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'89 XJ "Frankenjeep" 4x4

Old 07-25-2012, 12:47 AM
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So I had an 88 XJ laredo 4x4, started a build thread for it

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but it was too much of a piece of crap so I bought a new one, $375 and it needed a computer and an exhaust, it was the base model, but the laredo had all the bells and whistles, so ive been combining both to create "Frankenjeep" I have a few pics and will be posting more soon

Jeep when I bought it

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Had a broken windshield so I got it replaced

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nice man ill follow up
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:36 PM
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I didnt like the shiny grill and light surrounds so I bought a couple cans of spray paint and clear coat

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I replaced the plugs and wires with NGK V-Power plugs, Accel 8.8mm Wires, Gave it a new coil, rotor and cap, did a motor flush with Gunk Motor Flush and an oil change using a wix 51182 high capacity filter and fram full sythetic 10w-30,

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I took the whole front clip off when I painted the grill and replaced the wiring harness so it included the stock wiring and the stock switch for the fog lights, they were on the jeep when I got it but were never wired in

The previous owner had replaced the MAP and IAT sensors and the alternator, but when he did it he put one on with a pully that was 1 tooth too small so it ate the belt and the clutch fan riped chunks out of the belt, so I replaced the pully put a belt on it and ripped the clutch fan out and put in an E-Fan

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A better picture of the front

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The electric fan I replaced my mechanical fan with

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Wired it in with a relay, power on with acc on key and a shut off switch in the dash before the relay


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I painted the speaker covers, window cranks, put the cubbies in from my laredo and put in the better door handles, all painted black

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Painted glove box area of dash black

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Put in the Motor for the rear wiper, needed wellnuts and ecerything,

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Put my nearly new tires on the unbent rims on this jeep,

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Im gonna paint em black with the jeep in red . . .
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Swapped in the laredos guage cluster, took guages out painted entire insides white so its brighter than the blue it comes stock, painted the back of the guage surround white and front black, swapped in temp sender and oil pressure sender so the guages work

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Got tired of my arm sweating, so I covered my center console lid with black soft canvas like material

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