Well I thought it would only be proper if I introduced myself and my xj before I got too much further into my "build". I'm Nathan. I was recently given this 86 v6 xj. It was my grandmas car that my uncle bought for her. She drove it to the end of their drive way to get mail and to church. It only had 500 miles put on it in the last 4 years. My uncle is a mechanic and bought the car real cheap with a broken crankshaft. He rebuilt the motor and re did the exhaust. The engine has under 10,000 miles on it.
Anyway my grandma passed away a few months ago and I had been driving a 90 integra till it broke down. My uncle gave me the jeep so I could keep coming up to visit him and so I can drive while I'm in college.
So far, all i've mainly done is maintenance: new radiator, trans pan gasket and filter, air filter, wiper blades, oil filter, and belts.
The paint was in less than perfect shape so im in the process of doing a primer grey rattle can paint job on the top half and undercoat on the bottom half.
Plans: lift 2" with spacers shackles and shocks. Tow hooks and receivers. Diamond plate skid gaurds. And a possible 4.0 and transmission swap