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    The Hoistwagon

    Right off the bat, this will be a slow build. I wish that wasn't the case but seeing as I am spending my winter/build time on course in Meaford, all I can do at the moment is buy/collect parts and think ahead in what little spare time I have. Once I finish up course in April I should be able to make some progress.

    The whole idea of a project kicked off in November when I decided to start tracking down a set of axles to put in my 99 xj, the plan was to stick with leaves in the back, do a three link front, run beadlocked 37s, do some frame reinforcments and start thinking about a cage.

    Here's the 99 before I got all the crazy ideas. (Looking tiny beside Josh's samurai)


    Fortunately I seemed to have started looking for axles at the right time, as I found a set of 79 snowfighters almost right away.
    I went and picked them up and have been able to get a start on cleaning them up while I was home over Christmas.


    While I was on the axle hunt and trying to plan out some of the other work, I was back and forth about going all out and taking the roof off. While I was debating this, a simpler solution came along, in the form of Stitch selling his chassis.


    So the plan now is to do the build off this chassis, and some changes are in the works from my original plan. 37s just aren't gonna cut it anymore, so 40s are the new plan. With 40s goin in, the rear 60 is out and I'll be going to a 14b. The chassis is already set up for 3 link front and 4 link rear, so I'm not changing anything there. Motor, tranny and electronics will come out of my 99 once the 89 is ready to go, and the rest of it will get parted out/scrapped.

    As I said, this will be a slow build, as I am completely tied up until the end of april, and after that I am not really sure where I'm gonna be living after that, so I'll have to roll with it. Just wanted to put this out there, and hopefully I can get on it asap. Any questions feel free to ask, although my internet access will be fairly limited over the next little while.

    Matt

    ps when you are trying to figure out how to move a bare chassis to a location with no way to unload it, ya gotta get creative
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    Just wanted to throw some more info here. A little more details that I forgot to put in the first post. Some things are definates, some are gonna depend on time/money/resources. The rear end is going to get pushed back a few inches to get a little bit more wheel base, and get the front of the rear tire out of the door frame. Moving the axle back is going to require moving the gas tank, so I'm weighing the options of raising the stock tank up farther than it already is into the storage box in the rear cargo area, or trying to fit a fuel cell in there. If the money is there, I'll be looking at coilovers or air, if not, I'll plan to move the spring perches and shocks back to accomodate the stretch. Same goes for the front, although no plans to move it forward any farther. Steering up front will be set up like the blueprint build, with a DOM draglink running to a passenger side highsteer arm and an aluminum tierod running on the factory steering arms with hydro assist. The suspension will be dom with johnnys at the axle end and rodends at the frame to match the existing brackets. T-case plans are up in the air right now, although I definately would like to get a little deeper lowrange than a stock 231, although, again, funds will dictate the options there.

    As stated before, my hands are tied in terms of starting this thing for a little while, but hopefully I can get going with it asap. Either way I still have the 99 so if the progress is slow I'll still be able to run it this summer.

    Also, a little explanation of the build name, it started with the original idea of building the 99, and was the direct response to everyone that says you can't/shouldn't build an xj
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    Just thinking out loud here...would it not be less work to cage your '99 and put the axles under it? Seems like a lot less work than transferring everything over to the '89 shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMR Customs View Post
    Just thinking out loud here...would it not be less work to cage your '99 and put the axles under it? Seems like a lot less work than transferring everything over to the '89 shell.
    Hence the name Hatewagon? I like it. I never knew that Home Hardware handled chassis deliveries though - I'll keep that in mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMR Customs View Post
    Just thinking out loud here...would it not be less work to cage your '99 and put the axles under it? Seems like a lot less work than transferring everything over to the '89 shell.
    We'll have to do an intervention.

    I'll get the burlap sack and chloroform.

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    Re: Project Hatewagon

    Going to have to swing by ct motorsports while it's on the hoist... Get my free preview
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    There's a pic on FB driz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberlake View Post
    There's a pic on FB driz
    i don't do facebook pls post pic's here ...

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    Don't have any good ones yet, just one of it on the hoist. As I get some build pics, I'll throw them up here.

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    Re: Project Hatewagon

    Man I have to log in to crack book? I think it's simpler to just drive to Ski's

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    since you have ski building it for you who are you going to get to drive it for you
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    No help needed there, I'm plenty good at bouncing it off shit!

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    Well since you have finally decided to come out of the closet and change your screen name but refuse to post awesome pictures I will bump your build thread up and one... xoxo


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    lol bout time you posted this George

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    Re: Project Hatewagon

    Poped into ct motorsports today for a steering box... Its still got square headlights... But it's also got nothing below the frame... Err body... Looks like progress to me.

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    perfect lol

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    I may be going by the shop on the weekend, I will snap some pics if I do.

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