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Unread 02-07-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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RHD xj build. project postal.

hey there, new to the forums but wanted to show the progress of my build.

it's my dad's hand-me-down ex mail jeep. right hand drive and everything.

it's getting some longarms and other stuff, but i'll link it directly to the site. tell me what you all think. updates daily at this point. drivable in a week...crossed fingers.

http://jeeptech.wordpress.com/project-postal/

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Unread 02-07-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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Looks great! Is it 2wd? All the RHD XJ's I've seen (about 3, all on ebay, so I'm not a strong source) have been 2wd. Also, how is the steering setup? I've seen some sketchy pictures of RHD XJ's...
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Unread 02-08-2007, 12:05 AM   #3
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haha right now it's 2wd...because i'm regearing the front end. it was 4wd, and will be 4wd. the steering mirrors a standard LHD steering setup just backward. my steering is an upgraded end to end tie rod with drag link, and custom made claytons high clearance track bar with relocation mount and a drop pitman arm to keep everything parallel.

not too sketch.
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Unread 02-08-2007, 01:45 AM   #4
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Ahh, glad to see some more RHD Jeeps here. What did you do with an adjustable trackbar? On mine I'll probably going to modify the stock trackbar to be adjustable as I cannot find any RHD adjustables anywhere (okay there's a few in Aus...)
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Unread 02-08-2007, 10:16 AM   #5
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yeah RHD adjustable trackbars are nonexistent in the states. i was quoted close to 400 dollars before shipping for one from down under where they are all RHD. but that wasn't very appealing, i would sooner mod my brackets and weld something up.

while i was ordering my claytons L/A's i asked him about a trackbar and oddly enough clayton had already done 2 projects on RHD imports and happened to have an extra drop bracket laying around. i already put the bracket on and the track bar is the beefiest thing i've ever seen. all i have to do is weld on my relocation mount and it will clear my diff. and a drop pitman arm should parallel the draglink/track bar.

here are some pics of the trackbar/frame mount. the axle relocation mount is just as beef but not pictured.



and the L/A's

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Unread 02-08-2007, 11:25 AM   #6
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Try getting modifications or spare parts here in South Africa!! All our Jeeps are RHD, but not a lot of aftermarket or OEM stuff available, have to import from Australia, or US... Lots of $$$$$$$$
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Unread 02-08-2007, 11:45 AM   #7
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My mom had a RHD 2000 Cherokee straight from chrysler's build plant in arkansas.
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Unread 02-08-2007, 03:18 PM   #8
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that importing this is definetly a total drag. interested to see you jeep out there. post a link or some pics!

i'll be sure to update mine as i go you'll be sure to see mine whenever it gets done.

and mine isn't even an import vehicle came right off the lot in richmond, VA. dad beat the hell out of it down backroads for 4 years then i've been rehabbing it ever since.
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Unread 02-08-2007, 03:49 PM   #9
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heh, i have to say, your jacking techniques look extremely unsafe

but everything else looks good
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Unread 02-08-2007, 03:52 PM   #10
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heh, i have to say, your jacking techniques look extremely unsafe

OMG i would say so

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Unread 02-09-2007, 12:47 AM   #11
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the cool kids use blocks of wood to level out their jackstand techniques. i will be the first to post when it doesn't work out. haha

i know it's sketch, but tell me you haven't done something that makes you go "oh shiiiii*, i hope this works".

sometimes the jack isn't high enough, so improv. is neccesary. also there were jackstands in effect the whole time so the jeep was still stabilized no matter what...in theory.

anyway i appreciate your comments, give more depth to the build. but i swear if this build falls it will be because i roll the thing rather than it falling off the stands.

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Unread 02-09-2007, 12:53 AM   #12
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You have got to be kidding me..... dude, dude, dude...that is what they make high lift jacks for. I looked at that picture and was like WTF!
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Unread 02-09-2007, 01:10 AM   #13
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while i was ordering my claytons L/A's i asked him about a trackbar and oddly enough clayton had already done 2 projects on RHD imports and happened to have an extra drop bracket laying around. i already put the bracket on and the track bar is the beefiest thing i've ever seen. all i have to do is weld on my relocation mount and it will clear my diff. and a drop pitman arm should parallel the draglink/track bar.
That's some very nice kit. Would love to see it installed. Will that trackbar run in front of the diff housing on front axle? Oh, I guess with the relocation mount it probably moves the mounting point a little forward to enable clearance?
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Unread 02-09-2007, 06:05 AM   #14
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hahah, wouldnt one long peice on ened work a little better, In any case thats lookin pretty nice.
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Unread 02-09-2007, 08:27 AM   #15
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hey hey get off my case, i didn't have a hilift, besides if you look in the picture you can see the jackstands are still there and only an inch above them at the time if at all. i just used what i had haha. i just thought it would be funny to show that picture, since most people wouldn't for fear of ridicule. but you're probably right i'm aiming for a spot on the Darwin award list.

don't worry that's the only sketchy part of this build.
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