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Unread 01-15-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
BudgetZJ
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Bugdet ZJ Build (Very low Budget)

Hey Everyone so I've been a forum viewer for over a year looking at many builds but never really had any activity just looking, finally decided to get a ZJ and do my own build,


I will post average JY Price of any parts I use

CAR:
Payed: $2000
1998
Grand Cherokee Laredo
6 Cylinder
180xxx Miles
Black (Not very Clean Cladding is dull)
225/75/15R (NO Thread at all :S)
HID Lights



Work done After Buying Car: $190
$25-30 TOTAL: (4) Cheap Shocks from JY (Original Shock where totally dead)
$150 TOTAL: (4) 235/75/R15 Wrangler Radial Tires
$15-20 TOTAL: (4-5) Paint Rattle Cans for the Plastics( Semi Gloss Black)
$10 TOTAL: (4) Fog Lights Blazer OE Rectangular Fog Lights







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Unread 01-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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-UPDATE-
Ran over a glass bottle on the way home and one of the nasty tires blew up so yea they where verrryy bad
Not a good way to start with a new car :P but cant complain for the price



went looking for some cheap tires and got a great deal

Bought some
Wrangler Radial 235/75/R15 Tires
2 where practically New
2 where okay conditions

for $150 buxs all 4 with Installation Cant Complain.


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Unread 01-15-2014, 11:15 PM   #3
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Low cost Mod to make car look nice and clean
Rattle can the cladding

$15-20 dllrs
4-5 cans
Black Semi gloss

The Laredo Plastic is not very good with paint so i used many trim restore products and oils but nothing worked my bumpers where too old
Decided to Paint them (not very good idea after so much product had been applied but i washed it for 3 days to try and get rid of most of the Oils)

Painted front and Rear Bumper
all the door Cladding
The Grill that had a chrome color I never liked
and the front Jeep emblem (Painted all of them couple days later Grand Cherokee, 4x4, Jeep)

Paint came out very nice



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Unread 01-16-2014, 12:18 AM   #4
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Here is where my addiction to adding Fog lights started :P

Went to the YJ and got 2 pairs of Blazer OE rectangular Fog Lights for $10 Buxs
(New one's sell for $12 each at Walmart)

(4) Fog Lights $10 dllrs

Drilled directly into the bumper the plastic
it's very soft no need for a strong drill
you could probably make the holes by hand with a screwdriver or knife

Dint put any extra brackets or mounts so they where not very strong and they move with the wind
but they stay strong enough to not fall off.

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Unread 01-16-2014, 11:06 AM   #5
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