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post #16 of 25 Old 03-17-2013, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Here it is with the headlight panel. Some people splice the wire harness so the old plug fits the new harness, but i found that its much easier to just use the old harness. Youll have one empty socket in your marker light but still have all your functions. Plus no aggrevation of splicing wires and adding an extra light to the harness. [IMG][/IMG]


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post #17 of 25 Old 03-17-2013, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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When adding your bumper end caps they wont fit tight to the bumper so a little trimming is required. Im not fussy, especially since this is my work truck so I didnt trim and was still pretty satisfied with the fit. [IMG][/IMG]

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Still have to paint the bumper so it doesnt look like ***, but its pretty quick and easy to take the caps back off for that. plus I have work tomorrow and waiting for paint to dry didnt fit the time limit right now.

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And heres Tj presenting the finished product ( I just converted him to a 93 XJ 5spd 2dr). He now wants to do the front clip swap on his XJ. [IMG][/IMG]

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post #20 of 25 Old 03-17-2013, 06:54 PM
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When Putting the fenders on I realized that where the old ones had 3 bolts going down the front, the new fenders dont even touch to put bolts in. Now if your checking out this thread and thinking about doing this swap yourself, dont fret. When you put the headlight mount panel on it will secure the front of the fenders more than enough to compensate for the 3 bolts that you wont be able to put in.
You need to swap the two fender support brackets from the 1997+ model. The older ones are a L-shape, but the newer ones are a boxy shape.
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And here she is back out in the daylight, loaded up with all the old parts ready to make a scrap run. All of this was done from start to finish in less than 4 hours. Now just gotta make time to do some body work t the rest of the truck and get some fresh paint. Also updating the interior with new dash, door panels, seats and the whole shebang. But thats gonna be a while before I have time to get any of that started. [IMG][/IMG]

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post #22 of 25 Old 03-17-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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You need to swap the two fender support brackets from the 1997+ model. The older ones are a L-shape, but the newer ones are a boxy shape.
I didnt see any reason to stop what i was doing and make a trip back to my part jeep storage yard since it was quite stabile and strong with just the headlight panel. I will go back next time i have it apart and throw those in but like i said earlier, I was limited for time and needed the truck driveable for work tomorrow

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And here she is back out in the daylight, loaded up with all the old parts ready to make a scrap run. All of this was done from start to finish in less than 4 hours. Now just gotta make time to do some body work t the rest of the truck and get some fresh paint. Also updating the interior with new dash, doo. r panels, seats and the whole shebang. But thats gonna be a while before I have time to get any of that started. [/IMG]

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post #24 of 25 Old 09-16-2013, 12:50 AM
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Found your ad that this is for sale on craigslist. Still got the thing?

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Found your ad that this is for sale on craigslist. Still got the thing?
No there's a lawsuit with the guy that had it. I own it he's trying to sell it and he screwed up the whole truck. He had some half a** mechanic do work on the engine and messed it all up

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