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Old July 20th, 2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default My cheap XJ, round two! (haven't name it yet)


This is how it looked when i brought it home.
It's a '00 Cherokee, 4.0, AW4, NP231, D35/30, 163k on it.
tires are wasted, wheels are ugly paint was terrible, needed front end parts.


still ugly here.


decided that i the ugly flat black wasn't my thing, I've always wanted something in OD green, this is as close as I could find. Rustoleum "Dark hunter green satin" rolled on with a 4" high density foam trim roller


right before i painted it we picked up this gem for my g/f for $800, it needed a header panel, fender, and bumper. it was a good excuse for me to give away my stock bumper and buy some steel for a homemade bumper.


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and after all the grinding.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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Coated it with Armor all's custom shield coating, its kind of rubberized and looks good.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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Looks like a stub nose with the bumper tucked in. Nice start.
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Old July 21st, 2013, 04:57 AM   #4
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Very clean bumper. Did you weld that to the frame or is it bolted from the back?
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Old July 21st, 2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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How did the paint turn out?
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 08:40 AM   #6
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Paint isn't to bad, needed a few more coats but I'm happy with it.

Bumper is welded to the frame, somebody got into a wreck with it and pushed the bracket into the Frame, I plated it with .250", 8" back for strength. Thanks guys.
next project is patching the floors and getting new seat in.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 12:58 PM   #7
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Very clean bumper. Did you weld that to the frame or is it bolted from the back?
I'm not 100% happy with the bumper, i'd have liked to angle it back a little bit where it starts to angle up.

really easy bumper to do, its 1/8 wall 2x6 square tube, strong, light, looks good.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 09:16 PM   #8
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pulled the carpet tonight and found nothing.

i'll be doing floors shortly.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 09:43 PM   #9
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Just did mine a couple weeks ago. Get the whole side so you're not guessing on what to get. My shop deals with Sherman.
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Old July 30th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #10
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picked up the new rubber tonight. still haven't found time to do floors yet, but its coming.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 06:29 PM   #11
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floors are still holy, when i bought the tires i scored a 2" AAL, rest of the spring pack, and 2" block... ~3" of lift with the sacked out springs and blocks. this is how it sits currently with 31"s i still need to throw the shocks on the rear and do the whole front. it's getting there.
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Nice start. Was that a old DNR rig at one time?
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Old August 21st, 2013, 07:18 PM   #13
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Nice start. Was that a old DNR rig at one time?
not that i'm aware of, a friend of mine has a '96 that is a former Pennsylvania ranger jeep, absoultly no options what so ever, not even cloth seats.

this thing is pretty well optioned out, only thing it doesn't have is overhead console and woodgrain trim.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 12:59 PM   #14
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to whoever the jackass is on other forums going around telling everyone that JK shocks are long enough for a 3" lift, they are full of shit.

front shocks are ~1" longer, I have zero downtravel for now. (going to buy new shocks soon)

rear shocks broke the bolts off in the frame (suprise surpise) Cut the bar pin out of the JK shocks, build Bar pin eliminators out of some square stock i had laying around.

squeezed the front springs in, Front and rear sway bar delete kit ;) have to adjust the toe tonight.
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That looks higher than 3" to me. I bought JK shocks for the wifes xj and they are going to work perfectly. Setting the shock next to a white body that came with a RC 3" lift they are almost the same length.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #16
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to whoever the jackass is on other forums going around telling everyone that JK shocks are long enough for a 3" lift, they are full of shit.

front shocks are ~1" longer, I have zero downtravel for now. (going to buy new shocks soon)

rear shocks broke the bolts off in the frame (suprise surpise) Cut the bar pin out of the JK shocks, build Bar pin eliminators out of some square stock i had laying around.

squeezed the front springs in, Front and rear sway bar delete kit ;) have to adjust the toe tonight.
I did it on my fiancee's 3" lift. You need to use Rubicon red monotube shocks. I used those on the front, and bought s10 ones for the rear. I welded on brackets which also raised the mounting point in the front by about an inch as well.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #17
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That looks higher than 3" to me. I bought JK shocks for the wifes xj and they are going to work perfectly. Setting the shock next to a white body that came with a RC 3" lift they are almost the same length.
I'm guessing 4.5"
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we had some fun tonight
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