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Unread 11-22-2010, 09:46 PM   #16
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I'm really liking it man! Keep up the good work. What are you plans for the rest of the build? Also is it going to be a DD or just a project for the trail?
for now, its my winter DD. my actually DD is asleep in storage for the winter (04 alero coupe).. im currently working on another project car; a 97 eclipse RS

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Unread 11-22-2010, 09:49 PM   #17
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Looking great so far. How much did you invest into the paint? What do you plan to do for wheels and tires?
haha the paint was probably by far the most expensive thing i did to it.. i was estimating roughly around $850 to get it painted decently (for Maaco has a scale of 1-5; 1 being cheapest, 5 being factory quality) I was thinkin of goin for a 3... not gonna happen. Apparently Maaco counts a 2Dr jeep to be in the same category as a Hummer, so I got charged the "Truck" price instead of the "car" price. I settled for a stage 2 paintjob at $1250
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Unread 11-22-2010, 09:51 PM   #18
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What did you do to yours before sending it to Maaco? In the pictures the paint looks pretty good, but I have heard horror stories about maaco. I am not looking to get a showroom finish, but I also don't want it to look like someone rolled the paint on.

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I did all the bodywork on it, and did all the taping. (granted the cargo windows were out at the time so i didnt have to tape those up) I think most of the horror stories about Maaco are people who get the cheapest paintjob and expect factory quality.. which just isnt gonna happen. Otherwise I was quite happy with the paintjob although it cost me $1250...
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Unread 11-22-2010, 09:53 PM   #19
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your jeeps looking so clean with that paint job and good job on the bumper it looks great!
haha thanks man, that was the first time i ever actually welded anything cuz i had to cut the brackets off and weld them vertical. no way im payin like $300 for a basic tube-bumper when i could make something unique for free
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:00 AM   #20
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wow great job for a winter ride man i wanna say it looks better than it did when it rolled off the line, and to give it the just right look start checkin out the 3"/31"s combo
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Unread 11-29-2010, 01:38 PM   #21
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bump for feedback!
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Unread 11-30-2010, 11:41 PM   #22
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I think its worth noting/bragging that for a jeep over 20 yrs old, its got only 44,322 original miles.. so my baby's pretty much set for quite a while
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Unread 11-30-2010, 11:45 PM   #23
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Sitting is the worts thing for a vehicle. More seals, bushings dry out and more things fail when sitting than when driven on a regular basis.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 12:06 AM   #24
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Sitting is the worts thing for a vehicle. More seals, bushings dry out and more things fail when sitting than when driven on a regular basis.
<-- raining on my parade.. jk man. I think I lucked out so far; I only had to replace the valve cover gasket regarding the engine, and the window gaskets cuz of what seemed to be dry rot
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Unread 12-01-2010, 12:09 AM   #25
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Valve cover gasket is a given on any 4.0 they all leak lol.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 12:11 AM   #26
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On another note, has anyone had any experience with the Cherokee 7x6 H6054 Projector headlights? Any good? 79-01 Jeep Cherokee 7x6 H6054 Projector Headlights - Black
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Unread 12-01-2010, 12:17 AM   #27
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Those ones are terrible. The fact they are black inside makes them useless at night. No reflector it's like holding a flashlight out the window. If you drive the jeep at night id advise you stay away from then. I did the conversion on mine with those housings just the chrome inside like they should be. I went with a set of 6K H4 HID lights. Real HID kit not the BS $20 bulbs. It's night and day it's so nice to drive it at night now.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 12:26 AM   #28
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Your jeep looks great.

That plastic is the piece that hold up the top of the rear hatch plastic/fabric.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 12:29 AM   #29
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That plastic is the piece that hold up the top of the rear hatch plastic/fabric.
THANK YOU!! Finally mystery is solved!! btw love ur quoted phrase man
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Unread 12-06-2010, 10:52 PM   #30
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this is probably a stupid question but is it worth putting Headers on an XJ?
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