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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:02 AM   #1
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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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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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burned them in with this.





then swapped out the idiot cluster

for this upgraded cluster
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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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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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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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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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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:24 AM   #5
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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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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:29 AM   #6
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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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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:35 AM   #7
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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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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:40 AM   #8
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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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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:47 AM   #9
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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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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:55 AM   #10
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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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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:58 AM   #11
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done for now, but will leave ya with this.
start of the cage.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #12
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Nice work. I like the cage, I may start the same project in my wj soon.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:54 AM   #13
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built the B piller supports.



C pillar supports


B pillar supports to the tunnel.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 02:01 AM   #14
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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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Unread 07-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #15
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Quite Impressive fabrication skills you have, looking good!
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