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Old 07-15-2010, 03:36 PM
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I'm an Infantrymen in the U.S. Army, Ranger, Sniper. I love working on my Jeep when I'm home.

I got this Jeep for $600, 1994 2 Door, 2 wheel drive with 215,000 miles on it.

After having it a week I got it stuck parking at the beach lol, Embarrassing, My wife, newborn (about 2 months old) and I waited for about 10 min and a Hummer came and pulled me out. The very next day I went out and found a parts Jeep, a 4x4 with only 100,000 miles. $100

Now I have converted my Jeep to a 4x4 and it is working out great so far, It was pretty much bolt on everything and took a few days with only me doing it. I rebuilt the engine that had 100,000 on it, put in the AX-15 Trans, NP231 Transfer Case, front end and rear end.
That's pretty much my Cherokee story.

Rubicon Express 8" EXTREME-DUTY LONG ARM
Rubicon Express Gen2 Quick Disconnects
Rebuilt engine
35" Nitto
Gauges
Bed lined the interior
Roof Rack
XRC Front winch bumper
Smittybilt XRC8 Winch

Currently working on an LT-1 Corvette engine to put in my Cherokee, I've got about $6,000 into the engine, trans, all the performance parts, sensors for the jeep, all I need right now is the engine mounts and transfer case adapter.

BEFORE 2010ish


AFTER 16June2014



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Old 07-15-2010, 03:48 PM
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Lets see some pics of this beast.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:07 PM
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There we go, the first pic, I'll take some more after I clean it up, it's still a wreck from the conversion and me making a center console for it, neither one from the Jeeps would fit the new set up.

I had to cut the one from the 4x4 parts jeep a lot but I got it some what in there right now, I'll work with it and post some pics
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I'm an Infantrymen in the U.S. Army, and don't get paid much, So I'll be putting this Jeep together when ever I get the spare cash. I deploy every 12 months for 12 months, so when I deploy we are in the **** and I can't go anywhere to spend money, when I get home I always have a lot saved up.

I got this Jeep about 2 weeks ago for $600, Getting the out dated registration taken care of was about $200

1994 2 Door, 2 wheel drive with 215,000 miles on it.

After having it a week I got it stuck parking at the beach lol, Embarrassing, My wife, newborn (about 2 months old) and I waited for about 10 min and a Hummer came and pulled me out......
Oh boy....don't let the Hummer owners see this, LOL. On a more serious note, glad you converted to 4x4. Now, if you see a hummer that's stuck, don't laugh at him and go pull him out
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:02 PM
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My 4x4 conversion finishing touch!


My thrown together center console.
I had to cut the one from the parts Cherokee, it was too long in the front and the rear end had cup holders and an arm rest/cubby hole but because the E-brake in this jeep is in the center and the one from the parts jeep was more to the left, it had to go...
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:06 PM
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Nice jeep..Thanks for serving..I'll be watching your build thread and watch your six when deployed.........Rock on U.S.ARMY
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:13 PM
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Always keeping my head down lol, I like your signature picture with the 82nd patch and stuff.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:51 AM
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feel ya on the not getting paid much, building my jeep on an e-4 salary right now..lol Luckily i bought mine lifted and already had a parts jeep in the garage. But like i said i feel ya on that. Will be keeping my eye on this looks good so far.
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:17 PM
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Always keeping my head down lol, I like your signature picture with the 82nd patch and stuff.

HOOAH !!!! I did 15 years active, got out in 98.. Started at FT Bragg ended with US CENTCOM..

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Old 07-17-2010, 04:01 PM
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Bump for clean looking 2 dr
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:12 PM
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is your parts cherokee a 97 or newer? that console looks like it's out of a newer cherokee.
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Nice jeep man cant wait to see more pics of it what are your future plans for it?

I ship out to BCT in late sept at Benning.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:51 AM
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Benning was awesome dude, Basic will be the hardest thing you will ever do in your life, they take you from a regular civilian and change you into a soldier and once a soldier, always a soldier, It's a life changing thing, just remember what you are doing is for a reason even if you don't know why, just do it and don't ask questions.

And yea, I just put on the stock roof rack from the Sport parts jeep and re did the head liner today, I'll take pics tomorrow.

When I get the money I'm going to lift it as much as I can and put 33's on it, get a nice roof rack for it and get a bumper hitch, I want a good front bumper too with a hitch. I am going to move the speaker rail on the top closer to the front... I have a lot of plans for this Cherokee, right now I'm working on removing another engine with only 100,000 miles on it to put in mine.
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Yep the parts Jeep is a 98 Sport.
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I re-upholsterer the head liner
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