1996 ZJ Grand Cherokee PHARIS88 Build Thread - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Builds > 1996 ZJ Grand Cherokee PHARIS88 Build Thread

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineSavvy Billet LED Tail LightsLight up the holidays with LED lights from JeepHut

Reply
Unread 04-10-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Pharis88 ZJ Build Thread

Current as of 06/24/14

20140624_125446_resized.jpg  
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
FIRST! Quick Story.. because everyone love stories! haha

Growing up my dad bought a 1979 CJ-7, I always watched him while he built that thing, I loved it! Money got tight and he sold it when I was in highschool . Well about 5 years ago we started to fix cars and flip them for profit.

I bought a 2001 grand cherokee 2wd few years back which now has about 258,XXX miles on it haha and we still have it!

Little after that I personally bought a 2004 WJ laredo with a 4.0, put a 2'' BB on that and started to mod/customize that, well then I had an offer to buy the jeep which was about DOUBLE of what I had into the jeep ha so, I sold it bought me a HONDA CBR929RR (crotch rocket). Had some cash left over and I bought ANOTHER 2001 WJ 4xd with the v8. I put a 2" BB on that as well with some little bigger sized A/T used tires.

My younger twin sisters both moved to Colorado in August, for VET school, and both only had 2wD, one a crappy hyundai, the other a 2001 Cherokee Limited 2wd, well after their first winter, they realized I was right when I said they needed 4wd in Denver lol. So I took her 2001 Cherokee, and I gave her my current jeep which was the 2001 WJ v8. I said I was going to sell her jeep and what ever the difference was in price, she would have to pay me back later on. (yeah like I'll ever see that money) haha

Well sold her jeep and I turned around and bought THIS 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo with 200,000 miles with a rebuilt 4.0 on it. Pretty rough but I got it for almost nothing, which is good because now I have more money to put into it!

AND I KNOW I SAID QUICK STORY BUT... HEY!! haha

I will be posting pictures of my process
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-10-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
(saving space)
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-10-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Here are the pictures of how it looked when I bought the JEEP:
photo-1-4-.jpg   photo-2-4-.jpg   photo-3-4-.jpg   photo-4-4-.jpg   photo-1-3-.jpg  

photo-2-3-.jpg  
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Removing the Headliner:
photo-2-.jpg   photo-1-2-.jpg   photo-2-2-.jpg  
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #6
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Removed front bumper, by cutting zip ties ha, I did bolt up the front plate to the metal frame bumper.. just forgot to take a picture.
photo-3-2-.jpg   photo-4-2-.jpg   photo-5.jpg  
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #7
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Also, there is an oil leak in the front that I will fix as soon as I have more time to find where its leaking, I also chunked those fog lights kept the wiring harness for I can install lights in the future.

Also, I plan on painting the entire jeep BLACK! This will be a BLACKED OUT lifted jeep except the lime green/neon shock boots, and stabilizer boot if I find one!

Now I'm just waiting on parts to come in!
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #8
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Had about 20 minutes of free time before I went to work, pulled off the wiper arms, and gave them and the front bumper a quick coat of black paint. Also, I went under the Jeep and adjusted the shifter cable, which was off a little bit.

Waiting for parts...
before.jpg  
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #9
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Ordered, me a new grill/headlight mount thingy for $50 off ebay.. because this morning I noticed the driver side of it was broken off. Shock boots, showed up early but no lift kit yet ha, and headlights should be in tomorrow!
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #10
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Ended up buying isolator pads, through KOLAK, I plan on double stacking the originals with the new ones, to gain about an extra .5-.75 inchs
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #11
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
GOT SOME PARTS IN TODAY!! Headlights, and headlight assembly!
photo-2-.jpg  
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-17-2013, 12:23 PM   #12
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Had a couple hours this morning before work to slap on the new lights and mounting assembly, played around with VHT Night Shades as well...

Next thing I'm going to do is paint the grill black, maybe tomorrow morning, and the lift kit arrived to the shop today, probably will install that sometime next week when I have time!
photo-3-.jpg  
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #13
GCjunkie93
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Letcher, SD
Posts: 361
Looks good man, keep it up!
GCjunkie93 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #14
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Tinted both the tail lights yesterday, and installed them back in today, along with trying the linseed oil and paint thinner renewal trick on all the plastic on the jeep. Looks good, next week, if I have some time I really want to install the lift kit!
photo.jpg  
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #15
PHARIS88
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fairview / Allen, TEXAS
Posts: 501
Here is the thread I did for the linseed oil and the paint thinner for all the plastics

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/m...newal-1511898/
__________________
Anybody can be become an American, you have to be BORN TEXAN!

www.youtube.com/pharis88

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1...hread-1507279/
PHARIS88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.