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danstheman112 06-17-2013 02:37 PM

1996 jeep cherokee country build
 
We've had this jeep in my family since it was born. It means everything to me so I've decided that I'm going to enhance it. I'm about to put a 3.5 super ride kit by rubicon express with 30" Goodrich all terrains. I'll keep you posted on all of the upgrades put in!

chris87xj 06-17-2013 05:57 PM

I moved this thread to the XJ non-technical section which is typically most suited for build discussions.
As a fellow '96 XJ owner/driver I think you've got a great base to start with and it's awesome that you know it's entire life history. I'll check back in from time to time to see how you're coming along. Enjoy this build and my recommendation is to think twice, build once. Try to have an end goal in mind from the start. Good luck with her. :thumbsup:

danstheman112 06-17-2013 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by chris87xj
I moved this thread to the XJ non-technical section which is typically most suited for build discussions.
As a fellow '96 XJ owner/driver I think you've got a great base to start with and it's awesome that you know it's entire life history. I'll check back in from time to time to see how you're coming along. Enjoy this build and my recommendation is to think twice, build once. Try to have an end goal in mind from the start. Good luck with her. :thumbsup:

Oh okay thank you!

gs69350 07-02-2013 09:08 AM

Post some pics of its current state!

tonyprestonxj 07-02-2013 11:59 AM

Sounds like a good starting point but defiantly need some pics

danstheman112 07-02-2013 12:04 PM

Yeah I'm about to go take a few. They'll be on soon

danstheman112 07-05-2013 02:16 PM

4 Attachment(s)
Sorry for the wait haha. Had to adjust the file size

mschi772 07-05-2013 03:51 PM

As a fellow Country owner, I recommend removing those plastic washboard pieces on your rockers/doors asap. They are a breeding ground for rust. They're just on there with double-sided tape; a steamer really helps to get them off and to remove all the tape residue that will be left behind. Anyway, it looks great, Dan.

danstheman112 07-05-2013 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by mschi772
As a fellow Country owner, I recommend removing those plastic washboard pieces on your rockers/doors asap. They are a breeding ground for rust. They're just on there with double-sided tape; a steamer really helps to get them off and to remove all the tape residue that will be left behind. Anyway, it looks great, Dan.

Thanks for the tip! Does it not look weird with them off?

Motorcharge 07-05-2013 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by danstheman112 (Post 15644429)
Thanks for the tip! Does it not look weird with them off?

Nope, it will look like they were never there unless the paint has faded badly around them but not under. You can always put them back on.

Clothing steamer takes them off pretty quick too.

danstheman112 07-05-2013 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Motorcharge
Nope, it will look like they were never there unless the paint has faded badly around them but not under. You can always put them back on.

Clothing steamer takes them off pretty quick too.

Oh okay thanks

mschi772 07-06-2013 07:33 AM

Heck, I tore mine off and haven't cleaned-up after them much yet. The "stripes" of remaining tape don't look any worse than discolored, shrinking plastic did. I'll get around to cleaning it all off soon, but 60-70 hr work weeks don't leave much time or ambition for other things.

danstheman112 07-06-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mschi772
Heck, I tore mine off and haven't cleaned-up after them much yet. The "stripes" of remaining tape don't look any worse than discolored, shrinking plastic did. I'll get around to cleaning it all off soon, but 60-70 hr work weeks don't leave much time or ambition for other things.

Haha yeah that could get in the way with it haha

danstheman112 07-06-2013 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by mschi772
Heck, I tore mine off and haven't cleaned-up after them much yet. The "stripes" of remaining tape don't look any worse than discolored, shrinking plastic did. I'll get around to cleaning it all off soon, but 60-70 hr work weeks don't leave much time or ambition for other things.

What do you think would clean it up the best?

mschi772 07-07-2013 07:52 AM

Well, patience will be a must-have. A steamer helps a lot. A razor blade or other delicate straight-edged thing is useful. A piece of hose (like heater hose, not garden hose) works well to "erase" stubborn spots.


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