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Unread 01-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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My Repair Thread Disguised As A Build Thread

So on my second go around with Jeeps, I figured I would start a build thread. My last one wasn't exactly the prettiest of vehicles, but I definitely learned some valuable lessons with it... Most of them being cosmetic. Since I am a high school kid and now paying off the new Jeep, mods will be fairly cheap, not to mention few and far between. I am gonna rely on my own sense of taste and you guys' input to get me through on this new one.

To start off! Slate gray Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited! This thing is an absolute beast, even if there is no front drive shaft! (yet)

The only real cosmetic flaw I could find is the cracked rear bumper. I'll fix it up by drilling holes and stitching it up with zip ties. More on that later!

Also, if anyone would like to chime in on how to put the text above individual pictures, that input would be greatly appreciated. I've been on this forum for almost a year now, and I STILL can't figure it out!

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Unread 01-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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Nice ride. Where is the fan and shroud?
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Unread 01-12-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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What is there to do cosmetically? It looks great man. Maybe do a BB and 31s. New headlights. Not much you can do about the bumper.

How many miles does it have? If you dont mind, how much did it cost?
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Unread 01-12-2013, 01:48 PM   #4
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Unread 01-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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Nice ride. Where is the fan and shroud?
Good question! I'll make a JY run this week and pick one up, since I know the fan is there at least.

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What is there to do cosmetically? It looks great man. Maybe do a BB and 31s. New headlights. Not much you can do about the bumper.

How many miles does it have? If you dont mind, how much did it cost?
138,xxx miles, got it for $3500 plus my old ZJ. Planned on slapping a new BB kit and new shocks on it since it sounds like the left front is shot. Bilsteins here I come!!

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Unread 01-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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I have a set of Bilseins and OME HD coils for sale
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Unread 01-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #7
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I know the fan is there at least.
Whew! I couldnt see it. I figured you were already going for a water pump or something.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #8
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I have a set of Bilseins and OME HD coils for sale
Might just have to hit ya up on that offer! How many miles are on them?

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Whew! I couldnt see it. I figured you were already going for a water pump or something.
Not a water pump, but I do need a front driveshaft. Badly. We just got ~8" of snow here! 2WD is no fun.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 04:21 PM   #9
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about 8K, maybe a little less. I went bigger
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Unread 01-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #10
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Unread 01-12-2013, 06:34 PM   #11
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about 8K, maybe a little less. I went bigger
I was up at 3.5" with my last lift haha but I don't wanna go that tall with this one how much you want for it?
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Unread 01-12-2013, 06:45 PM   #12
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No fan shroud. It has an electric fan..atleast I believe there wasn't a shroud...
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Unread 01-13-2013, 01:30 AM   #13
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Nice ride. Where is the fan and shroud?
Your kidding right?
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Unread 01-13-2013, 06:07 AM   #14
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Your kidding right?
No, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to anything besides a 4.0. Never seen the hood opened on a 5.9
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Unread 01-13-2013, 08:35 AM   #15
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No, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to anything besides a 4.0. Never seen the hood opened on a 5.9
Gonna have to second that. My last was a 4.0, so I am new to 5.9s. Got very familiar with my 4.slo though! That's why I'm relying on you guys a lot for this! You all know so much more than I do about these things. Glad to know I have some fairly reliable sources out there
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