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Picked up an AWD V8 minivan, super clean inside and out, we will see how this one goes.
still need to strip the XJ and off the parts as none will transfer to the Grand.
 

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Minor update on the grand upgraded the steering and trac bar, which resulted in needing a 17” wheel so picked up some JK take off’s for dirt cheap, tires were 90%. Stuffed some 2” coils in it just to get by.
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Being this is my daily driver the plan is again not to reinvent the wheel, keep it simple, clean, and capable. It will go through 2 stages, stage one, short arm bolt on kit, 35s, which then will come an axle upgrade. It will likely stay this way for awhile and go on the back burner and remain a daily driver while I build one of the Jeep J10 pickups I have into a daily so that this can go back under the knife for stage 2. Thats the plan anyway, we will see how life comes in and throws that plan out the window. 😂 Stage 2 fully fabricated long arm front and rear triangulated in the rear, caged front to rear all tied into the cradle for the long arm with a big IBP coil over on each corner and an Atlas T-case.
 
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The blue J10 has 40,000 miles on it, it will get one of our 600hp pump gas LS engines, 4L80 trans and pretty much sit how it is on deavers and 35s, will be a nice daily driver. The body is super straight and the inside of the bed doesn’t have even one dent, crazy. One of the corners of the cab does have some rot so the orange J10 will likely become a skin donor. I really would like to build one with a Ochofab TTB on the front but that is a snowball of $$$$ to go fast and one of these as a bitchin daily driver will be nice.
 
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SP, I have a small pile of J10 corners, rockers and patch panels. What side do you need?
Thank you, the rot is in the passenger front corner of the cab. I plan on using the orange J10 as a donor. As I will need the hood and grill from it as well. The orange one is a truck I built in high school and abused, which it was abused long before I got it. It was the chase/tow/ prerunner for the Gadzooks class 3 Scrambler back in the 80s. If only that truck could talk, the stories it would have.
 

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XJ build using Ford Superduty axles (Dana 50 front, Sterling 10.5 rear):


3-link front

Custom fab, using Ballistic Fab parts

Just found out the Dana 50 is no good:


Dana 50 is a pile of crap.

1. The stock inner shafts neck down to 30 spline (smaller than a JK 44).
2. Almost no availability of aftermarket gears or lockers.
3. All the weight of a 60 but weaker.
4. 8x170mm bolt pattern.
5. Balljoints. If you're going to put something as big and heavy as a 60 in, at least get kingpins.
6. Unit bearings. All the cheap dana 50s you see are out of Super Dutys and their unit bearings are gonna be toast. $$$ to replace.

Junk, waste of time and money.
 

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They do a bunch of raffles. I don't know how it works. My friend Cameron has built or finished a bunch of vehicles for them. They love to build 4 door trucks.
 

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So slight change of plans, the 2004 grand Cherokee will be going up for sale as I purchased a 2018 Rubicon JL with 25,000 miles on it. Pretty impressed to say the least, E-lockers, 4:1 low range T-case, V6 with the 8 speed trans, can fit a 37” tire with minimal lift. The fact is to make the grand what I wanted I would end up with $50K plus into it and it would still be a unibody with 250,000 miles on it, secondly I have no time to build it, flat no time. So this will get some quick bolt on’s and a 37” tire and be done. This will give me time to build one of the J10 pick ups, which is what I really want to do anyway.

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So slight change of plans, the 2004 grand Cherokee will be going up for sale as I purchased a 2018 Rubicon JL with 25,000 miles on it. Pretty impressed to say the least, E-lockers, 4:1 low range T-case, V6 with the 8 speed trans, can fit a 37” tire with minimal lift. The fact is to make the grand what I wanted I would end up with $50K plus into it and it would still be a unibody with 250,000 miles on it, secondly I have no time to build it, flat no time. So this will get some quick bolt on’s and a 37” tire and be done. This will give me time to build one of the J10 pick ups, which is what I really want to do anyway.

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Less adventures for us spectating here online on the old built... however I think in all other regards a better choice of a vehicle.
 
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