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Old 02-21-2013, 08:51 PM
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So this is my story, I recently bought a 94 xj all black and 5speed (my dream jeep) i saw the heep on good ole craigs list for 400$ at the time i already had a 1992 limited but slowly the terrible nepa winters were calming her i bought her for $500 on craigs list about a year ago all stock did alot to it wheeled the hell out of it with only a 2" bb lift with 31's






So long story short i lifted the limited 5" and i saw that the rockers and rear floors and leaf spring boxes were all gone SOOOOOO my new purchase of the new black xj which i was gonna use for a parts jeep will be my new project.

so i contacted the guy with the jeep and i went looked at it. he told me it needed a brake line and had some rust BUT it being a 5 speed and black i needed it! sooo i talked him down to $250 yes 250 and drove her home as is no brakes and sticky throttle but that story is for a different thread

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So the disasembly of my beloved limited began and the building of darth vader began....
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:15 PM
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So this is the jeep when i first got it STOCK AS A ROCK!
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Got it home in one piece

Now the guy told me the rust was bad and from the out side the jeep is mint, until i saw some wood under the passenger side seat so after further investigation i found this

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so what you gonna do i got the heep for $250 i cant complain and as far as any structural rust there is non just the floor

so at first i tried being cheep and using sheet metal and i got frustrated really quickly and i threw the metal into the woods and just decided to order the pan from C2Cfabrication.com
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if you look close in this pic you can see a blood spot from my finger^^^^
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so yeah this was alot easier
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the rear half came soon after
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:37 PM
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As far as mods for this jeep i have a little list
Front Locker
RC4.5 long arm with full leafs no AAL bs
already have a 2" bb on it
zj overhead console in the works
led rock lights
led front turn signals
subaru leather out back seats
rear limited seat
tints
im sure theres more i have to
as far as bumpers i have a front and rear bumper from my limited that im using along with a sound bar tilt steering column but for now here are some pics of my limited she will be missed
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air raid throttle body spacer and cold air
5" home brew lift
31X10.5 15 bfg at kos
custom rear bumper
custom front stinger with winch plate
and more rust you can shake at
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now that the limited is a parts jeep and had alot to offer i will use the doors to make half doors closer to summer and i switched out my stupid idiot light cluster for the limiteds normal cluster
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The weather here in the NEPA sucks lately so its slow moving right now the floor is nearing completion.

I got bored waiting for parts so i decided to throw my 31's and 2" bb lift on im so impatient

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Its been almost 3 months since iv been wheeling and i needed my fix
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UPDATE!
black housings in the mail
pads and rotors for the front
water pump tstat and new rad
and i sourced a zj rear disc set up that i will take pics of when it warms up alittle

i also used my moded taillights from my limited
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And me at the junk yard fighting with a trailer hitch that i wanted
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:59 AM
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Well today i was reading the paper and saw a harbor freight coupon book and figured ahh what the hell


Also did some fender trimming
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:33 PM
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More progress today




Darth vader starting to take shape

Long arm should be here soon along with my black housing head lights
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:53 PM
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Got my black housings in today and to my surprise the lens its self is glass i thought for sure they would be plastic
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tell us hows those work! i've heard mixed reviews about those.
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Originally Posted by offroad bandit View Post
tell us hows those work! i've heard mixed reviews about those.
there amazing! i feel like im driving a freaking lexus!

and here are some pics!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:22 PM
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MORE updates i finally finished my front led turn signals and its a super cheap simple mod and i know every one who ones a jeep loves cheap mods

so here we go

when i worked at NAPA i knew how to get my hands on alotta cool **** so i found these made by Trucklite
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you can get them from your local napa for about $20 each they have 3 plugs on the back one for power one for the turn or stop and one for ground so its plug and play

then i split the lens its really easy, i just used a razor blade and it came off
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then you simply put the leds in the casing and clue it back up i used a combo of automotive clear epoxy and a hot glue gun

and here you go
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simple clean and cheap!

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just need an led flasher and ill be set

in a matter of 3 hours is mounted the winch, bolted in head lights and mounted my led turn signals

it took a little long because every ****ing screw that held the turn signal lenses broke in the stupid fiberglass bezel

i still need to wire the winch and mount the rollers but could not resist putting it on!
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finally put my other tire back on after i slashed it 3 months ago on my limited
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not bad for only being stock about a month ago with no floors

next is the long arm and a few other mods

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:45 PM
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I'd like to know how that winch holds up for you. Let us know. Nice build
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Soooo BIG update finally got my floors done seam sealed and primed heres some pics!
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:57 PM
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Also raised my hood i got the idea from "project black sky" aka brian RIP bud
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nice build, i like the led idea, simple and cheap
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