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Unread 09-06-2013, 05:39 AM   #1
Jake_A
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First Jeep. ZJ (wip)

I got a 97 zj off a family member about two months back, for damn near nothing. It was in pretty good shape to begin with, just needed some tlc.
No rust, no body damage, engine is good, tranny is good, just was neglected.

This will be pulling double duty as my dd and my offroad toy.
My goal is to be into it for less than $4k by the time i'm done.

Cliff notes version -


Brakes - done
Remove running boards - done
Remove pos homebrew brushguard - done
Power steering line - done
Coolant flush - done
Oil change - done
Replace fubar oem lights - done
Rip off front bumper - done
Bedliner to cover hideous purple/red oe paint Krylon camo job - Done
Rip out carpet, bedline interior - Done

Rotate evap canister - to be completed
3.5" F>R - to be completed
Cragar soft 8’s - to be completed
31” Mt tires - to be completed
offroad Lights - to be completed
JCR DIY bumper - To be completed
Kor tire rack - to be completed

Now, for the pics -

When I got her home -


Pulled the running boards, plasti dip the cladding, and the horrible home made brush guard the po thought was a good idea -



Seat back organization -





New shift knob -




Ripped off the front bumper -



I'll keep updating as I get things crossed off the todo list.

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Unread 10-05-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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Krylon love -





Carpet out -









Bed liner in -







Interior is back in, ran out of light to take pics, will update in the AM
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Unread 10-06-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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Unread 11-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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how did you do the shift knob thats pretty sharp
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Unread 11-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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This will be pulling double duty as my dd and my offroad toy. My goal is to be into it for less than $4k by the time i'm done.
that is what I said! Why "camo?!" Are you hiding from others as soon as you leave your driveway?! Will keep this thread subscribed to see what happens...I am glad you got rid of the BIG pos front pushbar!
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Unread 11-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Glad you got rid of the brush guard...You did get rid of the floor rust before bedlining it, right? Don't wanna trap the rust and hide it so you can't even check on it...
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Unread 11-22-2013, 07:40 AM   #7
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how did you do the shift knob thats pretty sharp
The OEM one just kinda rips off, use two hands and tug on it.

To replace it, use anything thats about the same diameter and shove it on place.

IT NEEDS TO SLIDE FREELY.

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that is what I said! Why "camo?!" Are you hiding from others as soon as you leave your driveway?!

Camo because im a bit of a redneck who happens to be trapped in NY, it started as OD green. Fast forward 4 hours, "couple" beers, and the egging on of my buddies, out came the brown and black spray paint. (TBH, I was off my ***)

Sobered up the next morning, looked at my jeep, and thought it didnt look half bad. So, I kept it.
I think in total it was $50ish in paint, some acetone and masking tape.

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You did get rid of the floor rust before bedlining it, right? Don't wanna trap the rust and hide it so you can't even check on it...
There was no rust what so ever anywhere on the floor, I was really surprised.
The whole thing was really clean until I got hold of it....



I'll update when I get a chance, but my dash looks like the inside of the shuttle.
I have my HAM, Gps, CB, phone charger, ect all mounted, its kinda cluttered but it works.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 01:43 AM   #8
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Hey, so is the bed liner working good for you? I'm just curious because I need to replace my carpet. Is it louder?
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Unread 03-21-2014, 08:46 AM   #9
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It was much louder, but didnt really become an issue below 65. Above that, conversations became shouting matches.

Unfortunately, shes dead now, totaled.
Starting fresh with an XJ, probably wont do the bedliner again, because I do a lot of highway driving and it got annoying.
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