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My first 2000 XJ Classic!!!

Old 09-03-2012, 09:02 PM
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Alright, well as you know this is my first XJ. I picked her up for 1500 bucks, about 3 months ago with only 130 000km, she's still a baby Alright, i'm 19 and a automobile mechanic student, so i will be learning new things as im building. First things first, problems!

-needed new brakes (fixed)
-new passenger floor (fixed)
-part of driver floor is rotting
-t-case is leaking
-hole in rocker(fixed)
-had a miss fire(needed new spark plugs)
-roof is rusting like crazy(PO left it under a tree for 6 months)
-needs new tie rod end
-loose steering
-terrible head lights!(got some 12 dollar sylvania head lights, pretty bright!)
-driver side wiper is pretty loose
-rear wiper doesent work
and a couple other things

so here are some pictures when i first got her
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Plans for in a month or so i hope (if i can save up some money)
-Rubicon Express 3.5" superflex kit
-32's not sure what kind of tires yet
-black steelies
-roof rack
-ALOT of lights
-false floor
-bed line the whole jeep
-frame stiffeners
-and i can't think of anything else right now

I'll be posting alot of pics!
Thannks!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:15 PM
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So first thing i did when i got her( of course) i went offroading!
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i then soon found out the hard way not to go offroading alone. Sorry for the pics is was really dark out but thanks to Bimmer_2002, he had to find me in the forest but he got me out!
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real nice jeep man.. keep it out of mud haha
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:27 PM
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The first thing i had to fix was the passenger floor. turned out my whole floor is rotting but there are no holes yet in the back or in the trunk i bought a new floor i took the green crossmember(not sure if thats what its called) from a zj in my shop that was going to the scraps.
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My friend tac welded it and i used urethane to fill the all the cracks.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:30 PM
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hahaha thanks jeepstr52, but i fine it looks so much better with mud on it! (but Gf hates that tho so i gotta wash it every once in a while)

oh yeah heres a pic of the day after i got stuck
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mine used to like mud to but it sucks to clean it. and then when u gotta get under it to do anything u always have thats stuff dropping in your face
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thats true lol, every time i would take my jeep out of the shop i would have a pile of dried up mud to sweep
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Then i fixed the hole i had in my rocker
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didnt take a pic of the welding but here was the finished product
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and i also took off my side trim molding things
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Looks sooo much better without
and this may not all be in order of what i did first
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looks alot better with the moldings off! i did the same with mine. want to sell your bumper end caps? ill buy em! haha
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:42 PM
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well one of the rear one is scuffed up pretty bad(looks like it came from a red xj,
and i haven't taken on my front ones yet. maybe in a week or so i can sell them to you if you want
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no hurry man. just have been looking for a set. just send me a pm if you want to get rid of them
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here are couple stock flexing pics
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and heres my interior setup, still need a cb antenna. Do you guys have any suggestions for any antennas?
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got some leds from MTLXJ (the cameras making them look like purple but their not)
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Good job so far! Nice rig
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do you like the leds? im thinking about getting them. do you think they are worth it?
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Originally Posted by djcallao View Post
Good job so far! Nice rig
Thanks!

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do you like the leds? im thinking about getting them. do you think they are worth it?
my old lights were terrible, i hated not being able to see so i had to get new ones, and yes they are worth it, one led is almost as good as my 4 old map lights lol
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