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96' Project: Daily Grind

Old 03-23-2013, 02:38 PM
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Why's up everyone. To introduce myself, I'm PK and this is my new project. Calling it the daily Grind, my new 96' Cherokee Country, a daily driver and weekend warrior build.

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217,XXX miles
4.0 I6
Dana 30 upfront / 8.25 in the. Rear
4.5 RC Lift
SYE
33" General Grabbers
Stock Interior, Half of which is missing.

Stopped by the pick n pull the other day, Picked up a new/used headliner board. Will be refinishing soon. Still looking for so headliner trim pieces. Also just now ordered a ACC vinyl flooring. Plan on redoing the interior entirely. Here are some pics below...
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:39 PM
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:29 PM
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Ripped out entire interior. To my surprise I did not find too much rust. The rust I did find was beginning to become cancerous though. Had 3 small rust holes, Scraped all away and treated the entire interior floor pan area with ospho.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:36 PM
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After treating all rusted areas with ospho and letting it work its magic, I patched the small holes with fiberglass and primed the entire floor pan area with rustoleum rust preventive primer.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:39 PM
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Sound Dampening. I ordered some GTMAT for sound dampening purposes. I got that laid down today as well. I did not cover the entire area, but put about 50sq ft down. Covered the floor pan area more than adequately.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:42 PM
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Just another photo of sound dampening material laid down.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:56 AM
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So I originally set out to lay down the new ACC vinyl flooring. The package was delivered the other day and I didn't open immediately as I had all this other work going on. Finally got around the checking out the product and was nothing as described. I'm actually in the process of sending back and getting a refund. Looks like ill be tearing up that GTMAT as well so roll some herculiner in there.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:18 PM
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:31 PM
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Sprucing up the old, looks like new!
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:21 PM
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So a little update, got the headliner redone, and all the headliner trim repainted a dark grey with black oh **** handle bars and lights. .Spent all day tearing out the GTMAT, extremely pissed because I just put it in, but got the first coat of Herculaneum down. I'm a lot happier with this route, also a lot cheaper. I do have to say though the GTMAT bonded extremely well and was a pain in the *** to tear out. Saying that in going to redo upholstery on doors and line them with the left over I have. Didn't take pics of the headliner or Herculaneum will do in thenAM when I put on the final coat of the herc.
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I have been out of town due to work so its been a while since I've wrenched on the jeep. Over this past weekend I got some free time though.

Here's the updates:
Installed new motor mounts. ( thanks for the write ups and in other threads, made it easy.)
Greased all fittings
Cleaned out engine with SeaFoam
Replaced Air Filter
Started finishing all interior trim

Coming up looking at repainting axles and diff covers, new plugs wire and distrib cap, reprint valve cover and replace gasket.

Post picks when I get the chance.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:41 PM
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I've been slacking on posting pictures of updates and work as I progress. So over the past weekend I got a significant amount of work done, replaced a valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket, transmission gasket, transmission filter, rear main seal, oil filter and oil pressure sensor. Painted what was applicable as I dropped pans and pulled covers to spruce things up a little.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:44 PM
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Painted valve cover Chrysler blue, oil pan black, photo above it of new headliner I put in. Overall theme I'm working towards if smoke grey, black and Chrysler blue-ish.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:13 PM
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First and foremost I got some new Rusty's tow hooks in the other day and got them half installed today. Need to go pick up a couple more lock nus. While I had my bumper off, I got an Itch to pull my stock fender flares off and do some trimming! Before and after picks, before does not show fender flares because I did not even think to snap a pic at that moment.
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