As I have the axle sitting in the shed with work underway to swap it out on the Jeep I thought I would start my rebuild/build thread for prosperity. I know my way around a spanner but am really from an automotive point a relative novice and never though I would ever attempt axle swaps and the like.
My GC is a 98 I6 Limited with currently 187k on the clock. I bought it cheap a little over four years ago now and it was pretty unloved. I have had the waterpump changed and the first work I did myself on the Jeep was the cardon joint and bearing on the front drive shaft and the U joints on the rear.
I've added a front push bar and modified side bars from a toyota Hi Lux to go on:
The one thing that always bugged me was the whine on the rear axle which was constant.
What I've done so far (and will add details on some things as I go)
Replaced Water pump
Dive shaft U joints and bearing replaced
Modified side bars fitted
Tow bar fitted and wired in
Designed and made my own customer roof rack.
But now is the time to get a bit more into the jeep. What kicked the build of was a PITA window problem when on holiday and It was get rid of the Jeep or spend money on it.. I just couldn't sell it. So I thought about what I was going to do.
I need to the following
Replace front drivers seat (Leather split).
Replace rear speakers (blown).
Replace / Overhaul rear axle.
Repair rear window motor .
Sort out leak on transfer case.
Sort out leak at bottom or gearbox pan (possible sump seal).
Replace shocks (they have had it).
Replace rear lower and upper control arm bushes.
Replace the headlights due to corrosion.
Wire in roof rack lights.
I want to:
Put in a 2" BB lift for looks, nominal off roading and to get through floods in the area with a little more comfort.
Put a winch on the front (Make my own version of the rough country bolt on tray).
Fit a snorkal air system.
Put in hi lift jack jacking points.
So..... stuff to do, most of which I have never attempted to here we go. I'll upload some pics and detail of the rear window repair tomorrow.