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Old 08-17-2012, 08:59 PM
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Default Vehicle number 6, my 96 Cherokee!

Figured I should get this started before I get too far behind.

This is vehicle number 6 that I currently own. Number 10 overall. Always an avid lover of Fords that spans many generations I got a bronco an it wasn't loved and I thought I'd bring it back to life. Long story short it caught on fire and is sitting in a parking lot.

On to the important part. I bought a 96 Dark green Cherokee classic with 430k on it Rebuilt engine within the last 30k. Bottom line runs great needs a little love and I got it cheap so I am happy.

The day I brought it home.
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I'll add some more later. Hope you like it.

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Figured I should get this started before I get too far behind.

This is vehicle number 6 that I currently own. Number 10 overall. Always an avid lover of Fords that spans many generations I got a bronco an it wasn't loved and I thought I'd bring it back to life. Long story short it caught on fire and is sitting in a parking lot.

On to the important part. I bought a 96 Dark green Cherokee classic with 430k on it Rebuilt engine within the last 30k. Bottom line runs great needs a little love and I got it cheap so I am happy.

The day I brought it home.




The only problem the owner knew of was the ebrake didnt work. I found some of the problem haha


More first day pics







I'll add some more later. Hope you like it.
WOW! 400K!
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:33 AM
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First thing I noticed after the brakes were some driveline vibrations. So I opted for the hack and tap from IRO.
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We took off about an inch and a quarter and then noticed the output shaft was bent. Screw me right? Well its not too bad and the vibes went away about 80% so I can only assume that they would be completely gone if it weren't bent.



Also I noticed the belt was a little crack so I changed that too. A little. Lol
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:15 PM
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First time getting her dirty!
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NEED to trip the fenders asap
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:53 PM
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First time getty her dirty!




NEED to trip the fenders asap
haha chicks dig body damage
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haha chicks dig body damage


And here I was thinking they only wanted me for my money. Lol

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Well finally got my new lights in!
H4 Kit, Putco HD Harness, and Hella bulbs.


Before on low:


Right with new Housing and bulb:


Right with new Housing and bulb and harness:


Everything installed on low(The left light had a little water in it so it was pretty bad to start with):


High beams:Left one worked right one didn't work on high for some reason, gonna check the bulb tomorrow.






Let me know what you guys think, I think they're SO much brighter and better.
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Jeep looks damn good man.
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Jeep looks damn good man.
Thanks man! I really cant wait to get her in a little better condition to test her on some real trails.
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Default The re-leafing of Savannah the jeep.

My rear leafs were flat as i gets without being bowed the wrong way so i replaced them with some 4.5 inch rough country's.

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Ran into the typical weldnut problem...


Cut it up and put a new nut in


Then ran into another problem, a small amount of pressure is all it took to twist the stud off my shock.


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Shackle angle:


After:


I ended up having horrible driveline vibes so i ordered some shims. I guess i measured wrong and the 6 degrees were too much so I'm going to have to try again but the springs have help a huge amount. Now to start fixing everything they messed up.
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Got a trail companion last week too. His name is Turbo.
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Vehicle number 6, my 96 Cherokee!-image-4263909701.jpg

L&L fab bumper on its way!!
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Been a while since i updated but I have done a ton of stuff since last time.


My steering was was horrible so i narrowed it down the gear box


Nearly broke the puller trying to get the pitman arm off.


I have the new durango box waiting to go in but waiting on my steering box spacer to come in. And new HD steering!
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Finally had a nice day to paint the L&L Fab bumper!


It's only sitting on with 2 bolts right now because i need to bend the unibody back out a bit from the previous owner.
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And while the pinion bearing was shot i decided I'd gear it up a little and use a 4cyl rear end. Lucky for me I got an entire 4 cyl cherokee from a friend for free! Parts jeep FTW!
So we pulled my rear




And then we swapped the rear ends from the 4cyl

Just finished up replacing the hard brake lines from the master cyl all the way back. Also replaced my rubber hose with one from a dakota for extra flex.
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