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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2015, 12:41:40 PM »
I have pictures of what I did for the dash (very easily done, still needs a bit of work though). Basically I trimmed the Jeep gauge cluster up pretty well. Removed all the lips and stuff off of it.

For the Eagle dash, I removed the gauge cluster + surround that holds it. I trimmed the shelf a little bit, and removed some of the plastic off of the bottom to make it smooth. For the sides I trimmed part of the half circle off into a straight line, so now the Jeep cluster sits on the bottom lip and aligns with each side of the Eagle surround that I had to cut. 3 screws (bit more than that) for the bottom to hold it and it's in, and looks good. There are open areas at the top and a bit on the sides, but I think some black nylon to cover it and it'll be done.

Looking for a thin sheet of lexan to cover the XJ gauge cluster since the original is curved.

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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2015, 12:11:49 PM »
OK, here's where I stand on my Eagle.

The big part is done. The 4.0 / AW4 / NP242 are all in. I need to swap the front over to 3.55 + driveshaft, and modify the shifter to work right for 2H/4FT/4PT/N/4Low. Also need the hanger put on the drivers side (blocked by the exhaust that comes off the engine).

The external fuel pump sucks. It does it's job, but the sender in the tank doesnt read the fuel leve. I'm going to order a replacement Eagle tank and find a Cherokee sender + cut the hole out of a XJ tank so I can install it properly.

The interior needs to be installed. Have most of it in. There's a lot of small things that need to find places to live but I'm coming up with some amazing ideas to fit it all in to make it look good. Need better speakers as well so I can drown out the squeaks and rattles that the car makes.

Suspension needs attention. I learned that instead of just swapping out leafs due to sagging, I should have replaced 2 leafs from the Eagle pack with 2 from the XJ then added 1 more to stiffen it up. I'm considering Munroe 58510 shocks for the rear, and the Chevy II shocks for the front.

The door handles started to snap in the horrid weather we've been having, so I'll be replacing these with YJ/TJ half door handles.

Windshield needs to be replaced, and rear window needs to be pulled and resealed. I pulled the trim off and cleaned it..now it leaks lol. Ultimately, I would like to find a seal to replace the chrome around the windshield and rear window like they use in newer vehicles. It'd keep the water out.

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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2015, 10:24:03 AM »
I cleaned up the original post, and will be adding pictures.

If you have a request let me know. The car is still in the project phase, but the heavy work has been done.

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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2015, 11:19:12 AM »
I would look at a Dodge Caravan sender/pump assembly. It has adjustable height.
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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2015, 06:57:00 AM »
Any idea on the years I should look at?

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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2015, 07:33:53 PM »
Did you get the shifter from the donor for the t case? I used the one from the ZJ mine came out of. After making the bellcrank fit I realized that the shifter bracket on the case could probably be flipped the other way and eliminate some parts.

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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2015, 03:58:47 PM »
I discovered that too with the Eagle and FSJ linkage.  On the fuel sender, I'd say pre '96. Later XJs use a similar pump setup.
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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2016, 10:48:15 PM »
Finally got it up and running with the modified XJ tank and XJ fuel sending unit. Yay!

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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2016, 01:01:30 PM »
Congrats!  :occasion14: :hello2:
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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2016, 02:33:20 PM »
Still needs work, such as paint, the interior trim needs to be sanded down and repainted as well. Some wiring too...and welding, but the big stuff is done.

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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2018, 06:15:11 PM »
hi all
old thread but for me are actualy  :)
when you use the XJ harness, what you doing with the security alarm system ?
will it start or not ?
or must i do some bypasses ?
thanks for your help
the next days i will open a new thread with a lot of pics
fulls swap SX4
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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2018, 10:35:13 PM »
ZJs have security alarms. Most XJs do not
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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2018, 02:04:52 PM »
ok, but my harness from a 91 XJ have one, take a look on this picture
https://photos.app.goo.gl/at1KwmIy89WGvkqc2
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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2018, 04:07:49 PM »
I forgot your parts rig wasn’t a US or Canadian one. That security setup was why I gave up putting the ‘93 ZJ harness in my ‘84 J10 with the 4.0L swap.
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Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2018, 10:34:32 PM »
There are threads on Jeep forums that deal with this exact issue. I believe they you can ground a wire and it gets rid of the whole issue.

 

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