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Project "Because It Was Cheap"

Old 08-26-2018, 01:57 PM
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Location: Rapid City, SD
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Year: 1994
Model: Cherokee(XJ)
Engine: 4.0l
Default Project "Because It Was Cheap"

I'm a little late on this, but here is a jeep I picked up back in February(2018). Found it online from a guy asking $700 said it had a little knock. I talked him down to $500 without hearing the knock and without looking it over very well as there was a foot of snow on the ground. Surprisingly when I went to pick her up, she fired right up and drove on the trailer. Boy was she knock, knock, knocking on heavens door. I decided I would pull motor and rebuild it, however once it was out found out the knock was due to a rod exploding. Luckily I was able to find another motor that guy couldn't get timed. Found out the timing chain was loose as a goose so decided to tear it down and check everything over while replacing timing set. Motor is now all sealed up and all tolerances checked which brings us to where it sits now here in August(2018). Will try and keep updated from here out.

2 Door was what attracted me to this jeep, Well that and price

Interior not too bad

Engine all pulled out

garage cluttered up but it works

Was trying to just snap a side shot of the jeep but garage cluttered so my box is in the way

old motor with the hole in block

New motor all put back together. Got my baby out in the back of this picture. 71 Toyota FJ40
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