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Old 04-04-2011, 09:07 PM
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Re: New Project:

that hatch wont work, its clearly for a v8 J/K looks like you're coming along pretty quick! good luck!
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that hatch wont work, its clearly for a v8 J/K looks like you're coming along pretty quick! good luck!
It's never quick enough unfortunately.
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looks awesome, I wish I had the know how to do that stuff, its an amazing tallent and it takes some serious skill... its looking amazing, ill be checking back for updates!
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:18 AM
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Crazy. Any idea what they hit? Haha good luck man. Love to see the finished product.
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Crazy. Any idea what they hit? Haha good luck man. Love to see the finished product.
Looks like they ran off the road and landed in a ditch and fence. They landed hard enough to bend the front axle housing(but you can look wrong at a D30 and they will bend).

Got the old axle out today and will start work on getting the donor ready to go.

I took some pictures of a JK Dana 44 front from a rubicon next to the WJ D30. The JK D44 front would make a good upgrade for the WJ with relatively minor work, and it shares on the 5x5 bolt pattern. The JK D44 front is a little more work to swap into an XJ/TJ/ZJ.
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Well I spent yesterday fighting the stupid thing because the tube was so badly bent I couldn't remove the carrier because the passenger side axle shaft wouldn't come out, endup up pulling the CV apart trying to get it out(which I might use to rebuild the drivers side CV now.

Since the rollpin to remove the cross shaft can't be removed unless the carrier is removed I couldn't get a steel rod in from the other side to tape the axle shaft out, so I ended up welding a bar onto the end of the inner axle shaft and trying to get it out that way. That didn't work and it ended up ripping the bar at the end of the HAZ.

So in desperation I cut it. Well that took much less time than I thought, I was thinking I was going to be spending an hour cutting through that tube, but the cutoff wheel sliced through it like butter!

Took about 3 minutes total to cut through it, then the axle shaft pulled right out. I had been thinking of cutting through the tube as a last resort, because I figured it would take much longer than it did, but man, I should have done that sooner! Lessen learned I suppose:





This is what I had tried to do by putting a bar on and welding it:


Also I have decided that I HATE CV's.
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Re: New Project:

Finished up with the front axle this afternoon, then got the garage a little cleaned up, some pics:




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Re: New Project:

New member here. Really digging the amount of work you're putting into this project (I love projects filled with tons of pics, it shows that you take pride in what you do) If I may ask, how much do you have invested and how much are you planning to make on it? I just purchased my first Jeep yesterday (2001 WJ also), so I'm just kinda curious.
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My favorite thing is the set of WJ gauges on the counter behind your beer. Hahaha
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New member here. Really digging the amount of work you're putting into this project (I love projects filled with tons of pics, it shows that you take pride in what you do) If I may ask, how much do you have invested and how much are you planning to make on it? I just purchased my first Jeep yesterday (2001 WJ also), so I'm just kinda curious.
Right now I stand at about $3000, purchase price was $2k, plus about $500 in fees and taxes to get it home($75 for a tow, buyer fee, state sales tax, etc etc).

I was originally hoping for $3200 to 3300 to repair it, but between paint, a windshield, radio, and the key programming, I'm going to hit 3500.

In my region 4200-4300 would be on the very low end, similar vehicles to mine are in the asking price of 5-6. I think $4500 would be a fair price for it. I know my XJ pricing better than WJ, but I think I priced my last three XJ's well, my last XJ sold for $3600 in three days(asking 4k), the one before that sold in 11 hours(from 3k to 2600), and before that in 6 days from asking 4200 to 3700). Final asking price will be determined by condition when I'm done with it, and what I feel the market will support at the time.

To determine price generally I look at what all comparable vehicles within a 1 to 2 year range(so 2000 to 2002 or 1999 to 2003) with similar mileage and options, I plot this data and then use a linear regression to find a general trendline, and run that for my mileage and options. I think it works well and I usually underprice my vehicle from what that shows so that it sells quick. Being just a little bit cheaper than the other guys works wonders.

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My favorite thing is the set of WJ gauges on the counter behind your beer. Hahaha
Actually those are a set of KJ gauges for another project - I am installing a 2.5 CRD motor from an 2002-2004 KJ 2.5 w/manual trans into an 88 MJ with a 2001 XJ interior. Since the XJ uses the CCD bus(like the ZJ and many older Chrysler vehicles from the 90s) the gauge cluster will not work with the PCI bus(like the WJ, 2002+ TJ, KJ, WK etc etc use). I originally planned(and still will give it a try) to use 2002 TJ PCI gauges, these are dimensionally indenticle the XJ gauges, but use the PCI bus. I found a 2002 KJ at a yard and decided that it would be a good idea to grab those gauges since I know they are compatible to the Bosche EDC15 PCI bus I can at least adapt them somehow if the TJ PCI cluster is partially or wholly incompatible with the KJ PCI bus. Generally those things are fine, but it only takes one gauge being funky to make the whole cluster unusable.
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Re: New Project:

I spent more time than I should have fighting the old windshield to get it cut out, and after much glass and much cleanup I got it cutout and got to the jacking:









So its mostly jacked back into place, going to do a little more, then I'm going to think about going and getting a new windshield to size up and make sure my jacking is good, then when thats all good go ahead and glue it in.
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Re: New Project:

Dangit!

I went to get a windshield today and the place that sold pilkington here in town shut down, so now I dunno where to get a windshield, gonna have to google I suppose.

Little bit of a setback.
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