Out of curiosity don't suppose you have a cj7 front end?
Way back my dad had a 86 cj7. I wanted a jeep as well but a year ago I was on a 17 years old budget and couldn't afford a good cj and had to settle for a 87 yj.
Incompetence in motion
96 XJ 4dr, 4.0, AW4, NP231,
87 Wrangler, 4.2, TF999, NP231