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Unread 01-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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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.




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Unread 01-08-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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future DIY projects:
swing out
armor
3-link front
crossover hi-steer
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Unread 01-08-2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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Engine rebuild

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



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


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Unread 01-09-2012, 12:05 AM   #5
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possibly the best mod for any pre 97 XJ

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Good work

Let's build that swing-out tire carrier soon. Getting a real welder (220v) tomorrow.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 05:46 AM   #7
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Love the red FRC in the background of the motor on the stand, I have a soft spot for them.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #8
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hood vent install. I probably could have cut a bit closer to the edge..


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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?

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Unread 01-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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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


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Unread 01-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #11
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Thanks! here's what i had in mind. im not sure wether its strong enough or not. What do you think?

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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.
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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.
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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
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Unread 01-13-2012, 12:45 PM   #14
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this thread is more active, not too many people in the fabrication section.


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possibly the best mod for any pre 97 XJ

Where did you get that cup-holder?

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