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00 XJ: Project Nightmare

Old 06-28-2011, 04:15 PM
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I Guess I'll start a build thread, Since it's the cool thing to do.

I'm between jobs/moving at the moment, so I won't be getting into anything "Heavy" for alittle while, but what the heck.

Tenative lists in progress -

Short term projects:
1) Refinish fading trim/body pannels
2) blackout emblems/lettering
3) "Tint" tail lights/turn signals
2) replace Blower Motor capacitor

Long term Projects:
1) Front/Rear bumper replacement
2) Winch addition

I started working on 1 and 2 on the short term projects list today. I picked up some Rustolium flat black primer, and some Rustolium "Trim & Bumper Revitalizer" some masking tape, and a 9x12 2mil tarp to cut up. and got down to business.

I thought it was pretty funny they have the nose of what looks like an XJ on the trim/bumper paint can. haha
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:19 PM
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Masked of the Jeep logo on the hood, what a pain, but... Git 'er done!

Note the pro paint shield for the exposed tire/rim, aka garbage umbrella. (photo above)
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:22 PM
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Here's a before/after of my trim, it came out really nice, I'm happy with it. the photos dont quite do it justice, sadly taking them from my shoddy 3 megapixel phone camera.

Notice the shoddy brush work on the "Sport" lettering by the previous owner, on my to fix list.
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That's a very clean blue..Goodluck on your cherokee build..
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turned out pretty good, my trim is beat lol nasty grey lookin
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So its been slow going getting my emblems finished because:




Central CA summers are horrible, I can't wait to move north!

But I digress, I did get most of my body lettering done, just got the door lettering left to do at this point, also picked up a XJ vinyl, gonna get a "4x4" clone for the other side of the plate.
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Looks good keep it going
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And here is the notoriously "Seepy" D35 Diff. Cover, going to order a Solid diff. cover to replace this next friday.

I stand corrected: C8.25 29 Spline. Oh yeah.

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Picked up a Stanley brand toolbox at Wally world for 10$, beats the milk crate my tools were sitting in before, looking alot neater this way.



Got a pair of these coming on the big brown truck, scheduled to be here friday.

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hope you didnt order your rear diff cover yet. that looks like a 8.25 to me. see how the bottom is flat in the pic... a d35 is round.
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thats an 8.25 for sure! and it may just be a bad gasket on there. But a strong diff cover is always good too!
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Looks good so far, and as stated that is a C8.25 and since it is a 97+ it has the 29 spline shafts too
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Keen eyes fellas, Thanks for the head's up.

Nice to find out it's the beefier C8.25

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no problem! thats what this site is for.
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