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Old 05-06-2014, 01:22 AM
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I am 17 years old and I bought my first vehicle today. It is a 1991 jeep xj. I bought it from my dads friend for $1000.


It does need a little work such as new shocks ( it is missing one but might as well replace all), it needs new control arms, and it need one of the hinges on the driver side front door re-welded.


The good: IT IS A XJ. It already has a 3in. lift and is on 31x10.50x15 AT tires ( will be replaced with MT). It has the 4.0 HO I6 and an exhaust of some sort not sure if it a flowmaster or what.


THIS WILL BE A SLOW BUILD!
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Take off all the moldings and cut and fold the fenders. Thats what makes the pre 97 look good. Plasti dip the front chrome too. Doing all that stuff would be like $15 and make it look 40000x better.
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Thank you for the feed back
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ordering new control arms and bar pin eliminators soon, possibly tonight.
I am going with stock control arms for now because i don't have a lot of money due to the lack of a job.(will upgrade later on)
Might also be ordering the Rusty"s steering box brace as well.
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Nice rig my 89 has a broke drivers door hinge to needs welding
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Thank you. I have herd that it is a common problem for the doors to do that
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It has been a while since I have updated so I got my shocks in, I got my door welded back on and I got a spot on the frame welded. I pulled the carpet out and found a small hole under the back seats above the exhaust and I put down some rust stuff through the whole inside of the jeep so the rust will not spread further. I rattle canned the inside black instead of putting carpet in. I also painted the control arms.

I am going to put the control arms in this weekend and fix the whole if the weather holds up which is why I didn't finish last weekend and then I can drive it.

It will not let me put up pics so i will when it alows
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Could you post a pic of how you welded your hinge? I've been trying to figure out how to do mine because the welds broke and its only being held on by a tab inside the body was thinking I should lift the door and have it held up then grind the paint off and weld it that how you did yours?
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Yes that is how I did mine
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Good looking rig for the price, def cut the front fenders, and fold the rear, and dont waste money on stock control arms, save up and get the adjustable arms and a lift kit....you said it'd be a slow build, so you might as well save your money and go with the good stuff once rather than replacing stuff twice down the line....
used parts dont sell for very high....especially stock... just my 2 cents
Good luck and welcome to the obsession
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Also I'm from Eugene Originally Go Ducks
Hope your not a beaver....hehe
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Originally Posted by DakWill91 View Post
Yes that is how I did mine
Ok cool thanks
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Originally Posted by 88 XJ Durb View Post
Also I'm from Eugene Originally Go Ducks
Hope your not a beaver....hehe
I'm from baker city and defiantly not. Go ducks.
And i just bought the stock ones for now cuz i'm getting a job soon and most of the money will go to the jeep and i need a way to get around but i thought about just getting good ones first but I needed yo get it going so.

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it has been a while since i have posted on here and in that time i got some new things.

I got the rusty's steering box brace



i bought 5 super swamper for $150. two of them are pretty worn 2 of them are almost brand new and 1 or them has never touched the road.



i went to the local jy and picked uo a few things as well. i got new mirrors and antenna.



and i also picked up this piece for $10.






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