Back in the saddle again I had a 1993 xj that we towed to Alaska behind the RV. I sold it when we got back.
I regretted selling it. So I kept my eye out for another one. I happened to be driving a 1991 Audi Quattro and a friend showed interest in it. I told him I was looking for a Jeep again, and he offered to trade me straight up for his 2001 Cherokee Sport:
I said Sure! This is what it had done to it when I got it.
New Kuhmo Road Venture AT tires
Replaced sagging original leaf springs with "heavy duty" springs
Installed a trailer hitch
Installed a transmission cooler
Replaced both front wheel bearings
Rear Disk Brake Conversion
When I got it it had new front brakes in a box and new Monroe Gas-matic shocks in a box. I don't plan on lifting it, so I did the front brakes:
And then did all four shocks. I was prepared for the rear bolts to snap off (and they did) but i punched out the captured bolts and fed in new grade 8 hardware:
I used automatic transmission fluid on the front bolts and only broke one.
Out with the old:
And in with the new:
The front of the Jeep had some if the rubber engine protector hanging down, seen here:
I used some sheet metal screws to secure it back under the front fascia:
Now it doesn't look like it's tongue is hanging out
I gave it a good bath and a waxing, so this is how it sits now. A little spot if rust here and there, but over all in really good shape.
What needs to be done:
Rear windows only go down using the drivers control switches
Check engine light for "emissions charcoal canister"
Front speakers not working
Add HAM radio (after I get my license)
Roof rack / Roof top tent
It is good to be a Jeep guy again