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Old 01-05-2012, 12:27 AM
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My name is Jeff, Im from Blytheville Arkansas and this is my XJ build. I traded my beloved 1986 Toyota Pickup 4x4 for this lifted 1987 XJ 4.0.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:59 PM
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A buddy came by to check out my new rig and tell me what I actually have haha. Bc I know almost nothing about jeeps. And ways , he crawled under the it and said I have a Aw4 and a 242, yay for me haha. We also poped open the rear diff and found out that my Dana 44 spider gears are welded. The previous owner told me that there was a grinding noise from the front end so didnt have the front drive shaft in or either of the axle shafts. So we then popped open the front diff and found this:
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An Aussie!!!! We found out the grinding noise was bad carrier bearing.


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Old 01-06-2012, 12:01 AM
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Im gonna clean up the carrier and EVERYTHING else really good, and replace the axle seals and pop that baby back in!
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Nice find man! Thats pretty cool bout the aussie and that you have a dana 44 in the rear, what are your plans for her?
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:21 AM
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Nice find man! Thats pretty cool bout the aussie and that you have a dana 44 in the rear, what are your plans for her?
Hmmm my plans?

1. Take that front bumper off and shorten it up.
2. Rebuild the front axle
3. Degrease the engine
4. Tune up
5. New shocks
6. Long Arms
7. Buy some 33s
8. Some Gears,don't know which ones yet.
9. Roof Rack (maybe)
10. Sliders
11. Rock Lights
12.Winch

thats about all I can think of. Im sure the list will go on and on and on.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:24 AM
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I helped a freind install some long arms on his MJ. So Im really thinking about buys some.
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Nice man, looking forward to watching your build, and yep thats oh it goes, the list never stops haha
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Im just do happy about that locker haha. The guy I got it from was just going to scrap the front axle. He had no idea about the locker. When ever it warms back up I plan on painting this thing too. I may go with the Monster Energy Drink theme. I live that drink haha. Anyways, Saturday Im working on the front bumper. Tomorrow at work im gonna have my uncle fab up some shackle tabs that I can weld up.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:53 PM
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My uncle made these today for me at work. Im gonna weld em to my front bumper tomorrow or Sunday.
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You're going to weld those on there for light tabs, right?
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You're going to weld those on there for light tabs, right?
no, their going to be shackle mounts.
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Oh boy.

You don't seen anything wrong with that?

Is there 6 more of them to sandwich togther?
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Little thin for recovery points...
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I know I'd never hook a strap to that.

Ideally, you'd want something AT LEAST 1/2" thick. Mine are 3/4" thick.

You also want to pass thru the bumper and weld them to the bumper brackets or some structural part of the bumper.

Butt welds suck.
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One good tug and those will rip right into pieces.

Unless of course this is only for mall crawlin.
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