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Old 01-27-2018, 03:51 PM
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So I did a thing. The P.O. said it was overheating. I pulled the dipstick and found a milkshake. So I'm hoping it only needs a head gasket, and I'll fix it up and flip it! I decided to rename the project to "Little Indian. Due to the sticker on the back window, and of course, it's a cherokee.

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Nice nothing wrong with making a few bucks and in turn fix it up for someone else to drive!
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Nice nothing wrong with making a few bucks and in turn fix it up for someone else to drive!
for the price I couldn' pass it up! If the bottom end bearings are toast, I'll just use the axles and brake system in my 90 to ditch the d35 and ABS. Thos has a 8.25/d30



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That trailer is over kill for that Jeep lol. What does that trailer weigh? I'm looking at a few trailers and not sure if I want to go the gooseneck/fifthwheel setup or hitch style yet.
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That trailer is over kill for that Jeep lol. What does that trailer weigh? I'm looking at a few trailers and not sure if I want to go the gooseneck/fifthwheel setup or hitch style yet.
It weighs 5200 empty. Deffinetally a heavy girl for a 23ft trailer. its an old C&C Bed put on a set of large 14" I Beams for the frame. The axles are only 6k lb 6 lug axles, so im limited to about 7500lbs cargo. which is fine to fit about 120 bales of hay or a 1 ton diesel pickup. I only payed 1,500 for the trailer, so i cant complain. eventually ill put 8 lug 8k lb dexters under it. I got a gooseneck, simply because it fits hay better, and a gooseneck handles the wyoming wind better. the truck feels alot more stable with the weight over the axle instead of on the rear or the frame.
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So the bad.....When i got it home, i noticed the airbag has been deployed, and duck tape over the steering wheel where the seams split, upon inspection it seems they cut the header panel to open the hood. hmmm. well maybe i can still market it as a trail beater or town commuter. Tomorrow ill drain the oil and start pulling the head off. But......even if it is toast, $400 got me 2 axles, all the brake lines i need, and a NP231 to swap in to my 90 and the materials to swap my 90 to an open cooling system. The PO said they put a brand new water pump and thermostat in it.

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Damn that sucks but like you said you will get stuff out of it. Should be able to part out a few more things like doors, hatch, interior parts, etc and make a little extra cash.

That is a heavy trailer but for your purpose I can see why having a trailer is needed. That is nothing for that Ram anyhow considering it is Cummins unless my eye's were playing tricks on me.
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Damn that sucks but like you said you will get stuff out of it. Should be able to part out a few more things like doors, hatch, interior parts, etc and make a little extra cash.

That is a heavy trailer but for your purpose I can see why having a trailer is needed. That is nothing for that Ram anyhow considering it is Cummins unless my eye's were playing tricks on me.
Cummins. Far from stock. Pulls it like a dream.
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Cummins. Far from stock. Pulls it like a dream.
Got to love a diesel!! I DD one too just not a Cummins...but I love my truck and if the motor were ever to blow up on me then I would convert it to a Fummins
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Some more shots. Note the hood gap. I think I have a 97 hood in my shed, I'll test fit. its almost as if they cut the header panel with a sawzall to get the hood open





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Welp, after driving this thing for 2 days, Ive decided I jsut going to part it out. The fact that the airbags have been deployed, the interior wreaks of cigarrette smoke, The PO hacked up all the interior wiring and speakers, the rear power door locks dont work, and the rear doors are barelly hanging on the hinges. i doubt i will be able to re-sell it. So once i get the title, i will start tearing it apart
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So the bad.....When i got it home, i noticed the airbag has been deployed, and duck tape over the steering wheel where the seams split, upon inspection it seems they cut the header panel to open the hood. hmmm.
I have to ask. You didn't notice the duct tape until you got it home?
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I have to ask. You didn't notice the duct tape until you got it home?
I noticed it, but didnt think much of it because my original intent was just to use the axles and brake system for my 90XJ. Once i found out that it only needed a head gasket, i figured i could just repair it and flip it.
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Not a bad deal. Would cost you $400 for the parts you're looking to pull for your own projects. If you got the time and space, should be able to make your money back selling off the other parts.
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Not a bad deal. Would cost you $400 for the parts you're looking to pull for your own projects. If you got the time and space, should be able to make your money back selling off the other parts.
Yep, thats what i did with the last one.
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