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Unread 03-28-2007, 02:20 PM   #1
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300$ Cherokee Project

A friend of mine and I just picked up a $ 300 1988 Cherokee Limited, 207k miles 242 TC, AW4 transmission ( with power / comfort switch ), leather seats, hitch, tow hooks and plenty of free rust

First the bad:
does not go into neutral or reverse
small rust hole above the muffler
cracked windshield
broken radiator
broken oil gauge
Bad alternator (I Think)
did not have an oil change since May 11, 05
transmission fluid was black and burnt
the electric seats are not working
blower motor does not come on
hole in exhaust
all the shocks are shot
passenger side wheel bearing is bad


The good:
It runs
the diffs dont look bad
only 207,000 miles young
rear windows tint looks good
engine does not make any funky noises
6 speaker sound system
leather seats
body is in fair condition
rust is not that bad on the underside
















The black primer on the side and wheels was from me. also the pic of the engine is after i cleaned it

what we have done so far:
Sea foam twice
changed the diff, TC, transmission, oil, fluid
new battery
new fuel filter
cleaned engine and under side
new air box (from my 98 XJ)
new positive battery wire
new tires on the front

Are plans after I get it up and running good:
4in lift (s-10 leaf and shackle coil spacers and zj coils)
fender trimming
33in tires
Flat green(army green) with white star paint job
bed-line the whole interior
home brewed snorkel
light rack
CB radio

Any comments or suggestions

Edit: I will up date with Pic after lift or paint job

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Unread 03-28-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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well it sounds like its going to be some work

but definatly post some before and after pics
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Unread 03-28-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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looks great!
just needs some time, love, and a sawzall!
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Unread 03-29-2007, 11:24 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Cody_00_XJ
looks great!
just needs some time, love, and a sawzall!
I would love to cut the rear off and make a cage but i do not own a welder, But i might add in a sunroof or something like it
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Set of BaJa lights top bumper mounted; Light bar/w 150watt KC DayLighters ;Rusty's Air intake; FM Delta 50
C 4X4 front tow hooks; Rear Hatch Speakers; Painted Fenders Flares; herculined floor; Back-Up lights inside bumper
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Unread 03-29-2007, 11:30 AM   #5
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Should be sweet rig when you are done. I would probably have a hard time buying just a D44 axle for the price you got an entire running XJ for.
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Unread 03-29-2007, 12:00 PM   #6
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Sounds like a good deal, as well as, some good fun! The seats are great.! I'd take em off your hands if you decide you don't want them ;-)
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Unread 03-29-2007, 12:48 PM   #7
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I had leather seats in my '91 XJ and they are so dam comfy.
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Unread 03-29-2007, 01:09 PM   #8
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I dig the older xj leathers..nice score for sure
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Unread 03-29-2007, 02:54 PM   #9
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great deal!

up north where i live (northern ontario) i CAN'T get anything in that good of shape for that price...

you ever take a trip up here with that jeep and want to sell her, let me know!!

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Unread 03-29-2007, 04:00 PM   #10
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I had leather seats in my '91 XJ and they are so dam comfy.
Yeah they are way nicer then my seats in my 98, I dont see why they switched the seat design

Edit: I was really thinking about taking the leather rear seat out and putting it in my 98 DD, but then i figured that i never seat in the rear of my jeep so why should the passengers have more comfy seats then the captain
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Set of BaJa lights top bumper mounted; Light bar/w 150watt KC DayLighters ;Rusty's Air intake; FM Delta 50
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