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Old September 23rd, 2007, 01:43 AM   #1
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Whelp...

I don't remember if I ever made a post about the JCR XJ or not, so I'm making another one for the updates.

Anywho...

Here is the XJ when I brought it home:


bastard 3.5" lift
Rubi rims/tires
JCR Bumpers (F&R)
JCR Sliders
4.0, 242, AW4

I got some of the cheap stuff out of the way first (CB, JKS Quicker Discos [thanks Deaner!], HiLift, etc...)

The original plan was to keep this one clean, but a few trips to the Mounds has ruined that forever.

The fender flares didn't stand a chance...Didn't even make it through the 2nd trip...




So, I've been driving around with the front fenders cut and the back ones in an "in process" state for the past couple of months, and I figured it was time to trim up the back.

Big thanks to gofastbobby for giving me help and beer so I could finish the job.






BTW, we used a dremel on the back fenders...I wish I would have used that on the fronts. It leaves a much cleaner, less abrasive edge because it does not remove as much material.

It looks so good that I might have to re-do the fronts.

Anywho, I'm tossing around the thought of painting it like a rustic army vehicle (olive green with a star on the hood), and I'm also thinking a set of 32x9.5 somethings would look slick under it next.

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Old September 23rd, 2007, 01:54 AM   #2
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i'm still sayin that you should've climbed teh stump...phil wouldnt be able to climb it...glad to see it finished well.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 02:00 AM   #3
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Looks good!!! I like it.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:09 AM   #4
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i'm still sayin that you should've climbed teh stump...phil wouldnt be able to climb it...glad to see it finished well.
No offense to her, but I need a better spotter than Bekah if I'm going to try to climb that stump and not cause some kinda body damage. It doesn't even have a flat top to it.

Maybe next time you come over.

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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:23 AM   #5
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That trimming looks good. Don't fukc it up by painting it ghey though.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:36 AM   #6
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Jeep looks good but WTF happened in your kitchen?
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:58 AM   #7
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Looks like a good rig...i would def. keep it black tho.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 10:57 AM   #8
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x2, that's pretty gross dude.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 11:29 AM   #9
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x2, that's pretty gross dude.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 01:58 PM   #10
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x2, that's pretty gross dude.
X 4, clean that for your mom dude!
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 07:24 PM   #11
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Hahahahahaha!

I rent from this dude, and he never cleans up...evar.

That skillet has been there with cooked meat in it for 3 months, the dishes have been there for 8 or 9 months (or so), and...yeah...but rent is cheap, so I don't complain.

Thanks for the compliments though!
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 08:43 PM   #12
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #13
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Looks pretty sweet with the wheel openings opened up a bit. I would hold off on the paint until the current paint has seen better days. Wait til you get dents and such to give it real character.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:47 PM   #14
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fenders look great, but don't change the color
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Old September 24th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #15
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Yeah...

I'm kinda thinkin to keep it black...but maybe a flat black...

and the paint is pretty well scratched and I'm getting some rust, but I'll at least give it until next summer.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #16
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Yeah...

I'm kinda thinkin to keep it black...but maybe a flat black...

and the paint is pretty well scratched and I'm getting some rust, but I'll at least give it until next summer.
Scratched gloss black is better than unscratched flat. Just my two cents. But if you paint those side plastic panels on the doors, they could look good either in matching black or in matching silver. Might look better. Have you tried buffing some of the scratches?

Is this your daily grinder?

What are your thoughts on performance mods? Maybe skids or lockers?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #17
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One time Jim and I took that XJ skiing and a hippie snowboarder told me it was BA.

Good story... I know.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #18
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One time Jim and I took that XJ skiing and a hippie snowboarder told me it was BA.

Good story... I know.
Dude...


I...


















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was it in a war or something?
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Old September 25th, 2007, 07:44 AM   #20
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was it in a war or something?
You ever read Iron Man when you were a kid?



There was another character named "War Machine".

His suit was silver and black and he had way better weapons.

Therefore, I deem this Jeep "War Machine".
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