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Old 07-03-2014, 09:28 PM
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Hey all been in the jeep game for a while when i parted out my last rig ( https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pr...ly-ours-95323/ ) i told myself i wouldn't get another on but um yeah i got another one...

2000 XJ
4.0, AW4
NP231 with PORC sye stock front shaft Tom woods rear
dana 30 w/ 4.10's ruffstuff cover and c8.25 w/ 4.10's ruffstuff cover
Ruff-Stuff frame stiffeners, JKS front frame reinforcement plates
TNT long arms, bilstein shocks, 5-6" lift using coils w/ small spacers clayton leafs and boomerang shackles, trailer hitch, cb radio and antenna, rear bpe's, custom front lower shock mounts, lca skids on high clearance lca mounts, stainless extended brake lines, 33" km2's, liberty rear disc brakes, v8 zj steering with flip insert on drivers knuckle, beefy adj. track bar with beefy mount...

It needs some work but thats why I bought it cheap and seeing that all work has been done properly and tastefully as I have done with my builds....

trailering her home using my bosses '96 Dodge Ram 2500 with a Cummins and a 5-speed


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Old 07-03-2014, 09:35 PM
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While viewing before purchasing i noticed it had very low oil pressure and while test driving there is a faint rod knock so it will need a motor...but also got it on the lift today at work just to go over it to start getting parts and other than the motor she just needs check engine light fixed, airbag light fixed, and some rust repair...





caved in rusty rockers and rusty lower quarter panel (other side already cut and folded)





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Old 07-07-2014, 06:58 PM
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Found a used engine for $200 so picked it up Sunday and because its dead at work I can swap it now its ready to be pulled for the morning then maybe can have it running tomorrow night...also going to be installing a tranny cooler cause the front end is off
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Based on your signature, I see you like your HOs...

A little crusty, but a good base to start with. Looking forward to the build!
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Based on your signature, I see you like your HOs...

A little crusty, but a good base to start with. Looking forward to the build!
thanks and yeah i have an xj addiction...
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new motor is in just needs a few things buttoned up and she will be running also put her on the road today so i will be driving her this week....
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She lives....
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Sweet!
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Originally Posted by mcguyver_xj View Post
She lives....
Glad you have it runnin'. The check lights are also off?
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McGuyver XJ, you suspension inspires me in immense ways. Ive been working on my engine. 4.0 to 4.7 Stroker. ive never seen a shock mount bracket like that before.
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Glad you have it runnin'. The check lights are also off?
gotta pick up an airbag module for the airbag light no check engine yet though
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McGuyver XJ, you suspension inspires me in immense ways. Ive been working on my engine. 4.0 to 4.7 Stroker. ive never seen a shock mount bracket like that before.
i would love to say the work is mine sadly it isnt on this one but it is something i would have done and the rest of the suspension will get better
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pics for previos posts...

old engine out (had rod knock and super sloppy timing chain)


new engine going in has 130k


coil rail brackets for the non-0331 head on this earlier engine
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beautiful weather this weekend so went doorless"


custom mirror that came with the xj:


and my beautiful fiance in the xj:
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very nice keep it up
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