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Unread 12-14-2008, 02:08 PM   #46
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got the passenger side dont today! thank god it was dead at work and semi warm out!

sanded with 800grit






taped off and coat one


done!






hopefully it will be nice enough tomorrow to take off my wheel spacers and paint my wheel wells black, seeing color under there is bothering me.

and a teaser of my next project. HID flood/reverse light!


enjoy, what do you guys think so far?

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Unread 12-14-2008, 02:19 PM   #47
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Sweet XJ. I like the lower portion of the body in the black, goes well with the maroon. Great Job.
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Unread 12-14-2008, 02:45 PM   #48
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Sweet XJ. I like the lower portion of the body in the black, goes well with the maroon. Great Job.
thank you! i got lots of little things to do over the winter before i move to socal i hope i get it all done!
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Unread 12-16-2008, 11:13 AM   #49
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washed and waxed it yesterday and took some flex shots















not full flex, that bank in front of my house isn't big enough. 2 inches from the front bumpstop, no where near in the back
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Unread 12-17-2008, 11:40 AM   #50
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looks really good bud, i like everything but the spacers the 4 inch backspacing is plenty. everything though looks great keep it up!
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Unread 12-17-2008, 02:12 PM   #51
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looks really good bud, i like everything but the spacers the 4 inch backspacing is plenty. everything though looks great keep it up!
yea the spacers are coming off. a friend is buying them. i haven't had the chance yet.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 02:58 PM   #52
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Love the Jeep BMX, looks very similar to mine, very good looking. I would suggest one thing though, paint those end caps. Not a big fan of faded end caps. Cant wait for the HID light your doing.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 03:04 PM   #53
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Great lookin XJ man, I agree with mg2000xj though, get some krylon fusion for those end caps. Love those KM2's
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Unread 12-17-2008, 04:22 PM   #54
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yea they dont look right faded now that everything else is black
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Unread 12-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #55
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Wow man. Good work on the Jeep. Everythings looks great. The only bad part is all the stickers, but that's just my opinion. Other than that, I'm pretty jealous.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 08:43 AM   #56
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Wow man. Good work on the Jeep. Everythings looks great. The only bad part is all the stickers, but that's just my opinion. Other than that, I'm pretty jealous.
yea i'm startign to get a little old for stickers, maybe i'll take some off. thats why they are all on the glass, easy removal. i'm lazy tho.
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Unread 12-19-2008, 11:10 PM   #57
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just ordered one of these

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Unread 12-20-2008, 12:31 AM   #58
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Just read the build up. Nice XJ ha yeah those leafs do look a little stiff for the coils. It could be the ramp though. I had the opposite problem when I did my XJ build because the front coils were 180 lbs and were still new so they weren't broken in yet, while the rear coils were the stock 150 lbs but were 3" of lift and used and broken in, so my rear flexed really well while my front took a few trips to get worn in. After that it felt pretty equal front/rear. Eugh that was back when I didn't know what I was doing though I like your XJ though, just needs some more wheeling pics to go along with all these parking lot pics lol jk.
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Unread 12-20-2008, 12:39 AM   #59
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Oh and p.s. If you are still looking for a HP D44 Ford front end, get one out of a F-150 pre-1978. (The 1978-79 used the forged wedges, while other years used weld-ons, so you would just cut them off like a leaf spring wedge.) Here is an awesome link that tells you everything you need to know about a Dana 44. It was where I was learning all the mods I wanted to do to my old D44. Chevy Flat-top knuckles for High steer, which high-steer arms I wanted to use, how to do the disc conversions. (My axle was a 1969 so it had drum brakes up front.) K here is the link- Mr. N's Main Article Page (read the top 3 links. after I read all the stuff about it I just ended up deciding that I wanted a Ford 1 ton D60 so I sold my D44 and searched for a D60. bought it yesterday)
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Unread 12-20-2008, 12:48 AM   #60
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Niceeeeee. I hope my xj looks that good when it grows up
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