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cruiser.308
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

I guess I should post up how I became the FJ owner and the mods I've done to my Zombie Tank.
It all started when my girlfriend (now my wife) and I went to Avondale Toyota to take a look at new Tacomas. But when we pulled in to the dealership there it was my Black Cherry sitting there on the front pedestal, and she was calling my name. So i left my Exterra behind and drove out of there with my new Toy, only if knew what i was getting my self into...

This was my first test drive


My first mods were TRD CAI, TRD exhaust and throttle body spacer easy bolt-on newbie mods that didn't do shit to increase MPG's or power (money down the drain) except for the exhaust, that thing sounds cool.

Next mod was to put on some stickers and tow hitch.


Then I decided to get my self a CB radio, and that's when I got a little creative. After looking at all the options I made a decision to mount the radio to the ceiling, for that i had to fabricate a custom bracket that mounts to rear view mirror. And Bandi antenna mount.



Then I ran in to one of the nonmembers (conejo) that reminded me of AZFJ. That's where I really got my self in trouble....

New OME suspension. (thanks to Homedad for hookup)

OEM Rock sliders (thanks to FatRat for Craigslist posting)

More Stickers and Blackout


Hi-lift Jack mounted on the roof


HAM Yaesu-FT7800R



More pics and mods to come.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

Then this happened



Stupid tree hit me......

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

Did that happen today? I'm so sorry man. That sux.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

Dang that sucks. How much is that gonna cost?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

Nope, about a month ago. Got it fixed already;




If anyone is looking for good body shop hit me up, guys at Lake Pleasant Collision are the best!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

Finn wrote:
Dang that sucks. How much is that gonna cost?
About $2300, I got a set of used tail lights for $60, and new window installed for $120, the rest was body work. And the guys at LPCC did outstanding job.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

So they did not replace the whole corner pannel? Interesting. I may have to go see them.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

When you call them ask for Todd, and tell him you are with AZFJ and mention "Paul the Russian"

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

cruiser.308 wrote:
Then this happened



Stupid tree hit me......


Nice dent! You gotta see my driver side :->


And glad I found you, you're freaking hilarious!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

Got my new bumpers today, LOVE the quality of the Expedition One products.

Got them primed


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

That's a lot of steel.

Looks like you missed a spot on the driver side hoop.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

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That's a lot of steel.

Looks like you missed a spot on the driver side hoop.
Yes i did. good eye!!! was going to do touch up tomorrow morning before i start painting my rear bumper.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

cruiser.308 wrote:
conejo wrote:
That's a lot of steel.

Looks like you missed a spot on the driver side hoop.
Yes i did. good eye!!! was going to do touch up tomorrow morning before i start painting my rear bumper.

No, leave them white! Everyone else has black bumpers. You'll be known as Captain Ahab to all.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

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cruiser.308 wrote:
conejo wrote:
That's a lot of steel.

Looks like you missed a spot on the driver side hoop.
Yes i did. good eye!!! was going to do touch up tomorrow morning before i start painting my rear bumper.

No, leave them white! Everyone else has black bumpers. You'll be known as Captain Ahab to all.
Dave,
White actually looks sharp on that bumper, if i had white FJ i would be all over that, call that truck Snowhite.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Zombie Tank Reply with quote

cruiser.308 wrote:
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cruiser.308 wrote:
conejo wrote:
That's a lot of steel.

Looks like you missed a spot on the driver side hoop.
Yes i did. good eye!!! was going to do touch up tomorrow morning before i start painting my rear bumper.

No, leave them white! Everyone else has black bumpers. You'll be known as Captain Ahab to all.
Dave,
White actually looks sharp on that bumper, if i had white FJ i would be all over that, call that truck Snowhite.

Well, you had your chance. Now Eisbear will be all over this idea.

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