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Old 05-13-2010, 12:58 AM   #1
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So i chopped my xj finaly it was kinda scary at first but its turnin out pretty cool, i think. I finished the wiring for the rear hatch today, it all works. So here it is......Wat do you think? or or
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Like that you kept the hatch. Looks good.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:01 AM   #3
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Looks good man! about how long did it take you from start to finish?
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i really like the hatch idea! its different but still pretty cool. My only worry is how are you going to seal it? and i rivet or bolt a steel plate onto the fiberglass hatch because when you are wheeling and something hits the hatch the fiberglass wont last to long...

Although again i do like ti =]
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looks good i choped my old cherokee then lost interest in it and so it sat that way till i sold it then the new owner just stripped the interrior and the dash then just abandoned it just pisses me off. BTW where at in idaho do you live im in Mtn. Home.
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Nice chop
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You did a pretty good job! I like that you kept the hatch functional.
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i to wanted to reclose with rear hatch....but after ridding with the back open ,,,i want to keep it that way ,an make a soft top that just covers were the rear window should.......take the doors off...so kick ***
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its not any where near done but about 15 hours so far. thanks
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i really like the hatch idea! its different but still pretty cool. My only worry is how are you going to seal it? and i rivet or bolt a steel plate onto the fiberglass hatch because when you are wheeling and something hits the hatch the fiberglass wont last to long...

Although again i do like ti =]
im gonna chop the dam off another jeep and weld it in, the weather stripping will go all the way around. as for the side windows, plexiglass
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:32 PM   #11
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looks good i choped my old cherokee then lost interest in it and so it sat that way till i sold it then the new owner just stripped the interrior and the dash then just abandoned it just pisses me off. BTW where at in idaho do you live im in Mtn. Home.
Coeur D A'lene area, where is Mountain home? Any good muddin there?
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:34 PM   #12
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You did a pretty good job! I like that you kept the hatch functional.
thanks alot man =)
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:26 AM   #13
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You definitely did a great job trimming your hatch...
Looks real unique!
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Nice chop man how hard is it gonna be to seal the little windows in the rear?
I plan on doing the same kinda thing but with out the back latch & on my 2 door!
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Do you plan on putting any type of cage in there. Since it is a unibody the whole structure needs to work together for support.
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