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Unread 07-07-2008, 12:10 AM   #16
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might consider a front hitch as a replacement for a front crossmember, not sure if that would work

I say save it, those parts are easy enough to find cheap and easy to install, and welding the new crossmember shouldn't cost too much if you just take it to some local place

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Unread 07-07-2008, 07:09 AM   #17
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I say save it as well!

I went from this:



to this:



to this:




I did everything but the painting in my garage. Got all of my body parts from the bones yard (less than $100) and used that time to replace all of the cooling system (about $200) with new parts.


Mine was not as damaged as yours, but it ran great and I just didn't want to see it die. If I can do it, anyone can.
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Unread 07-07-2008, 10:50 AM   #18
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I'm gonna save it. in the process of locating parts now. Just a matter of having the money to do it.
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Unread 07-07-2008, 04:01 PM   #19
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Good luck with the rebuild. I agree with That1guy, never let an XJ die. You can work wonders with a welder and some angle iron, it wont be pretty but it'll work!!
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Unread 07-07-2008, 11:35 PM   #20
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I plan on hittin some junkyards around here tomorrow, and a fellow Jeepster from the area has an XJ at his house for parts, so he said that he would help me out with what he could.
he main thing is getting the lower radiator support welded back in. Yet again, I have friends who know how to weld. Get the radiator replaced new fans and belt then it should be runnable. as long as i can get those parts, and the headlights/blinkers working i'll drive it. I'll worry about the grille and whatnot later.
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Unread 07-08-2008, 12:32 AM   #21
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Damn pesky trees always jumping out into the middle of the road without looking.
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Unread 07-08-2008, 12:43 AM   #22
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Glad your fixin it, i lost the best jeep i ever had due to stupidity, stupid ford exploders like to slide . when you get it fixed get some new tires and show that jeep a good time
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Unread 07-08-2008, 08:18 AM   #23
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stupid ford exploders like to slide .
ya, im kind of surprised that a vehicle the same weight as an XJ and has less HP is less controllable

just a suggestion (feel free to just think im stupid, overly cautious, or tell me to shove it) but if it was me, i would fix it then take it in to a trusted mechanic to get them just to check everything over to make sure there wasnt any damage i missed or that was worse than i thought

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Unread 07-08-2008, 10:09 AM   #24
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Damn pesky trees always jumping out into the middle of the road without looking.
serously...they really need to watch where thay are goin.
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Unread 07-08-2008, 10:11 PM   #25
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LOL
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Unread 07-08-2008, 11:40 PM   #26
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hit 2 junkyards today...
one said $250 for hood, radiator, and fans
the other said $150 for the same.
i can piece enough back together with what's left after that so that way its driveable until i can get the rest of the parts...I'll post pics as the rebuild takes place
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Unread 07-09-2008, 12:04 AM   #27
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hit 2 junkyards today...
one said $250 for hood, radiator, and fans
the other said $150 for the same.
i can piece enough back together with what's left after that so that way its driveable until i can get the rest of the parts...I'll post pics as the rebuild takes place
might want to check local classified sites, I had a jeep that the body was good shape and the best I got was $140 for it, it had everything you needed
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Unread 07-09-2008, 09:53 AM   #28
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Seems like a great opportunity to convert your XJ into a new BJ2500...and it will cost less to do the entire conversion than to buy used US XJ parts.

www.alexparts.com


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Unread 07-11-2008, 11:23 PM   #29
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well the rebuild has started...had the lower rad support welded in today, picked up the radiator, upper rad support, and coolant coolant fans. will have some pics tomorrow after I get some stuff put back together.
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Unread 07-12-2008, 10:17 AM   #30
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Don't forget craigslist, I've found a ton of stuff there, cheap too.

You'll have to post some pics once the resurrection has taken place.

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