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Old 09-20-2010, 08:46 AM
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Well i bought this about 2 months ago. I've never posted here before. I've just used the search to figure everything out. My neighbor also has a 96XJ and we have both learned a lot from this forum.
I bought the jeep with the intentions of fixing it and turning around and selling it. Over the past 2 months though I've come to really love this thing. They are so easy, and fun to work on. NO RUST WHAT SO EVER on this jeep. 133,000 miles.
When i bought it the 4x4 didn't work. All of the Vac stuff was taken out of the fron axle. Nothing a Posi-Loc couldnt fix though. I re-did the headliner but it came out kinda crappy. I'll fix it again another day. I had a long long list of things that i had to fix on it (all minor things). The tires were bald and all four were different. The rear leaf springs were sagging pretty bad. The paint is faded on the hood and roof. I've used a lot of spray on bed liner to clean it up. The only thing i have left to do is fix the A/C (maybe), fix the cruise control, and put the 3" front springs on it.
The only mods so far are 3" lift on rear (front to come this week), 31" tires on craigers, and posi-loc.

Let me know what you think. Ideas and critics welcome.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:51 AM
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There was a center console on the roof but it was torn up to bad to reuse, and i didn't work. I had to patch the hole in the headliner backing and recover it. Didn't come out to great, but it'll work for now. The second pic you can kind see how i did the faided roof in Spray on bed liner because it looked horrible.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:37 PM
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looks awesome now.....my '91 laredo had the exact same paint job when i bought it....except mine was a rot box from day 1 lol.....seriously tho i love the old laredos and that is a great looking jeep
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Wow, their both really clean.. Good luck with the builds..
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Welcome to the forum! I like the new rims! AR's?
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Thanks man and, yes the are AR
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Hey man, Jeep looks great, I really like the Maroon with the black. Congrats on getting one without rust.

On another note, I couldent help noticing the silver Z you have in the garage there, I have one in the same color:

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Best of luck with the rides man.
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ASA-Z33 I love the front end of the Z looks great.

Thanks for all the good comments. I should have more pics up this weekend after i get the 3in lift springs on the front. I'm just hoping that i don't get any DW from the raise. My friend and I are trying to figure it out on his 96 XJ. Has me a little worried about lifting, but i have to due to the 31's. I got the rims and tires so cheap i couldn't say no.
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A little update. I got the 3 inch springs on the front. The jeep drives so much better now. Hopefully have it out in the mud today if it rains, and get some pics. Got some interior pics, and the engine bay. Cleaning up the engine bay and painting is going to be the next thing to tackle on my list.
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Looks good with that lift and rims/tires! Keep it up! And I'm waiting for those mud pics!
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First time out in the mud for the jeep today. It wasn't to muddy, because today was the first time it's rained in forever here. It was a blast. I can't believe how easy it went through everything. I had an 02' Dakota 4x4, and the jeep just put it to shame. Although I knew that would happen. Also I'm putting in a few pics of my buddy Bholt1984 (on the forums) up. Him and I have been working on our Jeeps together so much that our wifes are starting to hate them and us. We did bring the wifes out with us today, and they had a blast.
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Looking good!
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Well the other night i went to clean the mud out of the jeep, and found a bunch of wet carpet. Ends up the srain plugs were rusted out in the trunk. Sooooo time to tear it out patch the holes, and recarpet. I used RustOleum rust primer, and semi-gloss black paint. It went ok. I'm not going to be and expert at carpeting anytime soon. The carpet I took out was just discusting and smelly. I'm so glad i replaced it, and caught the rust when i did. If it had been a few more months it would have involed welding in new floor pans.
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Wow what a difference the rims and tires made..I too love the way cherokee's wheel offroad ! Just remember to keep the woman involved with the wheelin and it will make it easier to buy/build more for the Jeep.
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