Ok guys, I have been looking thru this forum pretty much every day since I found it and have been drooling over some of the rides that ya'll have done!
Well to start off I bought a 88 XJ last year for a cheap 350 bucks!! Its was very basic, but it came with a 4.0 and a stick! When i was looking at it the guy who owned it stating that it was over heating and his mechanic said it was the head gasket... well i decided to buy it and towed it home, did some of my own mechanic work and found out that it was not overheating at all and the only thing that was wrong with it was the temp sending unit!!! So it is and will be a daily driver and weekend play toy, about the only thing I have done to it has been a 2 in Budget lift and wheels and tires.
Well tonight I scored another great deal! Scored a RE 3.5 super ride kit, with additional upper control arms, Track bar with a hiem joint with the modified mounting bracket and skyjacker shocks which everything is BRAND NEW never installed and the best part, I got a ford 8.8 witha tru trac locker and 3.73 gears along with 3.73 gears with the 3rd member for a dana 30..... and the final price 600!!
I already have a HP non disconnect dana 30 with all new steering with 3.73 gears that Ive been waiting to put in when i got my lift.
Over the next few weeks I will be completing the project (I travel alot for work so not a whole lot of time) I will keep you updated with pictures.
Here is a couple pics of when i first got it to what it looks like now! Also if you have any suggestions or advise Im all ears.
Just after I first bought it
after 2 in BB and rims and tires
and finally the new parts