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Old 07-03-2009, 07:13 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:17 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Progress... I HATE carpet...

So, after going for a mountain bike ride this morning (11 miles of fun!), I figured I would take advantage of the southern California like weather (82, 25% humidity!!!! ).

So I tore out the rear interior of the Family XJ.

And here is what I found: RUST, and SOAKING wet carpet.

It hasn't been driven in over a week... Friggin condensation.





So I found what I am up against.

Then I moved onto the planning of the wheel house's: (silver line on quarter panel marks intended opening)



And I pulled the "new" NP231 out of storage in preperation for



... the SYE install.




Although I MIGHT just throw down and order another doubler from D&D Fabrication...see that D300 sitting in the background? SOOooooo Tempting.

That's all for now folks, stay tuned for more updates after this week.

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Although I MIGHT just throw down and order another doubler from D&D Fabrication...see that D300 sitting in the background? SOOooooo Tempting.
Want mine? It's in good shape, never been abused.
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Next thing we know .. he's gonna get a 203 to match the D300.






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Uh.... seriously?

Trade you for the engine... and a little cash?
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And where would I find anything like that?????
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And where would I find anything like that?????



/forum/19-dodge/



Over here, perhaps?






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Old 07-22-2009, 10:07 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I am diggin' this cage...






OK, just bought a set of H2 wheels (Big thanks to Vetteboy for picking them up), and I am negotiating on a NICE front D60.

I have a rear D60 already.

Only 30 splines, but it matches the front gearing, and will be FINE for what I plan on.

Overkill, sure. Once and done; I'm not fucking around.

Need to figure out what size lift/ tires I will be running, and then get out the plasma to make some room!! :brows:

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Love the H2's, keep it up this is inspiring me to get my ass in gear. I finally just picked up some 31's on some junk shiny aluminum wheels lol... but it was only 50 bucks!
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:20 PM   #36 (permalink)
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We I want something there. I'll probably do some sort of "V" with a removable harness bar.




I don't know how to do that.

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This is running it backwards in the snow





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Old 08-14-2009, 10:57 AM   #37 (permalink)
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That cage a couple posts up is what I plan on doing, would be nice to have a 2 door to use it on though... Any progress as of lately?
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Been busy acquiring parts, and funds.

This weekend is out for fabrication (spending time with wife), as is next (spotting for Timmay!)

Will be sure to post progress pics ASAP!

Thanks for the interest!

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Uh.... seriously?

Trade you for the engine... and a little cash?
Sorry I missed this.

I can sell you my DD machine doubler after the unibody run. I'll be temporarily retiring the XJ to go full bore on the buggy build.

Or you could wait for the LII doubler kit to come out.
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Sorry I missed this.

I can sell you my DD machine doubler after the unibody run. I'll be temporarily retiring the XJ to go full bore on the buggy build.

Or you could wait for the LII doubler kit to come out.
We can chat about the LII doubler next weekend.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:21 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Good start on your Build. I came across a link to this thread, and recognized a few of the exo'd Jeeps you posted. I also built a inner/exo a couple years ago on my own XJ, and like to think that it inpsired the cage on Matt's white 2-door. His was built by "Those Guys Rod and Custom" in Bremerton Washington, and they have built several more since then. I think the inner supported exo is a great design for an XJ, and you'll be very happy when you finish. Mine was a 2-door, and I managed to haul around 2 young kids in car seats just fine. Here's a couple build pics.

Roof layout.


A pillar down to the rocker, and tied into the upper and lower door hinges.


Inside before the rear harness bar was added.


Finished inside shot.


Outside


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Old 08-14-2009, 02:59 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Good start on your Build. I came across a link to this thread, and recognized a few of the exo'd Jeeps you posted. I also built a inner/exo a couple years ago on my own XJ, and like to think that it inpsired the cage on Matt's white 2-door. His was built by "Those Guys Rod and Custom" in Bremerton Washington, and they have built several more since then. I think the inner supported exo is a great design for an XJ, and you'll be very happy when you finish. Mine was a 2-door, and I managed to haul around 2 young kids in car seats just fine. Here's a couple build pics.

Roof layout.
[IG]http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o146/M1XJ/Roll%20cage/jeepbeachfieldtrip012.jpg[/IMG]

A pillar down to the rocker, and tied into the upper and lower door hinges.
[IG]http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o146/M1XJ/Roll%20cage/jeepbeachfieldtrip006.jpg[/IMG]

Inside before the rear harness bar was added.
[IG]http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o146/M1XJ/Roll%20cage/Turtle007.jpg[/IMG]

Finished inside shot.
[IG]http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o146/M1XJ/TrucknJeep015.jpg[/IMG]

Outside
[IG]http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o146/M1XJ/axles/5-27Jeepstuff011.jpg[/IMG]

Good luck with your build!
How old are your kids? I was expecting to see that you skipped the B pillar cross brace when you said you get your kids in and out w/ no problem! Do they just climb through the side of the X?

I really like that cage style you PNW boys have been doing!

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Freeak, Sorry for clogging your thread with my stuff, just thought it might help a little.

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How old are your kids? I was expecting to see that you skipped the B pillar cross brace when you said you get your kids in and out w/ no problem! Do they just climb through the side of the X?
They are 8 and 6 now, but they had plenty of room. They just climbed through the opening(or were helped in). It was kind of a pain to reach in and buckle their harnesses, but it worked ok. The lower end of the X brace tucks under the front seats to the rockers, so there was enough room for a shorter adult to sit in the back seat with knees just brushing against the bar. Plenty of room for kids, even with car seats.

I sold that Jeep earlier this year.

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no worries man, I was kind of curious myself...
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Would you guys feel comfortable with 1.5"x.120" wall DOM used in a cage for a full bodied XJ?
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For something that would safe your life, yes.

For something that would safe your life multiple times without deflecting very much, no.
Mine is a little lighter than a 'full body' XJ, but I've had it over... quite a few times...

1.5x.120 will definately save your life... and shouldnt deflect too much...

YMMV
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Then I moved onto the planning of the wheel house's: (silver line on quarter panel marks intended opening)

Not sure what you're going to do with the wheel wells so I thought I'd throw a couple pics of mine in the mix for you. For reference those are 35's on "about" 3" of lift. I say "about" because it technically only has some 1" shackles but since it's so light it was already higher in the back - about 3" taller than stock in these pics.









And here's the build thread...

http://www.cherokeetalk.com/forum/f2...g-xj-35s-3392/
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:53 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Good luck at RCrocs this weekend. I have the little red YJ in class 1. I had the gutted XJ in class one last year.

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Mine is a little lighter than a 'full body' XJ, but I've had it over... quite a few times...

1.5x.120 will definately save your life... and shouldnt deflect too much...

YMMV

I'm set on using 1.75": the loss of a 1/4" just isn't THAT worrisome... but surviving is.
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Not sure what you're going to do with the wheel wells so I thought I'd throw a couple pics of mine in the mix for you. For reference those are 35's on "about" 3" of lift. I say "about" because it technically only has some 1" shackles but since it's so light it was already higher in the back - about 3" taller than stock in these pics.



Damn!

That turned out REALLY nice. I'm going to attempt something with slightly smoother transitions between the vertical walls of the wheel house, and the "roof".
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Damn!

That turned out REALLY nice. I'm going to attempt something with slightly smoother transitions between the vertical walls of the wheel house, and the "roof".
Gracias and good luck with your build; I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.
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