NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Chapters > Midwest Chapter
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Midwest Chapter Discussion of Chapter issues. Please keep Tech Topics on the Tech Forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 8th, 2013, 20:59
IllianaXJ's Avatar
IllianaXJ IllianaXJ is offline
Support Your Local Trails
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southwest IN
Posts: 6,617
Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

Like Brad, I have built several XJs and a ZJ, but never made a build thread for any of them. May as well start one for this XJ. This won't be as witty and hilarious as Brad's build, but I mainly want this thread so I can track what I do with this Jeep.

Backstory: Had the red 01XJ. Built perfect, wheeled great. In a moment of stupidity, I sold it to a guy in TN. Cycled through a couple more XJs, ended up with the purple ZJ. Traded that for a 2 door 96 XJ SE, wheeled it at Harlan and had a blast. The lack of creature comforts and the miscellaneous issues with it were keeping me from DDing it, which was the initial plan.

Enter the 95 Sport 4 door. We towed it into the shop (I work part time for a wrecker service) with a no start issue. The owner hasn't called or stopped by to see about fixing it for 3 months, so I am in the process of getting a court-ordered title for it. Plus side; it spent it's whole life in AL so it is rust free. Negative side; it's 2WD.

Plan is to take the good parts from the 2 door, put them in the 4 door and have the wife take it over as a DD. The 2 door will stay in the back 40 for spare parts until it's tapped out, then it will be scrapped.


The 96 2 door



D30 w/ 4.10s, Spartan locker, IRO steering and trackbar.
8.8 w. 4.10s
Rusty's lift - 4.5"ish
231 w/ SYE & Novak cable shift
Custom winch bumper
Custom long arms
32" Kevlars
Wagoneer header panel

How it began:


After a few hours here and there:










The 95 Sport

Pics to come later. It will get the trans, t'case, axles and springs from the 96, but will stay on short arms for now. I picked up a set of 90% tread 31" Duratracs from the local Jeep JY for a cheap, they will be mounted to the stock steelies. It will also get the CheeseRack roof sliders and eventually the Wagoneer header panel.
__________________
MWC Vice President
1995 XJ Sport Mallcrawler build
2009 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 6.0L/6L90

Last edited by IllianaXJ; July 25th, 2017 at 20:23.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old September 9th, 2013, 08:11
GoSlowGetStuck's Avatar
GoSlowGetStuck GoSlowGetStuck is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Lafayette, IN
Posts: 2,042
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

Subscribed! So this will be Kim's DD but you still get to steal it for wheeling trips right?? Or is it just to distract her so you can build another one?

Also is that your shop?
__________________
Brad - Midwest Chapter Treasurer
97 XJ build thread
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old September 9th, 2013, 08:39
IllianaXJ's Avatar
IllianaXJ IllianaXJ is offline
Support Your Local Trails
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southwest IN
Posts: 6,617
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoSlowGetStuck View Post
Subscribed! So this will be Kim's DD but you still get to steal it for wheeling trips right?? Or is it just to distract her so you can build another one?

Also is that your shop?
It will be her DD until wheeling trips. She wanted a minivan, but I can get this built for low dough and she is ok with that.

It's the shop at the wrecker service, fringe benefit
__________________
MWC Vice President
1995 XJ Sport Mallcrawler build
2009 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 6.0L/6L90
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old September 9th, 2013, 10:41
FlexdXJ's Avatar
FlexdXJ FlexdXJ is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Columbus, In
Posts: 21,461
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

We need to get her one of those decals of two people running from a bear on the back window!
__________________
97 XJ, OME, JCR, HDOR "HObrid" cage blah blah blah... DD/trail rig, '66 M416 expo/truckbed trailer, 02 Subaru WRX wagon
[QUOTE=*89Laredo*;246072645]
The human skull makes quite a loud noise when it hits a metal chair.
[/QUOTE]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old September 9th, 2013, 18:07
XJosh95 XJosh95 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 4,665
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

Low pro Blizzaks!!!

I'm watching this thread because I like you. I still believe it should have been a ZJ build thread.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old September 9th, 2013, 22:28
BIGSLVRXJ BIGSLVRXJ is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 4,640
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

Subscribed, good to see a build thread out of you Byron
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old September 10th, 2013, 00:08
IllianaXJ's Avatar
IllianaXJ IllianaXJ is offline
Support Your Local Trails
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southwest IN
Posts: 6,617
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

The Blizzaks are from the pile of snow tires for our county Chargers. Made it much easier to roll the axle and springs out from under the Jeep. I like the look of the wheels, but I don't want to spend the $$$$$ on 18s
__________________
MWC Vice President
1995 XJ Sport Mallcrawler build
2009 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 6.0L/6L90
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old September 21st, 2013, 18:04
IllianaXJ's Avatar
IllianaXJ IllianaXJ is offline
Support Your Local Trails
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southwest IN
Posts: 6,617
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

It's not technically mine on paper yet, but here's the new junk:













It needs quite a bit of TLC, but there isn't any rust on it anywhere.

Tonight Logan and I pulled it onto the rack and changed the oil. Twice. The windshield decal said it was 13k overdue, and judging by the black stuff that came out I believe it. Ran 5 qts oil/1 qt ATF through it for ~20 min and drained it again. It was still nasty, but better. Refilled it with 5 qts oil/1 qt ATF and put a new filter on. I'll run it like that for a few hundred miles and change it again. That's about all I got done with Logan's attention span, much more to come!
__________________
MWC Vice President
1995 XJ Sport Mallcrawler build
2009 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 6.0L/6L90

Last edited by IllianaXJ; July 25th, 2017 at 20:26.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old September 23rd, 2013, 20:47
BIGSLVRXJ BIGSLVRXJ is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 4,640
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

Looks great Byron, pretty cool that your kid helps out too. I approve.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old October 11th, 2013, 11:32
IllianaXJ's Avatar
IllianaXJ IllianaXJ is offline
Support Your Local Trails
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southwest IN
Posts: 6,617
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

Made boring progress today; took my court paperwork to the BMV, who mailed it all out to Central BMV. Should have the title in 15 business days, so it's getting pulled in the shop this weekend to get started.

First things first, deep clean inside and out. Then find time to swap trans/tcase and axles. The goal is to drive it to Redbird.
__________________
MWC Vice President
1995 XJ Sport Mallcrawler build
2009 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 6.0L/6L90
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old October 26th, 2013, 19:10
IllianaXJ's Avatar
IllianaXJ IllianaXJ is offline
Support Your Local Trails
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southwest IN
Posts: 6,617
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

New pile of parts arrived today, some necessary and some fun.

Water pump, t'stat/gasket, MileMarker hydro winch and CheeseSliders

Assembly should begin in the next week or so, with pics.
__________________
MWC Vice President
1995 XJ Sport Mallcrawler build
2009 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 6.0L/6L90
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old October 27th, 2013, 14:38
kmanxj5050 kmanxj5050 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Reed City Michigan
Posts: 6,804
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

Why at in the oil? Never heard of that.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old October 27th, 2013, 15:26
IllianaXJ's Avatar
IllianaXJ IllianaXJ is offline
Support Your Local Trails
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southwest IN
Posts: 6,617
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

ATF has more detergents than motor oil, redneck way to aid de-gunking an engine.
__________________
MWC Vice President
1995 XJ Sport Mallcrawler build
2009 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 6.0L/6L90
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old October 27th, 2013, 19:53
kmanxj5050 kmanxj5050 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Reed City Michigan
Posts: 6,804
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

Gotchya!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old October 28th, 2013, 18:21
XJosh95 XJosh95 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 4,665
Re: Project MixNMatch aka MallCrawler

A quart of diesel does the same thing if you haven't got ATF handy. But hey, we've got XJs...if you don't have a quart of ATF under the rear seat, you're doing it wrong.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new project. userbmx1315 South East Chapter 1 April 19th, 2010 09:21
my new project... MufflerBearing North Atlantic Chapter 88 March 11th, 2009 21:40
Project 100$XJ and Project JEEPSPEED AZXJ Arizona Chapter 23 August 23rd, 2007 12:57
91 4dr project 33s, 91 4 dr project stock Rockhound For Sale: Private Party Only. XJ ITEMS ONLY 1 May 8th, 2007 20:13
I am now a mallcrawler.. brokexj Non-Tech / Off Topic 2 June 20th, 2005 21:24


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014