The Mighty Merc – Front Winch Bumper

Being able to self-recover is something I try to strive for with my builds. In that vein, I make it a point to fit a winch to the front of my toys. I will admit that it doesn’t get used that often, but when it does, it’s a big help!

The goal was to tuck the winch in as tight to the body as I could in hopes that I could reuse the stock bumper cover for a cleaner look when I run this down the road. However, that didn’t work out as well as I had hoped.

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The Mighty Merc – No IFS, ands, or buts! Removing the IFS

One of the big days has arrived! It’s time to really commit to this project, by hacking off some parts that would be incredibly hard to put back on. By the time I remembered to grab the camera, I had already unbolted a large portion of stuff (knuckles, control arms, etc). Which left me with this:
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1998 XJ – The purpose bought vacation mobile

I’ve had mixed luck with purchasing vehicles for the sole purpose of running out west on vacation in. The last time we did this was in 2009 (Click Here) in on of the 1992 XJ’s (Click Here) I purchased for the task.

In 2012, we decided to roll the dice again with another XJ. So one month to the day before we left, I came across this guy on Craigslist: Continue reading 1998 XJ – The purpose bought vacation mobile