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post #106 of 299 Old 09-09-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Plans have changed again. I discovered Fal has the D35 rear axle. I thought all along he had the C8.25. The donor has the Chrysler so I'll install that under Fal's rig. His Cherokee sat at 19.5" before I pulled out the axle and springs. Can't wait to see what he gets when I put the springs on. I still have the gussets to make for the brackets. I will push the donor back into the shop and swap axles with Fal, then load it on a trailer. Not going to keep the D35 as a spare. Simplifies things a little...

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post #107 of 299 Old 09-11-2013, 08:37 AM
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Is the C8.25 the right gear ratio? You might have covered this, I just don't remember.
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post #108 of 299 Old 09-11-2013, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Is the C8.25 the right gear ratio? You might have covered this, I just don't remember.
Don't know... there's no tag on the pumpkin. Since the donor is a "Classic", 2WD, and has a Class I hitch, I'm guessing it has a pretty light ratio. I don't expect the ratios to be the same, but it will be a stronger axle. Prolly have to regear it at some point. I've got Fal searching out rims. He's complaining they are going to cost him ~$450. He's not going to want to hear about R&P!

But maybe I'll go full-widths!

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post #109 of 299 Old 09-12-2013, 04:21 AM
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Was the donor 4x4? If so, you could just swap both axles.
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post #110 of 299 Old 09-12-2013, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Was the donor 4x4? If so, you could just swap both axles.
You need to open BOTH eyes when you read!!! It's 2WD. I would have figured that one out!

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post #111 of 299 Old 09-12-2013, 02:13 PM
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Pretty much every XJ with an auto trans will be 3:55 gears. The earliest ones had some different ratio's, but most all 91-up models are 3:55 for auto and 3:07 for the manual transmissions. I hear there are some elusive ones out there with 3:73 gear, but have never actually saw one.

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post #112 of 299 Old 09-12-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Pretty much every XJ with an auto trans will be 3:55 gears. The earliest ones had some different ratio's, but most all 91-up models are 3:55 for auto and 3:07 for the manual transmissions. I hear there are some elusive ones out there with 3:73 gear, but have never actually saw one.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate the feedback! This has been one very quiet thread. My son's XJ is a '90. Guess I'll still have to check the gearing. But if the donor axle is 3.55 I am happy! Thank you, Fever...

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post #113 of 299 Old 09-12-2013, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the brackets gusseted and painted. Fallon will wire-wheel and paint the C8.25 tomorrow. Hope to have the axle back underneath by Saturday. Here are the pics...
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post #114 of 299 Old 09-13-2013, 07:11 AM
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You need to open BOTH eyes when you read!!! It's 2WD. I would have figured that one out!
With as many jeeps as you've got in the yard, I'm suprised that you can keep up with which ones are 4WD vs. 2WD...

Besides, with all three of your threads, and all the sidetrips that they take, I really just didn't feel like looking back through 200 pages of posts to figure it out for myself.

Finally, if you'd go back to working on the 'real' jeeps, we wouldn't have to ask stupid questions like that.





All kidding aside, its looking good, and I'm learning as you go too. You never know, I might stuble across one of these some day just for a change of pace. Also, you mentioned another forum in one of your other threads. Why haven't we seen a link to this so we can follow along?
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With as many jeeps as you've got in the yard, I'm suprised that you can keep up with which ones are 4WD vs. 2WD...

Besides, with all three of your threads, and all the sidetrips that they take, I really just didn't feel like looking back through 200 pages of posts to figure it out for myself.

Finally, if you'd go back to working on the 'real' jeeps, we wouldn't have to ask stupid questions like that.





All kidding aside, its looking good, and I'm learning as you go too. You never know, I might stuble across one of these some day just for a change of pace. Also, you mentioned another forum in one of your other threads. Why haven't we seen a link to this so we can follow along?
LOL! I am humbled.

I'll post a link. It's pretty much the same thing, but with feedback!

I found that I really like the XJ. It's fun to drive, roomy, and efficient. Might have to build one for me too.

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post #116 of 299 Old 09-13-2013, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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This is the benefit of chilruns. I don't have to work anymore!

Today's weather is supposed to be 94* and partly cloudy. I hope it stays clear because I want to get this axle painted today and under the Jeep tomorrow. Fallon has never sandblasted before, but he's working well. He will also do his hitch today. I need to go to town for primer and paint. can't believe I'm out, unless he wants to paint it something other than black. His final paint choice is OD green. Gray or tan axles probably wouldn't look too good with that.

Fallon sandblasting his axle. XJFever was correct in it being a 3.55. Thank you, Fever. You are right-on.

For kicks and giggles, what do the metal tags mean?

Cameron is my youngest, and he has a friend over. I told them to spread the play sand in the driveway to dry. I can see that will take longer than expected!

And Clay's spare 33" wheel next to the XJ. That is our goal.
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Phew. Looks like hot work! I picked up an overtime shift today. As you can see, working hard in the heat. The door stop happens to be the perfect height for my feet!
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post #118 of 299 Old 09-13-2013, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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HAHAHAHA! That's awesome! GREAT picture. I used to work for Wheeled Coach.... a LONG time ago, building the cabinets in the modulars.

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This is a link to the other thread. Don't know if it will let me post it??

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/fal...thread-178158/

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post #120 of 299 Old 09-14-2013, 05:22 AM
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You guys are moving right along. Fallon seems to be getting it from the looks of it

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