post #121 of Old 09-30-2011, 05:53 AM
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This thread just inspired my next build to get rolling. As soon as I find an XJ with a strong motor for cheap.


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post #122 of Old 09-30-2011, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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This thread just inspired my next build to get rolling. As soon as I find an XJ with a strong motor for cheap.
This hobby is addicting isn't it lol


Trans/transfercase adapter showed up today. Looks like I'll be busy tomorrow!

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post #123 of Old 10-01-2011, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Got some work done today, but not as much as I wanted too. Woke up this morning to a backed up septic system and had to deal with that

The adapter ring didn't quite fit right, but after sone grinding and enlarging the holes a hair it finally bolted up. Hopefully I'll get it mounted to the tran later this week.




And the big hole I cut for clearance. Found some rust in that side of the floor pan so I just hacked at it since I'm going to have to replace it.

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post #124 of Old 10-01-2011, 08:10 PM
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this is by far one of my favorite JF build threads.

how much of a budget are you working with if you don't mind me asking?

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post #125 of Old 10-02-2011, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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this is by far one of my favorite JF build threads.
Thanks!

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how much of a budget are you working with if you don't mind me asking?
Im have about $5000 in it the way it sits now including the purchase of the Jeep. I'm guesstimating about another $1000 in the 3 link front, trackbar, having the driveshafts rebuilt and the sheetmetal for rear inner fenders and the hole I created for the transfercase.
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post #126 of Old 10-03-2011, 12:44 AM
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Kevin, How come i just noticed this new build? Looks awesome so far and will be following this one. Wish i had the knowledge in all this to do some work myself.

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post #127 of Old 10-03-2011, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Kevin, How come i just noticed this new build? Looks awesome so far and will be following this one. Wish i had the knowledge in all this to do some work myself.
Now we can crawl the malls together
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post #128 of Old 10-05-2011, 07:25 PM
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Inspiration was good. Found a good XJ with a good power train and decent body. Even the AC and power everything works. Price was amazing for the condition of this thing.

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post #129 of Old 10-06-2011, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Inspiration was good. Found a good XJ with a good power train and decent body. Even the AC and power everything works. Price was amazing for the condition of this thing.
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post #130 of Old 10-06-2011, 10:47 AM
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What a tank. That thing is gonna decimate.

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/my-1991-xj-735814/
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post #131 of Old 10-07-2011, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Got the transfercase installed today. The only issue is now it wont start with the key (started when I jumped the starter). I have not checked the nuetral safety switch yet, but is there anything this swap could have done to cause this?




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post #132 of Old 10-09-2011, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Got the frame stiffeners cut and fitted today. Now the fun part of preping the frame and drilling all the rosette holes begins.






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post #133 of Old 10-09-2011, 07:08 PM
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Is that 2x2x1/4"? Can't wait to see how you are attaching it all. This whole no frame thing is tough to get around.

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post #134 of Old 10-09-2011, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Each side is 5 ft. of 3x3x3/16 with 2 relief cuts for the slight rise in the frame and then notched around the rear spring hanger
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post #135 of Old 10-09-2011, 07:31 PM
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Frame stiffeners look great

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