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Old 08-31-2008, 02:06 PM
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Project XJ Crawler Update

Well guys i spent most of the morning cutting off all the body off the XJ... i have it down to pretty much the frame and the roll cage....

i have to say im very disappointed on how thin the frame is... maybe im used to the almost 1/4" thick my CJ Frame has but this one looks super week...

tomorrow im gonna trim off the excess floorboard that are still attached to the frame and cut out some of the tubing i dont need and give it a coat of black paint....

it still has a lot of work but it will slowly get their....






just in case you guys didnt see what it looked like before this was it:



let me know what you guys think

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Old 08-31-2008, 02:47 PM
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Raul.... Just how many projects do you currently have???

Are you going to reinforce everything???
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:41 AM
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Well

Considering an XJ is a unibody I'd say you sure do have it tore down.
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Raul.... Just how many projects do you currently have???

Are you going to reinforce everything???
i like to keep myself busy

the XJ is a unibody and that is the reason why the frame is so thin... it uses all the sheetmetal i cut off to strengthen lol.... but ill be beefing up the crap out of the frame... the back half already has the DOM tubing going through the frame... i might do that to the front half....

i was gonna work on it some more today but im gonna spend some time with the lil one instead since shes home

-Raul
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:19 AM
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looks like another money pit raul!! LOL
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:21 AM
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look good so far raul that thing is going to be sikk wen ur done u should post on pirate4x4
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look good so far raul that thing is going to be sikk wen ur done u should post on pirate4x4
i posted up on their... but never got any response.

its a great informative site but their not all too nice on their
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if you were going to strip the unibody that far, why not start from scratch and do a tube frame? Tube would be stronger than the little bit of frame those unibody's have. You will add a ton of weight reinforcing that frame.

What's the overall plan for it? Axles and engine and suspension?
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:34 AM
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if you were going to strip the unibody that far, why not start from scratch and do a tube frame? Tube would be stronger than the little bit of frame those unibody's have. You will add a ton of weight reinforcing that frame.

What's the overall plan for it? Axles and engine and suspension?
most of it is already tubing...all of the rear has tubing going through the frame....

only a small section on the front that is not tubed so ill be adding it... it will pretty much be a full tube chasis...

axles right now look like its gonna be 14 bolt rear and dana 60 front.... turbo 350 trans, 350 engine.... the transfercase i havnt pin pointed the exact one i want...atlas 2 would be ideal but this is a budget build... so i might just stick with a dana 300 with a tera low kit
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