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raf2379 on April 02, 2011, 09:59:32 PM
You are aware that is soon as you attach real frame rails to that thing, it stops being an XJ and becomes a modified YJ with a malfunctioning hard top, right?

lol i got nothing, no comback for that burn. damn

Waytec on April 02, 2011, 10:35:14 PM
well if you are building a fame it would be very easy to stuff a different engine in there. please tell us you are going with something other then the 4.0L
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Vinman on April 02, 2011, 11:19:23 PM
That real frame is cool, how do you plan on fastening the body to it? Are you going to weld it to the frame or are you going to fab some body mounts and attach it like a traditional body on frame?

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raf2379 on April 03, 2011, 09:15:02 AM
well if you are building a fame it would be very easy to stuff a different engine in there. please tell us you are going with something other then the 4.0L

well I will have plenty of room for an LS1 or and LQ9, but for now the 4.0L has to go in until I can find one of the engines mentioned for reasnoable price with a full harness and ECU. the LS1 is 25lbs lighter than the 4.0 and the LQ9 is 10lbs heavier than the 4.0. i think they are the best candidates.

as for the body Im thinking hard mounted/welded body mounts.

raf2379 on May 20, 2011, 08:51:50 PM
small update, i got everything square and tacked together, test fitted. its ready for final welding.






TL-Iguana on May 22, 2011, 12:28:19 AM
Make a jig an sell those suckers Raf!!! Not that us XJ guys need real frames of course.... ;) Coming along really nicely since I last saw it :)
I did a Google search for "hot trannies" but nothing came up about oil coolers  :o

Worrying too much about mpg with a Jeep is similar to worrying about your sister's virginity. An ok thing to be concerned about but...

'01 XJ on 35s. '01 TJ DD, '11 Jk dd

raf2379 on July 14, 2011, 07:49:04 PM
update, I had some time to finish welding the main part of the frame, minus some gussets and brackets.



i have the frame under the xj now, its all aligned i'm just waiting for my body mounts to arrive so i can attach it to the body.



also mocked up the rear axle with the tires on it to see the fitment.









next update I hope to have both axles in and ready to start my 4-link suspention.

« Last Edit: July 14, 2011, 07:50:35 PM by raf2379 »

bRIBEGuy on July 16, 2011, 08:07:39 AM
So awesome........

 :)
'00 XJ Classic, 3" OME lift, 32's, custom stereo.

BEZZ on July 20, 2011, 10:31:13 AM
Forget the XJ put the mini-van on that frame and axle setup!

Looks good buddy!
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raf2379 on September 10, 2011, 08:43:12 PM
got the body sitting on the frame now waiting on body mounts to show up.





Made up motor mounts and installed the motor. still need to fab up a cross-member for the transmission.






TL-Iguana on September 11, 2011, 12:06:41 AM
Daaamn! Coming along nicely Raf!! Cant wait to get out there again soon to see the progress in persson! :D
I did a Google search for "hot trannies" but nothing came up about oil coolers  :o

Worrying too much about mpg with a Jeep is similar to worrying about your sister's virginity. An ok thing to be concerned about but...

'01 XJ on 35s. '01 TJ DD, '11 Jk dd

OnyxGrizzly on September 14, 2011, 08:20:21 AM
Bring me along please! haha :O
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Rubi03 jef on September 14, 2011, 10:54:01 AM
fricken awesome .. this things going to be awesome
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raf2379 on November 18, 2011, 06:12:00 AM
the jeep is all leveled out on stands and finally I got the D60 under the xj, set in place ready to start the triangulated 4-link build. The front axle is pushed forward 4" and rear will be pushed back 5" for a 110" wheel base. I'm trying to build it so that later I can go up to 40" rubber.




bRIBEGuy on November 20, 2011, 09:06:25 AM
I'm trying to build it so that later I can go up to 40" rubber.

40" on an XJ?

A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

This is a really cool build to be watching.  REALLY makes me wish I could weld........
'00 XJ Classic, 3" OME lift, 32's, custom stereo.