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    Default Re: Project Cheap XJ

    I dont recall what all i PM'd you about lol. But im basically looking for parts just to get it square and have 2 headlights again.

    Im in search of:
    Front header panel
    Rt side headlight and surround (and the metal mount behind the headlight)
    grille
    and right front fender

    I think the bumper can wait for the time being. I may be able to pound the old one straightish until i find another one.
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    Don't go order anything online. The yard just outside town here has 3 or 4 with all that stuff intact on them. You want me to see what it'll take to get the stuff for you?

    I bought a header panel out there for my 88 with the grill and headlights and all for like 60 if I remember right.
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    Default Re: Project Cheap XJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkyman View Post
    Well, i should have posession of this thing tomorrow. Apparently nobody in MN has the parts i need. So i may be ordering them next week, and ill just have to tear it down this weekend and start working on fixing up the little things, and whatever i can bend straight with a hammer and smoke wrench
    You may already know this, but RockAuto always seems to have the best prices when I'm looking for new parts. I believe they are an advertiser on here and if you google "RockAuto Discount Code" you can always find at least a 5% off code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abebehrmann View Post
    You may already know this, but RockAuto always seems to have the best prices when I'm looking for new parts. I believe they are an advertiser on here and if you google "RockAuto Discount Code" you can always find at least a 5% off code.
    Thanks! But XJ Jake came through. I have to make a call after work, but if they have one left, ill be heading out in the morning to grab all the parts i need

    If that doesnt work, ill have to jump on Rock Auto and get the check card warmed up lol

    Hopefully by tomorrow night this thread will have some sort of update that has more pictures and fun stuff

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    Default Re: Project Cheap XJ

    Just picked up all this stuff for the gnarly sum of 130!

    Boom!


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    Default Re: Project Cheap XJ

    Who ended up having the stuff Ryan? French lake?

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    Default Re: Project Cheap XJ

    U pull in East Bethel. No black ones, but I'll deal with it lol

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    Great job! I'm glad you found something relatively close to you anyhow. No go put the stuff on so I have something to look at today while I'm at work!

    Beats 600 right?
    Last edited by xj-jake; 09-19-2015 at 10:15 AM.

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    I have to get the Jeep first lol! She's going to drop it off around 1, then I can get to work!

    I was shocked I got all that for so cheap. I even got the bumper ends and the vacuum ball with all the vacuum lines!

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    Well, she's home! Delivered to my house even with a full tank lol. The disassembly has started, after I got the hood open because the release cable is broke.

    It's rusty underneath, and leaks a little bit. But I DID find that the blower motor works perfectly, it just doesn't switch with the blendoor yet. The freon is also low, but it holding a charge, so I'll probably fill that up tonight too. I haven't looked into the windows yet, but the hammer and I have been busy straightening everything out. Here's the progress so far. I needed a break lol.








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    It looks like you got a good deal on parts! will you paint it white now?

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    Well she's in 1 piece again!

    Issues so far:
    AC needs to be charged
    Blower still only works on defrost
    Windows still don't work
    Passenger headlight doesn't work on low beam, even with a new bulb and pigtail

    But here she is


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    Default Re: Project Cheap XJ

    I got both headlights working this morning, and I realized that the hood probably hasn't been opened in 1.5 years.... Needless to say, the oil was a couple quarts low

    Next up is figuring out the windows. None of them work from any of the switches, and the little green lights on the switches don't light up on any of them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkyman View Post
    I got both headlights working this morning, and I realized that the hood probably hasn't been opened in 1.5 years.... Needless to say, the oil was a couple quarts low

    What was the fix for the headlights ??

    At least the oil level wasn't up in the, Do Not Overfill, range ..


    Good job on making it a project ... should dress up quite well ..
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    Default Re: Project Cheap XJ

    The passenger low beam fuse was out... Go figure lol.

    I finally got all the windows to work (the RR needs a regulator, it barely goes up and down). The ground wire was broke off in the drivers door, then just the drivers side worked. I then chased it to the passenger side switch, took it apart, cleaned the connections, reinstalled and voila!



    I also got the blower to come out of whatever setting I put it on. A vacuum line was completely melted off, so that has been repaired and now works!

    The AC worked for a few minutes and blew ice cold, then stopped. I tried the "shim" fix but I'm afraid I'm just going to have to replace the AC clutch.

    Next up, take it out and wash it!
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