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Old 08-05-2014, 12:58 AM
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I haven't been around a whole lot lately been slammed with work and slowly building my new xj. Started out with my old xj Dana 44s front and rear beat to hell caged and chopped on 38s. Till one last roll ripped up the unibody even more. So I got a donor xj for the swap/rebuild.

I found a red one that caught my eye and started the swap with lots of goodies and shiny stuff. On to the pics
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After pulling the motor out of the redhead I decided to plate the whole engine bay not a ton of pics but now she's plated with 3/16 all the way down the compartment
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After installing the new motor myself and getting the thing dismantled for new goodies I installed a freshly cleaned intake manifold that is now silver again and a new banks header.
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Removed all the old harnesses and installed some from a newer 99 xj. Clean bay
Of course beers are required to complete said job
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As of now she finally runs after realizing my Timing was way off after a distributor replacement(cracked the old one). 4 months later it runs. More pics coming tomorrow. Stay tuned
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Oh and I did swap the axles and some of the suspension into her. Sitting tall on 38s
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I like the plating idea and the red head looks killer. Nice work!!
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great work. thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Jesus, that thing looks awesome on 38's.

Lookin good.
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Pics of the lower links in and welded together working on the uppers today and assembly of engine components
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Lightbar teaser pic..
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