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DoctorTim 01-08-2012 11:03 PM

96 XJ build "Hybrid"
 
Got it in 09 with 200K on the clock.

First day specs:
Stock everything
rebuilt NP231 has 40k miles
4.0 I6
AW4
HP D30
Chrysler 8.25

I knew immediately that this stockmobile was not going to cut it.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6...342bf62e_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/6...297c3120_z.jpg

DoctorTim 01-08-2012 11:04 PM

Current pic

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8506/8...373ca004_z.jpg

future DIY projects:
swing out
armor
3-link front
crossover hi-steer

DoctorTim 01-08-2012 11:52 PM

Engine rebuild

bored the cylinders .020, new everything, and black engine paint.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6...889005eb_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6...7629965c_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6...7629965c_z.jpg

DoctorTim 01-09-2012 12:03 AM

Sound system! made the sub box to fit the angle of the back seat.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6...c022c882_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6...8956770b_z.jpg

DoctorTim 01-09-2012 12:05 AM

possibly the best mod for any pre 97 XJ

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6...3a1d0ab7_z.jpg

miteofthesun 01-09-2012 12:11 AM

Good work :)

Let's build that swing-out tire carrier soon. Getting a real welder (220v) tomorrow.

b16gsr 01-09-2012 05:46 AM

Love the red FRC in the background of the motor on the stand, I have a soft spot for them.

DoctorTim 01-09-2012 05:34 PM

hood vent install. I probably could have cut a bit closer to the edge..

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6...c1219eb6_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7050/6...934e025e_z.jpg

DoctorTim 01-10-2012 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miteofthesun (Post 12821343)
Good work :)

Let's build that swing-out tire carrier soon. Getting a real welder (220v) tomorrow.

Thanks! here's what i had in mind. im not sure wether its strong enough or not. What do you think?

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/x.../#post12850738

DoctorTim 01-12-2012 03:28 PM

yesterday was spent welding the whole day. my sliders were only held on by the pinch seam and they bounced around a lot. now they feel like part of the jeep. pretty solid IMO


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6...f429f5f5_z.jpg

miteofthesun 01-13-2012 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XJ-Tim (Post 12832492)
Thanks! here's what i had in mind. im not sure wether its strong enough or not. What do you think?

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/x.../#post12832467

I'm not sure if the body panel can take all of the weight itself (even if reinforced), I would either tie into the bumper for additional support, or just build a bumper w/ a swingout. Those body panels are THIN.

Azzy 01-13-2012 10:15 AM

They flex under the weight of my firestik.... dont know how well it will hold up. now if you were to tie them into a cage type mount that went inside to the floor... that might do it. May have to move the amp.

DoctorTim 01-13-2012 12:43 PM

yeah my CB antenna flex that a little bit too but we're talking about sandwiching the whole lower quarter panel between two sheets of metal.. then gusseting it on the support side. like i posted on the other thread

DoctorTim 01-13-2012 12:45 PM

this thread is more active, not too many people in the fabrication section.


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/x.../#post12850738

RacerX 01-20-2012 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XJ-Tim (Post 12821338)
possibly the best mod for any pre 97 XJ

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Photo0726.jpg

Where did you get that cup-holder?

Did you build it?, if so how? - write-up?


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