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1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 8/6/2011, 6:22 pm

so i decided to build another XJ to do some wheeling.

picked this up as a trade for some labor to install a lift kit on another jeep.

1992, 4.0, AX-15, NP231, D30, D35




first up was the intake swap from a 99+ 4.0.



then i pieced together a cheapo lift consisting of a bastard pack, JK Rubicon shocks, Rustys 4.5 coils, JK lower control arms and some homebrew UCA's





Added Rustys steering and track bar




then made my doors removable





then threw some 31" BF M/T's on it on some 16" JK steelies






took it to a few events and had a blast




then it was time to fix some rust







and then add some bedliner




I loved the way the Jeep rode and flexed, so i kept it that way for a while


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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 8/6/2011, 6:24 pm

then came part 2 of the build.


started with a paint job and some 32x12x16 nitto's, along with some 12" shocks for the front









and then i decided i didnt like leaf springs any more...so i fixed that
out with the old d35 and bastard pack, and in with the new stuff....which included
-locked 8.8 with truss
-4:10's
-double traingulated 4 link
-shock hoop with 13" shocks
-cherry bomb muffler (only thing that would fit)
-SYE




lol







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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 8/6/2011, 6:31 pm

then i got a deal on some brand new 35/12.5/15 MT's and some 15x10 aluminum wheels







i then did some more trimming, made some limiting straps and took it wheeling in ocala












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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by 4x4troy on 8/7/2011, 1:51 pm

that is one sweet jeep. very nice build. if you trianglate the control arms do you have to run track bars?

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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 8/7/2011, 4:56 pm

nope, it eliminates the need for a track bar
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Post by 4x4troy on 8/7/2011, 10:33 pm

sweet...well when i lift one of my zj's it will go trianglated 4 link f/r

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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Lock~N~Low on 8/11/2011, 11:22 am

yeah just drop off the zj with nick for a lil while.....ha haha ha
You know i always say this but....Nice XJ great job on the Build
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 8/17/2011, 9:01 am

Lock~N~Low wrote:yeah just drop off the zj with nick for a lil while.....ha haha ha
You know i always say this but....Nice XJ great job on the Build

thanks!
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by MudRaider on 9/26/2011, 10:05 pm

Watching you go thru Christman's obstacle was one of the best parts of being there that day. You were nervous as hell. That thing did great.
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by DIRTY on 9/26/2011, 10:20 pm

I WANT TO 4 LINK THE J10 SOOOOOO BAD .I'M JELIOUS
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 9/27/2011, 5:37 pm

MudRaider wrote:Watching you go thru Christman's obstacle was one of the best parts of being there that day. You were nervous as hell. That thing did great.

haha, yea...that was the most tilted my jeep has ever been since i linked it...and rolling it was not on my to-do list for the day.lol
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 9/27/2011, 5:38 pm

DIRTY wrote:I WANT TO 4 LINK THE J10 SOOOOOO BAD .I'M JELIOUS


doooooooooo it Cool
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by MudRaider on 9/27/2011, 9:04 pm

You going over that is what inspired me to get my sliders done. I think I could of went over it if i would of had sliders. I would of tore up the rockers otherwise.
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by DIRTY on 9/27/2011, 10:04 pm

I WILL BUT GOTTA LOT OF THINGS TO FINISH FIRST
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 10/17/2011, 6:56 pm

so i got a couple things done.

-made a shifter plate and new boot to keep the heavy flow of exhaust fumes out of the cab and to clean up the shifter.

- and installed the stock LJ steering (thanks for the hookup Jaxwranglerunlimited!)...death wobble is now GONE!


unfortunetly i dont think ill get much else done before Jeeptoberfest, were pretty booked up in the shop and ill be pretty busy before and after work.
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by DIRTY on 10/18/2011, 1:14 am

COOL FUMES SUCK. I JUST FLATTENED MY TRAILER FENDERS GETTING THE YJ ON IT ,GRINDER HERE I COME Twisted Evil I HAVE TO GET A LADDER BAR INSTALLED TOMMORROW
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by MudRaider on 10/18/2011, 1:28 am

DIRTY wrote:COOL FUMES SUCK. I JUST FLATTENED MY TRAILER FENDERS GETTING THE YJ ON IT ,

Right now that's aggravating, but it sure would of been a good video. I'm sure you'll laugh about it.............. someday
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by DIRTY on 10/18/2011, 1:34 am

NAW I NEW I HAD TO CUT THEM BUT IT DOES THROW A WRENCH IN PLANS 4 MORNING bounce
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 10/23/2011, 10:18 am

the bumper i built friday night,... made from 1/4" and a couple of 3/8" pieces.

its not completely done yet. i still want to add a reciever hitch in the middle, and add some steel to the side and the bottom, along with doing some more cutting to clean it up some. but, i just needed to get the d-ring mounts done so i could have a recovery point for jeeptoberfest

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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 10/23/2011, 10:26 am

this will give you an idea of how i want to finish it (forgot to draw in the reciever hitch)

the red pieces get cut off, and the blue is added on both sides. and also an angled piece at the bottom which you cant see in this picture

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Post by MudRaider on 10/23/2011, 7:53 pm

That will look good. The wraparound pieces on thhe corner will set it apart from the rest who just throw some steel on the front.
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Post by DIRTY on 10/23/2011, 8:29 pm

KOOL , LOOKED GOOD THIS WEEKEND
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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 10/23/2011, 8:49 pm

Looks good. How tall is that center section?
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 10/24/2011, 9:48 am

MudRaider wrote:That will look good. The wraparound pieces on thhe corner will set it apart from the rest who just throw some steel on the front.
thanks, yea i would have liked to get it all finished at once, but i only had a few hours to build it.

DIRTY wrote:KOOL , LOOKED GOOD THIS WEEKEND
thanks!

89WhiteXJ wrote:Looks good. How tall is that center section?
4", and it will be a little more once i add the angled bottom piece
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Re: 1992 XJ "Project Florida Crawler"

Post by MudRaider on 10/24/2011, 7:25 pm

Now we just need action shots from this weekend.
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