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Old 04-12-2010, 09:09 PM
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Some of you may have seen my build "Project Military Cherokee". Well now I've decided to change my plans. Instead of doing a military cherokee I plan on doing a Dixie Cherokee. Here's this build-

First day I got her-


Stock Pioneer with 31 Dunlop MudRovers that were like drag slicks 4wd barely worked and I got stuck in about an inch deep of water in a creek because I didnt know the 4wd didnt work. Had a D30 front and D35 rear, had 270,000 miles on it and ran like a champ and i paid 300 for it. Exhaust was so loud that when I took it to the exhaust shop it was louder than a v8 durango with dual flowmasters.

Fixed the 4wd and put some brand new 235/75/r15 BFG M/Ts and got this



Then I added a 4 1/2in Rough Country lift with full leafs in the back with RE LCAs and also a welded Ford 8.8 with 3.73s and I put some stronger hubs on my D30 with 3.55s. And it sat like this-



This is how she sits now-
-33 Procomp Mts
-Trimmed fenders
-Custom front bumper
-Removable doors
-Red diff covers
-333,000 miles
-push button ignition
-rock lights
-custom switch panel
-posi lock
-painted the wheels
-new seat covers
-pretty good sound system




Here are the future plans in picture form (got bored in calculus. only 18 and in high school and building this all by myself)-


In word form-
-Chop top with soft top
-Interior roll cage
-Tubed bumpers and fenders
-Tube doors
-Camaro seats with 5 point harnesses
-D60 front
-14 bolt rear
-4 link rear
-3 link front
-Coilovers
-40's

you get the jist

Recently bought this to help me build. Im only using Flux Core right now which kinda sucks

Well i'll upload as I continue building. Let me know yall's opinions and feedback

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:16 PM
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If 110v is your only option then flux core is the way to go for penatration. Flux penatrates better than gas sheilding. Just hard to make look as good. PRACTICE
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ya doin a dixie horn?
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posjeep-its a MIG 125 so its not bad, but id rather have MIG instead of Flux

truckntractor-it has one but while wheelin i crushed three of the horns so i'll have to buy a new one
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haha whoops!
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ya 70 bucks down the dang drain lol
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how do you wheel with 3.55s in the rear and 3.73s up front?
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Originally Posted by 91xj View Post
how do you wheel with 3.55s in the rear and 3.73s up front?
Thats what i was just about to ask.... that would tare your transfercase apart, there is a little room for difference in the axle but not that much.....
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dude you remind me of my buddy. he bought his xj in high school and started going to town on it....ill post up a pic of it once he gets his 42's in, which should be tomorrow or so. it kinda sorta not really looks like this...it just reminds me of what youre talking about..
and btw he actually did have a dixie horn on it...pissed me off haha
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Originally Posted by 96_xj View Post
Thats what i was just about to ask.... that would tare your transfercase apart, there is a little room for difference in the axle but not that much.....

x3. hey, 96_xj good to see someone rep from the 505....or 575
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It's such a minimal differnce in gears that as long as I don't go 50 in 4wd it's fine. When funds are good I'll do 4.56's but I'm about to graduateand will be attending th University of Georgia so money will be tight.

Z wiz- ya being in high school limits a lot, but I make due. And if you look hard enough at some of my pictrs you can see some of the horns haha
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Right now I'm sittin in calculus bored so I figured I'd tell y'all what I did this morning at 5am.

I installed a tow bar to use for close tows behind my new 2000 dodge ram 1500.
Also installed new alternator and replaced tranny line that goes into the radiator. And I welded some light mounts onto my front bumper. Decided to take it out today and show off my doorless mod to all the wannabe wrangler drivers at my school. It's 81 degrees and they all have their top and doors ON. Can't wait to do the chop top next weekend or the weekend after. Anyone have advice for the chop top?

Anyways I'll post pics when I get home tonight
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minimal acceptable difference in gear sets would be something like 3.55 up front and 3.54 in the rear.

3.73 and 3.55 is like running 33's on the front and 31's on the rear. or 4.09, 4.10, 4.11 etc.

good luck with that.


as for your drawing, i drew almost the exact same thing when i got my first xj. i was gonna make humvee style doors too. i used to make the tarp side humvee kits for a company here in canada.
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Well it's worked for over a year so oh well
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good luck on the build man plans look sweet!!
gotta give props to us younger dudes doing it all ourselfs too!
im 19 fresh out of highschool and been working on mine every chance i get its fun to do!
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