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Old 02-07-2013, 08:44 AM
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Long story short. This is the end result to trading my 99XJ, a 99WJ.
Quick rundown. Pervious owner swapped in a newer engine last season. Left most everything stock under the hood, has a deceant interior, some rust, new RC 4" long arm kit, and a slue of odd and end junk yard run type parts needed.
I will be running 33s on it with some trimming and bumpstopping.A tube frt bumper, and tank lift will top out this seasons mods. Along with said little junk yard runs.
What I've done so far is the basic trimming for frt bumper and clearance for tires. With the trimming a washer bottle from aZJ allows under hood relocation. Which forces the use of a cold air type intake( not fussy on them) hope I can get a prefilter for it. Also have to relocate horns to under hood.
Bad AC compressor, so a belt from a TJ ( non ac) worked great. Next I will be creating a bumper tie in system. Pics to follow.
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Cool WJ, post tons of pics, need to see more of those WJ's getting built. If i'm not mistaken, the WJ is the last year that Jeep put solid front & rear axles in the Grands.... My next rig WJ.....

Good base to start on.
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Cool WJ, post tons of pics, need to see more of those WJ's getting built. If i'm not mistaken, the WJ is the last year that Jeep put solid front & rear axles in the Grands.... My next rig WJ.....

Good base to start on.
You are correct. So far I'm impressed with its chassis. We'll see how it wheels come April.
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Got the frt completely trimmed today. We'll see how much more has to come out when I get a hi-lo to flex it out for me.
Cut and folded all inner pinch welds and low hangging seams. Now to seam seal and finish coat.
The recovery is going to be the base and mount for bumper. Plan is to use these f-250 loops. Combined with 1/4" plate on bottom of frame all the way back to sway bar mnts. And 1/4 " plate inside, between loop and frame. Basicly "sandwiching" the uni body between them. Giving a 10 point bolt location. Then run 1.5dom from plate to plate, replicating the dimensions of factory radiator guard. From this I'll build the bumper.
P.S. need grill/headlight support, if anyone localy has one. I am interested!!!
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Next trim project; rear.
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Comparison pic of frt trim from day I picked it up.
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stoked to see how this build plays out! just picked up a wj myself for a DD so they xj can be strictly a toy. love seeing built wj's though. easily the best lookin jeep out there.
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stoked to see how this build plays out! just picked up a wj myself for a DD so they xj can be strictly a toy. love seeing built wj's though. easily the best lookin jeep out there.
Thanks, My wife has had a 2004 for a few years it is a great jeep.
We'll see if this one preforms like or better than my XJ did.
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Project has hit a small wall( as they all do,lol) Head gasket or cracked head. So tube work will go to back burner.
Did get a chance to cut and fold rear quarter( found some body filler; previous accident???) Also trimmer rear lower bumper off, and LOL, zip tied grille back on. P.S. NEED header/ grille support.
Threw it on some rollers to get tires mounted while I do engine work.
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33s installed, engine parts ordeded, new header panel picked up. Things are under way.
Would love to start bending tube for bumper too.
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Good looking wj! They look great all trimmed up.

I'll never forget this craigslist add I saw once ... Nicely built wj. Seller had in caps as the selling point: SOLID AXLE SWAP YOU WONT FIND ANOTHER WJ LIKE THIS!! lol
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Good looking wj! They look great all trimmed up.

I'll never forget this craigslist add I saw once ... Nicely built wj. Seller had in caps as the selling point: SOLID AXLE SWAP YOU WONT FIND ANOTHER WJ LIKE THIS!! lol
LOL, Thats up there with Jeep 4.0 V6. Most common and annoying mistake.
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LOL, Thats up there with Jeep 4.0 V6. Most common and annoying mistake.
I know right! Don't you just wanna call them and be like listen dude you don't have a v6. Haha.

I saw this guy on instagram kept tagging v6 with his xj pics and I just had to put him in his place.
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Ugh im going to have to make a stop up at Jayfab to hang out and discuss a bumper i would like built for my xj.

this WJ is making me want to buy my aunt's from her and lift it.
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Ugh im going to have to make a stop up at Jayfab to hang out and discuss a bumper i would like built for my xj.

this WJ is making me want to buy my aunt's from her and lift it.
I do have to say, so far lovin the luxo wheeler. We'll see how it preforms.
Let me know when you plan on stopping by, we can take some time figuring out your needs in a bumper. PM me I'll get you a contact #
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