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Old 04-23-2018, 06:44 PM
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Looking for some mechanic buddies and some wheeling buddies! My Cherokee needs a full interior rebuild and a winch and she's ready for weekend warrioring. Would love to meet some new folks to have some new adventures with! 96 Cherokee. Air lockers. And 4.56s.
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That is a clean looking XJ. You running 35's? I'm over in Lake Stevens area and about to do a few runs the next couple weeks. Walker Valley, Evans Creeck and Oregon. How much interior parts do you need?
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What size lift?
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Looking for some mechanic buddies and some wheeling buddies! My Cherokee needs a full interior rebuild and a winch and she's ready for weekend warrioring. Would love to meet some new folks to have some new adventures with! 96 Cherokee. Air lockers. And 4.56s.
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That is a clean looking XJ. You running 35's? I'm over in Lake Stevens area and about to do a few runs the next couple weeks. Walker Valley, Evans Creeck and Oregon. How much interior parts do you need?
if youre ever down here let me know man! I get wacky weekends but I bet I can work somethan out, I only mostly need seats but I want to rhino line the interior and get a different setup on interior door panels.
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What size lift?
Rusty 6.5 long arm with johnny joints and jks shackles
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What size lift?
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if youre ever down here let me know man! I get wacky weekends but I bet I can work somethan out, I only mostly need seats but I want to rhino line the interior and get a different setup on interior door panels.
sorry yes 35s BFgoodrich mud terrains with a about 60% tread
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Well to do interior work like you mentioned that does not take a skilled mechanic to do. Simple just rip out the old carpeting if there is any scuff up the paint below/clean up any rust if any and then prime it and lay down some bedliner/raptor liner/mostaliner whichever you prefer. Some of them are brush on, some can be sprayed on, etc. It really is't all that difficult just takes a little time maybe a day or so once you clean out the carpet and prep the floor. It will take a day or so to dry but that is about it.

Unless your looking for folks to hang out with that share a common interest this job is something I imagine you or anyone can do. If you like the DIY projects around the house then you can do it. As for seats well you can always buy a used set of racing seats like Racaro or something similiar and fabricate the factory mounting brackets to those seats and plop them in. Something I still want to do with my '89 is run some nice quality racing seats with possibly some harness.

Who did all the work on your XJ the way it sits?
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Well to do interior work like you mentioned that does not take a skilled mechanic to do. Simple just rip out the old carpeting if there is any scuff up the paint below/clean up any rust if any and then prime it and lay down some bedliner/raptor liner/mostaliner whichever you prefer. Some of them are brush on, some can be sprayed on, etc. It really is't all that difficult just takes a little time maybe a day or so once you clean out the carpet and prep the floor. It will take a day or so to dry but that is about it.

Unless your looking for folks to hang out with that share a common interest this job is something I imagine you or anyone can do. If you like the DIY projects around the house then you can do it. As for seats well you can always buy a used set of racing seats like Racaro or something similiar and fabricate the factory mounting brackets to those seats and plop them in. Something I still want to do with my '89 is run some nice quality racing seats with possibly some harness.

Who did all the work on your XJ the way it sits?
PO did the roof rack and bumpers. But a traded a wrx for it so that's why it came with the axles and lift. I threw those on with new sye and new driveshafts about a month ago. PO helped me to WE are still friends. The axles got built by 4wheel parts down in Portland tho I wish I got to do it. But I traded it and the lift axles were sitting in the back and I'm like I don't know how to put that on and he said if I traded right there with him we take it back to his shop and do it
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PO did the roof rack and bumpers. But a traded a wrx for it so that's why it came with the axles and lift. I threw those on with new sye and new driveshafts about a month ago. PO helped me to WE are still friends. The axles got built by 4wheel parts down in Portland tho I wish I got to do it. But I traded it and the lift axles were sitting in the back and I'm like I don't know how to put that on and he said if I traded right there with him we take it back to his shop and do it
I get it sometimes we just have to allow others to do the work. Here is my thought process I'm always up for a challenge if I can't do it or say I can't then I never will. I will always take on the challenge unless it requires some kind of speciality skill or tool I don't have. This way it is more money saved in pocket and the satisfaction to myself that I accomplished that and that is my work. Now like I said if your looking for a few friends to be made which sounded like you area then I understand recruiting some help to share same common interest and lifelong friends in the long run.

I say go for it I would be willing to be you are not going to screw it up anymore than what has already been done. You probably have rust accumulating under that old carpet anyhow so you might as well rip that out and start grinding and treating that floor.
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Well to do interior work like you mentioned that does not take a skilled mechanic to do. Simple just rip out the old carpeting if there is any scuff up the paint below/clean up any rust if any and then prime it and lay down some bedliner/raptor liner/mostaliner whichever you prefer. Some of them are brush on, some can be sprayed on, etc. It really is't all that difficult just takes a little time maybe a day or so once you clean out the carpet and prep the floor. It will take a day or so to dry but that is about it.

Unless your looking for folks to hang out with that share a common interest this job is something I imagine you or anyone can do. If you like the DIY projects around the house then you can do it. As for seats well you can always buy a used set of racing seats like Racaro or something similiar and fabricate the factory mounting brackets to those seats and plop them in. Something I still want to do with my '89 is run some nice quality racing seats with possibly some harness.

Who did all the work on your XJ the way it sits?
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I get it sometimes we just have to allow others to do the work. Here is my thought process I'm always up for a challenge if I can't do it or say I can't then I never will. I will always take on the challenge unless it requires some kind of speciality skill or tool I don't have. This way it is more money saved in pocket and the satisfaction to myself that I accomplished that and that is my work. Now like I said if your looking for a few friends to be made which sounded like you area then I understand recruiting some help to share same common interest and lifelong friends in the long run.

I say go for it I would be willing to be you are not going to screw it up anymore than what has already been done. You probably have rust accumulating under that old carpet anyhow so you might as well rip that out and start grinding and treating that floor.
I agree man gotta save up a little first just got a new job after being unemployed for about 2 months. I know there rust on the drivers side but like you said I haven't ripped up all the carpet yet. I've done Capet replacement in a couple of other cars. But this Cherokee I don't plan to sell hopefully ever. Never done rhino liner except in a truck bed. And I have hold myself back from the welder which sucks I have a pacemaker from an early age and about everything I want to do for my TJ and some in my Cherokee requires some welding.
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I agree man gotta save up a little first just got a new job after being unemployed for about 2 months. I know there rust on the drivers side but like you said I haven't ripped up all the carpet yet. I've done Capet replacement in a couple of other cars. But this Cherokee I don't plan to sell hopefully ever. Never done rhino liner except in a truck bed. And I have hold myself back from the welder which sucks I have a pacemaker from an early age and about everything I want to do for my TJ and some in my Cherokee requires some welding.
I'm sorry about your medical limitiations but I'm glad your hear to talk about it! Yea the carpet just take a box cutter knife and start cutting away. Easier to remove all the screws on floor trim as most of the carpet runs up and under that anyhow and you risk damaging that trying to yank it out. Of course you will need to remove all the seats and seat belts to include center console if you want to do it right and complete.

I think I had my carpet out in hour, followed by console maybe a hour later that can be tedius but overall it is a couple hour job at most! I would tear the carpet up and take a look at what you got to work with under there you may find out it is clean Common for them to have rust but who knows. This way then you will certainly know what your working with and can brainstorm.

If I could ever make it over to you I would defiantly lend a hand and will if I happen to have some free time myself to stop by.
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I'm sorry about your medical limitiations but I'm glad your hear to talk about it! Yea the carpet just take a box cutter knife and start cutting away. Easier to remove all the screws on floor trim as most of the carpet runs up and under that anyhow and you risk damaging that trying to yank it out. Of course you will need to remove all the seats and seat belts to include center console if you want to do it right and complete.

I think I had my carpet out in hour, followed by console maybe a hour later that can be tedius but overall it is a couple hour job at most! I would tear the carpet up and take a look at what you got to work with under there you may find out it is clean Common for them to have rust but who knows. This way then you will certainly know what your working with and can brainstorm.

If I could ever make it over to you I would defiantly lend a hand and will if I happen to have some free time myself to stop by.
i try not to let it hold me back man. Thank you for your support and I'm probably gonna tackle it on my weekend when it rolls around I hope they're ain't a **** ton of rust
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Yo! I'm also from Clark County and just got into the Jeeping scene.

2000 XJ, 3 inch lift 31s

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Just got a Jeep XJ too. Up here in Whatcom county!
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