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Old 07-07-2011, 03:54 PM
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So I decided to make a jeep build thread for my build. I started out buying my XJ for $600, never was off road, ran ok with the 2.8l engine that it had in it. I took it off road and the starter blew and fried the ground and power lines from the battery. Got it home thank god it's a manual. Then the transformation started. This is how she looked when i bought her (after I got her home).
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You got a better price than me by 300$. But I got an ARB locked D44 and 4.0, so I'm ok with that.

Any plans to ditch the 2.8?
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:05 PM
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Future plans:
Engine swap chevy sb 350
6.5" lift (iron rock)
33" tires for now
Dana 44 front and back to come
CB cobra radio
Paint job
And a bunch more that I can't think of right now
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Oh yeah front and rear bumper they both were smashed in when I bought it. The front passenger finder was also. So I went to pick n pull and picked up a front fender grill and an extra par of lights. Built the front bumper had it sand blasted and powder coated also lol
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:22 PM
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After that like I said we went off roading then starter broke and wires fried got it home and started pulling the engine here are some more pics first is the off roading trip then taking the engine out
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:59 PM
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After the engine came out I painted the jeep blue
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:09 PM
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I like the color, I think u should tint the windows tho just friendly advice lol
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Lol not done yet at work will post the red when I get off and I don't want to tint the windows I do slot of 4 wheeling and I'm also color blind so shaded areas suck for me
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I was hesistant to post because I knew u were still posting and I hear ya about the color blind thing, just sets the car in my opinion.
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Well thanks maybe I will don't know not high on the priority list right now. Alright to keep this thing going now that I'm off lol. I bought a chevy blazer k5 with a sb 350 chevy in it was a score for me because it already had 33" tires on it lol got it for $400 and then started parting it out any ways that's another story but already made my money back and pick n pull will come pick it up for another $180 so now I'm making money and have the engine and tires that I want. Then I put the camo on the jeep here is some more pics of after the camo.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:26 PM
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Alright then came the rear bumper. It also got sand blasted and powder coated and that's the front bumper also off the jeep
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And then I made the differential skid plates from another diff cover cut it in half the used 1" bolts with nuts separating the two looks pretty cool to me lol
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Then last night I painted the bumpers so they would match the jeep that about it for now will be buying the engine mounts and adaptor plate from the engine to the trany here in the month then everything will be coming together. Also all the paint job was spray paint because I will be getting scratched up by sage brush and rocks and trees so it will be easy to touch up when it happens. Also I will be using the ax15 transmission and the np 231 transfer case. And will also be getting uni body stiffeners for the body because of the power of the 350. That's it for now will keep you guys posted and what problems may a-rise that I will have to over come.
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Are you gonna clear coat it? It will fade very quickly. Trust me I know unfortunately
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Yeah I will be soon it either been to hot or raining here lately so might wait tell this weekend to through a clear coat down going to pull a center council out of a 97 plus Cherokee so I can get cup holders out of it lol. Been thinking about putting extra switches in the ash tray in the front for the fan and lights and others along the way also
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