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Old May 31st, 2018, 02:04
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Build log of my Heep.

So I never get around to build logs, and even if nobody else follows this, I hope to keep it updated enough so that I at least know where I came from and such with this Heep.

Picked up a 1993 Xj back in November of 2017, just shy of 240k, 4.0 auto. Bonus points for cold AC.
Seemed rust free, mainly due to prolific oil leak from, well everywhere it seemed. the day it came home

Goal on purchase, back up vehicle for my other high mileage DD, a Tahoe with 190k. I figured if I could ever get around to lifting it then all the better.

This makes my third Jeep, first two were wranglers, a YJ with rough country and body lift to fit 35ís (bought not built.) and then a JK on 37ís (built, but 99.9% mall crawler).


This one Iím building as cheap as possible but have it actually be capable Offroad.


Decided to drive it a while before I did anything with it, fix the little stuff. New windshield, oil leaks, etc, and see if anything else reared itís ugly head that needed attention.


Picked up first a 3.5Ē lift, with RE front coils, track bar, LCAís, and a pair of Rustyís 3.5Ē full leaf packs, and some pro comp shocks. All used, but the deal couldnít be passed up.

Started to pull stuff apart on my off days back in April. Went through standard stuck bolts, sheared off rear upper shock mount bolt... but finally had both axles free.

Replaced front oil pan gasket, rear main & valve cover gaskets while it was easy with no front axle.... how people ever do that job with a front axle under the Jeep Iíll never know.




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Old June 3rd, 2018, 20:15
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Re: Build log of my Heep.

Man, that things a beauty. Hide the sawzall.
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Old June 5th, 2018, 04:47
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Man, that things a beauty. Hide the sawzall.


Thanks, and sawzaw has already found it. Canít be helped.


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Old June 5th, 2018, 04:51
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Build log of my Heep.

Todayís fun project, trying to tap out my forward leaf spring nut. Rounded it off removing it when my leaf spring sleeve tried to come out with the bolt. Made a nifty tool to fix that issue, ground down a prybar crowbar to fit the bolt snug and not leave clearance for sleeve, and boom. Out it came. But damage was done, so hand tapping the nut, hopefully I can clean it up and get a bolt started in it & not need to cut any access holes.



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Old June 5th, 2018, 04:55
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Build log of my Heep.

Oh, I also finished my rattlecan respray over the weekend. Iím super pleased with how well it turned out in color, coverage, and overall appearance. The red was in pretty rough shape. Lots of oxidation & clear coming off, and I didnít need a lot of excuse to want to paint it anyway.

Did my best to ďdo it rightĒ, with doorjambs, under hood and firewall and all, not just the exterior.




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