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Old 11-03-2010, 03:41 PM
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Suppp, my first vehicle, and my first love, is my 99 Jeep Cherokee Sport. In may of 2009 my band broke up, and I needed a vehicle. I had a slim budget, so I started looking. All I looked for were jeeps, and all I found was a 99 with 97k on it. It had new tires (31's), and a 3 inch lift on it already. It had a Rebuilt Title in Canada, which turned off Canadian buyers, and I'm from Ohio. I don't know why I was looking in Canada, but it worked out. I drove up to Sarnia, ON, gave him 2k in cash, and drove away with my Bill of Sale. Interesting enough, the border looked for drugs in the Jeep, then just let me go. It all went pretty seamless, Canadian inspection is much stricter than USA I guess, so they just gave me a clean title. The guy worked for a junkyard that I bought it from, so I know its a little bit of a Platypus, but I'm ok with that. It looks great and runs like a top. Heres what it looked like the day after I got home and got my temp tags.











First thing I did, was took off the door molding and used https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f51/si...ng-guide-7995/ to paint my wheels.

Then, in one big swipe, I bedlined my bumpers, bumper ends, and used VHT NiteShades and spray paint on my tailights and side marker lights. Heres what I had.



Just wheels done.



Rear bumper being done.



Taillights taped off to be NiteShaded.



From behind, bumper and tails done.

Since this, I've added power leather seats, and extra reverse lights, I thought mine would be bright enough through the NiteShades. I also just recently Switched out the Rear power and vent glass from the "Smoke" factory tint, to the black. Next are the two fixed rear windows. I just have to figure out how to get those puppies out. =)







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Old 11-03-2010, 03:45 PM
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nice!
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:47 PM
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Looks like a nice clean truck!
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:01 PM
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Nice score for $2000. Really looks nice and clean
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:14 PM
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looks awesome man! looks really clean!
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:29 PM
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Nice clean look !
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Looks 10x's better with the stuff painted!
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:28 PM
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Nice find ! Looking real good with your attention to detail mods..
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:46 PM
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Thanks guys, I'm just trying to figure out how to wire my electric seats and how to get the rear glass out right now.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:16 PM
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i don't know if all jeeps were wired for power seats or not, but i would take a looksy under your carpet and see if there is a plug under there..you might get lucky. Jeep looks good great find man, and i thought i got lucky with my 1000 dollar jeep.
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Looks good, and def. a nice find...
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:28 AM
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i don't know if all jeeps were wired for power seats or not, but i would take a looksy under your carpet and see if there is a plug under there..you might get lucky. Jeep looks good great find man, and i thought i got lucky with my 1000 dollar jeep.
Yeah I do have the pigtail under the seat, but there are two power connectors under the power seats, and when I just wire the one, surprise surprise, I get nothing...they are from a 2001 xj classic, and the connector underneath the seat that I can't find wiring for is like a 14 pin sqaure. I figure I have to have them all wired for them to work, and ill have to make a switch for the heat....I just am stuck.
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