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post #1 of 12 Old 10-02-2011, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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$520.87 ZJ build

Got my ZJ almost a month ago for $520.87. It's a 94 with 215k miles. It has had a hard life so it's going to take a lot of work but I'm making some progress.

The day I got it





I did a few small mechanical repairs totaling about $300 right off the bat.

First thing I had to do was get rid of the awful moldy smell. I removed the front carpet and bought some nice leather seats from a 97. I bought some bedliner to paint the floor in but I have not got to that yet. It took a long time to dry when I did the wheels and I don't want to have the jeep out of commission for long.




Then I realized I had some wheels sitting around from my last ZJ, so I painted them up with some bedliner


(no installed pic ATM sorry... forgot to take one)

Somewhere between here and the next step I decided to replace all 4 speakers and install a sub. I went with these speakers http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...pa-652.9i.html
and a 12" Sony sub I got at Walmart. I built a 1 cubic foot air space box out of 3/4" MDF and used a quality 300w RMS amp to power it.

Well now that I had some nice black leather seats, the puke brown dash and doors weren't doing it for me anymore. I decided to do something about it. I got some satin Krylon Fusion "for plastic" paint and tore the dash apart to do it right. I will also be doing the pillars, door sill covers, and all the door panels soon.







That's pretty much where I'm at right now. I am going to be pulling the headliner and wrapping it in Granite colored suedliner brand suede (basically matches the seats perfectly) I will also be doing this to the fabric on the doors when I pull them to make them black.

Hope you guys enjoy. I've got a lot of stuff I still plan to do...


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post #2 of 12 Old 10-02-2011, 08:36 PM
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Nice work thus far. Why the weird purchase price amount? What's the story behind that?

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-02-2011, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Nice work thus far. Why the weird purchase price amount? What's the story behind that?
I purchased it from a family member and it was just them being silly making a counter offer to my $500 offer

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post #4 of 12 Old 10-03-2011, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Update with a picture of the wheels installed


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post #5 of 12 Old 10-03-2011, 08:16 PM
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Looks really good. Are you going to paint the bumpers and side molding?
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post #6 of 12 Old 10-03-2011, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Looks really good. Are you going to paint the bumpers and side molding?
I plan to remove the door plastics and paint the bumpers. The lower plastic rocker panel covers ill paint with bed liner.

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post #7 of 12 Old 10-04-2011, 11:31 AM
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Should look good. Did you have any problems painting your dash? I really like the look of that.

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Should look good. Did you have any problems painting your dash? I really like the look of that.
It sprayed on very very nicely, the only problem I'm having is it seems like it takes a few days in doors to cure 100%

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post #9 of 12 Old 10-05-2011, 10:22 PM
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Good start. I like the way the Interior turned out, looks clean

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post #10 of 12 Old 10-05-2011, 11:41 PM
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It sprayed on very very nicely, the only problem I'm having is it seems like it takes a few days in doors to cure 100%
Ok thanks. May take a shot at it after the rain clears up here.

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post #11 of 12 Old 10-06-2011, 12:54 AM
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I like what you did on the rims. Great job.
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post #12 of 12 Old 10-28-2011, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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A little more progress

I decided to start painting it. I am spray bombing it and the color is from Krylon "Italian Olive"







Installed some lights




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