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Default 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



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



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



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



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







door hinge fix



rear speakers in quarter panels



more stock fun





accessory sockets in ashtray

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Good one mate. And then?
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Good one mate. And then?
gettin there...
going through thousands of photos is slow
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now we all know, STOCK SUCKS

so out came the 31's



clearly needed lift
and maybe the old XJ tube bar





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



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





off to cairns









back home and more offroading





and about here is where it gets stupid

bushwakers on



original transfer case death



offroading? nah...

















cowl induction as i dislike the look of snorkels



laser cut alloy rear drawers





air compressor inside rear quarter



bits of scrap metal







more wheelin







and the cleanest it ever looked

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and then one quiet day



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weeks of cleaning mud out and drying everything

cleaned rims up and got 33's fitted





fitted new (old XJ) exhaust



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





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







alloy radiator and thermo fan upgrade



back at rainbow beach and zero heat issues



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The little co-driver looks like he knows what he's doing. Your in good hands.
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and then this
got sick of it being half arsed





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



let the tear down begin



goodbye lower control arm mounts



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



chassis strengthening begins


















4th steering box bolt



plate lower mount area



bit of paint







ACOS in also



SYE install into NP231







sunroof out



started filling it in





engine back in



and im wondering wtf am i doing still



re wired thermo fans and changed headlight relay/wiring around





once exhaust is back the engine bay will be mostly finished



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





rock sliders





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

removed bed liner and paint, primed, painted, rubberized



started to mock up the long arms



and that so far, is the




most likely forgotten some things

but this is mainly to fast track to where im at
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