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post #1 of 9 Old 10-19-2021, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Finally!

After much time and work, my WJ is done. Just got my plates and registration sticker today after getting it inspected and going through rebuilt title process. I initially bought this Jeep (on a whim, actually) from an auction after it was deemed salvage, so I took a chance. Here's what has gone into it since October 2019:

•Pressure washed everything under hood before disassembling everything (but not before disconnecting battery!)
•Rebuilt cylinder heads (intake valve seats redone and peened in place, hydraulic lash adjusters cleaned and inspected, valve stem seals replaced, surface milled flat)
•Oil pump replaced
•Water pump replaced
•All engine seals replaced (minus rear main)
•All chassis grounds cleaned and/or replaced
•IAT sensor replaced
•Radiator replaced and upgraded to aluminum 2-row
•Hydraulic cooling fan replaced with e-fan and mech fan combo
•PS pump replaced with non hydraulic fan version and complete flush done
•Brake reservoir removed and cleaned, and brake fluid flush
•All 4 O2 sensors replaced
•All shocks/struts replaced (Monroe)
•All tie rod ends and steering damper replaced (MOOG)
•Fuel injectors replaced with upgraded 12-hole Denso remans (P/N: 12582704)
•New battery (cheapie for now, will replace with superior unit once this one fails)
•New battery cables and terminals
•Transmission filter change and fluid swap
•Rear diff fluid swap (2WD model)
•New fuel pump
•New fuel filter (WIX, seems ok so far)
•Oil change and filter of course
•HVAC (AZC) modified with LED bulb upgrade
•All HVAC actuators replaced (minus pass side behind assembly, I did the single-zone conversion)
•Backup camera added to aftermarket single DIN stereo, all wiring routed through roof and down A-pillar for completely invisible installation)
•New aftermarket headlights with LED conversions
•New fog lights

As for body work, I replaced the rear bumper cover and driver's side fender but repainted them along with repainting and fixing front bumper cover. Went ahead and added factory hitch (thanks Pick n Pull, super cheap!) and wiring for it as well. Gas tank skid plate also from that junkyard replaced and was had for very cheap.

I'm really quite proud of this, it took quite some time to get it all done, but I'm pretty happy with the results. Now I just need to drive it for awhile and make sure I like it or if I need to sell it and get something bigger LOL

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-19-2021, 02:24 PM
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Congrats! She looks good!
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-20-2021, 12:55 AM
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Looks great!
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Wow looks great!
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looks brand new!
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-20-2021, 05:00 AM
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I bet you feel like a pup with 2 tails don't you JW?
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-20-2021, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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I bet you feel like a pup with 2 tails don't you JW?
Now that's a new one for me lol

But I'll probably go with yes. This has been 99% Sunday-only for the past 2 years, so it's almost surreal to finally be done. Of course, I have little things to do for interior, but nothing that's critical or particularly complicated.
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-20-2021, 12:23 PM
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You might get an agreed-on insurance policy now that you have some coin and effort put into it. Not sure if an insurance company will do that for a salvage vehicle though.
If it gets the slightest accident damage, it will be totaled, again.

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-20-2021, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Well before I could even get it inspected, I had to get it insured, so that was no problem. I did do the minimum required amount (plus uninsured motorist protection, that's a necessity), so certainly no illusions that this thing will be worth fixing should it get beat up again but I'm fine with that. I'd probably part it out at that point and help some other more worthy WJ's. As for the title, I got it rebuilt, so it's no longer considered salvage.
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