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Old 05-15-2015, 06:00 PM
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It has been a while since I have been on here with my previous 2000 XJ. Now I will start this thread on my newest project. I bought a 97 4 Door XJ that is 2WD. The idea is to take my time and fabricate this into my final Jeep project.

This time I have unlimited funds to fulfill a well thought out build. I will show you pictures along the way, and WHY I have chosen certain ideas with this build.




This is the newer body. But some of you will remember my previous Jeep. I plan on going the fabrication route with this new one BEFORE I paint the new one. Here is the previous build.





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Well, I destroyed that one....








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I walked away without a scratch, but the roof almost paralysed me.


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Should I of built a cage... Yes... it is too late. NOW.... With that out of the way, let's build a BETTER Jeep.
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I stripped out and gutted the motor and suspension to go a different route this time.





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I am not going to waste time with the factory front clip, or the sheet metal subframe. I decided to cut out ALL of the lower subframe and build an actual frame below my Jeep.
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I tried to get below my Jeep sitting on Jack stands. THIS proved to be a terrible idea. So since I knew this will take a while, I built a frame jig.







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I have a full sized garage to do all of this work with no rush.
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The jig had to be built to the rear of the Jeep. I am removing ALL of the unibody subframe rails, and adding an all NEW custom frame.





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Get out the Plasma cutter, and slice away the factory stuff.

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Decided to make temporary wheels. In case I need to move this in and out of the garage.
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I am leaving 18 inches of factory frame rail, and going to tie in this Essentially offroad frame stiffener.... Then extend these with box out of them forward and backwards.

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I chose to test fit these, before I cut all of the body off.

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