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    Overland XJ Build. Not my first Rodeo.....(video included)

    This is where I currently am. I'm starting to get all of the accessories installed on the OM617 Mercedes Turbo-Diesel. Aside from the power steering pump, every single accessory is brand new. The alternator is a John Deere 150amp upgrade from the stock 75amp alternator. Every seal in the...
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    Overland XJ Build. Not my first Rodeo.....(video included)

    Final install on the motor. I had to fully droop the front axle to fit it back in there!
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    Overland XJ Build. Not my first Rodeo.....(video included)

    This is the 3rd Modification on this Oil Pan, and it now clears the front axle perfectly during articulation. With all of the labor and shipping, I'm now the proud owner of a $1200 oil pan. :)
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    Overland XJ Build. Not my first Rodeo.....(video included)

    A few more pictures of how the Rear Sump Pickup Tube and Rear Sump Oil Pan turned out on the OM617 Mercedes Turbo-Diesel. This is completely custom work and to my knowledge, hasn't been done before. :) I built a small bracket to support the pickup tube that bolts down on the 3rd Crank Cap.
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    Thank you Ben!

    Thank you Ben!
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    Best Overland Channels on YouTube

    Blue Ridge Overland Gear: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2TInbINexaZME_0mhW_bnw
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    Hey Ben, I'm Adam with Blue Ridge Overland Gear. I would love to share the pic of your Dodge...

    Hey Ben, I'm Adam with Blue Ridge Overland Gear. I would love to share the pic of your Dodge Tiger RV and Jeep on our Instagram and FB Page with your permission. Do you by chance have an Instagram account? Thank you!
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    Overland Expo East 2019 - Arrington, VA - Oct 11-13th

    Who is gonna be there? It's located only an hour from us here at Blue Ridge Overland Gear in Bedford, VA. www.blueridgeoverlandgear.com I'll have my Jeep either in our Booth or on display at the event with the completed Mercedes Turbo-Diesel swap. ;) https://www.overlandexpo.com/east
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    The Expedition Portal 7.3L Diesel Excursion

    Such a beautiful and perfectly built rig. Hope it goes to a great home, one of which we can continue to follow it's adventures! ;)(y)
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    Overland XJ Build. Not my first Rodeo.....(video included)

    Once my buddy Jamie in Alabama got a hold of the pan to build me a rear sump pan and extended oil pump pickup, this is what we ended up with. He does some amazing work! 🆒 The notch cut out of the front of the pan is to help clear my trackbar. I should have the pan back early next week for an...
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    Overland XJ Build. Not my first Rodeo.....(video included)

    This is what the pan started out as, narrowed an maximumly clearanced at the front to help clear the upper control arms while still utilizing the stock oil pump and pickup. The threaded hole in the side is for the Turbo oil drain. This pan comes modified from a company out of Pennsylvania, and...
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    Overland XJ Build. Not my first Rodeo.....(video included)

    The only thing I could think of to do would be to do a rear sump oil pan, and somehow extend the pickup tube of the oil pump to the rear sump on the engine block....
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    Overland XJ Build. Not my first Rodeo.....(video included)

    This is the top of the valve cover to hood clearance, opposite of the oil pan pic. The engine can come up about another inch on the motor mounts, which I will very likely do.....
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    Overland XJ Build. Not my first Rodeo.....(video included)

    Being that the OM617 Mercedes Turbo-Diesel I’m installing has a front sump oil pan, it interferes with the front axle on an XJ. I had a narrowed and higher clearance oil pan made for the motor, and was told it would fit with only 2in of lift. Well, I’ve got 3.5in of lift, and this was how...
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    XJ sleeping dimensions

    Perhaps you could use a setup like mine. ;) I'm 6'0" and sleep in the back just fine with the front seats pushed forward.
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