Here's what I have....
1998 XJ 4.0 I6 4x4 auto w/ ~240,000 miles. Rear damage from carelessly backing into a tree (hatch, bumper, driver rear quarter). My daily driver is a 2000 XJ 4.0 I6 4x4 auto w/ ~230,00 miles. Am in love with these jeeps.
Have the option to purchase an 86 MJ 4x4 with blown V6
Since I crunched the 98 XJ, I've been dreaming of a conversion (engine, trans, doors, front clip, interior... etc). My thought is to rebuild the 98 XJ 4.0 and tranny and swap them into the 86 MJ. The big question... is this the right MJ for the job? Don't have a lot of $$ or talent, but do have lots of time and can probably find the right mechanic. Hesitant on pulling the trigger due to the V6 engine bay of the 86 MJ's needing some "remodeling" to fit the I6. Have been reading a lot of y'alls posts and could really use some guidance. Thanks.