XJ Thrasher - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 296 Old 12-12-2010, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
XJ Thrasher

Well, maybe not a total thrasher but its going to be my dedicated trail rig. It was my girlfriends DD until she wrecked it. Just started work on it. Here is what I have so far.

As it sat when I got to it today



Kinda stuck. Had to move a few things



Got it in the shop



Scoped out the damage



Not looking good





I was able to muscle the hatch open



Then yard it off




Tired to straighten it with no luck. It just picked it up



You can see how the body shifted. This is the seat thing that leans it down



Got the back seat out



Finally got the top off too



These pillars were the smashed ones. I left them so I could beat them back to place so the metal at the base wasnt all twisted





Got the rest of that seat out.



Took the pillars off.



Starting to look like something ya?



Bottom portion of the hatch is still good. Gonna cut it and weld it on like a tail gate. But perminant since the Jeep will be so open and low reaching over will be easy. Its just for containment so things dont fly around. If i really feel like getting crafty I may tail gate it, but dont plan on it



I think itd look good



No more visor



ArrizX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 296 Old 12-12-2010, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
Visors look awesome on big XJs but this one is now going to stay fairly small so off it comes



This is left of the damange on the roof. I left a little extra so I could figure out what I wanted to keep when I build the cage but I dont really want to cut that far forward. I wanted to leave more metal behind our heads. but its really tough to fix so I will probably come off and just add cage





And everything I took out I was able to fit in my truck lol

ArrizX is offline  
post #3 of 296 Old 12-12-2010, 10:50 PM
2006_Sport
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sherrills Ford
Posts: 10,823
Good call ditching the visor, IMO it looks too mexican'ish
2006_Sport is offline  
post #4 of 296 Old 12-12-2010, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
They def do stock I think. But they look great on a lift with decent tires. We had almost another 5 inches on top of the budget boost for this Jeep. But then the crash happened and she wanted a truck more anyways than another XJ.
ArrizX is offline  
post #5 of 296 Old 12-12-2010, 11:13 PM
karlo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,628
Looks good with the top off. What are your other plans for it? Will definitely follow this build thread.
karlo is offline  
post #6 of 296 Old 12-12-2010, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
It doesnt need much money. Its a 97 or 99 (I forget) with only 109k on it. Runs great. New battery, nice stereo, needs nothing like that.

Only things I want to buy for it are a high lift, harness ready seats (jegs special, I have the harnesses), get some wheels with more back spacing, a tool box and a CB.

Other then random things like that, its all work. I might add an inch or two of lift on top of the BB but not for a while.

My buddy races cars and has 200ish feet of roll cage tubing I can use. I am going to use it so strengthen the unibody, strip the doors and X brace the door frames. Make bumpers and sliders out of the tubing, and then tie it all together. I need to go to bed for work but maybe tomorrow I will sketch up what I am thinking to give you all a visual.

I have an 8.8 that is waiting to go in, but I dont think I am going to bother with the swap untill I actually break the D35. With I plan on doing since I am going to weld it, and get it on a set of 32s I have. But I can break the Dana since it will need to get trailered to any serious trails. It will remain street legal though.
ArrizX is offline  
post #7 of 296 Old 12-12-2010, 11:47 PM
2006_Sport
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sherrills Ford
Posts: 10,823
I smell custom exo/interior cage?

2006_Sport is offline  
post #8 of 296 Old 12-13-2010, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
That's the plan. Kinda a hybrid
ArrizX is offline  
post #9 of 296 Old 12-13-2010, 01:23 PM
2000BB6
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lincoln Park, NJ
Posts: 1,402
AHHH white SE?? man im following this. i say leave it stock ride height

2000 XJ
2000BB6 is offline  
post #10 of 296 Old 12-13-2010, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
Yeah just a budget boost
ArrizX is offline  
post #11 of 296 Old 12-13-2010, 05:20 PM
2000BB6
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lincoln Park, NJ
Posts: 1,402
thats what i have haha. I think you should keep the seat covers on

2000 XJ
2000BB6 is offline  
post #12 of 296 Old 12-13-2010, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
Lol! Sorry to disappoint. Already gone. Shopping for harness seats
ArrizX is offline  
post #13 of 296 Old 12-14-2010, 03:59 PM
Jeremylerv
Registered User
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lynnwood
Posts: 354
Dang i would always see that jeep around town. Thats a bummer its wrecked now but its starting to look pretty sick.

.,_______.o_o.
//_|__l__,\___\,___
l_--\__\__l----[]llllll[]
(o)_)____(o)_)--o)_)
Jeremylerv is offline  
post #14 of 296 Old 12-14-2010, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
yeah it is getting there. I have a truck and trailer to tow it with too. So as soon as its ready its going
ArrizX is offline  
post #15 of 296 Old 12-14-2010, 11:15 PM
nicesunny
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Broomfield
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeremylerv View Post
Dang i would always see that jeep around town. Thats a bummer its wrecked now but its starting to look pretty sick.
not bad for sure.
nicesunny is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome