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Unread 11-03-2009, 04:38 PM   #76
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I've had a Photobucket account for years and never came close to using up the monthly band width allowance. I was over my bandwidth allowance in about 2 weeks on my old account. I opened a new account just for this thread and I was over the allowance in 5 days. I upgraded my account to unlimited bandwidth and now the pics are back up, and now that bandwidth is not an issue look for a few extra pics in my posts.



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Unread 11-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #77
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Basically finished up my front end today. Still have to bleed the brakes, tie off the brake lines and do some touching up.

Front progress:











Next up, I planned to install my front wheels and tires. Not being able to find the lug nuts turned out to be a bad omen. Because fifteen minutes later I dumped her off the jack-stands. No real damage most of it can be touched up. The worst of it is a nice size dent in the drivers side floor board, that's going to be a real b**ch to repair. Sorry no photos of the carnage, I was too busy dry heaving.

Right in the middle of that cluster, UPS brought the rear springs. Look pretty good, Thanks to the guys at HellCreek. Top notch service.



I broke down and asked my neighbor for a hand and we got the truck up, and on the wheels in just a few minutes.

Here's some uphill pics of it sitting on B/S 265/75R16's and the soft 8's I'll most likely be running. The tires don't look that big in the pics but on the truck they look huge.





The Bridgestones are temporary, I've been looking at tires all week and I've got it somewhat narrowed down. Side view of the 265's:

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Unread 11-03-2009, 05:52 PM   #78
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this build is coming along very nicely! I cant wait to see it finished
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Unread 11-03-2009, 06:19 PM   #79
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That stinks about it falling off the jack stands. It still looks clean and sexy though. Can't wait to see the rear done. Do you have plans for paint yet? Maybe a 97+ front clip? That would deffinately set this build off. Good job!!
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Unread 11-03-2009, 06:29 PM   #80
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Jeff, where/how did you match all the hardware you used? Are those stainless or epzg (electronically plated zinc galvanized)? Looks dyn-o-mite!
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Unread 11-03-2009, 07:05 PM   #81
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I'm loving this build. You are doing excellent work to bring this MJ back to pristine condition.

I'm looking forward to see how things turn out.




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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:02 PM   #82
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That seriously looks better than anything that comes out of a factory lol. Thats how jeeps should be built.

If you have not decided on tires, You should look into cooper radial lt or cooper st. I think cooper st's would look good on it. And, thats what I would put on it lol.
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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:17 PM   #83
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Man, that thing is a functional piece of art. I see you have selected the unofficial wheel of JF.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 09:41 AM   #84
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Looking really good!

Question: How did the carpet fitting work out for you? Is your carpet ACC?
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Unread 11-04-2009, 09:55 AM   #85
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Unread 11-04-2009, 11:37 AM   #86
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Great work so far! Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 11:58 AM   #87
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wow amazing... where did you get all your parts.. especially your interior?
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Unread 11-04-2009, 12:07 PM   #88
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Unread 11-04-2009, 04:57 PM   #89
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Great looking rig. Very clean work. You are planning to go SOA on the rear plus lift springs, or did I rear it wrong, and you are installing 4.5" SUA lift springs in the rear?
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Unread 11-04-2009, 05:50 PM   #90
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Nice Jeep.
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this build is coming along very nicely! I cant wait to see it finished
I appreciate it, I'm looking forward to it too.

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That stinks about it falling off the jack stands. It still looks clean and sexy though. Can't wait to see the rear done. Do you have plans for paint yet? Maybe a 97+ front clip? That would deffinately set this build off. Good job!!
I'm going back with the stock color which is 'Colorado Red'. My original plan was to go with '97+ front clip and use the ARB bumper I had (here's a pic of it on my old '00 XJ, 2 summers ago):



but now I'm leaning more now toward using a basically stock clip, black grill and flares with a more subdued bumper.

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Jeff, where/how did you match all the hardware you used? Are those stainless or epzg (electronically plated zinc galvanized)? Looks dyn-o-mite!
With the exception of the brackets for the brake lines and one bolt on the steering stabilizer, the silver nuts and bolts are stainless. There are a few gold iridite under there as well. The castellated nuts I just painted, I drew the line at paying $5 a piece for them.



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I'm looking forward to see how things turn out.




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That seriously looks better than anything that comes out of a factory lol. Thats how jeeps should be built.

If you have not decided on tires, You should look into cooper radial lt or cooper st. I think cooper st's would look good on it. And, thats what I would put on it lol.
Better than new, at least that's what I hoping to achieve. I'm looking at Cooper, Firestone and Bridgestone right now. I wanted some BFG's, but with their 30% price hike this past summer their out of my price range.

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Man, that thing is a functional piece of art. I see you have selected the unofficial wheel of JF.
I really wanted a set of Grizzlys, but I can't find a decent set., but I like the soft 8's. The back 5.5" backspacing keeps most the tire under the fender and off the suspension parts. I've had them 2 years and coat of wax makes them look nearly new.

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Looking really good!

Thanks

Question: How did the carpet fitting work out for you? Is your carpet ACC?
It is, but...:



...the fitment is on hold till I fix the dent in the floorboard.

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Great work so far! Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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wow amazing... where did you get all your parts.. especially your interior?
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p.s. keep up the good work
I was rummaging through the local Pull a Part and I found an 89 limited with the black and gray interior in it like I based mine on. I got the door panels from it, which were in pretty sorry shape. Here's a breif run down of me reworking them:




















The rest of the parts came from a mix of Jeeps from the Pull a Part or off Ebay. If I remember correctly:

Door panels – ‘89 XJ limited
Window motors – L-‘96 XJ R-'95 XJ
Power window plates and switches, 2 rears – ‘96 XJ
Steering column – ‘84 XJ
Steering wheel – ‘86 CJ
Horn button '91 XJ
Tilt adjuster and turn signal stalk – ‘93 XJ
Mini console – ’84 XJ
Bench seat – ’91 MJ
Dash Pad – ’92 XJ
Lower Dash Panel – ’96 XJ
Ashtray – ’89 XJ limited
MJ Interior plastics - 90 MJ
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