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Unread 06-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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96 2dr xj build

so i bought this cherokee for $300. its a 1996 xj 2dr 5 spd 4.0 w/117,xxx on the clock. all it needed was a grille and fender and it was perfect. my intentions with this xj is to build a trails/rock crawler-rig. and here is my process and updates. enjoy!

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Unread 06-10-2012, 12:27 AM   #2
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this is the day i drive it home after i threw a grille and driver fender on. i sprayed the wheels and grille and headlight bezels flat black
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Unread 06-10-2012, 12:29 AM   #3
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i had 31" cooper stt's and 15x8 american racing mojave's -15 et laying around and threw them on. also washed n waxed to see how good the paint still was. not too bad
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Unread 06-10-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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ok i know 31's on stock suspension is lame. gotcha. im going with a 4.5" long arm lift and sye this week, so pics to come. but for now, ive trimmed the stock flares, eliminated the flare inner bracket and notched and folded the actual innner fender. also, the truck had a bent bumper when i bought it. i had to cut the driver side. so i cut the passenger side to basically have a stubby bumper. new bumber coming soon. not bad for a total of $600 invested.
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Unread 06-10-2012, 12:34 AM   #5
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took it to the local wheeling spot. diddent do
bad for stock suspension and open diff's.
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Unread 06-10-2012, 12:37 AM   #6
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ok so i noticed i could see my carpet from under the truck. pulled the carpet and holy rust. so i am doing complete front pans, and patching the rear sections. also the interior will be linex'ed.
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Unread 06-10-2012, 01:02 AM   #7
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good to see the 2doors still around! keep us updated with your floor patching, and make sure you post pics of the rear, i have the same spot goin and curious how i should go about fixing it since the gas tank is right under it
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Unread 06-10-2012, 01:36 AM   #8
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Looks like fun.
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Unread 06-10-2012, 01:51 PM   #9
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yes and also keep us posted on your LINEX also I want to either go with a rubber flooring or maybe bedline it, keep posting I will check back up on it.
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Unread 06-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #10
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mostly finished. both front floorpans to the firewall were replaced. also rear sections were patched as well. frame was anti-rust treated and linex treated before and after patching. more pictures soon
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Unread 06-13-2012, 01:33 PM   #11
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Did you use a rattle can spray or linex and a spray gun?? Just curious looks amazing and I'm about to do mine and would like to get pretty close to that.
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Unread 06-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #12
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yea rattle can bedliner. for now. im ordering actual replacement pans to weld in soon. it turned out pretty well. i will probably have a local line-x place spray the floors once completely repaired.
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Unread 06-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #13
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removed flares minor cut and 31's. now for 4.5 lift and sye, front n rear steel bumpers and tow hooks, and rock sliders
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Unread 06-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #14
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Looks great, keep up the work and for sure post pics of the 4.5inch LA setup!
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Unread 06-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #15
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thanks. cant beat it for less then $1000 total the way it sits. but lift should be done in a week or so.
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