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Old 02-25-2014, 11:09 AM
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I was looking for a project after we moved in to the new house. since I had a garage equipped with lots of tools and a beer fridge, I just needed something to work on. ( other than necking down tons of beer with my pals)
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:16 AM
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A pal of mine was gonna scrap his Cherokee cuz he got another car and didnt wanna bother with Craigslist.
I threw him what the scrap yard would've given him ($200) and got to 'er right away.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:21 AM
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Pulled the interior out first thing to see what kind of rot was going on.
The thing had a roof leak for a while and the carpet was like 300lbs coming out.
The exhaust had been leaking for years, and the gasses managed to eat through the floor quite a bit.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:25 AM
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Got some 18 gauge sheet metal and started cutting, knocking, pounding, bleeding, swearing, and riveting.
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I was so dang proud of myself. I thought I'd have me a cold one.
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Then I got to the painting.
Used bedliner roll on stuff for the interior and thought, hell, that looks good. Lets do the rest.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:46 AM
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Went campin with my pals.
So I loaded up the back with firewood.
Drove out there pretty much the whole way with the frame resting on the axle.
Had to do something about that.
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Picked up the Zone 4.5" lift.

That popped 'er right up.
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When I got my alignment, the tech told me that its common with xjs that the break pads wear a groove on the spindle where the pads are meant to slide back and forth. This was causing a pull to the right.
So when I got 'er home, I filled those grooves with weld and ground them flush.
Problem solved.
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Got some 1/2" bolts and made sway bar quick connects. Saved about $100.
Went and bought some beer.
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Had to make some room for the rear bumper I was gonna build, so I did the old "cut 'n fold" to the rear quarters.
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Next, I had to cut the the spot that covers the inside of the frame rail so I could build the bumper mount that will tie the frame rails together.
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Built the bumper out of 4x4 and 4x6 square tube.

Fully welded and sealed to run as an air tank.
6 gallon cap.
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Time for an other cold one.
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I love beer and jeeps. they go together like something I've never experienced before. nice bumper, I really like it.
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