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Old 03-13-2013, 11:12 PM
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this is my 96 cherokee sport (used to be a police vehicle in philly) i scooped up for $300 with 170k on it. it ran strong no knock or lifter tick tranny didnt slip and the np242 shifted through all ranges just fine. the only problem was the hole in the floor above the muffler and the rear brakes needed to be changed to pass inspection. i bought it with intent to sell and walk away with a grand in my pocket. soon decided i was going to keep it and the money spending began...

the day i picked it up
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painted the fenders not a perfect match but close https://www.cherokeeforum.com/attach...1&d=1363234195

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:16 PM
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first time i took her in the woods
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:17 PM
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more pics
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:23 PM
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when i bought the jeep the previous owner informed me that the airbag had deployed when his son hit a tree in the woods so it was duct taped and when i got home from the bar one night i decided i didnt like it anymore so i cut it open with my knife
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:30 PM
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How bad is the frame damaged? Did you look behind the grill yet?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:50 PM
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yea the frame isnt damaged and the rad support doesnt look like it was replaced so idk lol
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:54 PM
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the gauge cluster tat came in the jeep didnt have a tac so i decided to change it...
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:59 PM
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bought this bumper off a friends father for $175 ive never seen another one like it so im thinking it was custom built ironically it was white and matched the paint almost perfect
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:07 AM
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cut the fenders where i wanted them and painted the bumper black then had a few beers and got a little carried away with putting things in my receiver
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got some goodies
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:14 AM
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helped my friend joe aka 91Briarwood redo his headliner in his woody
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Like the desert camo. I did a full "realtree" headliner in my Xj. Pics are in profile
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:27 AM
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i decided it was lift time and didnt want to spend a grand on a vehicle i bought for $300 it just didnt seem right so i did some research and decided to do a junk yard run and in one trip i scored zj v8 coils and mj leaf packs with shackles. figured i had enough to work with for a 3 inch bastard pack for right around $100 (including the $35 fee for the guy at the yard cut the frame onthe mj with the torch) i used the zj v8 coils with energy suspension 1.75 spacer and the cherokee main leaf and second third and overload spring from the mj packs and decided not to use the shackles and put me around 3-3.5
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:30 AM
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:34 AM
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Like the desert camo. I did a full "realtree" headliner in my Xj. Pics are in profile
thanks and it looks good ive seen that done before
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