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Richard buttocks 12-10-2015 06:43 PM

XJ: The "never going offroad" build
 

thought it might be a good idea to post all the stuff i do to this nugget in one place

after watching this XJ on ebay for many many weeks and seeing the price reduce quite a fair amount
while on holidays in Sydney, went and had a look

this is march 2014

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...312_182401.jpg

owners daughter was storing it
was told if i want it take it away and pay when i could or its going to scrap

got it to a friends in sydney asap

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...317_120635.jpg

got it home about a month later
first up was some styling mods
got 5 accessory relays and fuses in the stock pdc

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...425_125515.jpg

this is why you dont want a sun roof...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...507_201245.jpg

not going offroad didnt last long
about 2 weeks after rego actually ...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...131227_HDR.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...036822572.jpeg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...131328_HDR.jpg

door hinge fix

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...612_182013.jpg

rear speakers in quarter panels

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...718_211005.jpg

more stock fun

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...706_194225.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...803_144319.jpg

accessory sockets in ashtray

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...711_171044.jpg

rustynuts 12-10-2015 07:03 PM

Good one mate. And then?

Richard buttocks 12-10-2015 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rustynuts (Post 1553030)
Good one mate. And then?

gettin there...
going through thousands of photos is slow

Richard buttocks 12-10-2015 07:34 PM

now we all know, STOCK SUCKS

so out came the 31's

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...804_180533.jpg

clearly needed lift :rolleyes:
and maybe the old XJ tube bar

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...805_201147.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...810_121534.jpg

all ready for a 2 week trip to cairns and back to the goldcoast (home)

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...806_172642.jpg

oh wait nope, better do an exhaust swap and abs delete first...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...923_224309.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...923_224625.jpg

off to cairns

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...826_091359.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...826_133303.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...827_112807.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...6_110929_1.jpg

back home and more offroading

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...006_142105.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...006_145416.jpg

and about here is where it gets stupid

bushwakers on

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...008_130054.jpg

original transfer case death

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...028_233736.jpg

offroading? nah...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...129_152456.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...130_152500.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...204_180005.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...206_190126.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...foot/off_2.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...117_144428.gif

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...foot/jeep1.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...117_151020.jpg

cowl induction as i dislike the look of snorkels

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...106_190427.jpg

laser cut alloy rear drawers

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...001_115208.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...102_143312.jpg

air compressor inside rear quarter

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...110_124131.jpg

bits of scrap metal

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...211_171051.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...211_174638.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...213_175555.jpg

more wheelin

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...224_155229.gif

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...104_132839.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...111_165321.jpg

and the cleanest it ever looked

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...t/IMG_6778.jpg

Richard buttocks 12-10-2015 07:39 PM

and then one quiet day

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...124_172329.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...124_171419.jpg

Richard buttocks 12-10-2015 07:54 PM

weeks of cleaning mud out and drying everything

cleaned rims up and got 33's fitted

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...129_180236.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...130_183316.jpg

fitted new (old XJ) exhaust

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...2865856033.mp4

where i flopped a few weeks later and then a week later again

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...4561165581.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...321_154005.jpg

trip to rainbow with endless issues
surprisingly 99% of the time overheating
tore the tow bar off
broke rear uni

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...216_074947.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...215_115451.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...214_065923.jpg

alloy radiator and thermo fan upgrade

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...311_202754.jpg

back at rainbow beach and zero heat issues

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...730803121.jpeg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...315_143900.jpg

oldon 12-10-2015 08:31 PM

The little co-driver looks like he knows what he's doing. Your in good hands.

Richard buttocks 12-10-2015 09:02 PM

and then this
got sick of it being half arsed

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...172212_HDR.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...172154_HDR.jpg

bought a house
that slowed me down for a month or so

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...110132_HDR.jpg

let the tear down begin

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...608_093658.jpg

goodbye lower control arm mounts

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...616_191757.jpg

engine out for multiple new parts thrown at it
ignore the incorrect trans gasket...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...915_173149.jpg

chassis strengthening begins


http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...704_161020.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...706_202355.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...706_202517.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...429_172042.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...9614847525.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...815_191543.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...170620_HDR.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...121821_HDR.jpg

4th steering box bolt

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...625_194214.jpg

plate lower mount area

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...926_203058.jpg

bit of paint

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...905_135344.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...907_184121.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...191451_HDR.jpg

ACOS in also

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...907_195203.jpg

SYE install into NP231

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...0066679302.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...0163646115.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...154121_HDR.jpg

sunroof out

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...222030_HDR.jpg

started filling it in

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...132823_HDR.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...145610_HDR.jpg

engine back in

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...231919_HDR.jpg

and im wondering wtf am i doing still

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...926_203328.jpg

re wired thermo fans and changed headlight relay/wiring around

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...4382360487.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...010_215856.jpg

once exhaust is back the engine bay will be mostly finished

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...010_220503.jpg

have also upgraded to the update XJ condenser and made lines to suit

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...912_115841.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...190515_HDR.jpg

rock sliders

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...003_161301.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...004_160430.jpg

carpet under drawers = rust
thanks to the wonderful design of the funnel (hatch)

removed bed liner and paint, primed, painted, rubberized

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...4558094310.jpg

started to mock up the long arms

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...927_182252.jpg

and that so far, is the

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...1284683769.jpg


most likely forgotten some things

but this is mainly to fast track to where im at

Gojeep 13-10-2015 08:09 PM

Wow, that is one hell of a journey when you see it all like that. :)


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