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Unread 07-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #16
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Is it that bad now? We used to stop there on the way to FL all the time when I was a kid to pickup fireworks.
I didnt look around too much this time. About a year and a half ago I stopped there with the wife and baby and it looked like Chernobyl

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Unread 07-22-2012, 06:17 PM   #17
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Quick update. I havent been able to make any progress because I work night shift and by the time Ive been getting home I would probably have the cops called on me for cutting any metal. Plus Ive been beat after 14+ hour days. More progress soon.
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Unread 07-23-2012, 02:49 PM   #18
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Picked up a catalytic converter from pep boys today. So parts should start making their way onto the Jeep
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Unread 07-24-2012, 12:59 AM   #19
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Got a little work done tonight after work. I reinstalled my exhaust down pipe, the tranny crossmember and the cat. Here are some pics of the progress.

The new cat on the workbench


Downpipe and part of the tranny x


The shiny new cat


Thats where Im leaving off tonight. I still have to cut the old cat off the muffler pipe so I can finish the install.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #20
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Ive had absolutly no time to work on this XJ. Hopefully some time should open up tomorrow before I go into work.
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Unread 08-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #21
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Got a little done today. Mainly a houskeeping day and ordered a new muffler.



Its so much nicer to have it all cleaned out.

My lil Jeeper helping me out. She loves it.



A pic of both of them.

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Unread 08-08-2012, 12:24 AM   #22
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Got off work a little early tonight so I decided to start pulling the seats so I could swap them. I have a power drivers seat that barely works. Is it simple to rebuild the seat frame that I have or should I poke around a junk yard and try and find a manual seat frame? Im thinking the manual frame would be easier but who knows.

Here is what was left after I got the seat out and what Im working with.



The worn old seat.


The seat frame. I know I can clean all the rust off but Im just wondering if I can get the seat actuators cleaned up enough to get functionality out of the seat.


Reference marks.





Gonna go figure out my game plan for the frame.
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Well after a little thinking about the power seat I was able to get the forward and aft controls on the power drivers seat working so I just re-used the frame and got the drivers seat swapped with my craigslist find. I still have to do the passenger seat but that shouldn't take all that long.

New drivers seat



On to the engine bay. I had part of the fan shroud broken when I picked up the Jeep so I took a piece of sheet metal that I came across, cut it down and cleaned and painted it with some VHT paint.

Here is the hole that needed to be filled.


The metal cut and drilled to fit.


Cleaned up and ready for paint.


Painted


While I was in the engine bay I decided to paint the valve cover with some left over engine paint.


Thats about where I am right now. I did get the new muffler installed and now I just have to get the rest of the tailpipe since I believe I cant have a turndown on it.
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Busted out some odds and ends last night. I managed to break my battery tray where one of the tie down bolts connect to it. I think I have some JB weld floating around in my garage somewhere. Will that hold the plastic
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it should! Looking good!
Thanks. I actually found some quik steel and used that. Its solid. I just have to re-drill the hole for the tie down bolt.
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Ok so today the misses gave me about 8 hours to mess with the XJ. I started at the pick n pull. They had an almost complete MJ there thats beggin to be brought home and fixed up. Maybe in my next life.

Ive been looking for that little plastic shroud that goes over the back license plate. The XJ they had at the JY actually had a good one on there so I grabbed it and the shocks for the back hatch.

Heres the score.



Heres the old plastic trim.


Heres the new one installed.



The new shocks installed.


My battery tray repair with quik steel. It worked for what I needed it to do.


Ive also been trying to troubleshoot my fog lights. After a ton of digging around the front end of the Jeep and pulling both fogs out so it would pass state inspection I thought about changing the relays, so I swapped the relays and still had no luck. Took my Fluke to the PDC and had good voltage there. So into the drivers seat. Long story short I pulled the switch out and checked for voltage at the switch which I had so I took the switch apart and noticed that it was corroded. I didn't get any pics of the initial dis assembly but all I really did was just clean all the contacts inside the switch with a wire brush. Re-assemble with some dielectric grease and voila.

The switch taken down.


Cleaning the contacts.







Also got the final measurements for the rest of the tail pipe. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the last couple pieces and then get her put together and inspected.

Fingers Crossed!!!
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Im currently trying to figure out if my battery is toast or I have some sort of parasitic loss in the electrical system. Every night that I jump it it starts and the alternator charges. Im getting good indications from my battery gauge on the dash just when I go to start it the next day it cranks slow and then dies.
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I got all the parts to finish my exhaust tail pipe yesterday but they had no exhaust clamps at pep boys even though their inventory said that they had over 150 for a 2 1/2 in pipe. Hmmm makes you wonder sometimes.

I think that Im gonna get it all together after work tonight and throw the battery from my TJ into it and get it inspected. Then I will know where I have to go from there.
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Not sure how I did it or if the XJ was in better shape than I thought.

So phase 1 is done. Phase 2 will be preventative maintenance and cleaning up the exterior.
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