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FleXJeep37 03-15-2013 08:15 PM

Betty build thread XJ 2001
 
So I guess im going to start my build thread. I been wanting to start one of these for a while now. So here it goes. Hope you guys like it.

The day I brought her home!
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._3695922_n.jpg

Painted Wheels Black
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._8102379_n.jpg

Steering Upgrade and New Steering Damper
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...41606394_n.jpg

Made My Own Discos
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...59857003_n.jpg

New Skyjacker 0-3inch Hydros - Drive Safe Yallz
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7048433_n.jpg

3 Inch RC lift
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...95137647_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...96642724_n.jpg

Removed Corners and Cut Bumper - Also Cut and Fold Fenders
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...229_144118.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...707_180708.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...84727528_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...77773823_n.jpg

Drop Shackles 1-2 inches and 1.5 spacer. She now sits at 4.5 since the rear sags a bit and i set it at 2 inches on the shackles. Cant wait to get my 4.5 leafpack

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...gun/IMG017.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...228_122437.jpg

Had to remove bumper and cut holes to make sure i soaked the nut and bolts through the inside so i wouldnt ruin the welded nut and be SOL!!

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...228_113304.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...228_135527.jpg


With My Buddies Shaggin Waggon
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...11832928_n.jpg

MOBBiN 03-15-2013 08:23 PM

Looks good so far

FleXJeep37 03-15-2013 10:22 PM

Diff fluids and drum brake overhaul!
 
I recently cleaned and painted my Chrysler 8.25. I think it had a leak so I scraped the old gasket and now she looks all pretty. I had a leak from the wheel cylinder in the passenger side drum. No wonder I was loosing fluid and couldn't figure out where it was leaking from. When I removed the drum it looked like mud! New left side brake line. The old one broke when I was removing it from the wheel cylinder. Makes me feel safer knowing I have new shoes drums hardware and cylinders back there.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...ps22c4a42f.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9d432e4e.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...psab689675.jpg

Now that I look at these pics I can tell I need to cut my u bolts down a bit so i dont mess anything up when I flex.
Working in the snow while I did this was not fun but it had to be done since the gargage was occupied.

Saul32 03-15-2013 11:03 PM

Betty is coming along. I remember the day you picked her up. Remember you were too ******* impatient to wait for me to come with and headed out to the ****ing dealers.. and ended up at the wrong one but when I saw you drive her up I was really impressed. I helped with the rear lift and pulled her *** outta a mud pit the size of a meteor crater a few months back. Its been fun so far. Can't wait to see whats next

Ps. Both our trucks need new TIRES n WHEELS... Agnes looks super lame with those 31's and Bettys 31's are bald!!!

FleXJeep37 03-15-2013 11:26 PM

33s for sure
 
Haha yeah. If it wasnt for you I wouldnt have betty! :highfive: That day made me nervous winching out tied to my rear axel! Gotta get my hitch back on! Too funny when you winched out that Yukon tard with no spare and he blew out his tire! :rofl: That day was fun! Cant wait to hit up BK tomorrow! Check out the craftsman I found behind the dumpster at work! Just needs a little TLC!!

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...psfd8ef502.jpg

Saul32 03-15-2013 11:32 PM

wtf?
That is a sweet Crafstman tool cart!!you lucky fcuk!!!!

FleXJeep37 03-15-2013 11:37 PM

Wfm
 
They ball hard!! They got like 600 lbs of metal sitting there waiting to get scrapped! Metro Racks and all this other junk. I kinna wanted to take it but I couldnt fit anything else with the baby seat and tool cart already! We should go late at night and just take it all!

FleXJeep37 03-15-2013 11:45 PM

As she sits now!
 
She is so Purdy!!!

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...pse74bd530.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...ps28d73fb9.jpg
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Saul32 03-16-2013 12:53 AM

**** late night. lets pick that **** up in the pickup tomorrow after youre done

DNFJ 03-16-2013 05:16 AM

Nice looking XJ!

FleXJeep37 03-16-2013 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phfister (Post 15142726)
Nice looking XJ!

Thanks! She still has a long way to go!

FleXJeep37 03-17-2013 08:33 AM

Injector Swap
 
So I picked up some newer, cleaner injectors from the Pick and Pull a few months back and finally found some time to throw them on. Took about an hour with the help of the forum of course on how to do it. I noticed the difference right away! Better throttle response. Hopefully my misfires and CEL go away for good. The funny thing about the misfires is that it was really random. Sometimes it was one cylinder and sometimes three. When I pulled the old ones out they were full of grease and grime!

Im still gonna be on the hunt for Dodge Neon Injectors from the JY and swap those into my XJ when I get a chance and I'll post my results and try to post pictures as well. I'll probably do my valve cover gasket and paint it red in the process while I have the throttle body and cables out of the way.

FleXJeep37 03-27-2013 06:49 PM

Emissions Test
 
Took my Jeep to get the emissions testing and passed. I thought it was odd because I keep getting Misfire codes for random cylinder 1 to 3 at a time. I clear it with the DRBII whenever it does that. Spark Plugs??

Anyways I took my grandfathers 97 GC and it failed P0300 P0301 P0302.

They noted catalytic converter failed and 02 sensors. I looked up the codes and they are all Misfire codes. Are they wrong or am I just stoopid!?

DNFJ 04-02-2013 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FleXJeep37 (Post 15205036)
Took my Jeep to get the emissions testing and passed. I thought it was odd because I keep getting Misfire codes for random cylinder 1 to 3 at a time. I clear it with the DRBII whenever it does that. Spark Plugs??

Anyways I took my grandfathers 97 GC and it failed P0300 P0301 P0302.

They noted catalytic converter failed and 02 sensors. I looked up the codes and they are all Misfire codes. Are they wrong or am I just stoopid!?

Does it only do it when the engine is warm? If so, it's the notorious heat soak issue.

FleXJeep37 04-04-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DNFJ (Post 15233197)
Does it only do it when the engine is warm? If so, it's the notorious heat soak issue.

Ah Ha! That must be it. I did notice that the CEL will only come on after a day of running errands. Turning the car on and off must be the case. I remember now reading other threads about the heat soak but completely forgot about it after I fixed the CKP and ruled out all other issues.

Im going to wrap all my injectors and maybe the manifold to reduce temps.

Just another reason to spend time on her. There are so many mods for under hood temps. Where do I start?

Hood Spacer?
E Fan?
Wrap Injectors?
Wrap Manifold?
Hood Vents?


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