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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2013, 10:25:37 PM »
I decided to try something to let the heat out from under the hood of this Heep. I made two 3" spacers from 1" box tubing and put them between the hood and the hinge to pop the hood up like the old VW's used to. Seems to let a ton of air out when I bring the idle up so it should work pretty good. Took about 30 minutes and doesn't look bad either, I did tap the threads to SAE thread since I didn't have any metric bolts long enough. I was going to buy some vents until I seen how much vendors want!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2013, 05:43:38 PM »
Very inventive Chuck. Curious to see how much difference it makes for you.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2013, 08:51:30 PM »
I LIKE IT.........    IF it's anything like my Comanche, getting hot is a very common happening.  Please let us know if it makes any change.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2013, 06:33:37 PM »
It only dropped the engine temp about 5* but when it warms at idle up it cools off much quicker when I bring the idle up to 1,500! I would like to know how much the temps under the hood have dropped!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2014, 06:39:59 AM »
I guess I could update this a little. I haven't done a whole lot. I cut the front fenders out more. After wheeling at TM I destroyed the rear diff cover, so I picked up HD dif covers from Solid and installed them lastnite. I'm trying to find some 31's or 33's to get a little more clearance. The next step is to build rock sliders before I can't open my doors. :hack:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2014, 09:46:57 AM »
What rear axle did you put the locker in?
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2014, 09:31:36 AM »
What rear axle did you put the locker in?
It has lockers in both. D30 up front and 8.25 in the back.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2014, 02:39:18 PM »
After destroying the rockers I built rock sliders and painted the hood. 4.5 inch lift 35 inch tires and 17 inch wheels are all ordered and on the way. :shakehead:  Here we go again!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2014, 01:15:37 PM »
And so it begins  :popcorn:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2014, 05:46:16 AM »
Couldn't just leave it alone, could you  :o
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2014, 07:40:12 AM »
Couldn't just leave it alone, could you  :o
Somebody has to pull you through the tippy spots! :lee:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2014, 09:38:20 AM »
Couldn't just leave it alone, could you  :o
nobody on this forum is good at this
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2014, 07:06:19 AM »
The lift is on and the wheels should be here today.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2014, 07:45:29 AM »
Looking good brother! :headbang:

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2014, 12:18:35 PM »
Looking good brother! :headbang:
Nuce job Chuck  :beer:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2014, 12:32:27 PM »
Are your Sliders attached to your frame or just under the door?  Lower Terminator made me realize sliders are a real good idea. Lol :)
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2014, 06:30:06 AM »
Are your Sliders attached to your frame or just under the door?  Lower Terminator made me realize sliders are a real good idea. Lol :)
Right now they are just welded top and bottom to the remander of the rocker panel/ body. I may have to cut into the floor board to tie into the frame/unibody. I beat them fairly hard last weekend and they didn't move so I think I'm going to run them for awhile like they are and see what happens.

I got the tires mounted up lastnite before being voluntold to go to dinner with the wife. I will finish the lift, pull the locker and put the spider gears back in and weld them up on Saturday.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2014, 12:20:44 PM »
Looks really good chuck....cage next?
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2014, 02:36:59 PM »
Looks really good chuck....cage next?
I have a few ideas in mind. There isn't much head room to start with so I was planning on something similar to this.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2014, 02:03:58 PM »
I got the broken locker taken out and the spiders welded up in the rear diff. Drove it about 100 miles over the weekend. :headbang: The speedo is way off, but other than that it drives really good. I ran up on a 38.5 tire and I need to extend the bumpstops front and rear to keep from destroying tires and springs. I also ordered 1 1/2 wheel spacers as the tires are a little closer to the springs and inner fenders than I like. The spacers, new steering and steering box brace should be here in a day or two.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2014, 03:59:34 AM »
I like the cage into the front fenders and was thinking about that for my Comanche,  If you bring the tube down far enough, it could make a nice tie in to a frame/unibody reinforcement.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2014, 07:05:09 AM »
I like the cage into the front fenders and was thinking about that for my Comanche,  If you bring the tube down far enough, it could make a nice tie in to a frame/unibody reinforcement.
I was planning on running the a-pillar bar into the rock sliders.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2014, 01:43:40 PM »
I got the broken locker taken out and the spiders welded up in the rear diff. Drove it about 100 miles over the weekend. :headbang: The speedo is way off, but other than that it drives really good. I ran up on a 38.5 tire and I need to extend the bumpstops front and rear to keep from destroying tires and springs. I also ordered 1 1/2 wheel spacers as the tires are a little closer to the springs and inner fenders than I like. The spacers, new steering and steering box brace should be here in a day or two.

Extended your bumpstops? Curious. That would limit your up travel if im correct. What are the benefits?
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2014, 03:33:00 PM »
Not tearing up tires for one......      :hack:     :beer: :hack:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #49 on: February 19, 2014, 07:46:32 PM »
Ok I think I get it. Trying to keep the tires out of the body and suspension. My xj has the same lift and I don't have any rubbing issues, but that's probably cuz the previous owner hacked up the fenders pretty good.
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