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    Default Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    http://www.xjtalk.com/showthread.php...-junkyard-find

    Link above is a little back story of this build. Ill update more at lunch today.

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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Ill start where the other thread left off.
    I finished the rear fender cut and fold. Which the PO did a half job on. Driver side was cut and fold and the passenger side was just cut. So passenger side was welded back together. Still need some seam sealer in there which I'm ready for now. Since I mounted the tj flares . also mounted the driver front seat. I sit higher now and the seats hold me in better then the stock ones did.

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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    I bought some cheap A pillar light mounts which I also got mounted and just need to find some lights. Also install the stock rear bumper off of my 89 since the 92 didn't have one. Its on there for now since I will be building a rear bumper soon. After I finish sorting out the interior. Which consists of swapping the passenger front seat to match. Install and modify the rear zj seat. Make some sheet metal cargo area panels to cover the holes where the stock plastics would be if it had any. And since I have a spare tire now that I bought 4 more 35s. I can work on my cargo basket. Since I will be carrying my spare in the cargo area. But don't want to just stack everything on top of the spare. Its like a yard sale everytime you need to get your spare out.

    Also I have another set of doors off of a 86 I got free from a buddy. Which are manual windows. I'm going to tackle the task of swapping from power to manual. Then use the 86 doors as half doors. Which are light blue I will paint them in black bedliner. Lots of plans and a going list but stopped adding thing to do. Till I get closer to finishing what I have which is a ton of work.

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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Hey James, do you have plans for those 86 door skins? I have a half door project in mind and those have a different latch than the later ones
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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Half doors was my plan. Till you gave me bad news lol. How different are they?

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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    The 87+ use a stud, the pre 87 use a metal loop that looks like the top of a staple
    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: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Ok, now for the important question are the latches interchangeable in the door?

    I still need to get the door side of the door hinges to make swapping full door to half door and back easier. If they are interchangeable ill just add it to my list of junkyard goodies I need to pick up.

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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    That is a good question, I don't know
    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: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Well sounds like a trip to the junkyard for me Soon then to find out.

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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Sounds like the build is coming along nicely.. I like the half door build plan.. Wouldn't mind doing that one day for my 97.. I like the doorless look, but at the same time, like the structural rigidity that the doors create.. I know that half doors won't give all that rigidity, but will give more than nothing there at all.. and create more safety for the little one when she's in the XJ too...
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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    This post needs pics!!!!!!


    I have been considering a half or tube door, think it might look good on a 2 door.


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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Yeah been trying to get pics posted. Having an issue with attaching pics.

    My last jeep I had tube doors and loved them. From the looks I got running them to the visibility on the trail. The only down side was cold mornings and highway driving in cold mornings. Lol

    My goal with half doors is to have the benefits I had with the tube doors but make cut the cold mornings down with a little better heat retention. I'm going to just cut the window area off but keep stock mirror location so I can use stock mirrors or my flop shop mirrors I bought. And be able to use all or most of a factory door panel.

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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Yup cold mornings up here in Canada are a problem, I am thinking of drilling out the pins and making easily removable doors.


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    Default Re: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Well, I am hoping James will sell me his door skins, but I have a solution to the weather. I was going to cut out a good portion of the lower door and have a welded in hoop that would have a soft top window that was removable, like one of my old CJ doors had
    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: Junkyard find PROJECT: trail bomber

    Steve if the latch swap won't work. Contact me next time your up in Oregon.

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