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Unread 11-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #46
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Did you ever get that head unit/nav to work? That looks like it'd be awesome.

Great work on your XJ so far.

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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:24 PM   #47
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Another great build. Just to let you know. I did an 04 TJ steering wheel in my 98 with no issues. Bolts right on and air bag plug is the same. But i did not have any controls on mine for anything. So if you can figure out the steering wheel controls youll be all set. Keep the updates coming! I live seeing an xj live to see another 100k miles!
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Unread 02-23-2014, 10:23 PM   #48
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Subbed. Cant wait to see how it turns out. Really like the modern updates that your doing.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 06:02 AM   #49
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This is a hellova build man, how do you like you're new Miller? Running a .023 for the body im guessing?
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Unread 08-02-2014, 10:20 PM   #50
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Did you ever get that head unit/nav to work? That looks like it'd be awesome.

Great work on your XJ so far.
I changed my mind on the setup and have decided to just keep the stock head unit.

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Another great build. Just to let you know. I did an 04 TJ steering wheel in my 98 with no issues. Bolts right on and air bag plug is the same. But i did not have any controls on mine for anything. So if you can figure out the steering wheel controls youll be all set. Keep the updates coming! I live seeing an xj live to see another 100k miles!
Thats great to know, thanks!

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This is a hellova build man, how do you like you're new Miller? Running a .023 for the body im guessing?
Yup! Though I used the .023 to weld some 3/16" the other day with no issues.

UPDATE: I haven't posted in this thread for over a year... time for an update! I've been overseas followed by spending some quality time getting the WK ready for some trails so this project hasn't made much progress. So today I got to it! I acquired a '14 SRT for daily driving duties so the XJ is now going to be a mountain Jeep for my father in Colorado (my parents live in Ouray... so they are in need of something that can get anywhere). He's going to help foot the bill so there should be some good mods to come. Today I just started small with the install (well really just test fit and trim) of some flat flare bushwackers.



I'm going to throw my WK's tire/wheel setup on the XJ (the WK is going to 37's ).



Looks great with the new style JCR bumper!



How the tires should look with 1.5" spidertrax adapters:

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Unread 08-25-2014, 10:11 PM   #51
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Bought all the paint over the weekend. almost $1k in paint and supplies! The sanding will never end...



Its hard to tell but the roof is pretty wavy. Instead of spending months to correct this I'm going leave it. The roof rack will hide it!



Trimmed my JCR bumper to match the bushwackers:



More bodywork:



Fixing some rot in the right rocker:



The bushwackers really open up the wheel wells. 30's look tiny:



Good thing the 34's are going to fix that:



Hopefully it'll be ready for paint by the weekend!
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Unread 08-29-2014, 09:46 AM   #52
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Damn good to see you at this again.
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Unread 08-29-2014, 08:16 PM   #53
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I really want to know how that steering wheel works out. What year is that from?
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Unread 08-29-2014, 08:38 PM   #54
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Well done sir!
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Unread 08-30-2014, 11:51 PM   #55
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I really want to know how that steering wheel works out. What year is that from?
I'm not sure honestly. Its a WJ steering wheel but TJ steering wheels are the same. I think just about any year will work.

Doors back on. Body work is almost done! I think it'll be ready for paint tomorrow:



Ford U3 aka Grabber Orange:

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Unread 09-16-2014, 12:54 AM   #56
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Can't wait to see more pictures, you have one heck of a Jeep fleet.
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Unread 09-16-2014, 06:00 AM   #57
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I hope it's painted
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Unread 09-19-2014, 12:46 AM   #58
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What kinda wheeling is on whidbey island? I was just there two weeks ago it was nice.
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Unread 09-21-2014, 05:15 AM   #59
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I had to spend a week away from the project to pick up a bird in TX so the progress has been slow. A quick pick on the way home. That's Mt. St. Helens on the left and Mt. Rainier on the right:



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Can't wait to see more pictures, you have one heck of a Jeep fleet.
The collection is getting out of hand!

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I hope it's painted
Its getting there... Painting through the night tonight.

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What kinda wheeling is on whidbey island? I was just there two weeks ago it was nice.
I've never wheeled on the island. Mostly I drive over to Manastache ridge or out towards eastern WA.

Masking:





My ingenious idea of how to mask the hatch struts:



The next step was to turn my garage into a paint booth. I set up a/c filters at the door on one end and fans + filters on the other:







Primed:



I'm painting the door jambs and underhood (not the engine bay... I'll leave that black):





First coat of color! It looks more yellow without clear.



Well, back to the garage!
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Unread 09-21-2014, 04:31 PM   #60
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Done and done!



I got a few runs in the clear but not too bad. So shiny:



Aligning the doors payed off. The belt line looks straight:



Cleaning the gun is always fun:

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