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Old March 10th, 2011, 18:07
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Re: XJ becomes a project

Looking good. Why the dovetail. It looks good without. IMO.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 18:25
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Cuz it bring teh cool!

Plus, he's gotta clear 40's somehow. lol
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Old March 14th, 2011, 13:28
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The Dovetail is being rethought and I am trying to determine if the amount of work is worth the clearance, the main reason I wanted to bring it in about 3 inches on each side was that I always seemed to hit the rear. She was a fat biatch.. Now that it's slimed down a bit I think I can leave it and just add some additional protection..

Those Wide arse tires are also being reconsidered.. I don't have 1tons built are even found yet and I won’t run these on the axles I have now so they are on the chopping block. (Damn impulse buys)
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Old March 14th, 2011, 18:03
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How much ya want for em? I'll put em on my 44!
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Old March 14th, 2011, 18:23
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Progress is cool!!!


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The Dovetail is being rethought and I am trying to determine if the amount of work is worth the clearance, the main reason I wanted to bring it in about 3 inches on each side was that I always seemed to hit the rear.
I say you do the dovetail. With the roof/hatch gone back there, is should be easier since theres less to narrow. Section some of the floor out in the trunk outside the framerails and pull the sides in. Im a fan of tucked rears, either full-bodied or chopped.

Theres a few rear examples in HERE, and my personal favorite HERE.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 22:23
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How much ya want for em? I'll put em on my 44!
I actually thought about mouting them and running on my 44's then reality stepped in.

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I say you do the dovetail. With the roof/hatch gone back there, is should be easier since theres less to narrow. Section some of the floor out in the trunk outside the framerails and pull the sides in. Im a fan of tucked rears, either full-bodied or chopped.

Theres a few rear examples in HERE, and my personal favorite HERE.

I was going down the full body dovetail path until I saw the side of it, Maybe if it was a 2 door it would work out a little better.

all was not lost this weekend.

Got some Corbeau Baja JP's and some shiny things.



14inch FOA's front a rear.
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Old March 15th, 2011, 13:49
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nice, I just got a pair of 14" FOA's (2.0" tho, not 2.5") w/o res's to put in the front of mine... will be ordering res kits in the future.
looking good so far.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 20:46
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I found a hatch to start the tail gate, cut it down and have it fitting pretty well, I still need to find a way to cap off the top of the gate and the sides. I am thinking about using a truck bed liner top and sides, if not I may just use some light gauge still and shape it to fit. Having a bead roller and sheet metal break would come in handy about now.






I also started to fit the seats, got the passenger side working with the stock brackets and some additional steel, I think I am just going to fab some different mounts from tube. I also wanted to check to see if I had room to put rear buckets in, looks like they will and I should have room to build a rear center console.





Next I need to clean up some wiring and start to weld up the pieces I have so far then design the cage.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 22:35
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When you figure out how you're going to mount those seats in the back I'm sure Loki would be interested. He bought 4 seats and ended up selling 2 of them cause they wouldn't fit.

Tailgate looks good!
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Old March 27th, 2011, 13:32
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Do one center mounted bucket seat in the back!
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Old May 27th, 2011, 18:46
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The work week didnít happen, I ended up getting very sick, I did get some work done this week.

Welded the hatch inÖ The first time welding with a MIG and it looks like it, itís in solid it will just take a lot more grinding and prep work for paint.

Next up was raising the fuel tank, I dropped the tank and cut the floor.

I had a Skid Tank I made and was using the skid was mounted to the bottom of the sub frame, the plan is to drop the skid in from the top and use it to support the tank using straps on the top. I had to cut some relief cuts as the sub frame narrow as you move forward, the cuts will allow the sides of the side to bend in slightly.. once in I will weld it to the sub frame


I am going to keep the stock fill location even though a full tank could leak back out the vent and cap. I Still have to weld it all in and strap it down.


The skid was raised about 6 inches in total. Clearance for the 14 bolt and 4 link.
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Did you cut up that skid? My skid is 35" wide at the top and my frame rails are 34" apart.
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And gone....

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Sorry about the HUGE pics. let me try this again since I am not able to edit.

Try these ones









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That looks pretty cool.
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