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Old 03-25-2010, 10:35 AM
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ok so at the end of last summer I found a deal on a potential trail rig project....this thing will never see any use on the road, its kinda rusty and a little rough but it will see plenty of use around the farm and in the woods. Also I am by no means a fabricator or mechanic, just a farm kid with a tool box and a love of jeeps....

$300 got me this: 4.0/AW4/NP242/HP30/D35 packed into a '91 Laredo


2 days after I bought it I had to leave to go back to college.....but I ws back over Christmas break and went wheeling



as you can see stock height + bald tires = stuck

so when spring break came along I decided to get to work
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So last week the build began with general maintenance

step 1: line repair (sorry no pics)
-new brake lines (stopping is good lol)
-new transmission cooler line (old one leaked like mad)

step 2: exhaust
-when i got it there was no cat or muffler so this beast roared (like a grizzly bear driving a B29)
-so new glasspack and tailpipe were in the works







sorry no pics of the tailpipe, but it sounds a thousand times better, you can hear the radio now

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Old 03-25-2010, 11:12 AM
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a laredo turns to life...
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the next step was to gut the interior

first we removed the saggy headliner


then we got started on pulling the carpet






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this is what we found.....not as bad as i thought





when it gets a little warmer (in may when i'm home from college again) we will be patching the floors and herculining it all
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well we got tired of ripping out carpet before we got to the front floor pans so we got out the sawzall and decided to cut and fold what was left of the rear fenders





what do you guys think, should i cut and fold the rear quarters too? the front trim will come in may when i'm home again

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Old 03-25-2010, 11:55 AM
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thats all the work i was able to do while i was home over spring break

plans in may are:
-front fender trim
-patch/herculine floor
-budget boost (2" spacers and 2.5" AAL from IRO)
-265/70/15 BFG Long Trails i have laying around
-rear hitch or bumper
-paint (olive drab green with white stars on hood and front doors)
-make doors removeable

here are some random pics of us working on it









haha jumping the other project...1991 Briarwood
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i want the old truck in the background!
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that truck is a '39-41ish International KB5....the frame is a little rough and the motor is stuck but the cab is pretty solid except for the running boards....its one of my dad's projects....we are putting it on a '64 IH loadstar 1600 frame and we have an IH 392 V8 that we want to try to cram into it....if not the Green Diamond straight six will need a complete overhaul lol, all we lack is time and money
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You got a hand full there, good luck.
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looking through some pics and found one of a really cheap budget mod "I" did....quick discos



the key is to let the sway bars rust off....you cant re-connect them but who cares
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HAHAHA wow. nice "modification"
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for now i got some 265/70/15" BFG Long Trail T/As on '88 cherokee turbine wheels to go on it, but what tires should i get for it later?

i'm gonna get a set of 15x8 cragar D-windows and 31x10.50x15 Wrangler Authorities or TSL's which should i get? the wranglers are like $35 cheaper per tire but the TSL's look sweet....

also is it worth throwing a lunchbox in the D35....max tire size will be 31x10.5....and i have a spare D35 already and i dont wanna spend the money on an axle swap to a C8.25 for 31's....will the D35 hold locked on 31's?
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Nice a bit of work but thats most of the fun !!!
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dana 35 will be fine i beat the dog outta my jeep with 31's never broke a soul. but i also for some odd reason have good luck with jeeps
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