Thought you guys might appreciate/enjoy this build. I've had few build threads here on JF over years, TJ, XJ, etc.. However, this is by far the deepest I've ever gone into a build.
Local Craigslist find that started as a rust free 1990 Eliminator, 4.0L, AW4, NP231, HP 30, Dana 35 with 175K. Over the next few weeks we stripped everything off the truck inside and out except the axles.
In the meantime purchased a 99' XJ Sport (another CL find) as the donor vehicle for front clip, doors, interior and drivetrain. The XJ had been side swipped on the driver's side rear. The only thing I couldn't use was the driver's door. Fortunately my buddy had a driver's door sitting in his garage from an 01' XJ.
To date the truck has been stripped, new front clip and doors installed from the 99'. Also built a set of 10g rear wrap around quarter guards, trimmed rear lower quarters and all fenders. Truck has been sanded and loaded today to head off to the body shop tomorrow for final prep and paint
More to come.......
Stripped interior(sorry crappy cell phone pic)
Bed removed, frame cleaned and coated with Rustoleum rubberized undercoating
Donor 99' XJ
Bed back on with corner guards
Gotta love the multi color truck! I just need a stick on my tailgate that say's "Under Construction" Loaded and ready head to body shop
Thanks for looking!