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Before I start my build thread I thought I would share some pics of how it all started.

On January 23rd and already looking to buy a locked 80 I went 4 wheeling with some friends and we did 2N47 Cleghorn.

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Mark's Locked 1995 FZJ80 performed great!

He let me drive it and I have to say I was impressed. I was a bit nervous driving another man’s rig especially on this part of the trail.

Needless to say I was HOOKED!!! I needed to get one of these
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On February 4th went to Gilbert AZ to visit friends and to buy "Lex" from Prescott Valley AZ.

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So I came home on Super Bowl Sunday and had to show my friend Mark. Talk about what a difference. My 80 looked like a pancake
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Changed all fluids and belts

On the way home from AZ the check engine light came on. Changed the EGR valve and took it to get smogged. After 2 trys and a timing adjustment, IT PASSED!!!

Took it to my friend's ranch in Apple Valley for a shake down and it preformed great.
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A couple more shake down trips, one to Big Bear and one to Glamis towing my M101CND Trailer with no problems.
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Now it was time to start spending some money on goodies. When the UPS truck would drive up it was like Christmas.

Front Coils OME 2850J
Rear Coils OME 2863J
Shocks 60070L 60071L
Steering Damper
Brake lines
Spacers
Caster Bracket
Front Bump Stops
Double Cardan driveshaft
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Before and after pics
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More shots of the lift

The wiring on the truck was not working and it had been chewed up from dragging on the ground. I purchased a direct replacement from my local O'Riley's (Hopkins 43405 LiteMate Vehicle to Trailer Wiring Kit)
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Thanks Bluetribal for the Floppy Visor Fix

My wife is very happy I did this FIX (But remember to use thicker screws)
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Thanks Bluetribal for the Floppy Visor Fix

My wife is very happy I did this FIX (But remember to use thicker screws)
Nice glad it helped out, I used mine until I could get a replacement visor from a parted out rig. And when this replacement gives out I will put the modified one back in.
Yeah I bumped up the bolt size twice when doing the mod.
 
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