Jump to content

The way of the Black Pearl


Recommended Posts

Hi all,

I´m Mario from Germany. Please excuse my bad english. I´m new in this forum and I will show you my MJ.

I have bought it last year in September and it was very wrecked.

U165-1170021380.jpg

 

U165-1170021410.jpg

 

U165-1170022489.jpg

 

then I go on with work on it

U165-1170021928.jpg

 

I welded it

U165-1170022176.jpg

 

 

wrecked axle

U165-1170022867.jpg

I changed the axle with a Dana 30 from a 96 Cherokee

 

 

Made new from under the floor

U165-1170024592.jpg

 

U165-1170088295.jpg

 

New Plastic-coated wheels with new tires

U165-1170087318.jpg

 

Here I sharpened the color off

U165-1170606598.jpg

 

Here my old seats reffered with new leather

U165-1170363107.jpg

 

New painted

U165-1171666646.jpg

U165-1173618461.jpg

U165-1173618635.jpg

 

Interieur

U165-1173618656.jpg

 

And here the latest work. My 6"Lift with SOA and Chrysler 8.25

U165-1183062793.jpg

U165-1183150474.jpg

U165-1183243577.jpg

U165-1183243672.jpg

 

Ready

post-165-1186950534.jpg

post-165-1186950568.jpg

post-165-1186950845.jpg

post-165-1185827759.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey Mario! Welcome to the club, Beer is in the fridge. :cheers: The tan bench in the corner is JeepcoMJ's, and we're not quite sure what he's done to it... :D

U165-1170022489.jpg

I think the previous owner's butt got a little hungry...

U165-1173618656.jpg

Thanks for the idea of a headliner for my truck... Now, just where to find me prirate flag???

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks to all

 

Good looking country you are located in, looks like a nice area.

Yes, that´s right :thumbsup: . The area we live is called Westerwald. In English it means Westforest. Also we call it the Wild West of germany :yes:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

kick @$$ rebuild.

 

As a fellow longbed wheeler, heed my advice.

 

Build protection for the lower quarters of the bed behind the wheels, or cut the sheetmetal up to the body line.

Otherwise, you'll end up with body damage, no avoiding it with the horrible departure angle and that much overhang.

 

man, I really wish I hadn't destroyed my bed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

MJ´s are very rare here in germany. Most of them you can get here are wrecked. When we need parts from XJ´s we can get them without problems and most of them don´t cost much. When you need especially parts for an MJ it can get to a problem.

Another problem here is, every two years you must go to a technical investigation. They control the function of all safety-relevant parts of the cars like wheels, brakes, lights, steering, they look at the rust, window glass and so on. When one of the things are not o.k. then you won´t drive with the car on the street before you have repaired it and show it to them a further times. There are many legal safety-regulations for the cars here when you will drive them on the street. Also you don´t can change wheels or engine or you can lift it. You not even can change the front bumper or the headlights to a better one. For every little thing there is a law. Thats why it´s so difficult here to rig your Jeep when you don´t will have a trailerqueen.

 

 

Build protection for the lower quarters of the bed behind the wheels, or cut the sheetmetal up to the body line.

Otherwise, you'll end up with body damage, no avoiding it with the horrible departure angle and that much overhang.

 

man, I really wish I hadn't destroyed my bed.

I don´t want to cut the fender behind the rear wheels, but I must protect them sometime. At the moment I have no idea how I will manage this. I think you buddys here can give me some ideas, I´m sure.

Next time I will build a new frontbumper with winch inside. But it has to be so narrowly (I don´t know if this is the right word for that) as can be.

 

Sorry for my bad english.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey was the old paint job made to look like marble? Looks kind of funky, and what does the gold colored emblem on the fender say? I've never seen gold Comanche badges... can you post a picture of them?

Yes it has looked like white marble :rotfl2:

It´s a 4x4 badge. I don´t know who has mounted it there. I settled it, made the gold off and mounted it behind the doors.

I ´think you don´t really want to have a picture of that badge :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

Winch installed

 

Selfmade Crossmember (Mounting plate? I don´t know the right name for it)

U165-1192645356.jpg

 

U165-1192645402.jpg

 

 

U165-1192645628.jpg

 

selfmade stabilization plates. I demaged one screw from the steering gearbox. It needed 2 hours to repair this $#!&

post-165-1192977582.jpg

 

almost ready

post-165-1192977605.jpg

 

Ready to go mudding. Dark picture, i know. A better follows next time.

post-165-1194115247.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Grizzly:

 

1. Great looking truck, impressive work!

2. Hopefully I speak for all of us, thanks for your admiration of our country

3. Uhh, nice view off the driveway, your country is beautiful, as already noted

4. Welcome to the club, again, but if you don't mind, I'd like to join you for a beer out of YOUR fridge, I don't think you'd like the watered down stuff in ours!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...