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Old 11-30-2018, 08:17 PM
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Sweet ride Brother, But 1988 XJ , New Jersey , OK, where's the rust ? Come on tell me. That is a sweet ride , I'm an old guy I would have had a very hard time cutting it up, you just don't see rust free 80,s XJ's here in road salt land. I feel lucky my 2000 was well maintained by the original owner. It's rust free but yours is 30 years old. Keep it right side up.
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:24 PM
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Sweet ride Brother, But 1988 XJ , New Jersey , OK, where's the rust ? Come on tell me. That is a sweet ride , I'm an old guy I would have had a very hard time cutting it up, you just don't see rust free 80,s XJ's here in road salt land. I feel lucky my 2000 was well maintained by the original owner. It's rust free but yours is 30 years old. Keep it right side up.
Go back far enough and you'll see all the rust I've had to deal with. 3/4 of the floor
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:50 PM
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Well time to take a trip back to this page. Haven't done much, in fact the Jeep up until the other night has just been sitting at the in-laws while the weather gets colder. One of the biggest news from my life this past year was the wife and I bought a home at the end of December! I drove the Jeep to the house the other night and it will have it's own place in the garage, never has it had a place in a garage since I've owned it going on 10 years now. Very exciting to see what I can do with it now that it'll be home with me and a roof over my head. All major work will still be at the old shop with Oldblue#2's place.
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Well time to take a trip back to this page. Haven't done much, in fact the Jeep up until the other night has just been sitting at the in-laws while the weather gets colder. One of the biggest news from my life this past year was the wife and I bought a home at the end of December! I drove the Jeep to the house the other night and it will have it's own place in the garage, never has it had a place in a garage since I've owned it going on 10 years now. Very exciting to see what I can do with it now that it'll be home with me and a roof over my head. All major work will still be at the old shop with Oldblue#2's place.
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At first, I was like, why is his steering backwards. Does he have a right hand drive?
Then I saw the emblem on the front.
Trickery!

Oh you gonna get so much done now. Congratulations!
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:57 PM
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At first, I was like, why is his steering backwards. Does he have a right hand drive?
Then I saw the emblem on the front.
Trickery!

Oh you gonna get so much done now. Congratulations!
Haha yea my rear facing camera lens on my phone broke a while back and haven't fixed it so I had to use the front facing (selfie) camera.
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:32 PM
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Haven't done a damn thing except drive it around! I have a list of fun plans for it once the garage is cleared of our previous apartment boxes
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No worries, you settle in. I can't wait until I have my very own place and garage.
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:31 PM
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Fixed a gas leak I've had since the last RC trip. I slammed off the 2 foot rock ledge at the comp course when I was purely pushing where I could go with no care. I put a good dent in the back corner of the gas tank skid I plated, thinking it must of punctured the tank. Dropped the skid and found that the inside wasn't even phased from the slam (YAY armor held up). Turns out it was just a loose hoses off the pump and I had a hair size seep hole near the strap that I patched up. So after that and put it all back together I finally put the stickers on that I've gathered from SatiricalHen and over time. Thanks again SatiricalHen for the stickers, they're awesome, let me know what you think.



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Nice it’s come a long way.
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Nice itís come a long way.
Thanks, still not done.

Finally made a crossmember to tie the towers together. Been using a ratchet strap (ghettomember) to stiffen them up as they did have some deflection. Also took the doors off and put the half doors on for the first time this year.

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Is that light coming through between the wheel well and shock tower? Do you think welding it into the wheel wells would reduce the need for a crossmember?
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Is that light coming through between the wheel well and shock tower? Do you think welding it into the wheel wells would reduce the need for a crossmember?
Yes, still haven't patched the wheel wells up to seal it all off. No, the wheel wells are not thick enough to keep the shock tower from moving. It might help but I wouldn't trust it when wheeling or hard driving. If you were to cut the floor and weld in some tube between the uniframe at the tower then maybe you wouldn't need to run a crossmember, the actual uniframe was flexing with the stiffeners. U shaped with nothing supporting the inside is weak with a leverage point. I can grab the bumper and jump up and down, yank the jeep side to side and there's no movement at all now, everything is nice and tied together.
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Looking good but I see the need for more welds, Those look like tack welds to me they will flex and break . Cinch it up . Looks cool though.
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Looking good but I see the need for more welds, Those look like tack welds to me they will flex and break . Cinch it up . Looks cool though.
The crossmember bar is fully welded, the plates are tacked yes. My buddy is going to weld them up, make them look pretty compared to mine. No worries, it's going to happen today or tomorrow depending on my schedule. Thanks for looking out and the compliment.

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