After having a family discussion and playing our own "Cherokee Shell Game", we decided that Mira would apply all of her cool XJ parts accumulation to this clean '98 XJ Classic (build thread HERE
), and that little sis Maeve (now 9 1/2 yrs. old) will take over Mira's former '93 2-door XJ.
Here's an excited Maeve sitting on her new-to-her '93 XJ, which is getting a "face lift" with a '97+ XJ front end. .
This is what we started with...a '93 XJ Sport 2-door. We have a set of straight, rust-free doors to replace the ones in this photo.
This is where it gets fun. A GIANT thanks to Doug (reptile610) for lining me up with a friend's wrecked '00 XJ Limited. Maeve is SUPER excited after seeing photos of this Jeep, which will be the donor for the entire drivetrain, interior, etc.
Donor vehicle specs include
- 4.0L/AW4 auto/NP-242 (145K miles)
- BEAUTIFUL leather interior with power heated seats (driver heated seat doesn't work...we'll see if we can find out why)
- OEM premium sound system
- OEM overhead console
Maeve's XJ will likely get a HP D30 and 29-spline 8.25 rear axle. We'll have to figure out wheels/tires eventually, but it'll probably get 31" tires and a small lift, as well.
So the family Cherokee builds continue! Bring on the XJ love!!!
Craig & Maeve