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cgmrdc 12-15-2012 05:20 PM

The "Get Me By" MJ Truggy
So, a small introduction here, I started off in an XJ and then built a very capable, DD TJ while in school, click the link below for the build thread. Traded it with plans of building a buggy, but a year later and a big career move i still hadnt started the buggy build and was tired of not wheeling so i picked this up for 500 bucks.

Sample of previous work


Friends TJ

Two other friend's XJs

And another XJ

TJ Build

88 MJ
4Cyl, 5 speed, 2 wd

Basically everything I have collected for the buggy will be going into this build.
350 on propane, sm465, dana 300.
Currie Rock Jock 60, 5.38s, 35s spline inner and outer alloys, drive flanges, detroit. Full hydro
Shaved 14 bolt, 5.38s, detroit, disc brakes.
Currie antirock Rear Sway Bar
16 inch FOA coilovers
4 in FOA air bumps
39.5 TSLs
105-107 in WB
Dual Wilwood master cylinders and cutting brake.
Mastercraft seats
Warn HS9500 winch
4 links front and rear

The plan for the MJ is do 2x6 rocker/boat sides, internal cage, Rear in going to be cut off behind the cab and tubed out, Front grill is going to be narrowed, tube fenders and engine cage with the winch behind the grill and the radiator in the back. Interior is going to be stripped and have custom dash... Hopefully done by March.

cgmrdc 12-15-2012 05:22 PM

makin some progress

strippin stuff

shed cleaned up again

jeep rolled in with all major components removed

literally zero droop...
no longer an issue...

sage is ready to go wheelin...

and just cant stop cutting!

cgmrdc 12-15-2012 05:23 PM

frame prep

a sharp wood chisel works really well to scrape the majority of the undercoating off, for future reference. then i used aircraft stripper to remove the rest of the paint and such

when i cut the inner fenders out i left the finch seem where it was spot welded to the frame, but im wanting to box the whole front frame section in sooo...

then folder it over with a hammer and welded it back together

the last 12in or so were left unstripped and welded because one the motor goes in ill be cutting it off and tubing the rest to clear the 60

cgmrdc 12-15-2012 05:51 PM

Currie 60

14 Bolt


FOA air bumps

Imped 12-15-2012 05:55 PM

Awesome, welcome back my dude.

cgmrdc 12-15-2012 06:09 PM

been too long...

kellerumps 12-15-2012 06:13 PM

Welcome Back.....

IEcrawlerTJ01 12-15-2012 07:00 PM

Mj's are sweet. The only other rig I would build besides a tj

I like your work. Lookin forward to this build :thumbsup:

cgmrdc 12-15-2012 07:09 PM

when i started thinking about putting the buggy on hold the only other thing i could think of that i would consider building was an MJ... im excited.

cgmrdc 12-16-2012 01:41 AM

finally feel like im making steps forward instead of just taking things apart

folded all the pinch seams and rewelded them

Cut off the "gussets"

started on the templates for the frame plates, doing 3/16 on bottom and inside, 12 ga on the outside

got one section cut out and tacked up

cgmrdc 12-17-2012 02:07 PM

Cut the rear frame off yesterday

And before anyone throws a fit about this next picture, its only temporary, i can lift the jeep myself, the 4x4 is just a secondary support, its also safety chained to the ceiling rafters...

i got the rest of the bottom plates cut out and the middle pieces tacked up

Rockdrummer93 12-17-2012 03:23 PM

Will be keeping an eye on this one. :PopCorn:

TechJeeper 12-19-2012 11:18 PM

You don't have side business running a chop shop do you? You should definitely sling the axle and tires under there roughly placed so we can have good mental picture of this thing.

cgmrdc 12-19-2012 11:46 PM

lol, no chop shop, just skilled with a sawsall lol.

im picking up as set of 12 bolt h1s over christmas so when i get back to tx after the new year and finish the frame plates thatll be the first thing i do

ginger-mech 12-20-2012 05:07 AM

Subbed. Lookin' forward to reading more.

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