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McCloudsZJ 05-15-2013 05:40 PM

Project: Princess... The wife's $750 ZJ
 
New Jeep. New build thread. Guess that makes it official.

Went to Advance and tried to remember all the stuff I've done to the niner to get prices. $1200 for everything. An that's just what I could remember.

Anyway. Pics and progress to follow.

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dillonjm 05-15-2013 10:27 PM

Check rock auto. Cheaper than the local parts houses. I only go to them when I need something quicker than a day or two anymore.

McCloudsZJ 05-16-2013 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dillonjm
Check rock auto. Cheaper than the local parts houses. I only go to them when I need something quicker than a day or two anymore.

Haha thanks. I did. I'm already on their mailing list so I get emails anytime something for one of my vehicles goes on sale. Most of the stuff I actually buy comes from Rockauto or Kolak. Advanced was just an easy way to get a to-do list down on paper.

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McCloudsZJ 05-17-2013 05:39 PM

First official "mod". Tags and such.


http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psd25eb0ba.jpg

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Scopez 05-17-2013 07:47 PM

Gotta sub since I follow your niner one!

McCloudsZJ 05-18-2013 12:58 PM

Ok. So the first priorities are getting this thing drive-able. So a new headliner, some cleaning, and an AC recharge are on the list for this weekend. After spending some time with Princess, it's obvious she needs some TLC. But for $750 that's to be expected...

These are all of the "Before" pictures. Not nearly as bad as the niner, but still not a cherry show car.

Somebody (not me) left the sunroof open while we were getting tags at the DMV. It rained a little bit...I also got a new card for the camera, so no more iPhone pics. Yay!

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psbe7d9a0b.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9eef5e84.jpg

Didn't see this one coming...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psd3b9f551.jpg

Is the trim supposed to be miss-matched? I've never had just a normal limited, so I don't know.
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psb302933a.jpg

Never seen this before, either...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps76d6bd68.jpg

This Jeep is just full of issues I've never seen in a ZJ!
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psd600c991.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psab27ad66.jpg

The best and worst looking wheels, respectively.
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psa7d73daa.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...pscfc333ec.jpg

McCloudsZJ 05-18-2013 01:04 PM

More "Before" pics...

Packing tape head light repair.
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7c45ecca.jpg

Disgusting...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psb76bd71f.jpg

I did get a free bottle jack out of the deal, though...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2db4a021.jpg

And this guy was hiding under the back seat...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0419cb3b.jpg

It came with a box full of greasy ****.
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...pse1dab23a.jpg

Speaking of nasty ****...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps64535efa.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psa87f28c6.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps57abe7d8.jpg

McCloudsZJ 05-18-2013 01:06 PM

Our supplies for today. Let the fun begin! The tuneup is being postponed until the weather is a little nicer next weekend. This is just to make it bearable.
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0dfbdde2.jpg

kg6mov 05-18-2013 01:55 PM

Time for e-codes for the headlights, they're great.

Whats the blue bottle with the funnel in the engine bay?

McCloudsZJ 05-18-2013 06:34 PM

Working hard.


http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps17bf4701.jpg

New headliner.

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7ad1a4da.jpg

Thanks to yerfdog for the write up.

McCloudsZJ 05-20-2013 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kg6mov
Time for e-codes for the headlights, they're great.

Whats the blue bottle with the funnel in the engine bay?

Almost. The niner is getting new eyes and Princess gets the hand-me-downs. The blue bottle was an empty bottle if 5w-30 that I found tucked up behind the AC dryer. Dunno what it was doing there but it's in the trash now.

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tucsonzj 05-21-2013 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McCloudsZJ (Post 15455500)
Almost. The niner is getting new eyes and Princess gets the hand-me-downs. The blue bottle was an empty bottle if 5w-30 that I found tucked up behind the AC dryer. Dunno what it was doing there but it's in the trash now.

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dafaq?

Anyways, subbed looks like a good build thread.

McCloudsZJ 05-21-2013 06:04 PM

No pictures but I found some goodies. There were 5 new headlight bulbs in the glove box. 4 still in the wrappers. And $2.37 in change total. That brings the total price of Princess down to $747.63.

I'm fighting the AC. This is my first car with it equipped and potentially functional. It's just not exactly functional... Yet.

EDIT. Ok one pic. I told you to be prepared for a lot of pink.

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8d634547.jpg

McCloudsZJ 05-26-2013 08:25 AM

Princess just made her first big trip. 370 miles to Washington DC. Pulls to the right. Probably has an exhaust leak in the headers. Needs tires.

Other than that she's doing well.

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McCloudsZJ 05-27-2013 07:47 PM

"Fixed" the driver's door. It just needed some structural attitude adjustment. It's not perfect, but it's close enough.

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3c0e291d.jpg


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