this build is coming along very nicely! I cant wait to see it finished
I appreciate it, I'm looking forward to it too.
That stinks about it falling off the jack stands. It still looks clean and sexy though. Can't wait to see the rear done. Do you have plans for paint yet? Maybe a 97+ front clip? That would deffinately set this build off. Good job!!
I'm going back with the stock color which is 'Colorado Red'. My original plan was to go with '97+ front clip and use the ARB bumper I had (here's a pic of it on my old '00 XJ, 2 summers ago):
but now I'm leaning more now toward using a basically stock clip, black grill and flares with a more subdued bumper.
Jeff, where/how did you match all the hardware you used? Are those stainless or epzg (electronically plated zinc galvanized)? Looks dyn-o-mite!
With the exception of the brackets for the brake lines and one bolt on the steering stabilizer, the silver nuts and bolts are stainless. There are a few gold iridite under there as well. The castellated nuts I just painted, I drew the line at paying $5 a piece for them.
I'm loving this build. You are doing excellent work to bring this MJ back to pristine condition.
I'm looking forward to see how things turn out.
That seriously looks better than anything that comes out of a factory lol. Thats how jeeps should be built.
If you have not decided on tires, You should look into cooper radial lt or cooper st. I think cooper st's would look good on it. And, thats what I would put on it lol.
Better than new, at least that's what I hoping to achieve. I'm looking at Cooper, Firestone and Bridgestone right now. I wanted some BFG's, but with their 30% price hike this past summer their out of my price range.
Man, that thing is a functional piece of art. I see you have selected the unofficial wheel of JF.
I really wanted a set of Grizzlys, but I can't find a decent set., but I like the soft 8's. The back 5.5" backspacing keeps most the tire under the fender and off the suspension parts. I've had them 2 years and coat of wax makes them look nearly new.
Looking really good!
Question: How did the carpet fitting work out for you? Is your carpet ACC?
It is, but...:
...the fitment is on hold till I fix the dent in the floorboard.
Great work so far! Looking forward to seeing it finished.
wow amazing... where did you get all your parts.. especially your interior?
p.s. keep up the good work
I was rummaging through the local Pull a Part and I found an 89 limited with the black and gray interior in it like I based mine on. I got the door panels from it, which were in pretty sorry shape. Here's a breif run down of me reworking them:
The rest of the parts came from a mix of Jeeps from the Pull a Part or off Ebay. If I remember correctly:
Door panels – ‘89 XJ limited
Window motors – L-‘96 XJ R-'95 XJ
Power window plates and switches, 2 rears – ‘96 XJ
Steering column – ‘84 XJ
Steering wheel – ‘86 CJ
Horn button '91 XJ
Tilt adjuster and turn signal stalk – ‘93 XJ
Mini console – ’84 XJ
Bench seat – ’91 MJ
Dash Pad – ’92 XJ
Lower Dash Panel – ’96 XJ
Ashtray – ’89 XJ limited
MJ Interior plastics - 90 MJ