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Stick with the Dell your Zenith was rode hard and put up wet too many times. Smile

Along with the rest of the old engine Crying or Very sad

I think we decided to do that, because we still know little/nothing about that carb ha.


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Got the spray gun today for the paint. Car is baby butt smooth with 320 grit. As soon as the truck is runnin and outta the carport well have time to start up painting! ill post pics then. Very Happy

Goal is to be road ready (not necessarily off road ready) by Halloween.

But we'll see how it goes. Always seems to be somethin goin wrong! Rolling Eyes


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You have been busy. If your top coating enamel paint guide coat the car an sand it with 400 to 500 grit and if it is ureathane pant use 800 grit.

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Welp, started the primer today, We got the whole garage set up like a paint booth. Primered the fenders, broke the paint gun (we didnt buy the warranty lol Embarassed ), and sanded the fenders down. Gettin up early to prime the car, so we get an early start on sanding the primer, then hopefully first coat of paint goes on tomorrow! Cool



Heres the before pictures for you to compare to when paint goes on Razz





More pics soon Laughing


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Busy busy day ahead, started at 7:30 AM, we plan on getting the first coat of paint on... OR getting up at 5 AM before school tomorrow and getting it on if all else fails. Got the car primed, now just waiting for it to dry, heres pics! Cool





Fenders are ready for paint, well be painting those when the car is outta the garage getting sanded prior to paint



And heres what the color should look like, its 2010 Ford Hi Perfomance White. Were partial to that color, this will make 3/4 of our cars this color lol Laughing



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Engine is at BugZyla Fab. Should have it back and on the car soon! Very Happy

But for the meantime i've been bedlinering fenderwells and the firewall. Paint is done, needs wetsanding though! I'm pretty content with it, tho Ax350x is not at all. At the end of the day its an offroad toy, its all one color, and it WILL get me to school and work Very Happy





Sorry the pics are low quality, i took them on my phone :/


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My wife and I got his windshield in today- sort of a PITA, but NO CRACKS!

Thanks to Daryll for the tip(s) on windshield installation! Smile


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Well its crunch week for the baja! Dads took all week off of work to finish it with me, and so far here is what we have done:

1. Tail Lights mounted ( we used aluminum angle iron and hung them where the apron hinges should be )

2. Engine is mounted up, we havent started it yet but its all bolted together!

3. Rear Engine cage is properly mounted and hung on the back of the car!

To Do:
1. Finish headlights (Im off to autozone right after this post to get working on that)
2. "Fab" License plate bracket
3. Weld a bracket to the rear engine cage to hang the oil filter from
4. Finish installing the throtlle cable

Thats all there is right now but im sure there will be more that we find out along the way. Always seems to work that way for some reason! Rolling Eyes

Anyways here is pics!

Here is our tail light bracket we made from angle iron




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Picked up a LP beam today! So i should be running a conversion beam from BugZyla within a few months!


Have a couple little things left to finish before it runs!

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1. Finish headlights (Im off to autozone right after this post to get working on that)
2. "Fab" License plate bracket
3. Weld a bracket to the rear engine cage to hang the oil filter from
4. Finish installing the throtlle cable


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Well we got it back from Daryll today, and it runs! Took it on the maiden voyage as soon as we got it untied at home(around the block Laughing )









I only drove it around for maybe 5-10 mins and i swear this car is more fun to drive then all my others combined Cool . I cant wait to throw a conversion beam on, reindex the the torsions, and go off road


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Post Post subject: Re: New addition to the family
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In one of the photos it looks like the brake lights are LED. I know the set I have is a normal bulb, but if you can get them with LED. That would be a huge PLUS for me.

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Well its crunch week for the baja! Dads took all week off of work to finish it with me, and so far here is what we have done:

1. Tail Lights mounted ( we used aluminum angle iron and hung them where the apron hinges should be )

2. Engine is mounted up, we havent started it yet but its all bolted together!

3. Rear Engine cage is properly mounted and hung on the back of the car!

To Do:
1. Finish headlights (Im off to autozone right after this post to get working on that)
2. "Fab" License plate bracket
3. Weld a bracket to the rear engine cage to hang the oil filter from
4. Finish installing the throtlle cable

Thats all there is right now but im sure there will be more that we find out along the way. Always seems to work that way for some reason! Rolling Eyes

Anyways here is pics!

Here is our tail light bracket we made from angle iron




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Looks good bro!


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Thanks guys for the support!

And those were normal lights i had at first, but they weren't dual filament. I found LED ones to work as Brakes/Tails.

www.pacificcustoms.com...5192R.html



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Alrighty its been a while since i touched this thread, but nothing TOO major has gone on.

My LP conversion beam is currently being built by Darryl! and i have recently aquired a 6 point Chirco cage for it.

My plans for the rear suspension are inspired by the chirco bug. My skills are limited and i like the simplicity of the cage setup.

www.chircoestore.com/c...cles_id=68

For the next few months i will be saving and aquiring parts to make the suspension upgrades go as quickly as possible, as this is my daily driver!

Other than that, nothing to report! Embarassed


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Looks good, may have to plagerize your tail lamp mounting.


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