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  1. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    XJ hidden winch stubby bumper - burned in
  2. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Digging the stubby bumper look with the Cherokee body.
  3. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    DIY XJ hidden winch plate and stubby front bumper combo. Stage I
  4. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

  5. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

  6. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Front frame stiffeners in progress
  7. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Xj Mid Frame Stiffeners Burned In. Tied in to the existing rocksliders, which are also connected to the cage (old work by my fab guy)
  8. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Gusseted Up
  9. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Rear Cherokee Unibody Stiffeners - Continued
  10. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Craigslist Find. Would be a solid starting point for a camper or even tow rig. And with that 7.3 and Dually rear, No Smog. The things you could do Ford E350 Centurion 🛥
  11. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    XJ Unibody Stiffening has begun. Stitching everything in 1" increments, except for the full circle tie-in welds. Alternating and taking time to keep the heat buildup down on the unibody rails.
  12. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

  13. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    We have solar
  14. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Finished refurbished, trimmed, spring loaded push bar Finish work on the inner lid. Finished roof profile and paint
  15. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Finally got the hinges dialed in and fitted for a test cycle. Uses the new custom pop top scissor hinges up front and a trimmed westfalia stock push bar in the back.
  16. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    XJ underseat drawer Finished it up and mounted. Stainless Steel all riveted up. And the passenger side, which fits a larger aluminum drawer.
  17. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Bed Liner time. The cab is all enclosed and the rig is being built to handle full-time living. The Duplicolor worked well: Waterbased-Polyurethane. Voc content is ~130g/l IIRC, hardly reeks opening up the can. Thin, watery, and clumpy even mixed. I wouldn't bother rolling this type. But it...
  18. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Second Lizard Skin imitation layer. "Heat control" Ceramic Microspheres from the glass supply mixed around 1:1 and spattered with a 3mil gun. Thick spatter on door/body skins and exhaust side floor pan. Full coat to follow.
  19. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Homebrewed "Lizard Skin" Rubber layer for the inner door/body skins and wheel wells. Laid down real thick with a hopper gun. This is an imitation of the sound control coating that goes on first.
  20. jakegrovephoto

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    Goodbye interior rust, scuffs and bare metal. Hello Epoxy.
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