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Unread Yesterday, 06:51 PM   #1
ForeverMackin29
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It takes two to tango...

So I finally decided to start my Jeep build thread. It probably isn't anything as exciting as some of the other builds on here, but it is my first build and I am very excited about it. So here are the details:

A few years ago I bought my brothers 1995 2-door XJ with roughly 180 thousand clicks on the odometer. Now it has 40,000 more miles under the belt, a very tired engine, rusted out floor boards and dents EVERYWHERE. The Jeep is bone stock with nothing exciting. AW4 tranny, NP231 transfer case, Chrysler rear end, yada yada yada... This Jeep however has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned and so the decision to rebuild her.

About two months ago I purchased another 2-door XJ, this one a 1996 with the same interior color and nearly every option my Jeep has except this one has the AX15 tranny and a nearly disintegrated frame. I will have to post pictures of this... I cannot believe the guy I bought it from was actually driving it. The engine however runs magnificently.

So... The idea, which I will admit is continually evolving, is to cannibalize the two Jeeps into one, swap the engine, tranny, rear gears, install new floor pans, roof liner, lift, 31" tires, roof basket (just because), and anything else I can come up with as this progresses.

I will post some pictures of the build so far. Any comments, critique or questions are encouraged. Also if anyone sees any parts on the 1996 Jeep that they want and I am not using, let me know. For a cheap price and S&H they are yours. Just pm me.

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Unread Yesterday, 06:55 PM   #2
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My 1995 all banged up... Before the work has begun



My 1996 I purchased

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Unread Yesterday, 06:59 PM   #3
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Some work on the 95



Straight bumper on



Front end and quarter panel back together



A little work on the back end

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Unread Yesterday, 07:04 PM   #4
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Preparing to remove the engine and transmission from the 96



Since this is my first time doing anything like this on a vehicle I have been taking my time to labeling all of the wires as I remove them. I should be ready to pull the engine after the holidays.


Last edited by ForeverMackin29; Yesterday at 07:50 PM.. Reason: Wrong year
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