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post #16 of 200 Old 06-27-2012, 01:33 AM
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post #17 of 200 Old 07-15-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't posted an update in a while, hopefully I'll have a lot more time to work on the Jeep after next Friday. But this will probably be the only update until then.

This fix is taking the majority of my time:



The other side isnt too bad:





I've decided to stick with black for the color, so I'm not going to paint the engine bay.

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After:



All new exhaust!



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post #18 of 200 Old 09-04-2012, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got some time to work on the XJ! Hopefully it will be ready for paint in 2 weekends, or else it will probably have to wait until next summer...

I finally finished cutting and grinding out the old panel (harder than it sounds when you don't have a spot weld hole saw):





I'm planning ahead for the eventuality that this will become an off-road toy instead of a daily driver. I decided to make the panels flat behind the body line so I can do the rear fender chop with ease:







Found a good spot to mount the sirrius radio hardware:



Glue around all of the mounting faces:



Welded the seam (or at least started welding the seam):



I liked the results so much I decided to just do the same on the passenger side instead of dealing with all of the body work:







Now to fix that stupid bent rear door:



After tacking the panel on, I glued around the edges then folded them over:





And finally I found some time to cut out some tool foam to organize a few drawers:



I almost always wear gloves... almost always:



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post #19 of 200 Old 09-04-2012, 04:30 AM
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Good lookin work man. It's coming together nicely. Can't wait to see what you do with after all the "essential" stuff is taken care of lol

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Can we get more info on those headlights?

Great build so far

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You've been putting in a lot of work, progress is looking great.

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post #22 of 200 Old 09-05-2012, 08:51 PM
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Great minds think alike. I've been trolling for a late model with the same sensible lift, moderate improvements for better DD duty, and retaining the look/feel of the stereo and factory widgets. I love the factory NAV setup.

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post #23 of 200 Old 09-07-2012, 09:06 AM
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All new exhaust!

Where did you get the B pipe? It looks like its mandrel bent and everything I've found is crush bent.

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It has a lift
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Can we get more info on those headlights?

Great build so far
They are Truck-Lite LED's. I'm pretty excited to try them out at night and take some good comparison pictures. I may even try to do that before the Jeeps back together.

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Great minds think alike. I've been trolling for a late model with the same sensible lift, moderate improvements for better DD duty, and retaining the look/feel of the stereo and factory widgets. I love the factory NAV setup.

Rob
Yeah, I just want to get the body/paint work done so I can concentrate on getting all of those factory stereo bits to work. Hopefully soon!

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Where did you get the B pipe? It looks like its mandrel bent and everything I've found is crush bent.
Its the factory part. I found it "new-old stock" on ebay. Even has the Mopar sticker and protective clear tape still on it. I did pay quite a bit more than one of those Walker replacement pipes with the crush bends though.


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Where did you buy your fog lights from?
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Thanks. you're putting a lot of time and money in your Jeep. Can't wait to see the final product.
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Any progress? Really liking this build. You didnt just start throwing offroad parts on, your fixing the damage correctly. Nice job
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Any progress? Really liking this build. You didnt just start throwing offroad parts on, your fixing the damage correctly. Nice job
I wish! I got temporarily deployed without much notice... Hope to be back in CONUS soon though. I have plans for the XJ... Starting with a proper welder to finish the bodywork. Plus some other goodies


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