your typical 1 ton XJ build thread - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Builds > your typical 1 ton XJ build thread

Rockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits Rough Country Jeep Suspension Deals at Rockridge 4WD!Looking to re-gear?! CRAZY DEALS ON YUKON GEARS right here

Reply
Unread 12-01-2013, 02:19 AM   #1
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
your typical 1 ton XJ build thread

just got done beating my last xj build to death. D30 and no cage isn't gonna cut it. time to start over

the canvas for this project is a 1994 XJ / AW4 / np231



plans:
1 tons
3 link coils/leafs for now
cage
frame plates
hydro assist
37's for now
flat belly/ clocked 231

Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-01-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
pulled the jeep into it's resting place for the next few months. the rear seemed like a good place to start



went in to ruffstuff and grabbed some mid stiffeners to add to my HDO front/rear



then started tucking the gas tank. got the fitment perfect just need to pick up some steel today and box the floor in and bolt it down

if anyone is wondering, the size for the hole you need to cut is
31.75" across
19.25" vertical
and I did mine 1" away from the plastic piece surrounding the hatch latch

Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
went down to Fresno to pick up some axles from Robert. he was running them in his ultra4 Cherokee so they are ready to bolt-in

the width on these is about 67" and I plan to run a 5" back space wheel

rear 14 bolt
ballistic shave kit
T&T truss
full spool
5.38's
disc brakes
pinion guard
30 spline chromos
ubolt elim



front HP D60 from currie

Yukon grizzly locker
35 spline inner/outer
super joints
Yukon lockouts
5.38's
deadenbear kingpin C's/ stock ford knuckles
parts mike high steer arms

he even threw in the tie rod, drag link, and a ram



Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-03-2013, 01:42 AM   #4
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
well I thought for a good while on how to neatly secure the tank. decided to reuse the stock straps. started by bending them back and made a cut in order to shorten. just gotta make a tab so they can swing back. they will bolt down on the front side



here's my simple box for the tank. I think I'm going to fully weld it in. then put a 3/16" thick weatherseal inbetween the box and the tank so it seals tightly when bolted down.



and unfortunately that's it for awhile. my buddy is unavailable for the next 2 weeks on work and it's his shop

next up:
rear frame plates
gas tank skid
relocate leaf springs
and maybe pick up these rollers http://yubasutter.craigslist.org/pts/4214852649.html

oh yeah my lazy *** also ordered this clocking jig http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...tegory_Code=UP
Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #5
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
welp. I did get the H2's. set of 4 professionally powder coated. $250
and they even came with some rollers! 5.38's on 33's sure are going to be a hoot

Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-04-2013, 12:32 AM   #6
MrSundays
Raptor Jesus
 
MrSundays's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hampton, VA
Posts: 532
This thing is going to be a monster. You need to put a bigger motor in it
__________________
Build thread coming soon
MrSundays is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-04-2013, 01:46 AM   #7
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmnSyd View Post
This thing is going to be a monster. You need to put a bigger motor in it
shhhh let me get it on the ground for now. engine comes next year
Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2014, 02:01 AM   #8
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
guess this deserves an update. should I move this to the Cherokee section?

frame plates



more plates and making some room for rock sliders





Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2014, 02:03 AM   #9
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
leaf hangers





rear axle in there

Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2014, 02:12 AM   #10
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
clocking jig from IRO. tcase was clocked 11 degrees





here's a picture of the drilling



works much better with an SYE

Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2014, 02:23 AM   #11
MurdaJs
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Woods
Posts: 1,618
Is the city of trees irvine?

Oh yeah, nice jeep :haha:
__________________
Built one piece at a time, and it cost me many dimes
MurdaJs is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2014, 02:29 AM   #12
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
Sacramento http://www.moneymatters101.com/travel/picts/ca/sac2.asp

actually I don't live there either. I live about 20 miles east of Sac
Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-11-2014, 11:42 AM   #13
Atmos
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: City Of Trees, CA
Posts: 60
front frame plates





Atmos is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.