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Old October 28th, 2019, 12:48
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1991 2dr 2wd Build

Hi!
Thought I would start a thread on building up my 1991 (early) Jeep Cherokee XJ.

I had been looking for a clean 2dr Cherokee for a long time. Ether they were too much money or a pile of junk. I stumbled upon this one earlier this year at the local Youth Ranch.















It is in great shape even though it shows 202,000 on the odo. Probably used for long distance travel since the seats and pedals have minimal wear. Hardly any door dings, no rust and what was important to me not already molested.



The dealer sold it to me for a fair price (I was willing to pay some extra for a clean unit). They actually lowered the price for me to get it off the lot. They got tired of people stopping thinking it was a 4wd. At the price they had it at it would have been a steal if it was a 4wd.



The plan is to build this into a overlanding vehicle. First to 4wd and then a lift and of course always looking to accessorize....
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Old October 28th, 2019, 21:03
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Hi George.

Welcome to .

That does look clean. Nice starting point.

And it is a 5spd. My sort of Jeep.

Keep us updated.
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Old October 28th, 2019, 21:17
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Hi George.

Welcome to .

That does look clean. Nice starting point.

And it is a 5spd. My sort of Jeep.

Keep us updated.

Hi! Going to have to quit bumping into each other like this...
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Old October 29th, 2019, 08:50
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1991 2dr 2wd Build

Sweet rig! Clean for sure

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Old October 29th, 2019, 20:58
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Sweet rig! Clean for sure

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Old October 29th, 2019, 21:08
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Re: 1991 2dr 2wd Build

I do love 2dr's but I had to cut my '95 into a "Cheromanche"!
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Old October 29th, 2019, 21:17
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So after I picked this XJ up I went out into the junk yards to see if I could find some parts for the conversion. I was looking for a transfer case and transmission, but I stumbled across something I had seen before. I had seen this Jeep XJ for sale on Craigslist a few months before. Nothing too interesting to me, just a 2wd 4dr, but what was interesting is that it still had the Rusty's 4.5" lift kit under it! Woot! It was missing the track bar and the shocks were blown and since it was 2wd I guess they figured they did not need the transfer case drop brackets, but hey it only cost me $91.00! Oh and it had the upgraded flex head lower control arms. So things where looking good for this project out the gate.









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Old October 30th, 2019, 07:26
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Hey, that was at Jalopy Jungle on State St. wasn't it?

I remember seeing that one.

And thinking a "Hoonigan" decal is probably a good indication of a vehicle's future.

Next thing you know we are going to be running into each other in the junkyard.
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Old October 30th, 2019, 11:42
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Re: 1991 2dr 2wd Build

Hey Welcome George!


Nice to see another FSJN person here. We ALL end up with XJ's as well as our FSJ's sooner or later.


Nice score on that two door.
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Old October 30th, 2019, 20:53
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Hey, that was at Jalopy Jungle on State St. wasn't it?

I remember seeing that one.

And thinking a "Hoonigan" decal is probably a good indication of a vehicle's future.

Next thing you know we are going to be running into each other in the junkyard.

Yes it was. It was a pain to get the lift off. They put the frame supports under the body on every vehicle except this one, they put the supports under the axles. Had to find a lift to lift the body with so I could move the supports. A little labor saved me a lot of money so counting my blessings.



I found a 231 transfer case out of a 1997XJ that only had 107,000 miles on it. This winter I hope to find a AX15 so I can get the project put together next spring.
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Old October 30th, 2019, 20:56
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Hey Welcome George!


Nice to see another FSJN person here. We ALL end up with XJ's as well as our FSJ's sooner or later.


Nice score on that two door.

Thanks!


I have actually owned 2 other XJ's. More my wife's I suppose. We had a '85 with the V6 and a '94 HO. Liked both of them. Love my FSJ just wish it got better gas mileage....
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Old October 30th, 2019, 21:05
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I do love 2dr's but I had to cut my '95 into a "Cheromanche"!

Looks good! How is the unibody holding up, or does it have a frame?
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Old November 22nd, 2019, 19:10
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Re: 1991 2dr 2wd Build

i don't often care for seeing a 2 door cut up. But that mock up looks good so far. any updates??
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Old November 22nd, 2019, 19:12
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Re: 1991 2dr 2wd Build

ah sorry I overlooked that someone had posted that in your thread.
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Old November 22nd, 2019, 21:11
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No problem.
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