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 Post subject: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:46 pm 
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I started this build about a month ago, and things are actually progressing pretty quickly. I'm planning on running it in W.E. Rocks dirt riot series, and also it will be my new trail rig while I'm finishing Candy. I had originally purchased a 94 grand to build, but my brother stole it from me. I had to do something, so I started looking for a new Jeep. The new plan was to build a WJ, but after a month of searching and coming up empty handed, I decided on the MJ. I had cash in my hand to buy a WJ shell, and the day I went to get it I saw the MJ. I loaded it up on my truck, and never looked back. A WJ would be fun, but everybody is building them these days, I like to be different.

The plan is simple really; 37" tires, 60 front, 14 bolt rear, V8 swap, and get it done FAST!

The day I brought her home
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8" off the frame
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Rear axle in, with the new bed all framed up and mounted.
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As it sits now, the front suspension is gone and I started cutting off all the brackets so I can plate the frame. I should be starting on the frame plating Saturday, but we got 8" of snow last night, and I'm building the Jeep in my driveway!

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 Post subject: Re: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:04 am 
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Cool, its a start! My buddy race's in the dirt riot series...Rosco racing, car 302. They just got back from KOH..

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 Post subject: Re: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:50 pm 
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I'm back, and with a different user name for now. I had a problem logging in, and couldn't send emails. I don't know what the deal was, but admin will be getting an email so we can sort it out.

Can someone move this thread to the XJ/MJ section for me?

The truck has come a long way, and I don't want to post anything new until its ether moved, or I delete this one and start a new.


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 Post subject: Re: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:54 am 
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Maybe this will get your attention?

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 Post subject: Re: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:20 pm 
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It looks like posting here is a complete waste of time, but here's another pic anyway. Fully suspended, sitting on coilovers.

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 Post subject: Re: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:37 pm 
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This forum is pretty slow...

Looks nasty though!


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 Post subject: Re: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Yea, its really slow. I don't get many replys anywhere though, and its discouraging.


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 Post subject: Re: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Love built MJs wish more people did them!

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 Post subject: Re: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:14 am 
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Wouldn't pass an MOT in the UK so you couldn't drive it on the road here which means you would have to tow it on a trailer to where you want to go off road with it, which is inconvenient....Otherwise, its looking interesting. Shame your bigger tyres didn't fit on your old five spoke alloys, because they look nicer than those overly complex looking 7 spoke jobbies.


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 Post subject: Re: The "what was I thinking" dirt riot MJ build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:55 am 
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Will be a beast, I presume. To make it perfect, transfer the bed to a stepside.

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