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post #1 of 234 Old 12-02-2012, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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dnuccio's build thread-1995 ZJ Limited

Had my ZJ for 5 months now, I had made a build thread on here shortly after I got it, but I kind of let it go dormant. So here is everything from the day I bought her until now.


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post #2 of 234 Old 12-02-2012, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Most of this will be copied and pasted from my build thread on cherokeeforum, since I've kept up with that one.

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post #3 of 234 Old 12-02-2012, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, just bought my first car! It's a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. 5.2L V8, Quadra-Trac full time 4x4, Dana 30 front axle and Dana 35 rear axle. Stone white with gold trim and gold trimmed snowflake wheels. Don't have many pictures of it because it's dark right now, but here a couple I took at a gas station on the way home.


Overall it's in good shape, the body is straight, it runs strong, all the gauges work, and the radio works great (even came with a free CD, titled "The Music Of Mexico").
Dad says I have to keep it mostly stock for now
But plans for the future are:
3.5" lift
31x10.5x15 BFG All Terrains
MAYBE a transfer case swap 249->242
Flowmaster muffler or maybe full cat back system
Cold air intake
5.9 Limited Hood Louvers
Homemade roof rack

I'll keep the thread updated with repairs/upgrades I do in the future.

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post #4 of 234 Old 12-02-2012, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Forgot to mention, on the drive to Ahwatukee from Glendale where I bought it (about 30 miles), I averaged 22 mpg!

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post #5 of 234 Old 12-02-2012, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Made a reciever mount tow hook. I got so into making it and getting it done, I forgot to stop and take pictures!
I'll explain what I did.

Materials needed:
2"x2" square steel tubing, 9.5 inches long
Tow hook-I used a Harbor Freight 10,000lb hook, cost approx. $7
Bolts to mount hook to tubing (HF hook comes with bolts)

How to Make it:
1. Cut 2x2 tubing to approx. 9.5" long (length might vary depending on your hitch receiver)
2. Mark and drill holes at one end for the tow hook to mount on
3. Mount tow hook
4. Slide the tube into your reciever hitch, position it so the edge of the hook is about 1 inch from the mouth of the reciever
5. Use a sharpie and mark the holes for the hitch pin
6. Drill holes for the hitch pin (they are big, best to use a step drill bit)
7. (OPTIONAL) Paint the color of your choice

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post #6 of 234 Old 12-02-2012, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Next order of business is to disable the VIC. It keeps beeping and telling me I have a rear lamp failure, but they are all working perfectly. It will free up a nice space for a switch panel or a CB eventually.

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post #7 of 234 Old 12-02-2012, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Made a bunch of progress today. I went to Pick n Pull and luckily they had 3 ZJ's to take parts from, two 93 grand wagoneers and a 96 limited.
I was missing the "J" from the front emblem, so I pulled it off the 96 Limited and stuck it in my pocket.
My emblem:

New emblem:

Cleaning off the old tape:

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Also pulled some new seats from one of the 93 Grand Wagoneers, mine were pretty beat up.
My driver seat:

New seats:

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Also replaced the rear wiper fluid squirter, the clips on mine were broken. Didn't take any pictures though...

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And I figured out why my transfer case wouldn't shift back into 4hi from 4lo. Thrust bearing was popped out. Popped it back in, now it shifts great.

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Got some fog lights for it

Wired up with factory connectors

Setting up the brackets

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When I was tightening the bolt on the bottom of one of my fog lights, the bolt broke off (plastic hardware FML) and the light hit the deck. The glass lense shattered. Back to harbor freight for a new set tomorrow! Good thing they're on sale right now...

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post #13 of 234 Old 12-02-2012, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Got my build sheet back from chrysler:

Thank you for contacting the Jeep Customer Assistance Center regarding
your 1995 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
We are pleased to provide vehicle build information per your request.
According to our records, your vehicle was equipped from the factory
with the following:
VIN 1J4GZ78Y7xxxxxxxx
Vehicle Description JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
Model Year 1995
Body Model ZJ J L 74
Color PW7- Bright White Clear Coat
Engine ELF- 5.2L V8 MPI Engine
Transmission DHRS- Single Speed On Demand Transfer Case
*BL Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
ADBP Protection Group
AFFP Luxury Group
AHX Trailer Tow Group IV
APAS Monotone Paint
ARPP Limited Decor Group
BARS 90 Amp Alternator
BCES 600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BRGS Anti-Lock 4-Wheel-Disc Brakes
CACP Low Back Bucket Seats
CFNS Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
CGTS Driver Air Bag Only
CKDP Floor Carpet
CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKRP Cargo Net
CKTP Cargo Tie Down Loops
CLEP Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSAS Spare Tire Cover
CSCP Cargo Compartment Cover
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CUDP Mini Overhead Console
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
CXHS Steering Column Locking Slip Collar
DGB All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGRS 4-Spd. Automatic 46RH Transmission
DHAS Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHRS Single Speed On Demand Transfer Case
DMEP 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
DRMS Dana 35C/194MM Rear Axle
DSA Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
EAAC All Engines
ELF 5.2L V8 MPI Engine
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
GEGP Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GNCP Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GNKP Rear View Auto Dim Mirror
GRMP Left Power Heated Mirror
GSMP Right Power Heated Mirror
GTMP Power Heated Mirrors
GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
GWA Power Sunroof
GXMS Remote Keyless Entry
HABP Air Conditioning w/Auto Temp Control
HGAS Hood Insulation
HGDS Deluxe Insulation Group
JAYS Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JCDS 100 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBS Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAS Cigar Lighter
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JKAS Locking Glove Box
JKDS Remote Fuel Door Release
JPAS Power Windows
JPBS Power Locks
JPTP Power Front Driver/Passenger Seats
LACS Illuminated Entry
LAGS Warning Chime
LAZP Vehicle Information Center
LBBS Courtesy Lamps
LBCS Glove Box Lamp
LBDS Ash Tray Lamp
LCBP Door Courtesy Lamps
LDAS Underhood Lamp
LDBS Cargo Compartment Lamp
LETP Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
LMGP Automatic Headlamps
LNJP Fog Lamps
LPSS CHMSL Lamp
LSAP Security Alarm
MDA Front License Plate Bracket
MFTP Body Color Grille
MHAS Black Windshield Moldings
MWGS Roof Rack
NAAS Federal Emissions
NHMS Speed Control
NMCP Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
PW7 Bright White Clear Coat
QW7S Bright White Clear Coat
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RBC AM/FM Comp Disc Radio w/Equalizer
RCGP 6 Speakers
RDCP Power Antenna
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCGS Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDAS Normal Duty Suspension
SUAS Tilt Steering Column
TBGS Compact Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TRVP P225/70R15 Eagle GA OWL AS Tires
TZAS Goodyear Brand Tires
WJ7P 15X7.0 Luxury Aluminum Wheels
WLZC All Aluminum Wheels
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
Thanks again for your email.

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Flexing in my front yard...



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And while I was changing my oil, I figured out why my cruise control isn't working.

If you can't tell, the small vaccume line between the servo and the main vaccume line is cracked in half.

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