Originally Posted by ScOoTeR
Also, I see what you're doing to curb your bad habit of buying and parting everything out - you'll end up buying & parting out 30 Cherokees (at the rate you're going) before the XJ's title is safely in Mira's fist.
"Dad, I think the A/C compressor is bad on the new engine";
"ORLY?!! I've had my eye on one parked just off 28th street...";
"DA-AAD!!! We ONLY need the COMPRESSOR!";
"Oh, you never know, I saw you were missing two trim screws - one in the hatch area and one down by the kick panel on the passenger side. You know how much those things run at the stealership?!";
"Dad, they're just a couple of screws - I've already replaced them with a couple I found in a coffee can in the garage...";
"WHAT!!!??? - Which coffee can!? The one labeled 'Misc LJ Screws', 'Misc CJ5 Screws', 'Misc CJ6 Screws', 'Misc CJ8 Screws', 'Misc FSJ Screws', or 'Misc TJ Screws'??? I know for sure there are no trim screws in the 'Misc XJ Screws' can - I've checked myself! Look, Honey, I'm just looking out for your best interests."
I'm going to PM Mira my phone number so she has someone to call to help her set up an intervention, Craig.
And with that...
Parts Jeep #3 fell in my lap tonight.
It's a '92 2-door, 4.0L/AX-15 manual trans, some lift (which will end up on Mira's Jeep), 31" tires, and 157K miles on the ticker. It runs GREAT, and was very inexpensive. The Jeep is unmolested, and even still has the factory Jeep AM/FM/Cassette player.
I just wish the doors were in better shape...I'm still looking for a set of straight doors from a '96-down 2-dr. XJ.