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badger
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did some more fitting this afternoon



still have to do some cutting on the inside but the window is trimmed out


the upper rear corner is taken care of


granted i still have some grinding to make it all fit right and get it welded but it seems to be coming together.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i went out to one of the junkyards on a tip that they had two MJs in the yard.well they did so i found one and got to work





so now i can just cut off the whole rear section and use the Comanche rear half to finish it back off.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it lost more weight this morning





started getting the cab ready but i ran out of sawzall blades and cutting disks


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my truck seems to be on the Oprah diet.it loses weight then puts it right back on





so now i need to remove the back axle and finish trimming up the cab and back of the Xj to make them match up.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How convenient you even found a RED one!

Really enjoying watching the transformation and the design process so well documented in your photos.

Keep sharing your progress!

From all of us a bit to shy to break out the sawzall!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just so there is no more confusing as to what is happening here





still need to trim up the bottom of the cab


the pile of Xj is getting bigger

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more work this afternoon

the body lines are still a bit off




the cab half needs to come up about another 1" .so i need to clear out some more material on the inside


the floors almost line up.they are still spread some since i still have to clearance the outer and inner skin some.




window trim


a little more back


more back,like i said still need to trim some of the outer skin

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wish i had more then one vehicle so i could do sweet stuff like this . hard to do it on something you have to drive every day .

looks sweet . building your own frame? tube chassis ? wait and see?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have accomplished a lot in the past few days. Good work
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your neighbors must despise you judging by the trailor...when i lifted mine at my dad they flipped because we did it in the drive way....the signed a petition when we park our boat in the front while serving the motors...apparently a 27 foot hunk of white and stainless is to big to have in a residential neighbor hood....were going to barrow all the boats we can find and park em there....
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i went over to Harbor Freight to get some more goodies to help the project along



some dollies ,hammer,air flanging/hole punch tool,spot weld cutter, and a magnet welding brace.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

was feeling bored and now that i have the flanging tool i can't wait to get after it tomorrow morning.

so i played with photochop again.this is pretty much exactly what i wanted in the first place



from here its time to start the square tube chassis and exo cage
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another look at work done today

this side is flanged and still needs to be brought in a 1/2"


for the most part the body lines are good.


like i said the bottom still has to be swung in a 1/2".i will still have to do some patch work.the driver side floor was rusted out over top of the frame rail.


i will be able to clean up the inside pretty good and blend it all together


the roof lines are the next big hurdle .from the gutter line down they match(other then the floor pan) but the roof is taller on the Comanche by about 1".so now i will clam shell cut the roof ,cut it down and put it back to match it up with the Cherokee.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so today i did what you all have been waiting for -well some of you anyway

i cut the last bit of cab roof off to start shaping it.this is were that picture of the dollies and hammer come in .



i cut the section off leave just over an 1" above the window


it left me with the interior header still poking up


cut that back next


using the dollies and the slap hammer i started stretching out the roof line


with it tucked under the XJ roof






of course i still have to do some more massaging to make it fit just right.clean up the edges and flanges them .then tack it all together.


i also finished framing out the drivers side rear window



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damm... I admire your... Like.. Quickness.

LOL... You are REALLY moving on this thing.
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