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Old 08-01-2012, 04:41 PM
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Bought the xj with 4.5 aal and 31/10.50 at's and no exhaust. Drive it for a while the gas went up against and I bought a Honda to dd and decide to start cutting on the jeep. I decide to do a stretched wheel well and wheelbase, chop top, relocate gas tank, and who knows why else is to come. Here are a few pics to get the thread started

How I bought it minus the front doors
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Rough cut
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Cut front fender
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Cleaning the cuts up with body saw
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Putting inner fender back
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Mock up on roof
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Quarter template
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More pics to come as I make progress.
Future plans are stretch wheel base 4-5 inches
36 inch tsl's
Paint and wheels
All plans are subject to change and all plans are following a strict budget.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:16 PM
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cool
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:00 PM
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New quarter in.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:01 PM
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And picked up some used 33" baja mtz's too.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:06 PM
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Made a little more progress but not a lot.
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Added 4 inches in the quarter, decided not to stretch wheelbase until later
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New wheels and the used mt's I picked up
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:56 PM
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Default A few updates

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Also replaced pinion bearings in front diff. Got the few rust holes I had welded up. And done some seam sealing. Still gotta finish fitting the hatch and make up some sort of latch for it.(accepting ideas). Then paint and bed liner. Just waiting to find some money. Lol
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Newest photos. Still needs paint and small windows made but is drivable again. Not really sure that I like it now its done but I think it's growing on me.
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I like it. great job man.

make a tail gate! lol

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I like how you added the D pillar back in, that looks realy good, nice jeep.
plans for cage?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:52 PM
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Thanks guys. And yea I plan to do an Exo if funds allow in the future.
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Nice I like it! Great work
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