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Old 05-02-2010, 02:31 PM
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Hey Jeepers,
Let me first say this will be a "build-up" that will start with repairs then move into modifications. So let me begin with some of a background on exactly why I got into Jeeps. It all started about 3 years ago when my father brought my older brother, who is currently in iraq, a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic that was fully loaded and had a 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift Kit and 31" BFG All Terrains. Sadly while attempting to leave the subdivision I live in my brother had to accelerate to avoid a car that was driving faster than it was supposed to, causing my brother to lose control, spin out and roll over onto the roof. That Jeep sat in my garage for two years only being driven on weekends when we messed with it to try and fix it back up, after a while my brother gave up and gave me the Jeep, that was when I decided to buy another non-running Jeep and swap drivetrains, since the rolled one had an engine with 10,000 miles. I searched for 1 year and eventually settled on a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4x4 with 198,899 miles that would start up and then overheat and shutdown. I gave both Jeeps to a reputable shop known as ENGINE EXPERTS, who had my new jeep up and running in a month's time. Here are current spec.'s for my new Jeep:


1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4x4 with 203,xxx miles on body and frame
4.0 Inline 6 with 15,xxx miles
AW4 Transmission with 117,xxx miles
NP231 Transfer Case with 117,xxx miles
Hella 500 Offroad driving lights

Plan's for this summer (step by step process):


1. Removal and disposal of all carpet with exception of floormats
2. Cover off panels for sandblasting of driver and passenger floor boards to remove light rust
3. POR-15 where needed
4. Fix small rust hole in trunk by either getting shop to weld new patch in or as an alternative I will personally cut the bad metal out and cover the exposed metal edges with POR-15 then rivet in a new piece of metal.
5. Herculine interior.
6. Fix any and all mechanical issues (e.g. steering issues, check engine light), though for this kind of stuff I will probably give the Jeep to Engine Experts
7. If all goes according to plan I might be allowed to buy and install a Rusty's Offroad 3 in. Lift kit (you won't believe how much I'm kicking myself for not having kept the lift and tires from my last Jeep)

If you haven't noticed by now the reason I call this build Project Grocery List is because I have a long list of things to do before I'm out of the woods. I'm very into detail, and doing the work right the first time matters alot to me that way you don't have to come back in again. As of now I have the POR-15 and the Herculiner sitting in my garage and have acquired almost all supplies necessary to start fixing everything in JUNE! I will post of pictures of this build as soon as I figure out why it won't let me. Not that this has started yet, just getting this out there.

Thanks, and sorry for such a lengthy thread, I hope I don't let you guys down....
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This thread is formerly known as Project '98, I just came up with a much better build name so I have copied and reposted everything here.
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