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Element96x 04-28-2009 08:31 AM

My new XJ build thread.
 
Well I picked up this nice shiny red 95 jeep for only 700$. Hit in the front passenger side, needs front grill assem, upper and lower control arms, fender, and bumper (yes i know dramatic). I bought this cause its an easy fix and I already had a red fender from my other jeep, and everything seems to be new if not close to new on this (motor looks spotless, tranny looks like its been on a total of like 5 miles, new drive shafts, wires etc.

Before I towed it home.

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0174.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0177.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0178.jpg

Strip down

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0278.jpg

After talking to this guy I know that owns a junk yard, he has a jeep up there with a 4inchish skyjacker lift. For 150 cash I could have the whole suspension. I think thats a deal lol. Im going Wednesday for it, Ill post some updates for it then.

Jeepar111 04-28-2009 05:00 PM

Heck yea, $150 for a 4" lift! The pics make it look more orange than red. What are your plans for it?

jeepkid03 04-28-2009 06:16 PM

nice find! all the other body panels look really straight on it, and the motor looks fairly clean.

Element96x 05-01-2009 03:20 PM

Taking the lift off

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0283.jpg


Putting the lift on mine

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0284.jpg

Just got pics of the front

Jeepar111 05-02-2009 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Element96x (Post 7121384)


Hmm. Pic wont show. But the one your pulling that lift from looks like its been sitting in a pool of salt water for a while. Not much metal left in those rocker panels. Haha.

Element96x 05-15-2009 10:46 AM

Sorry about the delay but I had a very sucky tragidy, the kid I've been working on this passed away last week and Ive been involved in that kind of stuff. But I know he would want me to continue on asap so I did.

New front end assembled.

Kinda neat, but I got the factory paint in an aerosol can and painted the nose myself. Went with that and the black grill assem.

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0306.jpg

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0307.jpg

The jeeps actually done, I just haven't taken any pics lately, Suspension and I completely installed my audio system myself. Boy did that suck. I have some more pics shortly.

digitalcox 05-15-2009 11:37 AM

Wow, this is a nice budget XJ build you have going on. Sorry to hear about the loss of your buddy that you were working on this with.

Capricorn 05-15-2009 01:37 PM

Sorry to hear about your friend man.

On a lighter note, I love what you've done with the XJ so far, what else do you have planned for it? Just make sure you post any updates and upgrades!

Element96x 05-15-2009 08:06 PM

Thanks guys, im taking it well though cause I know he'd punch me for being upset haha. Im ordering 2 inch teraflex spacers and shackles tomorrow. Im going to be buying a new set of 33's still stuck on which kind. I need to see my old jeep first. I found out this engine and transmission is a brand new rebuild with about 150 miles on it. How sweet is that? I have about 1,200 into it so far and its gunna last me forever. Im gunna be buying some bushwackers to help support the 33's and be legal lol. Other than that im just going with the flow

mg2000xj 05-16-2009 11:22 AM

Sorry to hear about your friend, I think its great your still working hard on this thing. Its really starting to come together, 33's w/ bushwackers on a 3-4" lift will be nice and low, cant wait to see it!

Element96x 05-21-2009 11:09 PM

Alright suspensions done.


Before shackles and spacers.

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0322.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0323.jpg

After

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...x/IMG_0324.jpg


Next up is new shocks and tires. I'm gonna do the new shocks tomorrow prob and take another shot at the t-case drop since the piece the bolt screws into in the uni body decided to take a **** on me. Tires and new rims should be by Wednesday. :cheers2:

WTNFDXJ 05-22-2009 08:53 AM

donno if its me or not but in the last pic it looks as if the wheel is to far foreward??

Element96x 05-28-2009 09:03 AM

The wheels on the back are fine, the front axel needs to be replaced, ill be doing that this weekend. Im just got my tires and Ill be putting them on today:cheers2:

hupo224 05-28-2009 11:41 AM

nice work!

NiCk- 05-28-2009 12:46 PM

Awesome !..


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