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Old July 17th, 2020, 09:03
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

It's so shiny...

If I didn't know it was impossible, I'd swear you travelled back in time and swiped the thing as it came off the assembly line - it looks that pristine.

I'm with the other guys - more pics as the "build" progresses highly desired.

By the way, what's prompting you to refresh the exterior black parts? They look to be in pretty good shape to me, unless there's something the pics aren't showing.
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Old September 23rd, 2020, 11:04
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

Changed to sealed Odysey AMG battery.

Pulled the plastic battery tray and it's never had acid spilled and looks like new underneath.

Note: the 87 battery hold down T bolts were too short for modern size battery.
They are 3/4" shorter than 91+ XJ bolts.



And took little drive after I let A/C run bit.

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Old September 23rd, 2020, 11:20
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

Still amazed at how clean this is!!
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Old September 23rd, 2020, 11:39
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

wow, wicked nice!
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Old January 20th, 2021, 13:00
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

Found pair of NOS XJ Black front floor mats for Chief
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Old January 21st, 2021, 03:58
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

God I'm drooling. What's the history behind how it survived?
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Old January 21st, 2021, 07:21
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

Wow. That thing is beautiful.
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Old January 21st, 2021, 09:45
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

Sure is.

His Search-Fu in locating NOS parts is nothing short of mind-boggling, too. Look at his MJ build over on ComancheClub to see what I mean - who else would manage to score a NOS Comanche bedliner, AND a NOS hidden winch kit, AND a Type I MJ rear bumper, all in the last couple years, in addition to this XJ, which makes a Unicorn seem common? All I can say to that is damn, yo.

Which reminds me - I had my own NOS part score recently and I kind of think Red is partly responsible for it:

I'd been struggling with the power window switches in my '92 acting up (most notably the driver's window not responding). The switches/panel are original to the truck and it got me thinking that maybe I'd better start looking for a spare and I hopped onto eBay.

Lo and behold, besides some (rather pricey) used ones that didn't look much better off than my own, I stumbled across a guy in Wisconsin with a stock of NOS driver's side master switch panels (in Mopar packaging). They were even more expensive ($159 + shipping), so I watchlisted it for a week or two to think. When I realized he was down to only about 10 left (out of almost 90 originally apparently, based on the number sold), I decided to grab one up since it was feeling like if I let it go by, I'd never see another NOS one again.

I now have one of these beauties in my hands, standing by in case I ever need it (I ended up getting the one in the truck working again by hosing of the switch contacts and the harness connector with electrical parts cleaner, so the NOS one is my "rainy day insurance" plan).

I looked up the auction while typing this just now, and apparently he's got 3 of them left, so here's the auction link in case anyone else is looking for one of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-1996-J...72.m2749.l2649
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Old March 18th, 2021, 15:01
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

Thanks for compliments Jeeples

I have seen heavy snow in TX twice in my life, so tested out 4x4 on fleet of XJ's and drove them into backyard for lineup.



Pic of NOS Black XJ front floor mats, probably the hardest color to find as was only offered for few years. They will stay NOS and only plan to use for shows and pictures.

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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

Wowww. I'm drooling over here. Absolutely gorgeous specimen of an XJ. I respect and appreciate your sicknes-- err, love for Jeeps
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Old April 9th, 2021, 08:28
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Wowww. I'm drooling over here. Absolutely gorgeous specimen of an XJ. I respect and appreciate your sicknes-- err, love for Jeeps
Thank you, glad you understand the sickness :
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Old June 1st, 2021, 08:13
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Re: 87 Cherokee Chief 2 door Survivor like new refresh with NOS parts

Scored 2 more white wheels. One is NOS other is a minty mint spare.
Need 2 more wheels


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