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Old 03-03-2010, 01:59 PM
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Ok so I allready started on the project but I will bring all up to speed..........I bought a 1988 Black Cherokee Limited Selec Trac from a guy in town after looking for one for a couple of months....I paid $1000....The guy told me he bought it from an old man who towed it behind a RV and used it at his hunting club.....The seller had pulled all the carpet and truck bed coated the floor because the sun roof leaked and the heater core was bad which ruined the carpet.....He was selling cause it needed front end work....He was asking $1500 I offered $1000 cash and she was mine.......My cherokee has all options except the tow package dana 44 (we will get to that later) So I brought her home and wanted to make sure it would be a good driver first the front end work it needed was front hubs and the track bar tie rod was shot........I replaced the hubs (bought some off Ebay) what a pain the passenger one came right out but the driver side one was super stuck had to use a puller and use the ratchet extension method (where us put the extension in between the axle tube and the knuckle then turn the steering wheel) the axle popped out but the hub was frozen on the end so i use piniteating spray and let it soak over night and the used a puller and one big air compressor to pull the hub off and replace it......Enough about that it sucked and took quite a few man hours to do...Next I replaced the heater core ( better have the better part of a day to do this not hard but there is a ton of stuff you have to take out).....Next I replaced the overflow tank and the heater fan motor......
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:25 PM
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Next I replaced the A/C compressor with a bypass pulley and a lower fan bracket from a 92 Cherokee
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get hood pins. 10 bucks from summit you'll love them. hood release on these things are a pain.. and im lazy haha
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Next I tuck bed coated the lower half of the jeep and put a trailer hitch on ( I got the hitch its a hiddin hitch brand from a pull a part for $25
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Made some front tow hooks to mount to the RV Tow behind Bar
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betty looks like she got a good & descent body!!
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Back to the Future XJ
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awesome build so far
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that things gonna be pretty awsome...looks exactly like mine, it is exactly like mine. mines only 4 years new....92. it has all the limited options, just not the gold limited....which i love haha. i have those gold rims too.
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Oh yeah straight and no rust at all thats a plus about living in alabama no salty roads so cars dont rust if you take just a little care with them and to all you guys with rusted bolts dont be mad the whole back half came off with out a hitch........Just a side note It depends where you live as to what you will always have in you tool box no mater what and in alabama its not the PB blaster or what ever penetrating spray some guys on this fourm cant live with out down in alabama we always have beer in our tool boxes
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Out with the Dana 35 and the Gold rims
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