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Old November 7th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Well its a little late for me to start a build thread but this is what i have been working on for the past year and a half.

Its a combination of my old 95 xj and a 92 xj that i picked up for $350.
Ford axles: HP44 & 9in
Motor: Chevy 350, .040 over, Mild Comp cam, Eagle rods, .100 dome pistons, 64cc World heads, Edelbrock offroad 650 Carb
TB 350 trans.
231 t-case
38.5x16x15 Baja Claws on Beadlocks

I am a machinist so I did make alot of parts for this myself. I still have ALOT of money into this project. Im doing my best not to cut any corners.

The project isnt quite finished yet, i still need drive shafts, radiator, track bar, limiting straps and extended brake lines. I also need to build a read bumper, rock sliders, and quarter panel guards.

I would like to hear any helpful advice or criticism, but keep in mind, I am only 21 years old and this is my first build, so go easy on me!









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Old November 7th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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Sooo...how many years has it been since you started that? Were we still back in high school?

I did enjoy this one though,
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Old November 7th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #3
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its been goin on for a while.. i wasted like 8 months working on the green jeep before i finally came to the conclusion that it was way too rotted out to repair. I have been working on the red jeep for almost 2 years.. probably would have been done sooner if it werent for $$$$$$
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Old November 7th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #4
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Forgot to say you spelled "insert" wrong
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Old November 7th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #6
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may i suggest door handles

on a serious note, some sort of roll cage (exo or inside)
heavy duty diff covers (looks like it already, but not positive)


can't think of anything else, maybe skidplates if you plan on doing anything hardcore with it.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #7
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may i suggest door handles

on a serious note, some sort of roll cage (exo or inside)
heavy duty diff covers (looks like it already, but not positive)


can't think of anything else, maybe skidplates if you plan on doing anything hardcore with it.
I need new door handles, the studs on them all snapped when i removed them for paint..
I plan on doing an exo cage this winter, just tryin to get it drivable for now. I beefed up my diff cover on my dana 44 with some 1/4in plate, and the 9in doesnt have a diff cover of course, but i have been thinking of beefing that up somehow also
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Old November 8th, 2010, 08:40 AM   #8
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I used Rustys parts to build my suspension, 6.5 lift leafs, 2in shackles, 8in lift coils with 2in spacers. Then built my own long arms, (which i should take some better pics of). They are made of 2in DOM .25 wall Tube. I installed unibody stiffeners that i bought from Ruff Stuff, which gave me a good surface to weld to for my long arm mounts, as well as added strength to the jeep.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #9
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I know you are well into your build , but here is a link that may be of help for you ... lots of info !
http://www.novak-adapt.com/index.htm
I plan on putting a 305 Chevy V8 in my Cherokee ... I'm collecting as much info as I can before I dive in !
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Sweet winch bumper! whoever designed and built it is a great fabricator!!!
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that kinda makes me want to build an xj. looks pretty sweet
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Old April 16th, 2011, 12:23 PM   #12
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Sweet winch bumper! whoever designed and built it is a great fabricator!!!
I dont know... if he were that good, he wouldnt be laid off!!!
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Sounds like you wanna build your own rear bumper...
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Sounds like you wanna build your own rear bumper...
haha i couldnt resist.
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Any updates on this
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