So the dreaded day has come. My son turned 15 and 1/2 and got his driving permit.
So that means its time to get another XJ. One for him to drive but as long as my name is on the title, I plan on driving it a lot too. Since I already have one that's built, I'd love to keep this one stock, and very nice.
Unfortunately nobody wanted to sell me their mint-condition, low-mileage, garage-parked, never-offroad-driven, old-lady-owned XJ for $2,000 or less.
But I found this '97 Sport with 145,000 miles on Craigslist and bought it for $1500.
As you may have guessed it was driven by a teenager / college student which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But how about a "custom" interior?
I'll let you be the judge.
Notice anything missing in the above pics?
Along with various missing/broken trim peices, there's no stereo.
I should also show you the back:
Apparently, the jeep was broken into and the stereo was stolen. Not once either, but 4 times. The last time they took the whole rear corner panel and in the process just cut through the seatbelt. The trim panel for the liftgate was not stolen, but lost. How DO you lose that anyway?
So I figured I can replace all that crap. Replace the broken passenger side mirror, broken rear tail light, remove the stickers, and gradually turn it into a nice XJ again. Hopefully I could find a '97+ XJ that someone was parting out and I could get the interior peices from them. That was the plan anyway.