I need your help building an 80

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Warfield Off-Road is adopting my wifes old Mall-mobile. I want your ideas of how to build it.
In the future I will retire this rig to trail use only, but for now it needs to be driven on road
on a semi daily basis, I want this fzj80 to be more of a trail/rock rig, not the expedition
type rig that it is today. (I hope to get a 100 series soon for expo) Remember this is going
to be a showcase rig for W.O.R. so lets make it cool.

Here are some things That I am planning on.

New sliders
New rear bumper
OEM engine
5.29 geers

I need your help with the lift, 37+ inch tires, paint, and anything eals you think would be cool.

So this is what we are starting with
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Move the cats and muffler, make some custom sliders, buy or make bumpers with lots of approach and departure angle (the one you have in front ain't gonna cut it), winch, 17" wheels give you lots of tire options, beadlocks if possible, decide if you want to do a custom suspension and how far you might want to take it- poor man's 3 link up front, X-Link, 3 link, arms over the front axle, extended shock mounts, etc. or buy a Slee 4 or (in my opinion) 6 inch lift kit or something similar (stay away from arm drop brackets). Get a bunch of recovery gear and trailmates together. Nice paint just ruins the fun and the tough look. My $.02

What exactly does Warfield Offroad do? What can you 'showcase' on the rig?

-Spike
 
Warfield Off-Road Does Custom Drawer systems and DIY kits, we are developing a 80 series center console. We are also working on a very cool Reer bumper with Slomo.
Here are some pics of the drawers. I cant say to much about the bumpers yet.
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If you are going to paint it, think about the 55 series. The 80 and 55 have very similar lines and an 80 would look good painted like that, ill see if I can find some more pics later. Good start to the build already
 
If you are going to paint it, think about the 55 series. The 80 and 55 have very similar lines and an 80 would look good painted like that, ill see if I can find some more pics later. Good start to the build already

x2 there. I say go oem mint green 40 (or other complimentary) color above the crease line just below windows like the old 55's.

Quick, easy, and least expensive way to get it done and keep streetable would be to do a combo of supsension and body lift. 1'' being the easiest w/ little to no extra mods necessary. You could add wheel spacers or wheels w/ less backspacing if you wanted it to have more "big truck" appeal and stand out. SO Frankies Offroad kit or slee or even a j/heavy spring combo plus a 1'' body lift would clear 37's fine and you could regain stock steering geometry (castor) with available options (slee, landtank).

Some arent fans of the body lifts, i personally am not against the one inch idea. If you have more money you could get into more intense suspension ala custom three link up front and what not. You can rub 35's even on a slee 6'' so its a balance of lift and tire width, wheel backspacing thats going to get you further.... oh and your judgement of whats acceptable rubbing :steer:

Read around, plenty to find out searching 37. Look at Nays discussions (plan ahead to have plenty of time, get a cup of coffee first:D), mark aka helocat i think and their orange 80, MSgrunt and his build, etc.

keep us posted about that console cause them drawers look hot!!!!:hillbilly:
 
I like the retro paint Idea.

If you are going to paint it, think about the 55 series. The 80 and 55 have very similar lines and an 80 would look good painted like that, ill see if I can find some more pics later. Good start to the build already
 
You are right. I need to clean up the leather. That was all curtasie of the last owner:eek:


You can have the exterior look like you actually wheel it. But as a customer looking for a nice drawer system Im going to be focusing more in the interior of your truck. My thoughts would be how your drawers would look in my rig.

You have nice drawers there - top notch. When I look at the rest of rigs interior (like the back (scruffy looking) of your 2nd row seats) and Im seeing scratches and tears, -well, its your showroom for your awesome product and an unkempt surrounding takes a little bit or more from what youre trying to sell.

As for Mo's rear bumper, I didnt get a memo about that! :D
Im pretty sure thats top notch too.
 
You can fit 37's with the lift it has if you do a MetalTech style fender trim. If I was in your position, I would run a full FOR GenII kit for the lift and trim as Necessary. You will want your BS to be between 3 adn 3.5 inches if you run an 8" wide wheel (which I would unless you go beadlocked). 5.29's are a must with 37's. I love that setup in mine. I would sell that front bumper that is on it and get a MetalTech one. Much more clearance for the rocks. I also believe that MetalTech has the strongest sliders. Another thought is to do a custom exhaust to get it out of the way. Rocks have a way of grabbing the stock muffler. I like 4x4Labs rear bumper a lot, but a custom built tube bumper would look the best if you don't want to run a tire carrier. Make sure that you brace your lower rear control arms with some angle iron. Those tend to bend pretty easily. Also look into a good skidplate. I personally like IPORs.
 
I have been thinking of cutting out the fenders. I plan to do a custom front bumper, I think I am going to do my own sliders as well. I like the idea of getting the cats out of the way, but my resinator was removed along time ago. I have a custom rear bumper in the works.


You can fit 37's with the lift it has if you do a MetalTech style fender trim. If I was in your position, I would run a full FOR GenII kit for the lift and trim as Necessary. You will want your BS to be between 3 adn 3.5 inches if you run an 8" wide wheel (which I would unless you go beadlocked). 5.29's are a must with 37's. I love that setup in mine. I would sell that front bumper that is on it and get a MetalTech one. Much more clearance for the rocks. I also believe that MetalTech has the strongest sliders. Another thought is to do a custom exhaust to get it out of the way. Rocks have a way of grabbing the stock muffler. I like 4x4Labs rear bumper a lot, but a custom built tube bumper would look the best if you don't want to run a tire carrier. Make sure that you brace your lower rear control arms with some angle iron. Those tend to bend pretty easily. Also look into a good skidplate. I personally like IPORs.
 
I have been thinking of cutting out the fenders. I plan to do a custom front bumper, I think I am going to do my own sliders as well. I like the idea of getting the cats out of the way, but my resinator was removed along time ago. I have a custom rear bumper in the works.

I wasn't talking about the resinator... The muffler in front of the rear axle tends to hang up on things.:cheers:
 

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