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Old 06-14-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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Cool 1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer

As mentioned before in my intro thread. I recently bought a 1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer for $1000 so I can take my Grandson off roading, camping, fishing, etc. (and I have to admit, I am enjoying getting this Jeep ready).

Figured I'd go ahead at start my Jeep Build thread.

Here are the "Before" pictures, as posted in my intro thread.

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This is a budget build, and was not going for looks. I was looking for the cheapest "crap" I could conjure up with connections, and being in the business as long as I have (20 some years) I have to admit, getting the lift, and the wheels and tires done today, I am amazed at how this jeep is looking. I feel like a kid hahah. I will post pics later.

It is looking pretty tough. I still have some fine tuning to do with the clearance.

I put a new radiator, belts, and hoses, and figured while i had the radiator out might as well change the water pump, thermosdat, and the idler pully.

Put a can of oil and freon in the AC. Blowing cold.

That's all for now, still lots of work to do.

Problem I ran into with the larger wheels and tires, the spare no longer fits in the cargo space area, and now need the rear bumper mount for spare.
Again, this is a budget project, and I see many of you build your own. Can you build something for me with a tow receiver?

Will also need the bumper for the front for a winch.

No hurry. Little by little. too damn hot in South Texas for camping right now anyways, but getting it ready for this fall.

Again, Will be posting new pics soon.

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Old 06-14-2010, 11:39 PM   #2
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sounds like you got a pretty good looking rig coming together cant wait to see more picks
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Jeeps do make you feel young again !! Nice looking rig..Happy motoring..
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Looks like a great start, thats 1 lucky grandson.
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Finally got some "After" pics.
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Not finished yet, but thought I'd throw some updated pics up.
Now I am looking for a less expensive way to mount the spare with one of those swing out rear bumpers, and also want a front bumper that I can mount a winch on. They are so expensive?
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looks very stout with those tires on it
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Very cool
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Looks good...
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Hey, do you still have it? I've been looking for a similar make/color, please let me know
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