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Old 10-07-2012, 06:33 PM
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Bought this about a year ago from a buddy, it already had the 6.5 inch rough country lift and 33 inch all terrains, since then I have built a roof rack, fabricated the door hinges so I can take all four doors off, and fixed a bunch of mechanical and electrical issues, now its time to start the real tear down and get to work, ill be posting pics as I take them.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:37 PM
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a pic from a few months ago, pretty much what it looks like now
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:51 PM
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Bought a 1980 wagoneer with a dana 44 front and amc 20 rear to put under the cherokee, started it this weekend.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:54 PM
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got the dana 44 striped down, took some time but not bad when you have the right tools, a plasma cutter helped
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:59 PM
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got the front end apart pretty much how it sits now, ill be posting pics of the fabrication as I go
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:49 PM
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got some work done to it, rear truss finished just need to grind smooth and paint then do the rear brakes after i mount it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:53 PM
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rough country long arm kit somewhat installed been waiting on the driver side upper mount to show up to finish it, im really impressed with the rebuildable joints, and the skid plate isnt that bad either.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:11 PM
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here is where I ordered all my brackets, im very impressed with the quality of everything

http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...nt_p_1629.html -track bar mount


http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...bo_p_1461.html -coil/shock/lower control arm bracket, i had to grind the bracket a little bit because it needed to be at an angle in order for the lower link to fit, but didnt take long and was an easy fix.

i got both passenger side and driver side upper link mounts from poly performance
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:17 PM
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:34 PM
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front axle done
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:09 PM
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Front end on
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:56 AM
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well i got it rolling, drives straight as a razor and rides pretty smooth considering im using the shocks from the old set up
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:00 AM
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the coil seats on the front axle raised the front end up about 3 inches and since the rear axle bolted right up to the springs the jeep looked like i had ten people sitting in the back lol so a call to 4wheelparts and $60 later i got it leveled back out with some 2.5 inch lift shackles.. dont look too bad either
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:16 PM
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For the rear shocks i just welded a bolt to the axle so i wouldn't have a bracket hanging down getting hung up on rocks. gave 4wheelparts the length from the upper mount on the body to where i welded on the bolt and told them what lift i was using and they did some math on their computer and gave me the right shocks since i was not using factory mounting locations, about $36 a piece for some pro-comp 3000 series
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