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post #1 of 10 Old 05-17-2011, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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New Xj_Owner, with a project on my hands! take a look

So a few months ago, my Gf's 94 xj was totaled as she watched a guy come flying into the parking lot of subway and have her "baby" smashed. This jeep of hers is what made us become jeepanatics. This is my toy and i want to make it sick!

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The one below only looks they way it does because after the Accident i found a 93 xj so i figured no better way to figure out whats what and where it goes then by tearing this one apart.




Took the front seats out to have room to work in that box.


Some inner damage




this is just the start, i plan; taking the driver side doors off and hammering out the inside to make it look somewhat better, i want bar doors and this will become my off road toy! Lots of work and updates to come!


Anyone else had similar projects?

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-17-2011, 09:37 PM
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thats a tough one. you may want to look on pirate for some inspiration with an undertaking like this.
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Your not worried about the frame being bent? That looks like a bad hit bro..
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Your not worried about the frame being bent? That looks like a bad hit bro..
The frame being bent isn't a to much of a concern of mine. i paid 400 for the white jeep, and considered it to be a toy, anything from here on out is just fun and learning. i guess. but i want to make her into my trail rig.
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-18-2011, 03:24 PM
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take it down and have the frame stretched/straightened... everything else shouldnt be TOO bad. Out here a frame stretch costs about 300. Ive assisted on restores worse than that... im no pro body guy by any means, but once you get the frame straight its not really that bad.
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The frame being bent isn't a to much of a concern of mine. i paid 400 for the white jeep, and considered it to be a toy, anything from here on out is just fun and learning. i guess. but i want to make her into my trail rig.
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take it down and have the frame stretched/straightened... everything else shouldnt be TOO bad. Out here a frame stretch costs about 300. Ive assisted on restores worse than that... im no pro body guy by any means, but once you get the frame straight its not really that bad.


there is no frame on an XJ, its a unibody.

If it were my in this situation, I would scrap it and find somthing on craigslist that would be easier to convert to a beater. Im not a body guy, but with the main "frame rails" bent, Im not sure it would be worth the time or money.
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Im not a body guy, but with the main "frame rails" bent, Im not sure it would be worth the time or money.


The main frame rails are not damaged the body toke all the damage, i am going to sludge hammer the dents out and be door less.

Worse to worst i do end up scrapping it whats the difference from now till then? learning experience?
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The main frame rails are not damaged the body toke all the damage, i am going to sludge hammer the dents out and be door less.

Worse to worst i do end up scrapping it whats the difference from now till then? learning experience?
true. you need to look on pirate.
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you know what i meant... u can still have the unibody stretched back out. We had to do it on a 95 civic that was in far worse shape then that, and also on an Mitsu eclipse as well. You have to start from the ground up to get everything lined back up right. If the base/framing is tweaked, everything you do after that will be tweaked too. But like you said, its honestly easier and more affordable to use that XJ for parts and build something else.
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But like you said, its honestly easier and more affordable to use that XJ for parts and build something else.

I agree so i bought myself this here 93 sport, anything breaks i already got the parts. Its a year older clone. white 94 green 93. learning is what this car is

this is my current xj
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