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Old 10-18-2010, 01:20 PM
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alright i figure i should start a build thread, i baught my cherokee in the beginning of the summer for $900 and got some work done. its a slow build do to it being a budget build and the fact the jeep is being stored at my ex's house in jersey.

and i just relized i put 96 its actually 1995
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:30 PM
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im currently loading pics to my computer dont worry it will have updates soon
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What are the plans for it?
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long goal plans r 3 inch lift, 34-10.50-15 ss ltb's, locked or welded rear, cowl hood for heat reduction, sliders, or-fab bumpers, winch, olive green paint or rescue green matalic, and maybe a golen 4.6l stroker way way down the road. im not lookin for a beast i like low center of gravety, and judt upgrade as i break.
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alright so first thing i started was fixing the exhaust manifold...had a nasty crack so just welded it uo real good and wile i had that out i replaced the valve cover gasket as u can see all the oil running down the block
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no pics but i had to replace the power stearing pressure line and also had to replace a 3 inch section of hose from the fuel filter to fuel line by the rear axle
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after the manifold was back in and everything else buttoned up i stated cutting the fenders. i wanted to cut a lot to clear bigger tires with little lift so i didnt do the cut n fold method. i basicly took a cutting wheel and just cut around the stock fender flares. i did develop a 1 inch gap from cutting past the pinch weld on the rear fenders. i cut slits on the inner wheel wells and hammerd them up. i then fabbed up so higher wells.

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here are pics of my new rear wheel wells
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i dont have pics but i did use bondo on the burn holes and i used a bath and shower caulk to seal any gaps between welds in the wells and plan on using rubber undercoating to finalize the wells
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i picked up 4 almost brand new 235-75-15 wrangler mtr's for 150 bucks i was super exciting to get such a good deal on them i couldnt pass em up...i think they will b perfect until i get a lift and bigger tires
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alright so now im broke like usual and bored so i thot id start planning up a cowl hood... i did some searching and found a great thread in the frabrication section of the forum heres the link https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f58/st...wl-hood-46386/

i somewhat copied this fab but did some things differently...thanks posjeepxj for ur post.

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this is just a test pic just to get an idea how its gunn look on the jeep
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well unfortunatly thats as far as i got for now... wen i come up with some extra cash and make it down to my ex's ill have more pics of the progress im hoping to get into paint next...i also got new rotors and pads for the front that need to put on, and i need to get a drum overhaul kit and new ebrake cables, frontend alignment and get the tires mounted. then i can get her on the road or offroad.

i also want to add i have never welded before this project so ne tips and pointers would help, i only have access to a mig and stick welder.
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looks good! like to see hood finished.
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yea next time i get over to my ex's ill have the hood painted and back on the vehicle
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