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Old 02-07-2010, 05:07 PM
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The saga began 3 mnths ago when I decided to "turn in" a $27,000 "truck" that was nothing more than a sedan with a pickup bed attached to it. The search began for a daily driver..........A friend of a friend just returned from an auction with a "red" 91 Four door Cherokee Laredo. Never being a Jeep "fan", I looked it over, drove it, everything seemed to be in good order for a 19 yr old vehicle. The interior was cherry, and I saw a front hitch that was used for the Winnebago that hauled it around. The ODO read 127K. I hemmed and hawed, but for 1500, I just did it, so I had a car to drive around in.
The suspension was SHOT........it was a long drive home. I went to a junkyard and found a Cherokee with a 2 inch lift and raped it. I needed new tires, so I got some 29 X 9.50's and some black Pacer "Soft 8's"
Here is the progress------->
Pic 1 - When I got it home
Pic 2 - New Rims and Tires (and what I thought was a 2" lift)
Pic 3 - Another 1.75" lift
Pic 4 - I realized how stupid and small the tires were and found a st of 31X10.5's on Craigslist for the right price.
Pic 5- Close up of the Nexxen M/T's

As of right now, the Exxon Valdez (as I have appropriately named it) sits in a buddy's paint booth. Little bit of rust to fix, all chrome to be replaced or painted black. All emblems will be removed. I found some cool badges on Ebay that I'll be replacing the old badges with.
So........I've made it this far, with the help of a good friend and even better Jeepster. I am now a Jeep fan(atic). Knock on wood, but when she gives up the ghost....I'm going right out and buying another!!
One quart of oil a week, instead of a $600 car payment plus a $200 insurance bill............Yeah....I like Old Jeeps!!!
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:20 PM
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Looks awesome dude! welcome to the forum
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:04 PM
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Nice, used to have that exact model color and all.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:58 PM
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nice, yeah it looks exactly like my 92 stocker, only alot cleaner. but mines only got 150kms, so like 100k miles. but it's rusty.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:53 PM
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I searched CF, with not much luck, so I am SURE someone has an answer...

I've noticed that on most older Cherokees, especially mine..that the outer window seals tend to rot and crack, leaving me with ALOT of wind noise inside the cab.
Can anyone tell me where I can find a set of replacement seals?? I've tried JY's but they all seem to be in worse shape than mine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.....
My next step is to duct tape the rear windows.......

Oh, and not to worry...more pics should be coming soon. My paint man was pretty suprised at the lack of rust after he sanded off three MAACO paint jobs......
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:58 PM
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Jeep looks good, very nice progress
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:05 PM
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Just got word from my paint guy...........Rust - Fixed, no complications. Cherokee is primed, ready for forst coat today. Second Coat & first coat of clear tomorrow, last two coats of clear on Friday. Light booth for a few hours, and she is mine on Friday night........I'm stoked. I'm 38 and feel like this is my first car....


This weekends plans......Hire my ten year old son to Hit the undercarriage with some undercoat/rustproof spray....Install some off-road lights.

I will post pics asap!
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:23 PM
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no idea on the window seals, but mine are pretty much gone lol. Nice jeep. i dont think you mentioned what color you are having it painted.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:57 PM
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I hemmed and hawed and decided on all black.........won't be much of a trail rig, so I figured black was the color for me. I was going to Herculiner the bottom half and then paint it black on the top half....but, I made a spontaneous decision and went with all black.
Not too sure how it's going to look, but I know that it will look better than three tone tomato red.
The PO had a few $99 paint jobs done, apparently at different times in different places.

I will have pics tomorrow.....I'm meeting the paint guy to take some progress pics, then Friday or Saturday, I'll have pics of the completed job.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:36 PM
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time to cut the fenders
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Hooligan306 View Post
I searched CF, with not much luck, so I am SURE someone has an answer...

I've noticed that on most older Cherokees, especially mine..that the outer window seals tend to rot and crack, leaving me with ALOT of wind noise inside the cab.
Can anyone tell me where I can find a set of replacement seals?? I've tried JY's but they all seem to be in worse shape than mine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.....
My next step is to duct tape the rear windows.......

Oh, and not to worry...more pics should be coming soon. My paint man was pretty suprised at the lack of rust after he sanded off three MAACO paint jobs......
Check out my build Thread (click on Project Blackout) I just put some outer window seals on mine. The website and price info is there. Looks like a very nice XJ good luck on your build!
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Hooligan306 View Post
I hemmed and hawed and decided on all black.........won't be much of a trail rig, so I figured black was the color for me. I was going to Herculiner the bottom half and then paint it black on the top half....but, I made a spontaneous decision and went with all black.
Not too sure how it's going to look, but I know that it will look better than three tone tomato red.
The PO had a few $99 paint jobs done, apparently at different times in different places.

I will have pics tomorrow.....I'm meeting the paint guy to take some progress pics, then Friday or Saturday, I'll have pics of the completed job.
sounds pretty sweet cant wait for pics!
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:29 PM
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Here she is!!! The paint guy still needs to wet sand and buff a cpl of runs in the clear coat, but I needed the Jeep for the weekend......all in all, I am STOKED!!!!

I feel like I'm 16 again with my first car!!! Still has a long way to go, but I love it!!

I'll post daytime pics tomorrow.....
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:21 PM
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I Have to have a Black Cherokee. I Could'nt have one doing the things I Do though it would be Covered in Scrtaches lol.
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