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Unread 06-17-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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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!

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Unread 06-17-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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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.
Oh okay thank you!
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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Post some pics of its current state!
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Unread 07-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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Sounds like a good starting point but defiantly need some pics
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Unread 07-02-2013, 12:04 PM   #6
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Yeah I'm about to go take a few. They'll be on soon
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Unread 07-05-2013, 02:16 PM   #7
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Sorry for the wait haha. Had to adjust the file size
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Unread 07-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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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.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #9
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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?
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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.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #11
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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
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Unread 07-06-2013, 07:33 AM   #12
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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.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #13
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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
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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:14 PM   #14
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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?
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Unread 07-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #15
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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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