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Old 09-22-2010, 04:08 PM
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Hello, My names Mike, I wrote up a lil introduction in the intro page, to shorten it up, My girlfriends dad gave me his jeep, it sat, untouched for close to 4 years, Ive been reading this forum non stop for about a month now, And it has helped me a great deal and im sure it will continue to do so. So I guess we can consider this a build, I will post up some pics, Crappy cell phone pics, and you can chime in and ill update it as i go, Thanks

First picture is where it sat for 4 years,
2nd picture, on the way to my house, stopped at buddys to put new cps in,
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:16 PM
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The tasks completed list......

Oil and filter
fuel filter, new gas
fuel pump resistor ballast
crank positioning sensor
coil
high pressure power steering line
drained and changed rear diff oil
fixed lever on seats
removed seats/ painted brackets/
vacuumed entire jeep
cleaned windows
cleaned throttle body
new battery
new battery terminals
pb blaster as much of Underbody nuts and bolts as possible
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:44 PM
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nice start, enjoy the two door! i know I do!

Also dont forget to flush out and change the brake fluid and coolant. Flush the rad and block. change pads rotors and shoes.
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Awesome canvas to start with, Love the 2 door. Keep daddy-in-law happy now, or he'll take the toys away.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:53 PM
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Awesome canvas to start with, Love the 2 door. Keep daddy-in-law happy now, or he'll take the toys away.
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and that will be a great jeep! how many miles it got on it?
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:10 PM
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Another two door project jeep on CF, Love them 2 doors !!!
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:21 AM
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Thanks fellas, it has 122,xxx, not bad for a 90, and it makes me feel good because i see jeeps with 220,xxx on the clock still kickin around. New plugs wires cap and rotor tomorrow.Hopefully that will help the ROUGH starting....
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Nice! 122k isn't bad, seem like a nice father in law! Keep the pics comming!
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thats a fine start and for free cant complain there. mines rocking 213+K so shes still young. i dont get why everyone loves the 2 doors so much i guess when you have a family its more practical to have the 4 doors. i love them both though 2/4 door dont matter to me its a cherokee and im starting to love them more than i did my wrongler. like everyone else said flush and change all the fluids keep up the maintaince and she will last to 300K id bet.
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looking good
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So I successfully installed the new plugs wires cap and rotor on the other day,it was a wonder how the thing ever even started at all. The cap and rotor was full of corrosion,Anyway that made it run a lil better.....until i took it for a spin at night and put the finishing move on the alterantor sooo looks like that will be next, its still taking long to start, Ive searched and Im thinking the fuel pressure regulator? Anyone wanna chime in on that , it would be great
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Rebuild the alternator. Dont buy a new one.
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Finally got the jeep on the road 2 days ago, after the new alternator and fuel pressure regulator, Im learning that there is nothing simple with this jeep lol, I still need brakes and suspension,and i have to figure my blinkers out, and when i do, ill post it up because i cant find anything on troubleshooting them, further than checking flashers and fuse, i cant but it is on the road and is running good, 2 questions ill start with here? does the ac/heat controls have a light in it? Mine is not lit... Also there is a plug under the dash that says "ip speakers" that is not plugged in and does not seem to have a plug to plug into, Anyone know what that is? Thanks
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Ok, sooo its a slow project but its getting done, turn signals now work, broke the horn, but the signals work, also installed new motor mounts. I now have to make a decision on a lift, it needs to come with a whole new leaf pack and shocks, I am looking at rustys and rc, they seem to be in my price range, Im stuck between the 2 kits 4.5 and 3, ive read soo many threads on them im burnt out, any input to help me pull the trigger on one would be great. Thanks
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I prefer Rough Country over Rustys. I just havent had a good experience with Rustys, only dealt with them once and didnt like it.
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