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shawn
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Age : 43
Location : portland, tx
Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: so here's my heep   Sun 30 May 2010, 9:21 pm

well figured i'd show my heep and the build up

here it is now. i'm in the process of putting flares on



here's how i got it



it had all kind of issues mostly of the suspension kind



some hack took a cj axle and attempted to turn it into a xj axle.....it apperently worked for them but not for me and here it is now





and here's my links or atleast the first set. i got in a hurry when i was setting up my front axle the first time because i had to move the jeep and cut all the links 2" too short



also got rid of that piece o crap dana 35 and put a 8.8 in instead



installed a detroit up front and left the stock lsd in the rear and installed 4.88's front and rear

i also welded on unibody stiffeners just for giggles



don't have any pics of them welded on but you get the point. i also build my own skid plate but don't have any pics of that either

next i started building bumpers. don't like the rear bumper so i never took any pics of that and it's eventually gonna get replaced with a much better looking and stronger bumper anyways. i'm just out of steel at the moment. so here's the front









it'll eventually get a winch in that gapping winch like mounting hole in the middle

i'm in the process of building a 4.6 stroker and right now i have my engine block, crank, rods and pistons at the machine shop. hopefully will be getting those back next week. i still need to figure out what i'm gonna do with the head and decide what cam to go with.

so this weekend i decided to get around to what i thought was some minor rust repair and bed line the interior until i pulled the carpet out and found this








so that got put on hold till i get some new floor pans but right now i'm a bit poor since i just bought my custom pistons and paid my machine shop so hopefully in a week or 2 i'll be able to hit a junkyard and get me some new pans

oh i also was unfortunate enough to crack both heads in my truck in april and had to drive the jeep for a couple days and i must say the steering was jacked and almost wrecked me a few times

old steering



new steering



i have just the slightest hint of bumpsteer if i hit a really large bump doing 75 mph. my trackbar angle is 1/2 a degree off of my draglink so that's what's causing my bumpsteer. i need to build a support for my tierod still so it doesn't flop around because of the bends i had to put on the ends to clear my diff cover and coil buckets.

well that's where i'm at so far. more to come in the future i guess
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shawn
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Age : 43
Location : portland, tx
Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 30 May 2010, 9:32 pm

future mods...

a stereo since it doesn't have 1 and i have all kinds of left over stereo stuff in my closet from past stereo builds. gonna build a few fiberglass enclosures for subs and an overhead pod for rear speakers instead of putting them in the back hatch.

aluminum roof rack...have to buy a spool gun for my welder first

rear bumper with swing out tire carrier for my spare

aluminum cooler and rod holder to fit in either the front or rear hitch

abunch of lights front and rear

dual battery setup

new paint

strip and paint the undercarriage and probable bed liner it....need to buy or rent a soda blaster and possibly a vehicle rotisserie or just build my own since my next projects gonna either be a 67 chevelle or a 60's camaro

onboard air system

anything else i can think or.....
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Location : Aransas Pass,TX
Rig : '08 JK Unlimited
Registration date : 2010-02-23

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 30 May 2010, 11:20 pm

Wow....looks like some nice work there so far...it's cool to see someone build all of their own stuff like that....Hopefully soon I will have time to build my bumper and sliders
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Age : 47
Location : Mt. Belvieu, Texas
Rig : 08 Black Unlimited
specs. : Its a beater!
Registration date : 2009-01-18

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Mon 31 May 2010, 12:00 am

Looking good!
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Age : 33
Location : Spraaang
Rig : 91 xj
specs. : daily drivin slow turd
Registration date : 2010-01-21

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Mon 31 May 2010, 12:09 am

looks good. stealing your tierod design..............lol
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Age : 44
Location : San Antonio
Rig : 2007 sahara unlimted
specs. : 5.5 rockkrawler mid arm with 39's rancho rear bumper pure jeep front bumper dana 44 front axle, no carpet and a funny dusty smell
Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Tue 01 Jun 2010, 12:42 pm

looks awesome
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shawn
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Location : portland, tx
Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Fri 24 Dec 2010, 9:50 pm

ok so an update

fixed all the rust issues and bedlined the interior

sold my axles and bought a 14 bolt ff and a 79 ford d44 front.....so um ya i'm starting over again

pulled my motor for a complete rebuild until i can finish my stroker

fixed my steering column. no more wobbly column

guess i should take some pictures
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r_unda
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Number of posts : 794
Age : 35
Location : Corpus Christi, TX
Rig : 1998 Jeep Wrangler
specs. : 2.5L-4 Cyl., 33x10.5 BFG's Mud tires, 2.5 in. lift springs, 1.25 in. BL, 1 in. MML, 4.88 Gears, Front Powertrax No-Slip, Rear E-Locker, Chromoly axle shafts, SYE, Tera Low & 2Low, UCF Tummy Tuck, etc
Registration date : 2010-03-12

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sat 25 Dec 2010, 2:33 am

yeah show us some pics man! glad you had a few things done.
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Chris
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Age : 43
Location : San Antonio
Rig : 1990 XJ Trigger
specs. : 4.5in. Rubicon Express lift. JCR front winch bumper. Warn 9in. dual beam lights. PIAA 520 ATP Extreme White lights on Conn Ferr Roof Rack. Cooper STT 285/75/16 on Moab rims. Ramsey 8000 winch. 4:10 G2 gears. Aussie 30 locker, and Detroit Tru Trac locker Dana 44. Poison Syder diff covers
Registration date : 2010-10-19

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sat 25 Dec 2010, 3:18 pm

Awesome looking rig! Keep the pics coming! rock
Great to see another XJ!
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shawn
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Location : portland, tx
Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sat 25 Dec 2010, 3:19 pm

ok so ya'll wanted some pics

so i had to do some rust repair







those were just the worst spots.....and yes that is my muffler you see in the 3rd pic. now it looks like this








finished my axles and they ended up like this



hmm guess i never got a finished pic of the rear axle....oh well it's not there anymore anyways.

so a couple weeks ago big4x4ride sold me a ford 44 for cheap and bigevil offered me a 14b ff for even cheaper and well i was having engine troubles so i decided to sell my axles so i could do my engine right and quit half assing it so here's my new stuff

pure beef


and some almost beef


these make me happy in the pants.....


also picked up some stock dodge 1 ton aluminium wheels from jeepking for a reasonable price



i hate cleaning shiny stuff so they're gonna get painted black as soon as i can

i completely bedlined the interior to quiet down my noisy ass tires until i can get some km2's

well tha brings us up to date i guess. next weekend i'm gonna start cutting crap off my axles and start setting everything back up...again
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Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sat 07 Jan 2012, 9:45 pm

ok so i'm finally getting back to work on this piece

so pics as it stands now





my old skid plate/ link brackets



that made life alot harder then it needed to be. anytime i needed to get to the tranny or tcase i had to drop the entire front suspension so now the suspension is seperate from the new skid plate....still to be designed

my new brackets...i must say having your own press brake makes life alot easier







had to sleeve the unibody so it doesn't get crushed



tomorrow i need to figure out how to get around this issue



sorry about the crappy cell pics my camera's dead
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shawn
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Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sat 07 Jan 2012, 10:30 pm

after thinking about it a little i think i'm going to leave it as a 3 link instead of 4 linking the front like i originally was planning on. should cause fewer issues and no binding. so tomorrow it's time to stick the front axle back under it and start cutting links.

maybe i'll also get my new seats swapped in as well
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r_unda
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Location : Corpus Christi, TX
Rig : 1998 Jeep Wrangler
specs. : 2.5L-4 Cyl., 33x10.5 BFG's Mud tires, 2.5 in. lift springs, 1.25 in. BL, 1 in. MML, 4.88 Gears, Front Powertrax No-Slip, Rear E-Locker, Chromoly axle shafts, SYE, Tera Low & 2Low, UCF Tummy Tuck, etc
Registration date : 2010-03-12

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 08 Jan 2012, 3:04 am

Looking good Shawn
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Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 08 Jan 2012, 6:16 pm

well the 44's finally under the front although it's just temporary since i need to blast and paint it. i need to get the motor back in it so i can check clearances with the oil pan and measure for my bump stops and figure something out for the track bar. i may end up building a new frame side bracket for it but that won't be decided for a little bit yet

proof

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Location : Taipei Taiwan
Rig : 03 TJ
specs. : 4.0 Auto trans, Skyjacker 4in. savvy 1.25in. BL, 33in. Maxis Mud Dawgs, Dana 30&35 with 4:56 gears and ARB lockers. Tom Wood drive shaft, AA SYE. Currie Currectlync tie rod, High Rock front bumper. Smittybilt XRC rear, Banks intake and exhaust.
Registration date : 2012-01-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Mon 09 Jan 2012, 1:24 am

shawn wrote:
so this weekend i decided to get around to what i thought was some minor rust repair and bed line the interior until i pulled the carpet out and found this








i have just the slightest hint of bumpsteer if i hit a really large bump doing 75 mph. my trackbar angle is 1/2 a degree off of my draglink so that's what's causing my bumpsteer. i need to build a support for my tierod still so it doesn't flop around because of the bends i had to put on the ends to clear my diff cover and coil buckets.

well that's where i'm at so far. more to come in the future i guess

HOLY COW! That rust was frighting Shocked Do they lay down road salt in TX? That looked like one of my old VWs back when I lived in Jersey. Like that custom bumper rock
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shawn
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Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Mon 09 Jan 2012, 12:30 pm

it was an idaho jeep most of it's life and the previous owner also spent alot of time on our beaches
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Location : New Braunfels
Rig : 1998 Wrangler Tj
specs. : 4" short arm 35 km2s
Registration date : 2011-12-23

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Tue 10 Jan 2012, 10:41 pm

awesome to see all that custom work
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shawn
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Location : portland, tx
Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 04 Mar 2012, 6:23 pm

the site was down when i found this so i couldn't update....well now i can


well i only thought i was done with the rust repair on this pos. saw a little rust coming from under the windshield seal so i figured i'd pull the windshield and fix it before it gets too bad......ya the jinx fairy got there first





so ya now i get to cut out the upper windshield frame and replace it....fun fun
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Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
Registration date : 2010-05-09

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 04 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

only had a short time to work on the jeep today so here's an update.

rust cut out



donor metal from a flawless 88 cherokee wagoneer that i wish i didn't have to cut up




and i'll just leave this little teaser here

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Location : San Antonio
Rig : 1990 XJ Trigger
specs. : 4.5in. Rubicon Express lift. JCR front winch bumper. Warn 9in. dual beam lights. PIAA 520 ATP Extreme White lights on Conn Ferr Roof Rack. Cooper STT 285/75/16 on Moab rims. Ramsey 8000 winch. 4:10 G2 gears. Aussie 30 locker, and Detroit Tru Trac locker Dana 44. Poison Syder diff covers
Registration date : 2010-10-19

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 04 Mar 2012, 8:36 pm

Stroker?
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PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 04 Mar 2012, 11:26 pm

yup
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PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 04 Mar 2012, 11:55 pm

Looks like a lot of good hard work. Good axle set up man
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shawn
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specs. : 4.5" lift, 35" tires, custom bumpers
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PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 15 Apr 2012, 4:10 pm

so i got off my dead ass and got back to work. after a little bit of cutting and fitting i ended up with this



little better view



and after alot of grinding i ended up with this



it's not perfect but i'm not really a body man and the lines are close enough that after primer and paint you won't be able to tell the difference
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Rig : 88 cherokee 4dr 4.0l auto
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PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sat 28 Apr 2012, 8:22 pm

decided to build a cowl induction hood today but i ran outta gas after my regulator blew so until i get a new regulator and a refill i'll finish it up

so a couple months ago i tried some of the paint remover in a can....didn't work very well and this is what it did for me



so after an hour with my da sander



here's the shape i decided to go with



little grinder lovin and this is what i ended up with. i decided to leave the area where the hood seals up against the cowl intact for structural reasons and to keep that nice rolled edge. so i'll need to go cut up a junkyard hood to lengthen the cowl to the correct proportions.



managed to get it all tacked together with the new sides just before the regulator blew.



couple other views





i still need to shape the front of the hood and add some supports for the middle and to get the stock shape back in the cowl area.

most people for some reason cut up the frame which really weakens the hood so here's proof it can be done without cutting the frame



will add more when i get it done
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Location : Corpus Christi, TX
Rig : 1998 Jeep Wrangler
specs. : 2.5L-4 Cyl., 33x10.5 BFG's Mud tires, 2.5 in. lift springs, 1.25 in. BL, 1 in. MML, 4.88 Gears, Front Powertrax No-Slip, Rear E-Locker, Chromoly axle shafts, SYE, Tera Low & 2Low, UCF Tummy Tuck, etc
Registration date : 2010-03-12

PostSubject: Re: so here's my heep   Sun 29 Apr 2012, 12:15 am

Looking good Shawn! Glad we got to see you today!
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