Cowl build of jeep xj - 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 Technical Discussions > Fabrication Shop > Cowl build of jeep xj

Truc-Lite LED Headlights! OCONEE OFF-ROAD 706-534-9955Zone Offroad Body and Suspension Lift Kits, Brackets, DiscIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 04-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
burtha95xj
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: menasha, wisconsin
Posts: 220
Cowl build of jeep xj

started with a stock hood

did a straight cut a foot on each side, then a cut following the body line.

tacked in some metal after a spacer the was 3 inches high and made a cardboard template

welded in some supports

added in an inch and a half piece of metal on the back of the cowl

added in some metal grating to keep crap from falling in my hood.

primed and painted the underside to protect the welds and to make it look nicer

now im just filling in some of the heat warping, stay tuned, should be done soon

__________________
[IMG]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x249/estonph95/2012-01-18_14-19-45_952.jpg[/IMG]
2012 Response vehicle
burtha95xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
schitzangiggles
King of Macastan
 
schitzangiggles's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rigby, Idaho, Macastan (Idaho)
Posts: 6,169
Looking good!
__________________
"Axeheads are supposed to be sharp, but you are one blunt tool."
FLynes



If you love wealth more than liberty,the tranquility of servitude more than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains sit lightly on your shoulders and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
-Samual Adams

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.
Thomas Jefferson

Calling Illegal Aliens "Undocumented Immigrants" is like calling drug dealers "Unlicensed Pharmacists"

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
"No one provokes (attacks) me with impunity".


"Your right, the Tea Party and the OWS are the same, just like the America Revolution and the French Revolution were the same. The only problem is the American Revolution ended with Liberty, Freedom, Justice for all and a shining light upon a hill. The French Revolution ended with lynchings, guillotines, murder and socialism. So yeah, I could see how one could confuse the two..."

Mac Wilson
schitzangiggles is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-23-2012, 08:15 PM   #3
Hussler
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: utica, new york
Posts: 5,287
What wire/machine are you using? Looks great!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris87xj View Post
Sometimes a restoration project is a labor of love, at which point cost, time, and labor involved become irrelevant.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BorderC View Post
I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
Hussler is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
burtha95xj
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: menasha, wisconsin
Posts: 220
i was using a hobart flux core one we had in my highschool auto shop and used a millermatic that i have at home for some of it too
__________________
[IMG]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x249/estonph95/2012-01-18_14-19-45_952.jpg[/IMG]
2012 Response vehicle
burtha95xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-23-2012, 09:10 PM   #5
theshaolin
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brookfield, Wisconsin
Posts: 393
Why? Do you need the hood clearance?
__________________
1996 Cherokee Sport - 4x4 4.0L - Wheeling Project
1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo - 400RWP project - 2000 Saturn SC1 - Turbo RWD project
1996 Suzuki Bandit 600 - Frame up restore project - Too Many Projects!!
1991 Chevrolet K1500 - 4x4 5.7L 5spd - For Sale (Cheap!)
theshaolin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-23-2012, 09:20 PM   #6
youngjeepr
Web Wheeler
 
youngjeepr's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: layton UT
Posts: 2,244
Ive thought about doing somthing similar to my YJ.. Looks great
__________________
88 YJ- 4.7l stroker, AW4, SOA, 8.8, hp D30 powertrax no slip,3" front stretch with waggy springs, stock replacement springs in the rear, 35/12.5 r15 goodyear kevlars

Utah Jeep Crew



Build Thread
youngjeepr is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
burtha95xj
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: menasha, wisconsin
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by theshaolin View Post
Why? Do you need the hood clearance?
because i know how to and can, plus it looks sweet and lowers under hood temps
__________________
[IMG]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x249/estonph95/2012-01-18_14-19-45_952.jpg[/IMG]
2012 Response vehicle
burtha95xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #8
karlo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,536
Cool project. Can't wait to see the outcome.
karlo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #9
burtha95xj
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: menasha, wisconsin
Posts: 220
More everglass and bondo

forumrunner_20120426_204137.jpg
__________________
[IMG]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x249/estonph95/2012-01-18_14-19-45_952.jpg[/IMG]
2012 Response vehicle
burtha95xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #10
burtha95xj
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: menasha, wisconsin
Posts: 220
forumrunner_20120429_162256.jpg

6 coats of bondo and sanding later, ready for some glazing puddy, should be sending it off to get painted some time this week
__________________
[IMG]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x249/estonph95/2012-01-18_14-19-45_952.jpg[/IMG]
2012 Response vehicle
burtha95xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #11
Hussler
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: utica, new york
Posts: 5,287
I like the fact that it still has the factory center contour
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris87xj View Post
Sometimes a restoration project is a labor of love, at which point cost, time, and labor involved become irrelevant.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BorderC View Post
I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
Hussler is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #12
burtha95xj
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: menasha, wisconsin
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hussler
I like the fact that it still has the factory center contour
That was the main thing i wanted to keep on the hood
__________________
[IMG]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x249/estonph95/2012-01-18_14-19-45_952.jpg[/IMG]
2012 Response vehicle
burtha95xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #13
hawaii
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 60th Parallel
Posts: 606
God damn, that is going to look good.
hawaii is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-30-2012, 07:37 AM   #14
burtha95xj
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: menasha, wisconsin
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by hawaii
God damn, that is going to look good.
Thanks, its cool cause i get an awsome hood and credit for my highschool auto class
__________________
[IMG]http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x249/estonph95/2012-01-18_14-19-45_952.jpg[/IMG]
2012 Response vehicle
burtha95xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #15
ZJFABN
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ARIZONA
Posts: 229
Here's a tip for warping, when doing a project like this, place tack welds an inch or so apart. Then on the opposite side place a tack between each on the other side. Grind them smooth and bondo the seam.

The entire seam doesn't need to be welded. You can but you need to do small tack welds while jumping around. Basically dont weld next to a tack/area that's not completely cooled.

Here's an example of the tack welds (note, a few more still need to be added.)

__________________
My work, http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?70963-JW-Fabrication&highlight=Jwfabrication
ZJFABN is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

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.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





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.