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Old 08-10-2010, 07:25 PM
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Hello all, i follow CF, cherokeetalk, jeepforum, naxja, etc.. mechanically im new to XJs so the work done on this project is all learn as you go type work with help from the forums.

I do have another build thread here from a rust bucket i bought but its sold now so heres a new build.

Since im from canada and military, i wanted something army like. so heres the inspiration , canadian forces Gwagon.



When i got it:
95 xj
4x4
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d30/d35
currently installing a C8.25 from a 98 with rear locker




Looks all fine and dandy, but the rear leafs that the PO put were re arched stocks and the front pass. uca mount is ripped off the axle..

Start off with paint..



Repping..


Bedliner/rocker guard on the roof


Got more pics on my home pc will upload when i get there, but heres whats going in at the moment
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:50 PM
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What type of paint did u use and how much did it cost to do the while thing
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:01 PM
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Very cool project. So you goinga put one of those machine guns on the top too?
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:03 PM
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I think it took me about 9-10 cans of Krylon Olive Green spray paint. 5 bucks a can so about 45-50$ I didnt really put much effort on priming and sanding..
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Nice lookin Jeep my man, how many miles on the young buck? hahah
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:44 PM
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I'm digging it....Two thumbs up.....
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:55 PM
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hahaha not that young shes got 278000km`s so thats like 130k miles? running strong tho

heres a few things i plan to get:
OEM jeep wheel, paint it green to go with 33x10.5x15's

flat bushwacker flares

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Old 08-10-2010, 10:06 PM
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looks good just got done with the first coat of OD green on my jeep. Im runnin the other style bushwackers love em' but gotta get me some 33's jeep looks rediculous with 31's on it..lol
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SGT ABN XJ View Post
I'm digging it....Two thumbs up.....
Much appreciated! I'll try to keep the build as interesting as possible. I've been running into so many little brick walls working on this bastard..ugh lol its 1 step forward, 3 steps back.

Me working on the new axle..locked 8.25 stock gearing





I was lucky to grab some RE superflex upper and lower control arms and a bigoffroad leaf pack for the rear off pirate4x4. Of course the leafs needed new bushings and so did one of the control arms. It's one in a million to find a shop that knows anything about jeeps and aftermarket parts..let alone working on them.

Rocker guard on the side of the doors, same stuff thats on the roof!

heres as she sits right now, its gonna go up about 2 inches once the tires are on.

The problem ive run into swapping from the d35 to the cryco

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Old 08-10-2010, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by n_csmith View Post
looks good just got done with the first coat of OD green on my jeep. Im runnin the other style bushwackers love em' but gotta get me some 33's jeep looks rediculous with 31's on it..lol

Dooo it! Once u go 33's theres no going back...not sure what width i want for my next set, im pretty set on the skinnier 10.5's.
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So the axle swap is at a standstill for now...need to wait for the weekend to keep working on it. I've got shims for the rear and a new bushing for the control arm coming this friday!

So time to put a deck in! Not a big sound guy just wanted a cd player..
heres the doner, my old 500$ xj now belongs to my neighbor lol oh man she has seen better days for sure..


Glory shot..


Going into mine


Eh voila!


I also exchanged the fugly srs steering wheel for the older 3 spoke one...

Shes close and tight! but just how i like it LOL


Things id like to see this jeep used for would be obviously offroading, but winters as well as maybe natural disasters and helping stuck vehicles . So im going to need a roof rack with shovel and lights and stuff like that.

Thinking of getting a surco roof rack..with shovel and tire mounts!
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:42 AM
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Just thought id show you guys what re arching ur stock leafs to about 3.5" would do..


What would be the best way to fix this??
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Originally Posted by polo609 View Post
Just thought id show you guys what re arching ur stock leafs to about 3.5" would do..


What would be the best way to fix this??
Grab the front axle out of a donor JEEP/Junk Yard
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:23 PM
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by far my favorite jeep build man!, mine is very similar to your fourth jeep pic except its a darker green and a 97 sport
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....new dana 30 time....
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