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Old 10-01-2010, 01:49 AM
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i love my jeep, i got a 1988 red XJ (my daily driver now) and a 1990 XJ for $150 off one of my dads friends. the engine in the one i am using now was almost completely disassembled. my dad and i worked for about 2 months to get it running and then drivable. the 1990 has become my parts Jeep. i just graduated high school and about to start working so i will be getting some money to add to it.
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Hey man, nice xj, looks like a great start, whats your plans for it?
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i dont think the paint on those aluminum wheels will stay very long if you hit the trails, but it looks like a good solid starter rig all in all.
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nice start
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Hey man, nice xj, looks like a great start, whats your plans for it?
thanks, i want to lift it about 3 inches, paint it (im thinking an olive drab) get or make a roof rack and bumper and add some lights.
i added a sound system and i have a cb in it for now.
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Originally Posted by trailsend.lake View Post
i dont think the paint on those aluminum wheels will stay very long if you hit the trails, but it looks like a good solid starter rig all in all.
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yeah, but i dont like the chrome look haha
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mounted a new CB antenna today. ill post pics tomorrow when i have some light.
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heres the Cb antenna mounted yesterday
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Originally Posted by D_Conrad View Post
thanks, i want to lift it about 3 inches, paint it (im thinking an olive drab) get or make a roof rack and bumper and add some lights.
i added a sound system and i have a cb in it for now.

hell yeah olive drab with black rims

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hell yeah olive drab with black rims

niceee. i love the olive drab look on them. im planning on keeping my bumpers and trim black too. how did you paint yours?
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started on the paint. hows it look so far? i know i have a long way to go still
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niceee. i love the olive drab look on them. im planning on keeping my bumpers and trim black too. how did you paint yours?

to make the olive drab mix rustoleum red primer 50/50 with rustoleum hunter green......i rolled mine on cuz its just the trail beater and i wanted the paint thick and flat.....then i rattle canned all the chrome plastic and bumpers
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ok so her is how she looks now. the back, and majority of the other side are done. first coat so far started to sprinkle so i thought id post a pic while i wait it out.
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i know it could look a lot better, and i should have done better on the masking or just removed some parts but i like it
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done! well... almost. i need to touch up around the windows with some flat black maybe some other misc paces too. not bad for a first timer. ha
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