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My Latest XJ Build... Soon to become a Chuggy?

Old 07-16-2012, 06:54 AM
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To see a few of my past builds, check out my intro thread HERE

Anyway, I traded in my last XJ towards my new Mustang and lately my son has been asking to go to the beach/ 4 wheeling, so it was time to find a new Jeep.

I picked up this 2 weeks ago on Craigslist for 1200

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cleaned it up a bit while I was waiting for parts to arrive

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Then my parts arrived this week. I got a set of 6.5 springs, but ended up putting on a 4.5 lift instead. I am thinking of cutting the body off this fall and going full tube buggy and I don't want it up too high.. So anyway, 4.5 lift, cut fenders, 35" KM2s.. Getting there.. I wanted to build a bumper like I did on my last XJ (in intro thread) but I hate to waste my time if I would be cutting it off to turn this into a buggy in a few months... ahhhh decisions. Anyway, it's looking a bit better now

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:24 AM
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Looks good!

I like the KM2s. Got a set in 33x10.5 for myself.
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Nice xj!
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Looks like gordon woods??
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:53 AM
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Wow looks great. I'm really thinking about 35's on mine and this is just about what mine would look like
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Worked on the Jeep a bit today, doors are gone, roof is gone, added some 2x4 rockers, and started my cage.. Still got a long way to go on the cage, but I ran out of time for today. Getting there.

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lookin sweet so far!
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Sick!
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looks good i really like them wheels and tires
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Still not done, but getting closer..added some turn signals to the front, new tails, more tube, vented hood, like I said, still more tube, gussets, etc to go, and then it's long arms and coil conversion.. Never ends, lol

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that thing is sick
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You don't waste any time do ya?

You've had this thing for how long? A month?

You should send these picture to the previous owner and ask them to identify it.



I'm diggin the grille and bumper like that. Ya think you could incorporate a winch?
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Originally Posted by lowrange2 View Post
You don't waste any time do ya?

You've had this thing for how long? A month?

You should send these picture to the previous owner and ask them to identify it.



I'm diggin the grille and bumper like that. Ya think you could incorporate a winch?

5 weeks now, lol.

Yes I believe I left enough room to mount a winch on there.
at least I hope I did lol
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That looks great, Cage looks awesome.
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Originally Posted by tattooedblue View Post
5 weeks now, lol.

Yes I believe I left enough room to mount a winch on there.
at least I hope I did lol
I assume the winch is going on top of the bumper?

Got some closer pictures of the bumpers design? I am having a hard time picturing how the brackets would mount with the bumper sitting up high.
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