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Unread 05-15-2014, 08:30 AM   #1
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XJ-4, Or why did I buy another one?

So as my old build thread comes to an end this summer, I will be starting on a new to me 99 XJ. Its number 4 in the long line of XJs we have owned.

Only thing it is missing feature-wise is cruise control. Everything else, will be a real full blown upgrade.

Thinking this one will be 4" lifted, short arms (fine for my needs), riding on 30's for daily use and 31s for trail duty. Need tr transplant my JCR bumpers from the 96.

Slated to do frame stiffeners and box rockers... that should still pan out. Need to get it running first, just pulled the TB so I can replace the TPS with teh stripped screws. With my custom shop growing a bit, getting in the time to get this running is hard (especially with a 10 month old baby trying to eat the interior)

Pics up shortly, its been pouring out.

Just a few observations after buying:

Headliner is shot. Radio is stock Jeep. Was in a wreck, as the drivers fender sits 1/2" too far back, interferes with the front clip and hood.

Couldnt get it to drive. Went once around the block stalled out. Put it in reverse, stalls. Battery cables are corroded to hell and back. Battery is "Used Battery Brand" brand, I **** you not. Floor is solid. Ebrake just goes to the sky. Oil pressure jumps around a bit when cold, when it will idle.

Replaced the CPS, have a new TPS but need to work at removing the old one as the screws are beginning to strip.

Rear leafs are inverted.

It runs well, needs a cooling flush, a suspension, and rockers, and an efan. Floor is surprisingly solid. Ac even works! Roof and lots of paint look ugly, and the hatch lock mech is unlinked. Oh, and it runs great, but stalls when it goes into gear. I figure either a ground, a TPS, or the connection to the dist.

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Unread 05-27-2014, 07:28 AM   #2
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Looks good man! Can never have enough XJ's!
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Unread 06-12-2014, 08:22 AM   #3
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I got to work on it! Damn torx bolts on the TPS were stripped.

http://instagram.com/p/o7xCZ9v5bJ/

And thats as far as I got. After Bantam, I'll have more time to maybe make it move under its own power again.
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Unread 06-21-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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Small victories.
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Unread 08-17-2014, 11:56 AM   #5
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Progress! Kinda.

We got it running. So far, parts fixed / replaced:

CPS
TPS
Coil (it was cracked)
Cap/rotor
Sparkplug wires

So we got it started, but it dies a few times. Randomly. So we replaced the battery terminal connectors. Just the jostle of the jeep going in gear dropped the whole thing.

Also cleaned up the connector for the ring under the cap (what is that called?) and then it actually ran longer than warming up. We took it around the block, it stalled about 8 times. But it drove. We even got it up to 60, and found that the hood was not totally secured. Wow. That was crazy. http://instagram.com/p/rx8c1-P5eY/?modal=true

So it will need the hood fixed. Or replaced. Hinges are bent up too.
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