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Old 09-26-2010, 01:29 PM
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so ive been wanting a mud truck so i can quite burying my jk jeep. found this xj (89) on craigslist for 600 bucks and the guy took 500. took it home and the 4wd was jacked. so i got a new one for 125. total includeing fluids and all i got 200 additional bucks in it and it runs. so about 700 total including buying the thing. runs great. has a few things i still wanna do like snorkel and stuff. heres pics of when i bought it and then pics of it muddy now that we got the transfer case installed today.

tell me what you think. i will be doing mods periodically getting it ready for redneck yacht club in october so ill post. learned alot already on this site!

also any idea what size tires i could clear now that my fenders are cut up? im thinking 31's easy
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dang that roof line looks really wavy. but hey nice start
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its not. i took the picutres with my iphone. not sure why it did that. haha. its straight tho
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Nice! Get some mirrors on her!
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Nice! Get some mirrors on her!

ya the local u pull has like 7 xj's in it. ill get some eventully. dont really need them tho. its going on trailor to the mud. no tag
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ahhh I see, I think you would still want them tho.
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ahhh I see, I think you would still want them tho.
ya i agree. its habit to look in them mirrors. need to fix the washer fluid and wipers. they move super slow. but overall i think i got a good deal
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You did! Hows the floors in it? And the rest of it for rust?

Look it over make a list of what you need and go to the pull a part! Get nice things out of there sometimes. Might even find some goodies if they werent picked apart.
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Those pictures with the roof makes me feel like im a little messed up haha!
Nice jeep though!!
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the rust isnt bad at all in the floors. not like some of the rigs ive seen on here. its got small holes maybe a dime being the biggest around the floor. im going to take some napa brand rhino liner and do the roof and the floor boards. it cracks and creeks when you open the door and drive because theres no door panels but like i said i need functionality for what i need. rattle can paint job coming soon
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Exactly, and for the price you cant beat it!! Custom door panels are not to hard.
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started my snorkel last night. didnt take step by step pics because from this one image you can pretty much figure it out on what to do. as for the relays that hang right there i rerouted them to the front Name:  005.jpg
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Haha you know what you need on this thing?!

TRAIN HORN!!
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nice find! how are you going to make an air box for a filter tho?
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^^^I was just thinking the same thing^^^^
I would have routed the PVC through the factory air box and then you could have just used some screen or mesh for outside inlet.
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