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Old 04-20-2010, 07:15 PM
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Got a few messages about my XJ. Figured it was easier to post it up.

'95 XJ with 4.0/AW4 - D30/C8.25

Mods include-
Logans Metal winch bumper, boat sides, one off rear bumper, Aussie in the D30, Clayton Y Links, 3" lift with Rustys HD coils and Dakota pack in the rear, Aurora tail lights, XRC8 winch, 33" MTZ's, gas tank lift, ruffstuff stiffeners

Still to come-
Double shear trac bar, longer shocks and brake lines up front, Rear 4 link and coils, rear stretch, tube fenders, cage the gas tank and skin it, skin the boat sides, D60/14B. Probably wont start on that stuff until summer is over. Im ready to wheel.

Full build thread is here

Any questions, feel free to ask.

Heres a few pics.

Stock on 33's


Broke a rear leaf and lifted it last July. It was at 4" before it settled.


Then I wheeled it some


Waterfall
http://vid191.photobucket.com/albums..._waterfall.flv

Then I busted the air bag out


Then I bought a saw zall


and made some tubs and covered the floor while raising the tank up.




Threw some paint on it.


Pulled the carpet and found this.




Then I cut the rockers out


Put on some ruffstuff stiffeners and clayton long arms


Did the boatsides.


Put some floors in it


Made a rear bumper.


Then took it wheeling last weekend. Still need to cap the Passenger boatside and rear bumper.




Thats how it sits right now.

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Old 04-20-2010, 07:37 PM
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Just curious why you didn't do a rear stretch since you comp cut it. Looking good though.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:46 PM
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Got a few messages about my XJ. Figured it was easier to post it up.

'95 XJ with 4.0/AW4 - D30/C8.25

Mods include-
Logans Metal winch bumper, boat sides, one off rear bumper, Aussie in the D30, Clayton Y Links, 3" lift with Rustys HD coils and Dakota pack in the rear, Aurora tail lights, XRC8 winch, 33" MTZ's, gas tank lift, ruffstuff stiffeners

Still to come-
Double shear trac bar, longer shocks and brake lines up front, Rear 4 link and coils, rear stretch, tube fenders, cage the gas tank and skin it, skin the boat sides, D60/14B. Probably wont start on that stuff until summer is over. Im ready to wheel.

Reading owns you.

I dont want to stretch it until I do the 4 link and coils so I dont have to do the work twice.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:53 PM
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Yeah well I'm from Tennessee and we ain't know for our readin. Nice Jeep though. Most people I know just reverse the leaves for a 6" stretch. Tons cheaper than a link setup.
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LOL thats good!
The leafs are not designed to handle the stress when reversed for one. I also dont want to have to build a traction bar to compensate for it.

I want the links and coils so Ill just wait to do it.

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Got it done and took it out a few times in the past couple days. Here are a few pics.

I need longer brake lines, shocks and Im going to a double shear trac bar in the next few weeks.








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You're doing this build on pirate too right? I love it, looks nasty.
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You're doing this build on pirate too right?
Yes, I just try not to post any more then tech and updates on there.
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nice.
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Yes, I just try not to post any more then tech and updates on there.
Yeah, I know what you mean. They like to tear into you pretty quick.
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Yeah, I know what you mean. They like to tear into you pretty quick.
No, I dont have that problem. I stick to the tech forums though so thats what I post.
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No, I don't have that problem. I stick to the tech forums though so that's what I post.
Oh I see, that's cool. So, any updates on the jeep?
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This is the rear section of frame on the drivers side. The hole in the frame is where the fuel tank filler hose used to pass through.

Im planning to throw some box inside the frame rail and plate the outside. Thoughts?






I have 2x3 box in the frame rail already that ties the rear bumper in. I notched it to run under that insert. Thats right where it cracked on the bottom. Im thinking if I chop it off, remove the insert in the frame and extend it as far back as I can and plug weld it to the frame then plate the outside it should be alright. The hardest part will be rotating the rear back down to the ground.
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im following this on pirate too now i can find here sweett!!
awesome heep i like the comp cut one day i plan choping my 2door and comp cutting her
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just happened to stumble across this. keep up the work, and look forward to seeing ya at a WVJC M&G, comin to the cookout on the 12th?
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