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Unread 06-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #16
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Good to hear it was an easy fix.

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Unread 06-24-2012, 03:35 PM   #17
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Good to hear it was an easy fix.
Even more glad to know it was fixable and easily at that!

Today I got started on removing all the fake bead locker bolts and nuts in order to polish them up. and refinish the rims. They are Unique 15x10 with fake bead locks - not Cragars.

Also got a new Wix air filter dropped in and Seafoamed the gas tank, crank case, and throttle body. Seems to run smoother. I plan to change the oil/filter in the coming week. Just got the OReilly's high mileage 10w30 and a Wix oil filter. Got some new spark plugs to pop in, too.

Secured new taillights, rear bumper & wraparounds, rear drive shaft, and a TnT Customs belly pan for a steal from a guy parting out and has the belly pan brand new he just never got around to installing it. :-)

This coming week should be good for the XJ.
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Unread 06-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #18
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Just got back with a WK full of parts. Didn't get the rear shaft cause he forgot he didn't have it. But I got the rear lights, rear bumper and corners, oilcap (original was messed up) & TNT Customs belly pan with hardware - never been installed.
$240 for the lot of it. :-)


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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:35 PM   #19
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Might not be a big deal - but I got all the streetlock nuts&bolts cleaned up. Soaked 'em for a couple days in WD40 and about an hour's worth of work on a bench grinder today with the wire brush wheel.

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Unread 06-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #20
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Finally got it licensed yesterday. I made mention in another thread that this rig will see limited pavement driving. It was bought primarily to be a trail rig toy but I wanted to have plates on it so it could serve as a spare daily driver if the need arose. I haven't dropped the rear diff to get a look at what's going on in the pumpkin as far as lockers - but I have it on good authority that the rear was welded, which I kinda figured after driving it a little more. No ratcheting just the chirping of the rear tires during turns - another reason not to drive it around the streets too much. Not sure what I'll do about the rear diff - leave it welded or tear it out and put a Detroit and regear at the same time. Time and money, baby!

I got the tail lights swapped the other day and wrenched the old mangled bumper off:







You can see the rear tires are bald as hell - still workin on new or new-to-me tires. I also got started hitting the bumper I picked up with a good sanding with the angle grinder. I wanted to knock off the surface rust and scuff the rest of it up real well before priming it and putting bedliner on it.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #21
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Looking good!
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Unread 06-30-2012, 07:11 PM   #22
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^^^ Thanks!


I spent some time finishing the rear bumper today. Didn't get it bolted on yet - I wanna give it a day to completely dry. Prepped pretty well with the grinder and my mouse sander:



Then I put some primer/sealer to it - I took this pic after running out of a can and had to pick up some more:



While that dried I took some pic whore shots:





Then I put several coats of spray-on bed liner. Dupli-Color Bed Armor - awesome stuff, used it on the WK for a couple different projects:



In between coats of that stuff I thought - why not do some trimmin?



I only did the driver rear fender cut/fold - I'll get to the passenger rear another day and clean up the fronts too.

Took the tire off to get it outta the way:


Made my cuts:


Folded them over, hit it with the smoothing grinder and then scotchbrite. Put the tire back on and called it a day:

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Unread 07-01-2012, 06:27 PM   #23
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Got the bumper on today:



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Also ordered some BFG KM2's - 33x12.5x15 off Discount Tire Direct. Very stoked to get those bad boys on!! :-)
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Unread 07-02-2012, 11:50 PM   #24
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Got the rust and faded, peeling plasti-dip remnants off the center caps and lug nuts today:

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Tomorrow will hopefully be the passenger rear fender trim and we'll see what else. I need to service the tcase and diffs so maybe one of those.............
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Unread 07-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #25
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Got some work done today. The rear passenger quarter and fenders got trimmed, cut, boxed, and readied for the KM2's.


Boxed, trimed, prepped, primed and some undercoating:



Primed the body and fender cuts, then did Rustoleum under coating on all of it, and finished with flat black enamel on the quater panel. A couple coats into it:



Almost done - while I was at it I pulled the rear drum and hit it and the brake assembly with brake cleaner:



I also got the rear passenger wheel sanded, primed and finished while it was off:



The finished passenger rear:





That's all for today................time to start crackin open the beer cause Independence Day has already begun around here - people already blowin stuff up.
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Unread 07-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #26
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Going to fix that rust spot under the right rear passenger door? Looks great though. I always Love the feeling of actually getting something fixed right the first time haha

07 WK 3.7 Bilstein hds, bored TB, K&N filter, RC 1.25in spacers, Kicker audio, Trail lights, 4prong plugs. Cree 7w reverse lights mostly blacked out.
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^^^ Yeah - the rockers are gonna get cut out and replaced with either 2x4 or 2x6 box steel. I also have some rust spots to grind out on the lower parts of a couple doors. I didn't take a pic before I started that passenger quarter but it was rusted through on the bottom - not any more :-)
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Unread 07-05-2012, 11:03 PM   #28
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Well I'm on duty, but I got word from the wife that the XJ's new meats were delivered today
I swear everytime the brown truck shows up I'm working.
I gotta get to work on the driver rear quarter and I wanna cut and fold the p/w's in the fronts. Right now I'm wishing I'd held off on the driver rear fender work last week - might make boxing the quarter in a little challenging. Plus I still need to refinish the other 3 wheels.
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Unread 07-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #29
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Oh yeah!



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Unread 07-06-2012, 11:11 AM   #30
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Now that would be a beautiful sight to come home too.
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