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milkmania
11-23-2012, 06:28 PM
http://fortsmith.craigslist.org/cto/3424293164.html

clrussell
11-23-2012, 08:13 PM
Pretty nice set up... To bad it's yellow


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lettmeknow
11-24-2012, 12:20 PM
You mean orange ?

Rockman
11-24-2012, 12:28 PM
That is not a Jeep...that is a grocery getter with some mud tires...maybe you can claim you can drive it to work and then go rock crawling after work...not a Jeep in my opinion...doesn't look yellow to me.

mzimme
11-24-2012, 12:36 PM
That is not a Jeep...that is a grocery getter with some mud tires...maybe you can claim you can drive it to work and then go rock crawling after work...not a Jeep in my opinion...doesn't look yellow to me.

You're one of those guys huh?

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Rockman
11-24-2012, 02:45 PM
You're one of those guys huh?

Must be...never was a fan of turning a family truckster into a "Jeep!"

Oh well, I am sure are other who like this "look." :confused:

Rockman
11-24-2012, 03:00 PM
If you are gonna go big...lol

milkmania
11-24-2012, 06:14 PM
looks better than the tweaker's across the street that decided to paint his this other morning......

56 degrees and a can of Wal-mart flat black spray paint:rolleyes:

pretty sure his title is still going to say it's a blue jeep

mdo817
11-25-2012, 04:29 PM
That is not a Jeep...that is a grocery getter with some mud tires...maybe you can claim you can drive it to work and then go rock crawling after work...not a Jeep in my opinion...doesn't look yellow to me. I like me some grocery getters here is my old one: http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/MGO%20at%20The%20GAP/IMG_0262.jpg

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/MGO%20at%20The%20GAP/IMG_0265.jpg

And here is the one I am currently beating down:
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/XJuggy%20Harlan/IMAG1805.jpg

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/WRJC%20Nov%202012%20Choccolocco/DSC08046.jpg

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/WRJC%20Nov%202012%20Choccolocco/DSC08033.jpg

Rockman
11-25-2012, 07:41 PM
looks better than the tweaker's across the street that decided to paint his this other morning......

56 degrees and a can of Wal-mart flat black spray paint:rolleyes:

pretty sure his title is still going to say it's a blue jeep

Hey, look at the bright side...no brush marks! :D:D:D

Rockman
11-25-2012, 07:42 PM
I like me some grocery getters here is my old one:
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/WRJC%20Nov%202012%20Choccolocco/DSC08033.jpg

Now that is a Jeep!

vrsc
11-25-2012, 10:15 PM
Now that is a Jeep!

true, nice rig

mdo817
11-26-2012, 12:57 AM
true, nice rig

Thanks, we have a couple of Barbie Jeeps also, but the XJ's are my favorite wheelers.

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wireman
11-26-2012, 08:39 PM
My "Pavment Princess" before and after.

Duane D
11-26-2012, 08:56 PM
^^^^WOW! That's one nice CJ-5!!!

mdo817
11-27-2012, 08:39 AM
^^^^WOW! That's one nice CJ-5!!!
You sir are so correct, one beautiful 5.

BrooksfamX2
11-27-2012, 10:35 AM
Mall Crawler, DD, toad and dune cruiser...........

milkmania
11-29-2012, 02:52 PM
http://fortsmith.craigslist.org/cto/3443396102.html

Sullivan
11-29-2012, 08:28 PM
What is that sitting on? That frame doesn't look jeep. I was thinking the Cherokee was a unibody.

I like me some grocery getters here is my old one: http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/MGO%20at%20The%20GAP/IMG_0262.jpg

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/MGO%20at%20The%20GAP/IMG_0265.jpg

And here is the one I am currently beating down:
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/XJuggy%20Harlan/IMAG1805.jpg

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/WRJC%20Nov%202012%20Choccolocco/DSC08046.jpg

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa391/MidGaOffroad/WRJC%20Nov%202012%20Choccolocco/DSC08033.jpg

mdo817
11-29-2012, 11:10 PM
They are both unibody, neither have been set on a frame of any kind, the red one was stock unibody only plated where I cracked the unibody around the steering box mount, pretty common on XJ's.

The black one is a plated unibody from about the forward leaf spring mount on the rear to the very front.

What may be a little confusing is that the XJ came with coil spring front suspension, and both of these Jeeps are leaf front, the red one uses the lower control arm mounts for rear leaf spring mounts and shackles are attached to the bumper.

The black one I welded some spring mounts near the location the lower link mounts would have been, then I welded a cross member to the front for support and shackle mounts. Using YJ leafs on the front of an XJ stretches the front axle forward. I also put Dodge Durango springs on the rear which pushes the rear axle aft , so basically the black one has nearly the same wheel base as a JK Unlimited I am right at 115".

My wheeling buddies sometimes give me a hard time because I am old school and love my leaf springs, one thing I can say is it may not ride as good as theirs but my springs are really predictable when I am off camber.

Thrall
11-30-2012, 12:50 PM
wireman, awesome looking Jeep!
Have to say I'm kinda partial to the butternut yellow though!
Hope to get working on mine soon.