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Old 04-12-2018, 07:32 PM
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Well, after 6yrs I guess it's time to compete for COTM, win or lose. Lol!

I purchased this XJ with the goal of making a good thing better and I believe I've succeeded so far, but, it wouldn't have been possible without this forum. A special thanks to Neal, Justin, Jim, Lee, Pete, Tim, Adam, Ken and everyone else I learned something from along the way.

I hope you like Project: Preservation.


















The vitals:

'98 XJ Sport I6
AW4
NP231
Dana 30 frt
Corporate 8.25 rr w/3.55
216k original motor

The add-ons:

RE 240 rate frt coils
RE leafs
RE short-arm fixed lowers
5" lift
4 shims
Bilstein 5100's at the corners
ARB steering stabilizer
33x12.50x15 BFG KO2's
American Racing AR61's
Rocky Road Outfitters CAD
3" extended front brake lines from a mid-90's GMC truck
RE extended rr brake line
Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit
ZJ tie-rod upgrade
Brown Dog poly's
Mean Lemons 4ga cables
703 injectors
jhc7399 headlight harness
Teraflex adj track bar
Driveshafts by North Texas Driveline Supply w/ non-greaseable Spicers
JKS boomerang shackles
RR swaybar delete

Misc:

Mopar radiator
Mopar water pump
Mopar fan clutch
Mopar radiator isolators
Mopar radiator support grommets
Interstate 1000 CA battery
Mopar harmonic balancer
Mopar RMS
Mopar crank seal
Mopar oil pump and screen
Mopar transmission screen
Compression fittings replaced trans line quick disconnects
Mopar water return line
Mopar thermostat
Mopar oil-pressure sending unit
Mopar coolant temp sensor
FelPro valve cover and oil pan gaskets
Dorman CCV elbows and grommets
Advance Adapters SYE installed by Mike's Off-Road in Haltom City, TX
Mopar range fork pads
Accel wires/distributor cap & rotor
Champion copper plugs
Wix 51515 oil filter
Spicer U-joints everywhere it uses them
Timken hubs
Spicer upper & lower ball-joints
DEI heatsoak kit
Combustion chamber steam cleaning
Throttle-body and sensor cleaning
Every electrical connection under the hood has been cleaned
Gate belt and hoses
CJ's Pony Parts stainless steel lower radiator hose spring.
Powder-coated thermostat housing and timing cover
Cloyes timing chain
Mopar timing chain buffers
Mopar oil filter adapter o-rings
Mopar transmission mount
Cherrybomb Turbo muffler
Mopar liftgate bumpers
Liftgate struts
Tinted windows
Moog frt swaybar bushings
AutoZone starter
NTK/NGK O2 sensors
NSS cleaned
Halogen headlamps
Door side moldings removed
Bumpers, caps, fender trim, headlamp bezels and grille refinished in satin black
EngineQuest (EQ) cam gear bolt, pin and spring
30+ hrs of original paint claying, cleaning, polishing and waxing
31" spare tire
More crap than I can remember at my age

Future plans:

Install parts that have been around for over a year now
Custom-made Reflexxions reproduction cowl hood
Rear disc conversion
Gibson header
Mopar 4.7l stroker (if/when the motor blows)
New headliner (the one sore-spot in the interior)

Some gratuitous shots:

























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Old 05-09-2018, 08:18 AM
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:33 PM
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Beautiful rig. Hard to believe you're selling it.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:10 PM
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A well deserved win.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:57 PM
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Congrats. Sad to see it up for sale.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:31 PM
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Thanks guys! I'm humbled right now...as I said before, it's all the members who shared their knowledge and time and insight through this forum in one form or another that made it possible the last 6 yrs. CF rocks!
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:21 AM
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Holy crap I don't think they come off the assembly line as clean as that! Certainly one of if not THE cleanest XJs I have EVER seen. If I could afford it I don't think I would have the heart to get it dirty. It belongs in a museum. Sorry to hear you are selling it but good luck with the sale.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by StealthyMcStealth View Post
Holy crap I don't think they come off the assembly line as clean as that! Certainly one of if not THE cleanest XJs I have EVER seen. If I could afford it I don't think I would have the heart to get it dirty. It belongs in a museum. Sorry to hear you are selling it but good luck with the sale.
Thank you Stealthy, I've tried.
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:27 PM
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Lots of luck with the sale, Larry. It's a masterpiece of a Jeep and anyone would be lucky to have it.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:28 PM
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Thanks Justin. I just sold it today to the first person who came and looked at it. Lol! Now to decide what to do next...
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 4WD4EVER View Post
Thanks Justin. I just sold it today to the first person who came and looked at it. Lol! Now to decide what to do next...
lol... wish I had your luck. I haven't even had anyone come look at it yet.
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Originally Posted by 4WD4EVER View Post
Thanks Justin. I just sold it today to the first person who came and looked at it. Lol! Now to decide what to do next...
I can't believe no one asked ??? What did it sell for ??? Not to be nosey or anything,,,,
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Now thats clean!!!
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Wow.. that is super clean.
Congratulations!
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