im jealous of your beautiful MJ, what would really set the interior off is of you got bucket seats especially out of a limited or a zj, but that bench seat is awesome too IMO. what are your plans with it?
I made it up this past summer, this is from my build thread over at 'Comanche Club'
It kind of annoys me to lean forward to grab the T-case shifter, so while I was goofing off at work last week I came up with an idea for the T-case shifter. I got out one of my spare T-case shifters and a Honda shifter My Honda buddy at work gave me. I lopped off about the top 3-4 inches of Honda shifter and about a half inch into the flat part of the Jeep T-case shifter. I used the Honda shifter cause the thread pitch is the same as the Jeep, 10mm X 1.5:
My friend Tom at work welded the two together and did a pretty nice job. The knob came from McMaster-Carr's website, $6 shipped. Here it is ready for paint:
Painted up and ready to install:
With the mini console:
It's a useless mod, but it's more comfortable to me and I like it:
I appreciate the compliments and encouragement. I hope to her at least drivable again by Thanksgiving or at least that's the deadline the boss/wife has given me. I think she's getting tired of tripping over parts in the basement.
The evolving plan so far:
Front: '99 XJ D30 with 3.55 gears and Alloy USA diff cover and axle seals, 3.5" RE springs, RE Fixed UCAs and LCAs, ZJ steering box and tie rods, reworked RE sway bar end links, 28mm sway bar with Energy Suspension bushings, poly bump stops Daystar top and Energy Susp. bottom, Bilstein 5150 shocks with JKS mounts, Rugged Ridge ORV steering stabilizer, new UCA bushings, new ball joints and a ProComp adjustable track bar.
Rear: Chrysler 8.25 with 3.55's, HellCreek 4.5" Leaf packs for SOA, ZJ disc brakes and Bilstein 5100 shocks 5150's if I can find a deal on them.
Brakes: '95 Dual diaphragm brake booster and master cylinder, ZJ proportioning valve and re-plumbing the rear hard lines to do away with the load sensing valve.
Tires: Currently I'm planning to run a 265/75R16 (31.8") tires on Crager soft 8's that came off my XJ. I'm not really that fond of the tires and the tread is less aggressive than I want. I'm currently looking possibly to run 235/85R16s same height but not as wide.
Interior: I'm still scrounging for some seat belts, and I have most of the plastics to complete it. 2doorxj, I decided to go back with the bench when I found one with headrests on Craigslist. I could never find a set of buckets that fit my budget, and I kinda like the old school look of the bench.
Paint/Exterior: Colorado Red (stock color) with no huge decals. At this point I plan on using stock style bumpers. Factory roll bar, if I can find one.