This is my long term project for my XJ that by no means will be done quickly (unfortunately
Specs as they stand now:
Stone White Color
3" Rusty's lift
31" General Grabber AT2's
5 Speed Tranny
2 Hella 500 lamps
Custom made Roof Rack by me
Cragar Soft 8's with 4" backspacing
The plan is to take my white '98 xj, and first paint it Amber Fire orange, a rare color only found on 01 xj's and some tj's. I have always liked this color and after examining my jeep and seeing very small rust specs forming all over the entire body i decided i should paint it before winter comes back around.
On top of this i obviously cannot just leave my 3" lift and 31" tires. I am planning on upgrading to a 4.5" lift with 32" tires.
So the plan for this project of mine is:
Paint XJ Amber Fire
Black accents on the wheel wells and trim
Matching amber fire differential covers
2" lift spacers up front
1.75" lift shackles in back
Lower control arm upgrade
32x11.5x15 tires (unsure on which ones yet...suggestions?)
Dynamat and Herculiner on floor of xj
New custom roof rack - Rola roof basket with 4 130W off road lights
Sandblast and re-paint front brush guard
Thats the plan, def paint will be first and foremost, and the others will come as i can afford them. i have never painted a vehicle before, but i have help from my grandfather who has painted many many cars and a few of my friends who took paint and body classes. suggestions, tips or tricks are definitely welcome! It will be a learning experience as well as a great project. i am looking forward to starting this as soon as i can afford it!
Here's my jeep as it stands...
This is the color I am going for...
and yes, i too believe it will be perfection