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Old 10-28-2010, 10:32 PM
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Bought this 2001 XJ at auction for $1,500. Blown head gasket, Warped head, power steering pump shot, bad universals, no brakes, totally trashed interior.
I started out repairing all mechanical issues and then went after the cosmetics, even pulled the entire interior out and power washed the carpet seats etc. and reinstalled. A year later I had a decent stock XJ to drive. Now to start the build. I installed a 3" lift with new shocks, Installed all new bushings, bought some used stock wheels and painted them black and finally 2 weeks ago mounted the 31 x 10.5 x 15 BFG tires. Things are finally looking up for this XJ.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:12 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:12 PM
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very nice and clean jeep but now you need some bumps and bruises jejeje
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:32 PM
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that looks effin sweet. i love the white on black. what kind of tires are those? very sharp.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:54 PM
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how many miles did it have when you bought it
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by mpars View Post
that looks effin sweet. i love the white on black. what kind of tires are those? very sharp.

Yeah I also like the black and white. haha. Take a look at my hood.

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Old 10-29-2010, 12:44 AM
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WOW! man looks great! i love seeing clean xj's like yours! post some interior pix up
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:26 PM
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Thanks for the complements. This XJ had 56k on it when I bought it. It had been sitting for a long time after it blew the head and before I bought it. All the universals including the hubs were gone, along with the other problems I listed before. Like I said it was a year of penetrating oil and lots of unbolting and replacing to get it even back to stock.

I even replaced all the bushings including the control arm bushings - what a pain!! They were completely gone - is this the norm with XJs that the control arm bushings rot out??

The tires are 31 x 10.5 x 15 BF Goodrich radial all terrains. I plan on getting the Jeep out there and real dirty this hunting season, I am usually on the beach every week now. I 'll post more pictures as I can.
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Your XJ looks good... def a much better look from the outside alone from when you first got it...
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