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Old 09-16-2014, 07:08 AM   #241
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:09 AM   #242
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New here. Been having my 1999 XJ for about 8 years. Only work I done on it is installed a 3" Rough Country lift kit and 31" tires. I was it around town and only off road on my place. Here in Louisiana were I am at, I deal with a lot of mud.

Well, I busted out the back and one back side window in one shot. Don't ask but it had something to do with a backhoe. LOL: Well, it is time for me to take my XJ to the next step. It's a 4 door and I am looking at chopping the back section roof off. To bad photobucket robbed a lot of pictures in this thread. Once I start, I will try to post pictures.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:56 AM   #243
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Take your time with it and it will turn out nice
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It's hard to see that this has been chopped and although it's not a Cherokee it definitely has Cherokee parts. Note the doors. They are from a 2 dr. Cherokee which are almost 10" longer than the original Comanche doors (which are the same as used on a 4 dr. Cherokee).

I can't find a build thread on this but my guess is the builder chopped off the back half or so of the cab, installed the longer Cherokee doors, reinstalled the cab to match the doors and grafted in a new roof section (probably from a Cherokee). I think he used a long wheel base Comanche and replaced the box with one from a short wheel base Comanche (6' vs. 7'4"). The rear axle may have been moved back too.

That's a LOT of work for a very subtle difference.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:43 PM   #246
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^^^ I agree. If the wheel base has been extended that would be an even nicer highway truck with a good sized cab.
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This is what I started with
Got a mj tailgate for free
Chopped it all the way to the front door
Now I have this
Tailgate even works with the factory latch
And here's the front still working on this thing lots of body work and exo cage to do.
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Rains too much here for that!
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Rains too much here for that!
As long as the hatch is steel just weld it back on to wherever you chop the roof whether it be behind the rear doors or the front doors. My friend chopped his and kept it a 4 door and I cut mine down to the front doors both water tight.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:19 PM   #250
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This doesn't leak at all
Neither did this one
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