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post #1 of 40 Old 10-22-2010, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Changin up the HEAP.. a bit.. (2000 XJ)

Bought this 2000 XJ a little over a year ago.. story goes.. I had a 95 XJ and was shoppin for another one for a buddy.. well.. I came across this one on craigslist.. and the deal was so good.. perfect clean soccer mom wagon..
150k miles.. never wheeled and dirt cheap.. well my buddy (Mr. Picky) didnt like tan int.. So in a blink of an eye. i bought it.. and began to modify..



within 24 hours of bringin it home.. I torn into it..



well.. a day later.. she sat like this..



well.. after the test run.. I came back with 2 less fender trims. and a little tweakage.. so the air saw came out to play..

well.. fast foward about 12 months..
Gears, lockers, Cromo axles, Up graded to Adj. uppers/Lowers with JJ, 35" MTRs.. and tons of desert pinstripes.. you end up with this...




story.. to be continued.. lol

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post #2 of 40 Old 10-22-2010, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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sorry double post

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post #3 of 40 Old 10-22-2010, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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ill finish it up when the mods let me post.. freely..

since I am a newbie... LOL

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well.. as the story goes.. when one guy buys a jeep.. others are sure to follow.. so.. my best bud.. picked up a cherokee.. and.. he was in need of an suspension upgrade.. and.. I figures.. so did I.. so. i stripped mine down.. and traded him for a stack of cash.. well.. a small one... lol..



i went with a RC long arm kit..


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rock sliders.. were next up.. so i removed all the stock rocker.. up to about 1/2 from the bottom of the door..
i removed the rest of the lip you see on the botton too.. but didnt take any pics.. it was dark by then



built the sliders from some 2x6 tubing..
supported them.. with a bunch of bracing.. taking in consideration of the future rollcage to be installed..

finished product

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the next step.. in the rebuild/upgrade process.. was the bumpers..

i got a smokin deal on a XRC10 at the Pomona OFFROAD expo
started building some boxed bumper supports that also tie into support for the steering.. box..
the box mount was internally gusseted as well.. and capped with a steel plate to box it in..


i then dusted off the bender.. and started bendin some bar..



and.. the 95% finished product.. just have to bolt up the winch and lights.. and figure out the d-ring mounts.. and cut out the alum skid plate..




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this week.. I have directed my attension to the rear quarter pannels..
i just did the infamous.. cut and fold..

before..


after..


and I started to bend up some bar.. for the rear..
gonna kinda copy the front design.. so they flow together.. but.. I am gonna do a fold tire carrior.. just to be a little different..

this is where its at right meow.. hopefully finish it up tommorrow..
Before.. I get another customer jeep here on monday..


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i kinda.. skimmed over all the buildin stuff.. and all the other mods... figured.. there done and over with... and Ill just post here with the new stuff I spend my lunch money on...

thanks for lookin...

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post #9 of 40 Old 10-22-2010, 11:12 PM
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Beautiful Jeep man. I love the front bumper!

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But yeah my 4.0 has been hydrolocked twice, ran upside down for 7 seconds it still keeps coming back for more. its like that crazy ex-girlfriend that just wont quit..but unlike her, its a good thing haha
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post #10 of 40 Old 10-23-2010, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Beautiful Jeep man. I love the front bumper!
thanks dude..

picked up some more materiel.. to finish rear bumper..

but feelin lazy today..

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If you ever feel like making abother one of those front bumper I'd be really interested.

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But yeah my 4.0 has been hydrolocked twice, ran upside down for 7 seconds it still keeps coming back for more. its like that crazy ex-girlfriend that just wont quit..but unlike her, its a good thing haha
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If you ever feel like making abother one of those front bumper I'd be really interested.
x2 like that front bumper. sh**t is hot
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i have built bumpers for tons local guys.. and a few up to 8ish hours aways.. but... not sure on the shipping... might be costly..

but.. I am always interested in making bumpers


also watch out for my website to become live again... mid-novemeber
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post #14 of 40 Old 10-23-2010, 09:48 PM
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Very nice Jeep man! I'd be interested in one of your front bumpers... and probably the rear as well. I love the fold down tire carriers. I start a new job tuesday so I'll have some cash soon. lol. PM me a price for a set of bumpers if you decide you want to make them brotha.

My back tire isn't flat! It's "aired down" for rock crawling!

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It's like being in love with an overweight girl, but dumping her for a hotter girl. Heck yea it seems like an upgrade, but dammit it's just not the same. :D
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Very nice Jeep man! I'd be interested in one of your front bumpers... and probably the rear as well. I love the fold down tire carriers. I start a new job tuesday so I'll have some cash soon. lol. PM me a price for a set of bumpers if you decide you want to make them brotha.

thanks guys for all the interest.. and thumbs up..

Ill.. PM everyone.. when I found out a shippin cost..

and.. once I figure a trick way to lock the tire carrior in the up position.. ill let you know maverick..

local cherokee dude dropped off his jeep this after noon.. its in the shop waitin for a bumper too.. ill post some build pics of his.. when I get goin on it..

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