verify that with a repeat experience
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Made a little progress on Barbie II. We did have this wonderful present from some furry friends





    But got the front clip off. Should have the old girl gutted by Sunday afternoon

    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: The V8 Barbie II build

    wow, that is a serious rats nest.

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    We have serious rats
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    need a serious cat!
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    I have one. He catches about two a week, and leaves them on our door step of course
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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