post #1 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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hand bulit 88xj...no bolt ons.

well, i have been playng in the garage for some time now, and the build is almost complete. So i thought i would share some pics of the builds progression. Its not the prettiest thing around, but i build everythng myself, in my garage using minimal tooling.

specs for the build.
long arms
shackle relocation
rock rails
hybrid exo
bunch of non-sense..lol

on with the pics, hope you guys like.

started with a well worn out 88 4.0 231 i picked up for 600 bucks.

cut the doors of(made removeable)


picked up some tube for the rock sliders. 2x4 .188 wall.



then got busy cuttng out the rockers for the rock sliders.



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post #2 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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burned them in with this.





then swapped out the idiot cluster

for this upgraded cluster
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post #3 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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pulled the rear bumper, to fab up a new bumper,tire carrier, fuel can rack.

making the bumper.

had to cut and fold the rear quarters to clear the new bumper.
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post #4 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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test fitting the new bumper.

started to trim the rear fenders as well.

rockers and fender triming done.

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post #5 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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welded up the crossmember for the long arms.

got my weld in inserts from ruff stuff.

also picked up this 8.8 from craigslist for 70 bucks, (i know,its got drums...but it was cheap!!!)
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post #6 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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while i was waiting for this stuff to show up


I upgraded the brake booster to the late model dual diaphram unit, and just did some maint stuff.

new intake gaskets

timming chain.
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post #7 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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new booster installed.

new 703 injectors

tacked in the new cross member to fit the long arms, had to drop it back out and modify for driveshaft clearance.

also started plating in the frame.
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post #8 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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built the rear shackle relocation brakets.
started with some 3/8 plate.

welded on the 3/8 cold plate, pre drilled for shackles.



test fit.
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post #9 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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dropped out the disco d30 in for a non disco d30..it was free.

used the plasma to cut out some 3/16 gusset plates for the the axle.


all plated up and painted

while the axle was out, i decided to cut out some frame gussets for the front. and weld them in,

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post #10 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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started building the long arms

new track bar mount for the cross over steerng.

checking bump steer

fabbed up a frame side bracket.

full compression
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post #11 of Old 07-01-2013, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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done for now, but will leave ya with this.
start of the cage.
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post #12 of Old 07-01-2013, 09:29 AM
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Nice work. I like the cage, I may start the same project in my wj soon.

02 grand cherokee, hp60 14b, 42s. Stazwork, triangulated 4-link, rear leafs, homemade bumpers and sliders. build thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...build-1505917/
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post #13 of Old 07-03-2013, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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built the B piller supports.



C pillar supports


B pillar supports to the tunnel.
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post #14 of Old 07-03-2013, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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started bending up the bars for the external part of the hybrid exo.


but had to finish the rear bumper first, its tied and sleeved into the uni body in the rear.
closed

open

finishing up the exo.
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post #15 of Old 07-03-2013, 11:43 AM
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Quite Impressive fabrication skills you have, looking good!
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