Today's progress (Thanksgiving 2012)...
Successful 10-minute installation of a Pioneer iPod-ready stereo in Mira's XJ. It was pulled from another Cherokee ("freebie" from a parts Jeep), and already had the adapter harness wired up. Test-run with the Foo Fighters. Rock on!
Mira driving the new XJ out back. The kid's a good driver!
We also removed the stock front bumper, and will finish up the grinding work on the JCR DIY front bumper shortly.
We're also parting out a 2000 XJ that had all of the OEM skid plates (front/engine/transfer case/gas tank), as well as an ARB front bumper. Mira will get the skid plates, with the exception of the t-case skid plate (she already has a JCR Offroad one), and her little sister Maeve will get the ARB front bumper for her '99 XJ 2-door.
Tomorrow, I think we'll attack the Gentex temp/compass/auto-dim rearview mirrow.