Another Daily Driver XJ Build ('98 Classic) - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum > Another Daily Driver XJ Build ('98 Classic)

Labor Day Sale!FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitEngo winches available at www.rockridge4wd.com! Free shipp

Reply
Unread 06-27-2012, 12:33 AM   #16
Tylerzap
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Asheboro, NC
Posts: 903
cool

__________________
My 98 XJ "Zap" Build Thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/zap-98-xj-build-1462622/

1988 Jeep Comanche 4x4 Longbed - POS
Tylerzap is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #17
USN_BlackWK
FLY NAVY
 
USN_BlackWK's Avatar
2010 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Posts: 397
I haven't posted an update in a while, hopefully I'll have a lot more time to work on the Jeep after next Friday. But this will probably be the only update until then.

This fix is taking the majority of my time:



The other side isnt too bad:





I've decided to stick with black for the color, so I'm not going to paint the engine bay.

Before:



After:



All new exhaust!

__________________
2010 Grand Cherokee S-Limited 5.7L SL 6" - 305/70/17 - ARB bull bar - 4XGuard armor - Quadratec Q11000S - ARB on board air
1998 Cherokee Classic 4.0L
2014 Grand Cherokee SRT 6.4L
Borla-S
USN_BlackWK is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #18
USN_BlackWK
FLY NAVY
 
USN_BlackWK's Avatar
2010 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Posts: 397
Finally got some time to work on the XJ! Hopefully it will be ready for paint in 2 weekends, or else it will probably have to wait until next summer...

I finally finished cutting and grinding out the old panel (harder than it sounds when you don't have a spot weld hole saw):





I'm planning ahead for the eventuality that this will become an off-road toy instead of a daily driver. I decided to make the panels flat behind the body line so I can do the rear fender chop with ease:







Found a good spot to mount the sirrius radio hardware:



Glue around all of the mounting faces:



Welded the seam (or at least started welding the seam):



I liked the results so much I decided to just do the same on the passenger side instead of dealing with all of the body work:







Now to fix that stupid bent rear door:



After tacking the panel on, I glued around the edges then folded them over:





And finally I found some time to cut out some tool foam to organize a few drawers:



I almost always wear gloves... almost always:

__________________
2010 Grand Cherokee S-Limited 5.7L SL 6" - 305/70/17 - ARB bull bar - 4XGuard armor - Quadratec Q11000S - ARB on board air
1998 Cherokee Classic 4.0L
2014 Grand Cherokee SRT 6.4L
Borla-S
USN_BlackWK is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-04-2012, 03:30 AM   #19
cactus_jack
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Morehead, Kentucky
Posts: 628
Good lookin work man. It's coming together nicely. Can't wait to see what you do with after all the "essential" stuff is taken care of lol
__________________
CACTUS_JACK
98 XJ Sport Budget Build
cactus_jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-04-2012, 09:40 AM   #20
MOBBiN
Senior Member
 
MOBBiN's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 990
Can we get more info on those headlights?

Great build so far
__________________
2001 Silverstone Metallic Classic/Limited XJ
April 2014 COTM
MOBBiN is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-05-2012, 12:56 PM   #21
biggn235
DAS Man
 
biggn235's Avatar
1994 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hotels, USA
Posts: 1,416
You've been putting in a lot of work, progress is looking great.
__________________
94XJ - Build Thread

Past - 95YJ 99XJ 98XJ 05WK
biggn235 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-05-2012, 07:51 PM   #22
automan2164
Registered User
1986 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Harvard, IL
Posts: 199
Great minds think alike. I've been trolling for a late model with the same sensible lift, moderate improvements for better DD duty, and retaining the look/feel of the stereo and factory widgets. I love the factory NAV setup.

Rob
__________________
'86 MJ 2.1L 4x4 MT LWB - Factory Diesel
'87 MJ 4.0L 4x2 AT LWB - Metric Ton
'97 XJ 4.0L 4x4 AT Country
automan2164 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-07-2012, 08:06 AM   #23
PhotoJared
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,554
Quote:
Originally Posted by USN_BlackWK View Post
All new exhaust!

Where did you get the B pipe? It looks like its mandrel bent and everything I've found is crush bent.
__________________
'99 XJ Sport
RE 3.5"
31s
other stuff
PhotoJared is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #24
USN_BlackWK
FLY NAVY
 
USN_BlackWK's Avatar
2010 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Posts: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOBBiN View Post
Can we get more info on those headlights?

Great build so far
They are Truck-Lite LED's. I'm pretty excited to try them out at night and take some good comparison pictures. I may even try to do that before the Jeeps back together.

Quote:
Originally Posted by automan2164 View Post
Great minds think alike. I've been trolling for a late model with the same sensible lift, moderate improvements for better DD duty, and retaining the look/feel of the stereo and factory widgets. I love the factory NAV setup.

Rob
Yeah, I just want to get the body/paint work done so I can concentrate on getting all of those factory stereo bits to work. Hopefully soon!

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhotoJared View Post
Where did you get the B pipe? It looks like its mandrel bent and everything I've found is crush bent.
Its the factory part. I found it "new-old stock" on ebay. Even has the Mopar sticker and protective clear tape still on it. I did pay quite a bit more than one of those Walker replacement pipes with the crush bends though.
__________________
2010 Grand Cherokee S-Limited 5.7L SL 6" - 305/70/17 - ARB bull bar - 4XGuard armor - Quadratec Q11000S - ARB on board air
1998 Cherokee Classic 4.0L
2014 Grand Cherokee SRT 6.4L
Borla-S
USN_BlackWK is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-25-2012, 05:42 PM   #25
roobarb
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: charles city, ia
Posts: 87
Where did you buy your fog lights from?
roobarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-26-2012, 05:06 AM   #26
USN_BlackWK
FLY NAVY
 
USN_BlackWK's Avatar
2010 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Posts: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by roobarb View Post
Where did you buy your fog lights from?
http://www.justforjeeps.com/lightsfog4.html
__________________
2010 Grand Cherokee S-Limited 5.7L SL 6" - 305/70/17 - ARB bull bar - 4XGuard armor - Quadratec Q11000S - ARB on board air
1998 Cherokee Classic 4.0L
2014 Grand Cherokee SRT 6.4L
Borla-S
USN_BlackWK is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #27
roobarb
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: charles city, ia
Posts: 87
Thanks. you're putting a lot of time and money in your Jeep. Can't wait to see the final product.
roobarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2012, 03:47 PM   #28
REDNWHITE
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 35
subscribed
REDNWHITE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #29
straightsixjeep
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: ks
Posts: 2,182
Any progress? Really liking this build. You didnt just start throwing offroad parts on, your fixing the damage correctly. Nice job
straightsixjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-11-2012, 07:24 AM   #30
USN_BlackWK
FLY NAVY
 
USN_BlackWK's Avatar
2010 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Posts: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by straightsixjeep View Post
Any progress? Really liking this build. You didnt just start throwing offroad parts on, your fixing the damage correctly. Nice job
I wish! I got temporarily deployed without much notice... Hope to be back in CONUS soon though. I have plans for the XJ... Starting with a proper welder to finish the bodywork. Plus some other goodies
__________________
2010 Grand Cherokee S-Limited 5.7L SL 6" - 305/70/17 - ARB bull bar - 4XGuard armor - Quadratec Q11000S - ARB on board air
1998 Cherokee Classic 4.0L
2014 Grand Cherokee SRT 6.4L
Borla-S
USN_BlackWK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.