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Project "save the unicorn"

Old 06-07-2016, 02:47 AM
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What I have here ladies and gents is a 99 4.0, 4x4, 5 speed, 2 door cherokee.
I payed $450 for it from the original owner.




Why so cheap? well thats right here






He Was driving it up to the time he sold it to me, with a valid PA inspection.... these pictures where taken after i removed a hitch, which was clearly what caused the frame rails to rust so badly versus the rest of the vehicle.

Anyway, We figured out that 2.5 x 2.5 .125 wall square tubing stacked and stitch welded together would suffice well as a replacement to the bad frame sections, the shackle boxes will be replaced with 3 x 5 .188 wall tubing.

right now she sits like this till this weekend when we start fabrication.



I do plan on making the shackle mount an inch lower, and adjusting it for a 45* shackle angle.

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Old 06-07-2016, 07:23 AM
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Welcome to the forum Mr.Hardcore. Looking forward to seeing how your rust replacement plan works out, that's a unicorn worth saving.
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Welcome aboard sir.
If I recall, there is a thread, either here or in the fabrication forum, where a user details his complete removal of the frame rails, and replacement with a custom fabricated tube chassis for his XJ. I don't know your level of skill, but that may be an option, as opposed to repairing the existing structure.
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Originally Posted by Scott'sXJ View Post
Welcome aboard sir.
If I recall, there is a thread, either here or in the fabrication forum, where a user details his complete removal of the frame rails, and replacement with a custom fabricated tube chassis for his XJ. I don't know your level of skill, but that may be an option, as opposed to repairing the existing structure.
im just trying to get this repaired so it will pass inspection at the moment, and dont have a whole lot of fab experience. my father does, but i need a vehicle. dont want this project to take any longer than it has to.

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