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Unread 11-18-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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AustinTexasXJ's slow pony seXJ build

What what ATXJ got a hold of a steal, 1992 XJ limited with 142k. This baby is barely breaking in. P/O was a 78 year old Vet that's owned this xj since 92.

Plans you may ask? Well my little sister is about to get her DL (scary thought) so I figured I would get her something easy to work on, reliable, and will look some what nice. I'm gonna spend the next month and a half fixing her up with a nice jeep she will get on Christmas. She lives in a pretty rual area of the Texas hill country so I want to make sure she is as safe as possible, full bumpers, lights, everything to help her see and be protected. And a small lift so we can go play around at hidden falls adventure park


EDIT(6/24/14): Scratch allll that above^^
Plans have changed, my sister ended up getting a mazda 3 blah blah blah. my dads been driving the XJ and fell in love with it so im gonna build it up for him
with hopes that he will go on some offroading trips with me.. I still have pretty much the same plans as before but it will be used for a completely different reason. The jeep has been GREAT over the last 2 years and we are getting about 19mpg on average. Join in and watch this little monster grow.


Must do:
1. Fix oil leak (oil filter housing or rear main) DONE
2. Replace all wear and tear parts Never done
3. Minor tune up, its already running like a dream DONE
4. Tranny, tcase, and diff fluid changes DONE
5. Tie rods, all joints. DONE
6. Replace steering column. DONE
7. Weld driver seat bracket. DONE
8. Swap in new seats
9. Durango steering box upgrade
10. upgrade brakes
11. figure out how to by-pass factory alarm.

Hopes/Dreams:
1. Mild lift - IRO 4" or Metal Cloak 3.5"
2. Roof Rack DONE
3. Steel bumpers
4. Under armor
5. Sound system
6. 32" M/T's
7. LED Lights
8. H4 Headlight upgrade
9. Repaint.
10. Shackle relocation kit.


CURRENT PICTURE



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Unread 11-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Unread 11-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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nice find!!!!!
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Unread 11-18-2012, 04:22 PM   #4
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Uh oh, he's got another XJ. This should be good.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Few more pictures from today, I fixed the oil leak from the oil filter adapter, 2 New o rings and I'm good as new. Total so far in the jeep. 805.92 dollars.
But of course when you fix one thing you break something else. New oil pressure sending unit 29ish bucks. New total 835.00



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Unread 11-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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Uh oh, he's got another XJ. This should be good.

Yeah, I dont know how this is gonna go. I already love it so much, what if I
don't want to give it away.. oh well.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
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looks good. very kind gesture to you sister
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Unread 11-18-2012, 07:02 PM   #8
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Can I be your brother? I could use a nice ride like that.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #9
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looks good. very kind gesture to you sister
Thanks, I've always told her I'm would get her a jeep, hopefully she's happy on Christmas.

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Unread 11-18-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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Can I be your brother? I could use a nice ride like that.
Haha, I can't afford 3 jeeps right now. Maybe one day.

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Unread 11-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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Looks great man!
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Unread 11-19-2012, 05:15 AM   #12
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Looks great man!
thanks!

its almost nicer then my limited WJ


atleast the heater works
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Unread 11-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #13
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looks good dude!
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Looks like a fun little project!
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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:29 AM   #15
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Looks like a fun little project!
thanks guys.






Today im gonna rip out the saggy headliner, im tired of having static hair when I drive around.
Pics to come.
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