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    Default Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Hello all,



    I thought I would start a thread detailing my new project. First a little back ground. I had my first XJ given to me, a 92 limited and started building it up and wheeling it, well it was pretty much rusted right out so I bought a 95 named Ginger, swapped all the leather and entire interior over and continued wheeling. well after a few trips following some of my friends with much bigger rigs Ginger was getting really worn out. So I started buying parts for a new build on a 2 door that I bought from Jenssen. Well this quickly got out of hand so here are the details:





    body: 92 2 door laredo, I am a bigger guy @ 6'2" so I wanted a 2 door as it is much easier to get into than the 4 door. Here is Mortis on the day I brought him home parked beside Ginger.







    I happened to get a great deal on a 4.6 short block and I already had ordered a full Borla 2" stainless steel exhaust system, so now all I have to do is order a Hesco aluminum head and I have a great power plant for my build!



    I did not like the OBD1 wiring in Mortis so I bought a 96 to steal the wiring harness from, also this will be a better system to run the stroker off of. also did not like the stock gas tank as after wheeling for 2 years it has been crushed and I could only fill it 3/4 full, so I ordered a Genright enduring tank.





    Now I have been drooling over a clayton lift kit ever since I got an XJ so naturally I had to have one! I ended up ordering the pro series 6.5" 3-link front with 4-link rear coil conversion. It was just so sexy.





    For boots I have chosen 33"x13.5x15" toyo open countries, I know lots of people that run them and they wear extreamly well. Heavy though! 1 toyo without the rim weighs more than 1 of my 31" dick cepek mud countries with the rim! I have decided to wrap the toyo's around a set of walker evens bead locks and they should be arriving before X-mas.



    yes that is a pic of the tires in my living room! where else would you keep them?







    lets see what else is going to be happening with mortis? oh ya! just ordered slightly over a grand in led lighting that will be attached via a custom light bar, have the old front winch bumper and rear winch bumper from ginger. I have to finish building the rear swing out, install all the power windows and locks, headlight loom upgrade, stereo install and a ton of other goodies that are going into mortis.



    I will keep updating this post as I continue to finish. Please feel free to ask me questions about my build, or ask me to post up any pics that you would like to see.
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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    So first thing was to strip Ginger and the 96 jeep for the wiring harness.



    not much left when i was done with the carcases.

    Then Got to work stripping Mortis and making plans to cut out all the cancer that was present.



    And finally ready to start working on Mortis.

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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    The First parts to go back on were the frame stiffenerz, and Genright sliders.


    Then on to installing the clayton lift kit. Firstly the trackbar mount.

    Then rear spring buckets.

    pass rear shock relocation bracket.

    Front crossmember

    Rear crossmember


    and belly skid.

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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    So that is where i am at with my build at the moment.

    here are a couple other goodies for you, the carpet was quite dirty and i decided to pick the french fry off and pressure wash the carpets.



    The floor pans were in very good condition considering the year of jeep and that it came from BC.


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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Here are a couple of pics of Ginger and the bumpers that will be going on to Mortis.
    this was when I added the front hoop.

    And when I added the front Riddler covers

    This was Phase 1 of my rear bumper build.


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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Looks good, can't wait to see the progress.
    97 XJ SE with afew stock parts
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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Yep, this is definately a "build"!! ('scribed)
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    OOOOOOOO, a four link rear. ON my list of things to do. Thanks for those pics. Just gave me some ideas.
    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: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    nice ...will be watching ......
    keeping it red........

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    That is a nice XJ collection you have!! The new XJ is taking shape nicely... can't wait to see it as it progresses!!
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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    MORE MORE I like what you have done. I always wanted a 2 door with a stick. I will be following your build.
    Hey bubba get your hand off my ass,

    Some days it is just not worth it to gnaw through the leather restraints.

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    Ok, got busy in the garage this weekend, designed a roll cage for Mortis, headed over to a friends place and bent up all the tube, and got it all installed.

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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Very nice work
    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: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Looks great
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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Any updates man??

    I will be over to see the progress for myself soon!
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