hand bulit 88xj...no bolt ons. - Page 3 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 62 Old 07-25-2013, 09:30 AM
XJ Jay
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Winnipeg,Mb
Posts: 912
im gonna steel your idea of tying the cage to the exo, its effen brilliant.


HISWhite 99 XJ Sport
5" RC/ProComp lift, Serious long arms, 33" Cooper STTs, Soft 8s, 4.56s, Aussie locked D30, LSD 8.25,discos, armoured blah blah blah, HP44/9" coming soon
HERSBlack 08 JK Unlimited X, Teraflex 1.5" leveling kit, Rubi coils 35" TSRs and 5.13s
XJ Jay is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 62 Old 07-25-2013, 09:36 AM
ibjeepin95
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 4,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by XJ Jay View Post
im gonna steel your idea of tying the cage to the exo, its effen brilliant.
It's called a hybrid cage. People have only been building them like that for forever now...
ibjeepin95 is offline  
post #33 of 62 Old 07-25-2013, 09:44 AM
DNFJ
Web Wheeler
 
DNFJ's Avatar
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 4,266
This thing is awesome, amazing work man.

Project Leviathan
'00 XJ 8.5" on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
DNFJ is online now  
post #34 of 62 Old 07-25-2013, 10:28 AM
TheRealKTrain
Registered User
JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,687
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibjeepin95 View Post
It's called a hybrid cage. People have only been building them like that for forever now...
LMFAO, exactly my thoughts when I read that too

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

Μολὼν λαβέ
TheRealKTrain is offline  
post #35 of 62 Old 07-25-2013, 11:55 AM
Mikes96XJ88FSB
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dearborn Heights
Posts: 31
Very cool build!

-Mike- 96 XJ Country: 4.0 HO, Auto, 3.55s, D30/8.25, 30X9.50s, Armored, Mopar Header, Glasspack, Custom Stereo, Roof Rack, 3in RC & 2in Blocks.
88 Bronco XLT: #'s Matching with 58k miles, Built Windsor making north of 440hp, C6, 4.10s, 31X10.50s. Factory Quad shock.
Mikes96XJ88FSB is offline  
post #36 of 62 Old 07-25-2013, 12:47 PM
ibjeepin95
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 4,244
By the way, very cool build. I dig the cage work.
ibjeepin95 is offline  
post #37 of 62 Old 07-26-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
domaas
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: oside
Posts: 37
made some tube doors awhile back as well
cut and notched ready for welding.

welded up.


matched for both sides.


added some rotary latches, 2 stage locking.

doors fitted up.

domaas is offline  
post #38 of 62 Old 07-26-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
domaas
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: oside
Posts: 37
shackle relocation brackets

needed some shackle relocation brackets...so of course i had to build them

started with some cold plate, laid out all the bolt holes and drilled them out.

welded on the side plates.


thought i had some pics of the nut stirp inside the body..but i dont. its 3/8 2" wide plate, with 4 1/2 " grade 8 nuts welded to it. there is also a 2x2 .250 wall tube that fits into the stock shackle bolt location. once again, sorry, no pics of that either.




plates installed, looks like a good shackle angle, and adjustable.
domaas is offline  
post #39 of 62 Old 07-26-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
domaas
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: oside
Posts: 37
cooling system upgrade?

when i bought the rig, the stock fan clutch was junk, and the fan shroud was missing, electric e fan had cracked mounts. so why replace, when you can upgrade right?

decided on a e fan upgrade all around.

started with some sheet aluminum.
marked out the fan locations, and cut them out.

made a simple jig for the plasma cutter.


ended up with this.




test fitted the fans befor i put it in the brake for the edges.


welded up the edges.


then tacked in some seperator plates to prevent "cross flow" of the fans.



test fitted the fans on the radiator. the original closed system had cracks in the tanks, so i upgrade to a newer open style radiator.


installed new radiator



added a auto fan relay with a late model t stat housing holding the thermo sensors, 2 fans click on auto and off auto, third fan sits in front of the trans cooler, and is manually controlled.
domaas is offline  
post #40 of 62 Old 07-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Spokes
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Plainfield
Posts: 6,333
Looks good!


Red 00 XJ lifted
Build -->http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...hread-1280981/
Blue 00 XJ Hella stock
"Lima bean" 91 XJ 5spd
Quote:
Originally Posted by hussler737 View Post
because anyone can drive a wrangler
Spokes is offline  
post #41 of 62 Old 07-28-2013, 10:10 AM
Camfam07
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 851
wows this is a great build, love everything your doing to it!
Camfam07 is offline  
post #42 of 62 Old 07-29-2013, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
domaas
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: oside
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camfam07 View Post
wows this is a great build, love everything your doing to it!
Thanks bud,it's been a fun project.
domaas is offline  
post #43 of 62 Old 07-29-2013, 10:29 AM
husker88jeep
Registered User
1988 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Greeley, Colorado
Posts: 310
where did you find those red fans?
husker88jeep is offline  
post #44 of 62 Old 07-29-2013, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
domaas
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: oside
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by husker88jeep View Post
where did you find those red fans?
They are just cheap fans from Ebay,have no idea on the reliability of the fans,but there is 3 of them, and it's no daily driver. With that being said,I will see how well they hold up. I have used the fan controller in the past on my old,hot rod..held up for years till I sold it.
domaas is offline  
post #45 of 62 Old 08-01-2013, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
domaas
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: oside
Posts: 37
rebuilt the transfer case, te syncro rings were trashed, as well as the shift coller bushing. replaced all with new parts from quadratech.



no pics of the short shaft sye(you all have seen hundereds of them, but got a great deal on a built rar shaft from a local vendor.


domaas is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome