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Old February 15th, 2009, 21:34
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my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

alright well after getting rid of my 98' and being stuck on the pavement for a couple months looking for another rig i finally found me a new toy...

its an 89 xj
143,xxx miles
4.0 (has had a 96 zj motor swapped in)
auto
d-30 up front
d-35 out back
it has what i believe is a 5.5 rough country lift
full packs out back with 2 inch shackles, adj. lowers up front and stock uppers

i got it super cheep, she's rough around the edges but for what ive got into it im happy...




ive got some good plans for it, but i dont plan on spending alot of money! but would like to make it into a really capable trail rig. i wont be doing any rock crawling mostly trails and mud around here

ive already done alot of work so ill try and catch ya up on pictures real quick!

ALL CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM IS WELCOME....if you just wanna bitch about stuff go somewhere else :thumbsup:
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Old February 15th, 2009, 21:35
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

the first weekend of mods started with throwing some 100w offroad lights on the cowl, along with cutting the front fenders, bumper and ditching the flares....




a couple flex posers...



lol could use some help in the rear flex area....

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Old February 15th, 2009, 21:50
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

I see that you cut the inner fender, is that safe? I have never seen that done, but I really want to do it now as it does rub there occasionally.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 21:50
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

shackle relocation brackets for the rear, thier sweet.

did you or are you going to cut the rear fenders also?

and cut and fold the rear quarter.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 21:53
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

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I see that you cut the inner fender, is that safe? I have never seen that done, but I really want to do it now as it does rub there occasionally.
yea its spot welded like the rear so i did the cut and fold, did it on my 98' also and never had any problems, deffiinantly keeps from cutting the tires up

and yes the rears are now done, forgot to take pictures after i finished up
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Old February 15th, 2009, 22:39
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

my 89 xj LOL
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Old February 15th, 2009, 22:48
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

all in due time!!! let him grow at a normal pace--

triangulation for the sides IS in the works, right?
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Old February 16th, 2009, 06:16
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

lol not that far yet though i do plan on cutting the back on this thing before long!
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Old February 16th, 2009, 17:38
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

finally got my cobra 29 LTD mounted up....



didnt have a dome light or anything so i mounted straight to the roof crossmember, haven't finished the wiring up yet
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Old February 16th, 2009, 19:32
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

ok next up find a XJ D44 or a 29 spline 8.25.. remove the D35. shoot D35. install other axle. wheel happy.

just my 2 cents
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Old February 16th, 2009, 19:41
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

To bad you don't live closer to me, I've got a couple lying around looking for a new home. . .
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Old February 16th, 2009, 20:26
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Re: my 89' cheep jeep build thread...

im gunna go 8.8...i already have alot of 8.8 parts laying around because of my mustangs so im going to go that direction....

the d-35 will be hitting the scrap yard
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