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    Default 95 XJ Hello!

    Hey, what's up? I just got in the Jeep game, always wanted to but opportunity presented itself with:

    A running/driving/4wd 95 XJ for 200 bucks.

    A 94 XJ with 4.5 skyjacker short arm lift and 35" Mickey Thompson's with a blown motor

    Another totalled 94 with rebuilt motor, borla exhaust headers back, reman transmission, new rear Dana

    So my house looks like a used car lot, but I promised my wife she could have the lifted Mickey and I swap motors, plus it's got all the power windows etc

    Tranny I'd probably put in mine with the new dana

    Love working on these things, and thank y'all for the knowledge resources!


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    Looks like you have yoiur work cut out for you, but it is a labor of love already
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 95 XJ Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Looks like you have yoiur work cut out for you, but it is a labor of love already
    I just checked your stuff, how hard was the Chevy swap? I have a 305 that needs to go in something!

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    Getting the engine in, not hard. You can buy premade mounts. However, you will have to ditch the headers, have a minimum 4.5" lift, larger radiator and have some small issues like throttle linkage, temp and oil sensors etc.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 95 XJ Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Getting the engine in, not hard. You can buy premade mounts. However, you will have to ditch the headers, have a minimum 4.5" lift, larger radiator and have some small issues like throttle linkage, temp and oil sensors etc.
    Square peg round hole?


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    Default Re: 95 XJ Hello!

    Not that so much, just getting two different car companies to match up. Having a carb makes it much easier though. I had CA smog laws to satisfy. But every engine swap I have ever done, the small stuff was what took the most work and took the longest
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 95 XJ Hello!

    Not so bad, we have a motto at the bodyshop I work at "we'll make it fit"

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    If you have some fab skills, then you should be able to do it. The one thing you will need to fab is the tranny mount. No one makes one to buy.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 95 XJ Hello!

    Patching up some rust spots in the back today , por15, fiber glass, and bedliner

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    Update:
    1.patched up the back
    2. Bedlined the back,
    3. Cut a rubber bed mat to cover the back
    4. Folded and chopped fenders
    5. Added a set of noisy 31x10.5
    6. Cut exhaust and pieced to 3" exhaust with a flowmaster 10 (sounds awesome)
    Next:
    1. Stripping the parts Jeep
    2. Piece together my wife's jeep while I save for parts

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    Hey those patched areas are looking good
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: 95 XJ Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Hey those patched areas are looking good
    Appreciated! I have the front floorpans to patch in, just been putting it off, welder isn't pushing wire atm

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    Default Re: 95 XJ Hello!

    Sick welder, bad mojo
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Aaaahhh, so that's the typafightitsgonnabe......

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    Ouch! We have all been through it, even the cleanest xj's have their rust issues! Welcome to the xj preservation society!!!


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