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Old 02-20-2010, 05:53 PM
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After about a month of driving a 1985 Olds Delta 88, I completed my goal in finding the foundation for the perfect (for me) cherokee.
560 bucks for this 93 "high output", an NSP longboard, and an O'neil wetsuit. 185xxxmiles and a manual tranny, I knew it was the one. I've got some clutch work ahead of me, but its a strong jeep.
First picture is after I removed the trim under the bumper and trimmed the flares a little.
The second pic is after a virtual spray job representing my plan for it.
Flat, cool blue and some white steels.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:02 PM
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Nice acquisition. I must say though that I like it in the first pic more. JMO
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:54 PM
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:37 AM
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After about six hours of grunting and groaning, I had my new slave cylinder installed and tranny and tcase back up and bolted. Only to find out that the coupling that connects the main line to the cylinder was wore out. Hopefully, I can find a new coupling today that will work.
If only that darn cylinder was external.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:49 AM
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Well, as it seems to happen more often than not, I've changed my mind. Instead of trying to paint my jeep on a budget and it probably not turning out good anyway, I've decided to keep the stock color scheme for a while. I just picked up a set of wheels off a sahara edition tj for $125. This morning, I had some 31" Wild Trac x/rs's put on those wheels. Then onto my jeep they went.
So far, I've replaced the slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, rims, and tires. I put on a set of Gabriel shocks all the way around, as well as installed a Rancho steering stabilizer. I've beat out some dents on the front bumper and the passenger side, rear door. Removed flares and now I'm ready to trim. After trimming, I plan on doing a little more body work where I beat out the dents and doing some minor painting.
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Great looking Jeep, very nice for only $560. Sounds like you have not had to do anything too major to it yet either. I have to agree I must say I like the stock paint color better though.
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congrats on the new jeep. i agree with ol'blue & z71gladiator - the stock paint looks to be in pretty good condition. you should leave the paint as is for now and invest your money for other mechanical surprises you may have with the jeep!
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Looks Great!
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:40 AM
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I had a chance to trim my fenders earlier this week and I got to bed line/paint them yesterday. Turned out better than I imagined. Next step is brakes, then exhaust, and if my old lady allows it, a snorkel. Then I'll be as good as wheeling.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:58 AM
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Repairs/Mods completed:
Clutch master and slave cylinders
Spark plugs/wires/distributor/distributor cap
Wheels
Tires
Fluids drained/refilled
Fuel filter
Flares removed/fenders trimmed/painted
Front bumper/pass side rear door dents beat straight
Gabriel ultra shocks all the way around
Rancho steering stabilizer

Repairs/Mods to come:
Full brake job
Exhaust
99 Intake manifold
Repair rusted floor
Replace carpet
Headliner
Install new steering wheel
Snorkel

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looks good
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Looking good. Great find for the money
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Sweet XJ.
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