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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #100 on: December 02, 2014, 07:41:42 PM »
I drilled and tapped by new steering box today, just waiting on the rest of the parts now.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #101 on: December 11, 2014, 07:28:59 AM »
Nice!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #102 on: December 28, 2014, 12:39:42 PM »
So I had to replace all the weak and broken crap on my steering so i can drive it. I went with 1 ton TRE's 1.5" .250 wall DOM tubing and added hydro assist. I modified the pressure relief valve but may need to do a little more. It works good just a little slower at idle than I like.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #103 on: April 02, 2015, 10:33:32 AM »
I ordered a cold air intake set up about 2 1/2 months ago and almost forgot about it, but it showed up yesterday. The main reason I wanted it other than better filter than stock and cooler air is I want to put a P/S and possibly a trans cooler where the big stock air box was.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #104 on: April 27, 2015, 07:01:52 PM »
I built a grill guard/light bar mount and swing out tire carrier this weekend. No more pulling the tire carrier off to open the rear hatch! :punchballs:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #105 on: May 04, 2015, 11:53:22 PM »
Nice!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #106 on: May 16, 2015, 09:38:35 PM »
Last week my engine went from a tick to one hell of a rattle. I pulled he engine out today and found half of number five piston broke off, all the other pistons except #3 are cracked, cam lifters and timing chain shot, the head is cracked between the valves on #1 cylinder. It will for sure need to be bored at least .30.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #107 on: May 27, 2015, 08:53:34 PM »
ouch! get the duck tape and super glue!!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #108 on: July 20, 2015, 10:57:46 AM »
We got the reman long block installed in this POS Friday and so far everything looks great. :banana:  I have put 100 miles on it and changed the break in oil already. I did have to put aftermarket motor mount plates on the block as one mounting hole was cracked. :shakehead:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #109 on: July 29, 2015, 06:46:16 AM »
I've put about 850 miles on the new engine and it seems to be running pretty good. They want me to change the oil again at 1,000 miles.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #110 on: October 30, 2015, 12:43:49 PM »
I got my ball joints warrantied out now I just need to change them. I also need to re-design my drag link. I ordered a heim joint to get rid of the lower tie rod end and hopefully  have less movement on the tie rod. I also need to reseal the SYE as it is seeping fluid. Other than changing a couple tires it should be ready for FF.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #111 on: November 06, 2015, 12:29:02 AM »
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #112 on: November 26, 2015, 09:29:36 PM »
So at FF I caved in the driver side rock slider about 3 inches. They were only .120 wall, so I'm going to  :hack: them out and replace them with .250 wall. I'm going to try to move them up as far as I can without getting into the door hinges and tie them into the subframe. I'll be looking to sell this rig around income tax time to start a new build. :banana:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #113 on: December 30, 2015, 08:17:53 AM »
So I have decided since I can't sell this pile and get enough to build another rig I might as well make this one do what I want. Soon I will be doing a lot of  :hack:  I'm thinking about doing something like one of these. I like the red one more though.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #114 on: December 30, 2015, 08:42:42 AM »
I like that idea chuck and know you will do an awesome job
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #115 on: December 30, 2015, 01:38:51 PM »
I like that idea chuck and know you will do an awesome job

Thanks...lucky for us I think I made all the mistakes on Pats rig! :eek:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #116 on: December 30, 2015, 04:47:50 PM »
I like that idea chuck and know you will do an awesome job

Thanks...lucky for us I think I made all the mistakes on Pats rig! :eek:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #117 on: January 31, 2016, 07:29:48 AM »
My rear bumper in the last couple moths had began to flop around. Yesterday Rickie and I pulled it back off and welded a couple cracks. We also added two more bracket to tie into the rear unibody to sturdy it up. It now is much better.
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