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post #1 of 42 Old 08-24-2009, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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My Very SLOW XJ Build

So I got my 1998 XJ about 4 months ago and i am slowly working on it ( I cant buy anything really big till its paid off soooo after January, is when I buy the lift and audio stuff; unless i get it for a Birthday present.

Anyways here is my SLOW BUILD of what i have done so far...

this is what i started with:



Then I took the Plastic trim pieces off, and painted the Fender flares black.


Also put 30" tires and a 1" body lift on her..



Now for the Goodies I got at the junk yard on Saturday..

New Switch for the Passenger side door.. will be in tonight after work


New to me Sun roof out of a XJ... as long as there is no rain, it will be in Saturday


New to me Hitch, light, and Instrument cluster.. its all there in the picture.. will install as much as I can tonight


I dont think its that bad of a start... let me know what you think


i dont know what im doing, I'm just making it up as i go....
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post #2 of 42 Old 08-24-2009, 07:53 AM
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are you sure you put a 1 inch body lift on her?

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post #3 of 42 Old 08-24-2009, 07:55 AM
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^^^ X2, You can't body lift an XJ, they are a unibody. You must have suspension lifted her.

Looks like someone used the safety chain loop as a tow point. Other than that I think she looks pretty good! 2 Doors looks so good, and I would love a sun roof!

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perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
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It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
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post #4 of 42 Old 08-24-2009, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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I shouldn't have said body lift but didn't know what to say.. I had to put Blocks In the back and spacers in the springs till i get a lift because i was driving to florida and the weight in the car with the bigger tires made it rub really bad... it sounded like i was dragging a trash can lid... so sorry for the mess up.. im new to this stuff

i dont know what im doing, I'm just making it up as i go....
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post #5 of 42 Old 08-24-2009, 08:10 AM
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No problem, but FYI, your not going to get much love for putting blocks on the stock rear springs. But I guess as long as it is very temporary.

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perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
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It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
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post #6 of 42 Old 08-24-2009, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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thanks and it is, it was just a cheap fix...

i dont know what im doing, I'm just making it up as i go....
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I figured it was just a slip up. good luck on your build.

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post #8 of 42 Old 08-31-2009, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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SUN ROOF IS IN!










i dont know what im doing, I'm just making it up as i go....
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post #9 of 42 Old 08-31-2009, 08:46 AM
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Good job on the sunroof, more balls then me. wouldnt even attempt to tackle that.

did you try pressure washing it, make sure its leak proof?

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post #10 of 42 Old 08-31-2009, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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did you try pressure washing it, make sure its leak proof?
I want to give the seal a full day to dry before I do that.. so I will today after work since I put it in yesterday.

i dont know what im doing, I'm just making it up as i go....
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I'd love to know how that turned out. Id never have the balls to cut my roof like that.

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This actually all started out with the thought of "My left arm is getting way more tan than my right arm is... I want a sunroof!"
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post #12 of 42 Old 08-31-2009, 05:24 PM
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Looks good so far man keep it up

Let us know how the seal holds up on that sun roof cuz I would like to put one in mine !!
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I'd love to know how that turned out. Id never have the balls to cut my roof like that.
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"when i get in and turn the key the coolness goes through the roof"
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post #14 of 42 Old 08-31-2009, 05:40 PM
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Dude that sunroof was a bold move. Nice work!
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post #15 of 42 Old 09-03-2009, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Everyone.. so far its not leaking, sprayed it with the hose and still dry inside the jeep

i dont know what im doing, I'm just making it up as i go....
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