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Old 06-22-2014, 12:00 AM
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The beginning of this thread is a recap of previous work (and destruction).



It all started with a beer and a pinch of Copenhagen...

CAUTION: there may be some adult stuff in here.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:54 AM
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That's cherokee abuse in the top pic haha. I'm looking forward to this build!
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Lol
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:27 AM
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So stock cherokees don't like to be jumped...Jank Tank: redneck engineering at its finest!-screenshot_2014-06-20-16-35-53.png

Sorry in advance for the screen shots all of my pictures reside on that instagram thing.
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Some duct tape ll hold it
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So I parked it in my garage and started the tear down. I knew I wanted the chopped rear so I could carry a full size spare on the cage and have room for my 32 gal fuel cell.
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So we pulled the motor to do a 4.7 stroker and I picked up a dana 44 for the rear. (Keeping the front 30 for now)
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Just ordered some RE 5.5 coils, should be here by Friday, also gotta get started on the basted leaf pack and the front control arms. Might possibly make my own control arms, need to look a little more into it, not sure I trust my fab skills and a little 90 welder that much yet.
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled web surfing with an important announcement: the heart of the beast has been disassembled!
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pictures of the motor. tear down is pretty boring with out any jesus juice!
Note the engine stand on the ac compressor...no engine stand bolts? No problem!
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Finally cracked her open! with only 200'000 miles she's more worn than the village *****! good thing she's getting a bore and stroke to 4.7.
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THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANOUNCEMENT:
Dont let boogar welders touch load bearing objects!
Apparently the little brother decided it would be a good idea to weld up the control arm bracket. below you can see the weld...or lack thereof.
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5.5 RE coils came today. Also went and talked to the guys at Comp 4x4 about their rear tire carrier spindle, and holy bejesus that thing is beefy! Got a tour of their shop as well, definitely some awesome dudes.
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After looking around on Pirate 4x4 I went out and got what I hope to be the right in line fuel pump to Run For My Fuel cell. Same psi and gph as stock so hopefully it's good to go. Also looking for the best place to mount my 32 gal Jazz fuel cell. I don't really want to cut into the floor and mount it halfway through, but I do want to run a full size spare in the back....Jank Tank: redneck engineering at its finest!-img_20140703_013550.jpg
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Liking this build already! Subscribed. Stroke it!
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