Progress

This is basically a page about the repairs I have done. There probably wont be any write-ups here because I usually don’t write them for standard stuff like changing a radiator. If you know I am about to do something that you want to see a writeup on let me know. There is a ton of stuff I want to do but I just have to find time to do it.

5 Responses to Progress

  1. tuxfan212 says:

    Most of the regular maintenance stuff is covered under the maintenance section of this blog. Anyway with that being said I do want to make a note on the radiator. I bought the three core “Heavy Duty” CSF Racing all metal radiator from radiatorbarn.com. I was absolutely thrilled with the service I received. I ordered it at 4PM one day and it was sitting in my living room the next morning. Also the radiator is of very high quality.

    As for the body… That massive hole in the roof… Big Hole in the RoofThe other rusty spot I repaired this using a piece of aluminum sild in under the original sheet metal and bondo. I know not the best repair but what are you going to do its on the roof. Here are some pics of the finished product RepairedSecond part I wasnt too happy with the way the second half turned out and I will eventually go in and smooth it out a bit. I was in a rush because school was starting again and I needed the jeep. As for the front fender… I dont have a before pic but I have pics of it taken apart Ripped apart and back together again with the new fender, the paint doesnt match perfect lets put humpty back together again That about covers it for now.

  2. Scott says:

    Great job on the roof repair. I am about to paint my XJ. One question: Besides unbolting the hatch, there is the problem of the wiring that runs through it, how did you disconnect all of that, where are the disconnect points located?

    • tuxfan212 says:

      So here is the deal. The wiring isnt hard to deal with. Especially in mine since it is an SE with almost no options. However, with that being said you have to pull off the inner plastic panels, the ones that have a hole in them for the hatch lifts. Once those are off look for wires and start pulling them up. You will eventually see 2 or three plugs on the drivers side and should only have the wiper fluid line on the passenger side. Then remove the rear inside roof trim piece closest to the hatch and unbolt the 4 bolts that go into the hinge. Have a buddy to help you pull off the hatch though. It took me about 30 minutes to do.

  3. Scott says:

    Success! Hatch is removed; getting ready to paint. Thanks for the info

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