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Unread 06-12-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
driverdave
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Project MJ

start and up to date pics stock suspension 32x10.50x15 wrangler rims, custom tunes, finishing exhaust this weekend, new spring perches, brakes, been working on it for around 8 months, lifting when funds allow it.



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Unread 06-13-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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new exhaust from manifold to tail pipe all done, new shocks installed, trying to glue all the rust back on that fell off lol.
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Unread 06-13-2009, 02:41 PM   #3
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where did you get your wheels and tires
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Unread 06-13-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
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where did you get your wheels and tires
I traded a set of worn out bfg all terrians & wagon wheel rims for the rims bought the tires (at Sears) 32x10.50x15 almost 5 yrs ago, rims came off a 1987 wrangler.
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Unread 06-25-2009, 05:16 PM   #5
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updated pics here....http://www.comancheclub.com/forums/v...hp?f=7&t=17152
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Unread 07-06-2009, 02:00 PM   #6
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Updated pictures here ....

http://www.comancheclub.com/forums/v...hp?f=7&t=17152
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Unread 07-19-2009, 04:06 PM   #7
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Up dated pics and progress.

http://www.comancheclub.com/forums/v...hp?f=7&t=17152
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Unread 08-24-2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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started painting here is a link to more pics and updates.
ComancheClub.com • View topic - Project MJ
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Unread 09-11-2010, 07:43 AM   #9
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Update on project MJ.
The frame has been welded, body sandblasted to bare metal and primed grey for now.
I had some custom made upper & lower control arms both adjustable from 0"-8" lift
adjustable track bar, rear shackles, drag ling.
I bought spindles and sandblasted them to clean them up. New sealed hubs, new front coil springs, rear leaf springs, new fuel tank, new fuel line from front to rear, new copper nickle alloy brake like, new brakes front and rear.
I am having custom made tube bumpers and a double tube roll bar.
There is still so much work to do I have decided to put it away for the winter (first sign of snow it goes) and bought another beater to get me thru the winter months.
The MJ should be on the road next spring I am hoping.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 09:13 PM   #10
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Did you have to lift it at all to put the 32's on it. I recently purchased a fixer upper myself. I need a new bed, doors, and kick plates under the doors and the body will be good. I am about to purchase new tires for it as it is my daily driver and would like to know how big of tires i can put on with out a lift.

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Unread 09-15-2010, 05:40 AM   #11
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I did not have to lift it, but..... I had to trim the fender my tires are 32x10.50x15, They rubbed the back part of the fender and turning lock to lock they rub inside.
I bet a 30"-31" 9.50x15 tire would fit with no fender trimming.
I have a new set of BFG 30x9.50x15 I am having put on, since im not going to be done working on it till spring I am going to wait to put them on.
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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:25 PM   #12
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The latest up date on my MJ. I did a lousy job on the primer so I bought a sandblaster and was hoping to blast it this past summer but had no time, plus the MJ was at the weld shop. I found out the frame was rotted in a couple spots. I then decided to send it to my mechanic to have him do some work to it which he didn't, he had it for the whole summer I just got it back home just before Christmas.
I decided to buy all adjustable suspension components.
Adjustable upper and lower control arms, tie rods, tracbar, shackles.
I ripped my XJ apart and sandblasted some of the brake parts, spindles. Bought 2 new front fenders, new hood and a rear sliding window.
The truck does not run as I removed the gas tank, fuel line and rear brake lines that was all my mechanic was supposed to do before I got it back.
I have thought about selling it, I bit off a little more than I thought but I want to finish it, this is my first restoration job and want to see it complete.
I have not been on here in a while and need to come here more often again.
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Unread 01-15-2011, 07:19 AM   #13
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Don't give up.

I started a restoration recently.

You can do it, just take your time.
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Unread 01-15-2011, 11:43 AM   #14
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it's going on 2 years and I have not done much but then again I figured when I got it it would take me 2-3 years before I would get it done.
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Unread 01-15-2011, 01:14 PM   #15
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it's going on 2 years and I have not done much but then again I figured when I got it it would take me 2-3 years before I would get it done.
X2 don't give up, it'll take time. After all, you're undoing 20+ years of use/abuse. Look at the start date of my build.
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