I will start this build log by mentioning i have the attention span of a knat. Hence the project name "Short attention span" I am known to gather a few Jeep parts but never seem to actually get a build finished. Or maybe it that i have 3 Jeeps on the road and another half dozen give or take as parts rides or intended projects. Just ask the 93 YJ thats been sitting for 9 months. Anyway, figured id give those who dont know me all that well a little disclosure. That being said ENJOY.
OK so alot of you know i Fd up the 92 XJ by jumping it like an
I peiced it back together but its still pretty screwed up and kinda killed my interest in building it much further. It was also getting some rust issues. So the search for a new XJ started. I wanted another 91 to 95 XJ to build. But Craigs list had other plans. Went to look at a 99 XJ to possibly part out. Or fix. It had a bad tranny. But the seller forget to mention it was only 2WD. So when i said i had no need for a 2WD Jeep he became very negotiable. he was asking $750. Well i took it away for $447. He didnt have change for a $20. So $447 was what he got LOL.
I have most of the parts needed to make it 4WD. I still have the AW4 and NP231 out of the 98 XJ we parted a while back. And i any D30 will fit up front. But i wanted it to be nice and stock looking. I could need the shifter linkage, proper console, and possibly some sensors and wiring harnesses. Well thanks to fellow OO member NikiXfusco i found a full 4WD donor. Truck has a cracked windshield and has been leaking bad so the interior was full of mold. Also EVERY panal was dented or damaged. So building this 97 was a no go. But it will give me the small parts i need. Paid $400.
So i now have $847 dollars in play and a crap load of other parts to work with. Will i ever get this project started??? What are my plans???? What do i need that i dont already have hoarded away??? Read on. I dont even know yet.