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Old 04-17-2016, 09:48 PM
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I do have a little background on Jeeps, this is my old wrangler, 2002 TJ 2in lift, 35s, 8.8 rear end with 4.56 gears








Well I picked up my first cherokee for $700 back in November just to have a little winter beater, all it needed was an ignition switch so I got it on a trailer and back to my house to get the steering wheel off. Not to much wear in it other then the drive seat for it being a 1992. It had about 160,000 miles on it and it has the 4.0 in it.















Once I got it up and running I decided I wasn't really a fan of the stock radio so I threw in a Kenwood head unit










I was doing my daily looking on craigslist and ran across a set of 5 spoke wheels with some pretty worn 31's on them so I went and picked them up





I decided to fit the 31s on the jeep as it sat, so I ripped the flares off and started doing some trimming





This was about the time I decided I couldn't keep a Jeep and have it stock, so I started doing some tinting to the lights and decided I want to paint the whole Jeep orange, so I started with the grill to see if I would like the color.














and since I had a wrangler for a few years I really wanted the feeling of driving with no doors so I took the front two off





Shortly after the doors came off I realized I should get rid of the carpet and bed line it incase I ever get caught in the rain. This is where it got fun and I didn't know what I was getting myself into. RUST.











Well Im still in the process of finishing the floor board, I got all new metal welded in where the rust holes were, just finishing the last few layers of paint so as soon I get it finished pictures up. But during the big floorboard ordeal I realized my old winch was sitting in the corner of my garage and it wouldn't look half bad on this jeep so I bought some 1/4 metal and started fabricating the front bumper

































Other then that my future plans are chopping the back hatch at the rear quarter glass, making a roll/exo cage, painting the jeep orange, 3in lift and 35s. Axles and suspension with soon follow just haven't figured out my plan on all that yet.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:05 AM
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I'm liking this jeep
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Old 04-18-2016, 01:39 PM
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I'm liking this jeep
thanks! I'm not upset for getting it for $700
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Will be following I like anything yellow black and orange black lol I kinda wish I didn't buy mine so far built but then at the same time I'm glad I did lol
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cherokee37 View Post
Will be following I like anything yellow black and orange black lol I kinda wish I didn't buy mine so far built but then at the same time I'm glad I did lol
Buying it built isn't always bad though, my old wrangler had a 2in lift when I bought it
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Originally Posted by jbwright23 View Post
Buying it built isn't always bad though, my old wrangler had a 2in lift when I bought it
Yeah it's alot easier on the pocket book!
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You scored for $700! Nice man, I will be watching this build.
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Well I finally actually finished my floorboard project, metal welded in on the passenger floorboard (yes it doesn't look that great I just used spare metal and a 90 amp welder) and I got it all bedlined.








My dog really wanted to go for a ride in it so we went on a drive since I hadn't drove it in over two weeks





Then I finally got the back doors off, back windows out to prepare it for the next step




annnnnnd I cut the hatch off





but as of today I am in the process of sanding it down for paint my goal is to have it all painted within the next week or two





over the past week I have managed to pick up a set of wheels off a newer Jeep, not sure if I am gonna put them on mine or turn around and resell them


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Looking good man could you take more pictures of the hatch part? I'm still on the fence bout cutting mine out lol
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Originally Posted by cherokee37 View Post
Looking good man could you take more pictures of the hatch part? I'm still on the fence bout cutting mine out lol
Its really not that hard just 3 cuts, the two pillars and the top!!
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I got the paint started, the last coat of clear coat is drying right now so once I get it all back together I'll have a picture of it finished but for now heres some pictures of the first coats and the primer. This was my first paint job I've done so don't expect it to be that great










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Well the paint is done officially

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Here's an update on the little progress I made this summer. Got a set of 33s for it and a tail gate net, my dog loves riding in it so far!
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did you put some unibody stiffeners on it?
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Originally Posted by Jalebate View Post
did you put some unibody stiffeners on it?
no not yet, I plan to do a roll cage once the doors and hatch are on
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