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Unread 11-02-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Project "Cheep Jeep"

hey everyone, some of you may have already read my previous post about a potential project...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/p...roblem-884232/

Well i picked it up in cali over the weekend and trailered her back home to vegas.







http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/DSC01219.jpg

1990 XJ, 4.0, aw4, dana's front and rear, tow package, 242 t-case.

Today, i spent all day going over the jeep, changed out all the fluids, repairing shorted wires, battery, induction flush, major tune up and cleaning/degreasing. My goal is to make all the repairs it needs first before doing the lift, tires, fab. etc. So far i have about $300 in this guy (including trailer rental and fuel). Not a bad start for a good running vehicle. More will come when money allows.

Future mods:

Rough country long arm kit

Custom bumpers

rock rails

Rims/ tires.... thinking going with 33's

Winch

and whatever money allows....

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Unread 11-02-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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swweeet. sounds fun man
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Unread 11-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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nice, but you spelled cheap wrong

guess you only wanted to buy one vowel...
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Unread 11-02-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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nice, but you spelled cheap wrong

guess you only wanted to buy one vowel...
Yeah, and you didn't use a capitol N or G neither. They run out by the time you got to the store?
If you insist on being a critic, please be sure you are leading by example bud.
Grammar and spelling police have left the building

OP, good find, welcome to the addiction
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Unread 11-02-2009, 08:51 PM   #5
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lol the tint in the rear window is bubbling. nice
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Unread 11-03-2009, 04:07 AM   #6
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Looks like a good straight body, and a nice base to build off of. I would sand that rust off ASAP and get some primer on it though. Good luck with it and keep us posted with the progress.
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Unread 11-03-2009, 08:03 AM   #7
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Yeah, and you didn't use a capitol N or G neither. They run out by the time you got to the store?
If you insist on being a critic, please be sure you are leading by example bud.
Grammar and spelling police have left the building

OP, good find, welcome to the addiction
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grammer is not my department. only assigned the spelling cases.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 07:54 PM   #8
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Alright guys, i did not just paint the jeep. this is an all together different jeep. I had sold the white one and found this gem locally. The white one would have been great a project, but the body work was substantial. The previous owner and i had swapped jeeps plus some cash in my pocket for his 95 cherokee. The only problem with this one is his son had overheated the engine and cooked the #5 piston (see pics) Im on the prowl for a used engine right now. today i basically cleaned her up and repaired 2 of the 4 door lock actuators (doors wouldn't open) nothing a little cleaning, adjusting and lubing couldn't fix. Specs on the jeep are 106,000 miles, aw4, NP231, dana 30, chysler 8.25 27 spline. Wish me luck. This one is just so much more appealing than the 90 cherokee i had. I'll keep you all posted of the progress.

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Unread 11-22-2009, 07:57 PM   #9
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I am now confused...
You went from a white one that needed a service, to a blue one that needs a head gasket?????

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2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover 4.6 HSE
2000 4.7 4WD WJ with a rebuilt motor.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622

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Unread 11-22-2009, 08:03 PM   #10
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grammer is not my department. only assigned the spelling cases.
oh the irony.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 08:08 PM   #11
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oh the irony.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
And apparently spelling isn't his strong subject either huh?
What do they say about people who live in glass houses throwing stones?

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2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover 4.6 HSE
2000 4.7 4WD WJ with a rebuilt motor.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622

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Unread 11-22-2009, 08:09 PM   #12
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I am now confused...
You went from a white one that needed a service, to a blue one that needs a head gasket?????

Martin
don't be confused martin, I had actually made money doing this so i am not out anything. The white one had 290K miles on her, weak axles, rotted body, sagging headliner, oil leaks up the A**, shot tires, brakes. This blue 95 has nice interior, flawless body and 106K miles. I have found some used engines locally here for $400-500 (long blocks) I feel it's a great decision and will just be as much fun.
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1998 XJ 4.0 AW4... ALL STOCK... NEW PROJECT
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Unread 11-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #13
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don't be confused martin, I had actually made money doing this so i am not out anything. The white one had 290K miles on her, weak axles, rotted body, sagging headliner, oil leaks up the A**, shot tires, brakes. This blue 95 has nice interior, flawless body and 106K miles. I have found some used engines locally here for $400-500 (long blocks) I feel it's a great decision and will just be as much fun.
Ahhhh ok, so you sold the white one, bought the blue one, and now that needs a motor? I get it right?
Sheesh....
If your intent was to confuse me with pictures and no explanation, you accomplished it mate

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2000 4.7 4WD WJ with a rebuilt motor.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622

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Unread 11-22-2009, 08:14 PM   #14
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oh the irony.


Interesting... the buy/sell/build thread!

Stoked to see where this goes.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #15
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Wow that thing is clean! Low miles (relatively) too, very nice.
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