I picked this MJ up for $400 today. I will be working on it before I ship for basic training Feb 17 trying to get it a reliable DD with a 4.0l. I want to swap the 4.0 and AW4 out of my XJ into this and stroke and break in the engine while its in the MJ. I will be going in tomorrow to see if I can get the transmission leak fixed so I can drive it before the swap is started.
The rusted floors are only because the original owner had rubber floor mats that trapped the water underneath. The Uni-rails and rockers are in pristine condition.
This build promises to have lots of pics
I will have a friend (Member on here) who will be working on this while I am in training so hopefully he can keep some pics coming while I am gone.
Future plans include: (in no real order)
Desert tan paint job (possibility)
4.5" front lift
SOA (5-6") rear
33" Goodyear MTR's (the good ones not the kevlars)
New custom driveshafts (stock are really funky either super big or super small)
97+ front clip, fenders, doors (possible, color dependent)
Ford 9" rear axle
Beef up the D30
Drain plug at cab corner
Are you able to tell from the picture if its a metric ton? I dont think it is because I have a D35.
D35 with Torx bolts?
You can see the sorry excuse for a drive shaft in this picture.
Did the factory ever apply bedliner to the rockers?