Project Beast

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  1. Bandit1

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    Here is the Beast, my Jeep...

    He is a 2000 Cherokee Sport

    Mods done so far are:
    Full size spare from donut
    Orfab front winch bumper
    Tuff Stuff 12.5K# winch
    custom rear bumper
    recovery equipment
    Tail light Guards
    D-Rings
    off road lights
    driving lights
    Cobra 29 LTD Nightwatcher CB
    after market CD player
    Roof Rack

    Future mods include:
    Skids plates
    Lift (apx 5.5 inches)
    33 inch tires
    SYE
    4.56:1 gears
    Lockers front and rear
    OBA system
    High lift

    First 2 pics is what he looks like now

    the last pic is what he looked like when i got him from my lil brother a few years ago
     

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    Looks like a great start!
     
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    Nice XJ dude.

    Man, I'm shopping for the same. A decent XJ can be had around here for about $1500. Way less expensive to mod and way more aftermarket available. Looking forward to finding and building myself a trail rig for the Northern Alberta muskeg fields.
     
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    thanks,

    yea, i got lucky with mine... i ended up trading my 95 mustang to my lil brother for it...
     
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    Next low cost mod

    I decided to play in paintbrush on my laptop and came up with this for the next mod.

    Pic 1 is how my Jeep sits currently
    Pic 2 is on possible paint job
    Pic 3 is a 2nd possible paint job

    looking at them, i am leaning toward Pic 2 doing the smaller section and maybe the flares. for now it would be done in paint, then eventually moving to bedliner. I am gonna eventually bed line the inside as soon as i get the money together...

    only reason I am doing the paint is cuz I have to take care of some surfast rust on the rear quarter pannel so i figured what the hell, might as well go the whole way from front to rear on the jeep...
     

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    have them line-x or rhino line it instead of paint..
     
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    I am doing this myself... already bought the paint... when or if i decide to do the entire lower half it would be done in bed lining, but for now i think i am just gonna do the smaller part with paint just to see how i like it since i am already gonna be primming with rustoleum to take care of some rust spots near the rear... i will also do the rear bumper with the bed liner when i do the cargo area in the back... for now it stays as is... LOL
     
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    gotchya.. same idea..
     
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    I am cheap and rattle can lets me see if i like it or not, eventually the jeep will get a new paint job and this will let me see if i want to keep it or not lol,
     
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    oh i totally understand!! budget is budget
    i just know that ive been seeing more and more people doing the bed lining stuff on thier offroad jeeps.. it looks good and is durable..

    when i get my backbone itll probably get it
     
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    yea, you got it, budget is budget and when you springs are shot and need new ones and need to get u-joints on the front axle done, the toy budget get alot smaller. I figured i would grab the cheapo black paint since my local walmart dont have the spray on bed liner while i was getting the rustoleum from my rust spots
     
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    Gold and black would be unique Don. I like the center pic.

    Dave
     
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    yea that's the one i am leaning towards atm... in the pics, i didnt take the time to paint the flares as I just wanted to see what it could look like I have one can of rustoleum primer for the rust spots and a can of cheap black paint to the the rest, I should have enough and may have it done this week...
     
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    so while on my breaks today, I did this... now to get a few more cans and finish the back end and the flares...
     

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    finally finished the painting of the Beast... well still have the back and rear bumper to do, but he is basicly finished for the moment

    Here is what he looks like now
     

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    Looks good Don. I like the black and gold. Now you need to do the rims black. :D

    Dave
     
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    yea, you should see my build list... I have alot that I am dreaming of LOL... I have seen that write up b4, my springs are pretty well shot, so I am gonna see how much my mechanic can get new springs for a 3in lift for me for, he told me that he can get the stock ones for about 120 for the rear, so I figure an extra 3in cant be much more

    yea Dave, those are next on the list after I finish my rear... I am thinking I want to do the rims in the camo ultra flat black or bed linner... have to wait to see what one happens
     
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    ok, so I have been working on a few things with the jeep... I have started painting the interior trim pieces black, I continue to paint the rims black, I have been working on a custom CB and CD mounting locations, and I need to get the skid plates off my neighbor asap...

    here is a pic of what the CB/CD project will look like when finished. I still have a bit more work to do on it. let me know what you guys think... I am thinking of doing a write up on it

    first 2 pics are of what its gonna look like when finished
    3rd pic is what it looked like before
     

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    Looks good, I had a flip up moniter in my 00 XJ too, loved it, but I didn't like that it sat so close to the vent, but it looks like you solved that problem :D