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Old 09-04-2012, 01:01 AM
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New to CF! I just picked up my '87 XJ on 08-29-2012 with 61k original miles on it working on a self paid college budget so itll be slow but shell be a beauty! Sorry for all the dark cell phone pics, ill have my camera next week

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gassing her up on the way home from picking her up

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first night at home

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all the chrome on the front was ugly so i pulled the grill and bezels painted them flat black and bedliner-ed the bumper
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did the same on the back

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the old lift struts didnt work AT ALL so i got these off amazon

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they are SUPER strong. deffinately recomend.

there will be more on the way!!

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:47 PM
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painted the two stupid chrome strips above and below the grille, black. and also painted the mirrors black. starting to look better without all the chrome
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and fixed my droopy headlight haha
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:55 PM
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looks good man! very good mileage! The black is way better, i dislike chrome as-well!
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:11 PM
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looks good man! very good mileage! The black is way better, i dislike chrome as-well!
thanks man, yea an older guy had it and he barely drove it but he died in 2004, its been sitting since then. but ima go with the blue and black theme on it
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:08 PM
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Got some free time today so i sanded(by hand) my hood and ornament panel and primered it.. got dust from sanding EVERYWHERE!... Name:  f41f3067.jpg
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:35 PM
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got bored after my primer project so i decided to bed line the panel below the windshield wipers lol
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ill put it back on tonight
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:10 AM
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annnnd... its back on
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:50 PM
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It's sideways but it's my flashlight mount
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:06 PM
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Looking good so far..are you gonna paint the hood or what?
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Looks much better with black, should accent the wheels with some black maybe in the pockets or spokes with plasti dip
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Wow! 61,000 miles. That is awesome for an 87. I'm jealous lol. Props dude
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Xj88 View Post
Looking good so far..are you gonna paint the hood or what?
yea im going to repaint the whole car. im thinking a semi gloss or flat midnight blue. i just sanded and primered the roof ill put the pics up when the racks back on

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Looks much better with black, should accent the wheels with some black maybe in the pockets or spokes with plasti dip
im planning on either painting those black or bedlining them at least until i can get some new rims, either way theyre gonna be black

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Wow! 61,000 miles. That is awesome for an 87. I'm jealous lol. Props dude
yup i got a steal, gives me plenty of years to build and play with it
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got the roof sanded and primered and bedlined the roof racks
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:39 PM
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door skip plates bedliner-ed
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Nice 87 man, love seeing a good solid renix.
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