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Project HUDFAB XJ

Old 11-12-2011, 02:40 PM
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So I recently traded my 2000 2 door xj for this gem. I wanted a 4 door because I found it to be a pain to get my dogs in the back, and plan on having kids in the near future. I figured it would only be worse with kids.

I put my 2 door on craigslist and this was the first person to offer a trade.

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2001 4 door Cherokee Sport
8 inch Rustys LA lift-bought aug 22 2011
Rustys steering conversion-bought aug 22 2011
Advanced Adapters SYE-new
Tom Woods D-shaft-new
17'' FUEL rims
37x12.50x17 Goodyear MTRs
Flowmaster 2.5'' exhaust
JKS quicker discos
Rustys CAI
89 xj d44 rear axle

It had no armor, or bumpers.....But looked brand new inside and out!!!
I couldnt pass up the trade, esp because it had 50k less miles than my 2 door!!

So first I built a front HUDFAB high clearance bumper. It will prob change a few times, but this is on it for now.











So it was on to trimming the front fenders.





Hammer time on the inner fender pinch seam



Then dressed it all up with some door trim.








So this is how the xj sits now.





Stay tuned....Much more HUDFAB to come!!

Got this jeep 7 days ago.

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Old 11-12-2011, 02:48 PM
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Lovin the bumper. Looks great. Are you still runnin the Lp 30 with mondo lift or did you swap in the Hp30?
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No front d-shaft at the moment due to the lp30. Will either be swapping in a hp d30 or a cut down Ford hp d44.

Also, here is a link to the build thread for my old 2 door xj if anyone wanted to see what I traded for this.

https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/fa...machine-92580/

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Old 11-12-2011, 06:29 PM
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nice job on the fender trim.

what did you use?
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4.5 inch grinder with a cut off wheel. Thats fender trim number 1,745,345 for me!!
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That new bumper is pretty much what I have in mind to build. Yours looks sick! Can you do the whole winch-behind-the-bumper thing with that one?

Interested to see where this build goes....and how long it sticks around
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Looks nice, I like the silver.
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Originally Posted by 90XJkid View Post
That new bumper is pretty much what I have in mind to build. Yours looks sick! Can you do the whole winch-behind-the-bumper thing with that one?

Interested to see where this build goes....and how long it sticks around

Haha, yeah, my jeeps dont usually hang around too long! (xj number 33?)Yes this will be one version of the under radiator winch bumpers.

Thanks for the props.
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Looks nice, I like the silver.

Thanks. Its my favorite jeep color!
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thats a very CLEAN unit nice
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Originally Posted by hudfabxj View Post
Thanks. Its my favorite jeep color!
I like black. Or Rescue Green. Or white with black trim.

****. I like em all. as long as they are REAL Jeeps.
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Lovin the nice clean look too it
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Its a little too clean.
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