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Old 02-10-2007, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1999 MJ 1 ton build

Started with an 88 2wd 4banger MJ and a 99 rolled cherokee and was just planing on building a nice daily driver and weekend trail truck at first. Swaped everything from the XJ to the MJ and decided to go 1 tons. Here's a couple pictures of where I'm at so far.

swaped the 99 front clip, dash,engine and trans. bobed the bed 7", LED's. spring over in the rear with a bastard leaf pack













Swaping in a chevy C&C 14 bolt with disc brakes,5.13's and a detroit

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Old 02-10-2007, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice work on the body work.
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Looks good! What are your plans for tires?
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Thinkin about 38 TSL's or 39.5 Irocs. I have a set of bauld 39 mickys i'm going to be using for test fitting once I get the rear all welded in place
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That thing is looking sweet! I dig the body and dash.
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cant wait to see some more pics!
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Uh oh...another new jersey guy doing a 1-ton unibody build...

Where are you located? Looks pretty sweet...and I think I used those same LED's in mine, plus a similar tailgate...

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Yep another Jersey guy. I'm in Northern NJ, West Milford to be exact. Nice work with your Cheromanche there.
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Details on the dash please!
I have always wondered about that!
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Looks Sick! More pics!
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Details on the dash please!
I have always wondered about that!
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It was far from a direct bolt in bit wasn't that bad. I used the entire wiring from the 99 so hooking everything up was just a matter of pluging everything back in the right spot. The Steering column mount between the 88 and the 99 are totally diferent. Just basicly drilled all the spot welds removed the old stuff and welded in the new shit. I didn't get anty pictures during the dash swap
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I love the dash swap.. makes the interior look great.
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It was far from a direct bolt in bit wasn't that bad. I used the entire wiring from the 99 so hooking everything up was just a matter of pluging everything back in the right spot. The Steering column mount between the 88 and the 99 are totally diferent. Just basicly drilled all the spot welds removed the old stuff and welded in the new shit. I didn't get anty pictures during the dash swap

How was fitting it up to the firewall etc?
What were the other major headaches?
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what front axle are you using?
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How was fitting it up to the firewall etc?
What were the other major headaches?
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Fitting it up to the fire wall wasn't a problem at all. The Fire wall is almost exactly the same from the 88 to the 99 other then needing to drill a couple new holes for the wiring to come through. The 99 heater box bolts in the same location as the 88. Just getting the column in the correct spot and strait was a bit of a pain but not bad. The dash just droped into place after the mounts were welded in
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what front axle are you using?
I was planing on going with one of those 9"/60's from Crossedup off road but haven't been able to get them to call me back with a quote so I may go with Diamond with a hi nine center chunk if I can dig up some spare cash. If not I'm just going to go with a good old dana HP 60 and cut it down to match the rear
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Lookin good, I love restomod MJs with the new XJ clips... see that yellow one in the last JP..
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im in rockaway and have a few hp60 fronts , give me a shout if your interested.
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im in rockaway and have a few hp60 fronts , give me a shout if your interested.
Where about in Rockaway? My garage where I'm building this is in Rockaway. What are you looking to get for a HP60?
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sweet build....i like alot
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looks nice
im getting ready to swap 96 cherokee running gear/dash into an 88 mj..
are you running the ac? if so how did that go...
i was planning on stripping mj down to the fire wall and just replacing everything so thats good ...it looks like thats what you did also...
second question was my mj currently is a 5speed peugot i think...i was going to swap the auto from the 96...does the shift assembly/center console bolt in or was modding needed? im basically trying to get an idea of how long it took to swap the dash so i can line up two spots in my buddies shop side by side...
i was also going to swap the doors for power windows and locks....

looks good though...im kind of excited now looking at your interior
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looks nice
im getting ready to swap 96 cherokee running gear/dash into an 88 mj..
are you running the ac? if so how did that go...
i was planning on stripping mj down to the fire wall and just replacing everything so thats good ...it looks like thats what you did also...
second question was my mj currently is a 5speed peugot i think...i was going to swap the auto from the 96...does the shift assembly/center console bolt in or was modding needed? im basically trying to get an idea of how long it took to swap the dash so i can line up two spots in my buddies shop side by side...
i was also going to swap the doors for power windows and locks....

looks good though...im kind of excited now looking at your interior
I am running the AC. Everything just bolted in place. The opening on the firewall for heater & A/C box is exactly the same. My MJ was a manual trans also. The hole in the floor is the right size also. For the manual all they did was bolt a cover plate on there with a boot for the shifter. Once you remove that cover plate the auto shifter drops right in place and uses the same bolt holes. If you use the center e-brake your going to have to cut a hole for that and also for the shifter and kick down cable for the auto.

I believe the steering column mount may be diferent from the stick to the auto but I'm not sure since yours is a 96/88 swap it may be the same. Mine was quite a bit diferent with the 99/88 swap.

Took me about a week after work and weekends to gt it all done.

Would be interested in seeing some progress pictures when you get going

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Yep another Jersey guy. I'm in Northern NJ, West Milford to be exact. Nice work with your Cheromanche there.
Nice work, I like the dash and ft clip swap.

You plan on wheelin it up here? I ride my quad in W.M. almost every weekend between Mountain Rest Inn and that other Biker bar past Echo Lake. We got some sweet trails off exit 66 on 287 for the 4x4's too.
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