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Unread 02-23-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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That is Our 2004 WJ the day we rolled it. Quick history, it was my brothers DD and gift for making Eagle Scout. He rolled it on some local trails due to having the front swaybar dissconnected. The vehicle was totaled by insurance and repurchased by my brother. We started building in October of 08. After getting the jeep running again. He had cage as well as the necessary safety equipment installed.

When he rolled it the lift was a Teraflex 4in long arm kit with with bilstein 5100 shocks. We ran that lift and shock combo for a season and in Oct of 09 installed fox 2.0 Twin tube bypasses in the rear. In Oct 2010 we added more tube work in the rear and 4in Fox bump stops
along with a hid light bar

We ran it like that for a long time untill I destroyed the front end in June 2012, (the story is below). I attached photos of after we gutted the jeep, Some early cage work and when we replaced the front clip and window

Now the Jeep has a TTB from a bronco in the front riding on 2.5x14 bilstein 9100 bumped and strapped with 15 inches of travel.
Front End Swap
Custom Swing Steering
The rear frame has cut just in front of the stock coil buckets to make room for 14in coilover shocks and the bypasses from before. Along with the new shocks I added an 8.8 from a bronco with 4.56 gears, a truss and custom upper 3 link mounts. It is strapped at 12in of travel for now.
Rear Build
The interior has full cage with two race seats and 5 point harness. I added a 5 speaker stereo and CB. Race Radio, Custom Dash with GPS and Intercom are still to build.

08.09.1.jpg

08.11.2.jpg

09.09.jpg

10.06.jpg

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Unread 02-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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That is one hell of a roll cage
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Unread 02-26-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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2in .120 wall dom tubing. Its a race legal cage for the desert out here.
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Unread 02-26-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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Decided I would add more pics to fill in the blanks and update new additions

Rear Suspension and Bumps

Underside Before Skid Plate

New Skid Plate

Air Tank and Cargo Rack

Interior

Front Shot


Added Rock Sliders and bumper this weekend. Will Post pics later in the week.
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Unread 08-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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Been a while...

Bumper mocked up in place

Got the bumper on and painted

Rock Sliders

Works as great lifing point






As it sits now. Bent front links and such so planning an axle swap and coilovers in the coming months


I have hundreds of pictures from this build if anyone wants to see anything specific I can post them.
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Unread 08-28-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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you should ditch the tera bushings for Johnny joints.

I dig the cage.
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Unread 08-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #7
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Quote:
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you should ditch the tera bushings for Johnny joints.

I dig the cage.
I'm starting from scratch and building radius arms.
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Unread 08-29-2012, 12:38 PM   #8
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Pretty cool.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 12:14 PM   #9
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Picked a direction for axle swap. After much seaching for a front axle with no luck, decided to swap in a front end from a bronco. Picked up this bronco for cheap and began taking it apart.

Before disassembly

Whats left


It cost me 1000 dollars for the bronco and I was able to get two axles, fuel tank, wheels and radio antenna. Also been able to sell a lot of items. I currently are only down 200 from making all my money back on the bronco.

I built a jig to be able to use the ford geometry and mount locations under the jeep


My hope is now I have the spread and locations that ford designed to make the swap easier to do.

Another shot of the jig


Took apart the beams this week and had to get them at least sitting under the front of the Jeep. To see how it looks.


Next Ill start making a cross member to mount the beams and everything else.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 02:12 PM   #10
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Don't know much about beams. Why from a bronco? I understand why IFS is better than a solid axle for fast stuff, but why use a bronco setup?
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Unread 10-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #11
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WJs are 63.5 inches wide. WMS to WMS. The bronco is 65" So I can gain a little width. Also the axle is a HP dana 44 center section. Ill get the strength of a dana 44 with 15 inches of travel.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 01:14 AM   #12
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looks badass dude.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 01:20 AM   #13
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cant wait to see the 4x4 ttb finished
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Unread 10-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #14
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cant wait to see the 4x4 ttb finished
Me too. Haha. I've done a good bit of research and have only seen xj with ttb. My hope is to be the first wj.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #15
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Oh gotcha. Cool, should be a badass runner when it's done!
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