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post #31 of 60 Old 01-12-2013, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Went to the jy yesterday, and found a couple of gems. I got an overhead console out of a ZJ, I know, alot of wiring involved. I also got this for $1,


It's a two can cup holder that mounts in front of the center console, and it relocates the mirror switch to the front of the holder. Has anyone seen this? Now, I can get rid of the craptastic cup holder that sits between the console and the passenger side seat. Any movement by the passenger, and the drinks would be in the floor! It's the same reason I didn't like the stock add-on cup holder hanging on the passenger side of the floor shifter, one bump of the knee and bye bye drinks! I thought it was a neat thing, and it was CHEAP!

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post #32 of 60 Old 01-13-2013, 12:20 AM
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Good job bringing this cherokee back to life, amazing that the trans was only low on fluid!
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post #33 of 60 Old 01-13-2013, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I found out something crazy, this Cherokee was on a wrecker, ready to go to a bone yard when Mean Max bought it! The wrecker guy just wanted the amount that he would have got for scrap, he would come out ahead because he wouldn't have to make a 100 mile round trip. So, this Cherokee is pretty lucky in it's own right!

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post #34 of 60 Old 01-13-2013, 08:48 AM
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I kind of skimmed through here but in case it hasnt been covered, that pic you took of the rear end on the first page is a 27 spline C8.25 assuming its original to the year model. Not as good as the 29 spline but plenty for your use and way better than the d35!

Grille looks good! Im a fan of the Duplicolor paints as well, found them to be a perfect match. I did the grille and bumper cap on my Z71 with it and it was perfect.


Keep up the good work, I always enjoy projects like these. Hurts to see good jeeps rotting away, youre doing a good deed haha.

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post #35 of 60 Old 01-19-2013, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Added a couple of things, got the ZJ OHC installed, just not wired up yet, and got the roof rack reinstalled.
Here is the console:


Here's a few pics with the roof rack reinstalled:




I also installed a new IAC. The idle was rough, and, when started cold, it would barely keep 500 rpm, and unplugging the IAC didn't do a thing. Starts like a champ now, and the idle is smoother.

Next, I've got to figure out the power window issues on the passenger side.

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post #36 of 60 Old 01-23-2013, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Went to the jy again on Mon, and picked up a new rear bumper. It's from a'94 Country, black and champagne, with the bumper being champagne, which is perfect since my Country is all champagne.




Looks like what the original should look like!

Here's the bent original



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post #37 of 60 Old 01-23-2013, 08:07 AM
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Nice find! I never seem to run into that kinda luck at the JY.

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post #38 of 60 Old 01-23-2013, 02:28 PM
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Now that is what we call good luck. Finding the part you need in good shape with matching paint.
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post #39 of 60 Old 01-23-2013, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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It was a good find. I still need to touch up the paint, but, that's nothing big. Thanks, guys! Now, trying to find out why the pass side front window will go down, but, not up. Gotta love electrical fun!

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post #40 of 60 Old 01-29-2013, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Well, found out why the cruise control didn't work, all four wires to the stalk switch were broken. I pulled the wires outside the column, used butt connectors to reconnect the wires, and it WORKS! Now, got to figure out that stupid pass front window, grrrr!!

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post #41 of 60 Old 01-29-2013, 05:47 PM
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Congrats on solving your xj's cruise control issue!
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post #42 of 60 Old 02-02-2013, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Well, decided to scrap the ZJ overhead console. The reason being, when I was at the jy looking for stuff for my wife's WJ, I saw an XJ that just appeared this week, AND IT HAD THE ELUSIVE OVERHEAD CONSOLE! It was a '94 Country, with the exact same tan/wood interior as my '93 Country. I was able to get the console, the TWO roof brackets (there is one for the front at the windshield), the complete wiring harness, and the temp sender for the console. I got this all for a grand total of $16! I love U Pull and Pay! So far, I got the console mounted and the harness in place. I have two of the three harness plugs hooked up, can't find the third one. I have map lights and the rear maps that work as dome lights. I believe that the missing plug belongs to the Compass/Temp computer. That should be easy to wire up if needed. I will post pics tomorrow, the wife and I are on our way to see Jimmy Buffett tonight, or, I would have posted them tonight.

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post #43 of 60 Old 02-03-2013, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, got picks of the console installed.





Now, if I can just get the display to work. I did find that third plug, it was hidden under the dash, wrapped in foam tape. I have another thread about the display issues, so I won't bore you guys with tge details here.

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post #44 of 60 Old 02-03-2013, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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I also moved the original map lights and dome light to the cargo area, replacing the cargo light.



What this does is have the less obtrusive map lights working in the back instead of the back map lights on the console, which throw light around a bit. This makes less of a distraction when driving at night. I had to swap 2 of the pins in the body plug to the light housing, take the two ground wires from the map lights, and make those go straight to ground. This way, the dome light works only with the liftgate up, and the map lights work through the switches in the light housing, with none of the lights working with the dome light circuit. Works for me!

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post #45 of 60 Old 02-03-2013, 01:38 PM
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thats awesome man, Congrats. I love seeing when someone can revive a vehicle.
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