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Old 06-08-2017, 04:18 AM
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Why Hello there.....

So I bought my girlfriends Dads 1994 Jeep Cherokee 2D for $1000. It was bone stock, but had so much potential. I have had it almost a year and I'll be posting pictures of what I had done and things that went wrong and where we are today as I continue to make her purty.

Heres a picture of how she looked when I first got it.






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First things First...

I installed a 3 inch Rough Country Lift






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As you can see....unless you are blind....the paint is pretty faded and the clear coat was coming off. So I had to do something about that. First i had to prep it. Sanded the entire vehicle down and took the entire clear coat off and roughed it all up and then took her for a nice bath to get all the crap off.










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Then the fun began (because sanding sucked and was the worst part out of everything) I decided to do something that has been done before, but you dont see often or as for me at all.

I went with Black Monstaliner Truck Bed Coating. Wasn't very expensive, looks badass and is way more durable. Took about a day for taping and about 3 coats and here is how it turned out. Very, VERY happy with it!










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....I also installed new front seats since the old ones were busted. Bought Jeep Grand Cherokee seats from Pick N Pull for $100. Perfect condition and with a little fabrication and location adjustment, they went right in.



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Old 06-08-2017, 04:59 AM
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I decided to do some small details on the inside, so I changed out the lights on the dash with LEDs and installed a GlowShift temp gauge in the dash, since the SE model i have only had a light that would turn on when the engine was overheating. Also a new deck and some red silicone radiator hoses



















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The stock wheels were just killin me and the whole vibe....soooo what else is there to do....oh ya! get some tires and wheels.

I went with Ultra 17x9 for the wheels...... with yes, yes I know.....8 lug. That was a purchasing order mistake by me. But I made it work.

I went with Cooper Discoverer STT Pro 285/70R17 for the tires. I can tell you how impressed I am with these tires from off roading to normal driving on asphalt. They are quiet as can be on the asphalt, but grab like no other off roading.




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Old 06-08-2017, 05:14 AM
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So as i said before...i screwed up and didnt pay attention to the lug pattern when i ordered until after the tires were on and i was kinda screwed. So I found these on amazon which spaced the wheels and fixed my issue. I havent had any problems with them, they are very solid.

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So I fiinalllly was able to put the wheels and tires on! i was oh so happy!



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Buuut....as I am sure you all, or most of you all, are aware, tires that size and the size of lift and fenders dont mix....so I had to do some cutting.




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Looking good. Welcome to the bedliner club
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Decided it was time to get this thing dark. So window tint it was.

I went with 5% on the back and 10% on the two fronts.

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The old green paint from where the original fenders were at was just killing me. I finally, had to get some type of fender flares.

I went with Rusty's Fender Flares for the front and im keeping the back stock for now.













Ill eventually Monstaliner the fender flares too, but most likely keep the bolts silver
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Great post and photos. Keep them coming. For the install of the GlowShift temp gauge did you add a temp sender on the return hose by the thermostat?
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I actually had a sending unit that attaches to the upper radiator hose. Glowshift offers it. Pictures are above of it.

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