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Unread 10-23-2007, 06:01 PM   #16
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the newer style mirror and cherokee emblem
and it looks great by the way

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Unread 10-23-2007, 06:06 PM   #17
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Thanks for the positive remarks, guys.

The weird thing is that there's no glass in the pass door, so it appears to be one-piece glass(man I wish it was). I love the newer style mirrors, they're much bigger, and in combination with the new decals, it really modernizes the way it looks.
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Unread 10-23-2007, 06:13 PM   #18
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Here's some flex shots from my wheeling test run. I'm very satisfied with the suspension articulation; the rear will be getting an extended shackle when I get the motivation to do so.


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Unread 10-23-2007, 06:32 PM   #19
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It looks great, Fantastic job. How much time do you think you have in the project so far?
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Unread 10-23-2007, 08:54 PM   #20
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thanks man.

I'm honestly not sure how many hours, but I got it at the end of march(my original build thread is here: http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=41358) And it's the true time line as it all happened. Through working ~30 hours a week and working on this thing for probably 30 hours a week or more throughout the whole summer, and probably an average of 7-10 hours per week since Sept. With the exception of the long arm install, where I spent about 24 hours out of 48 getting the thing done to drive to work Monday morning.

It's been SO much work, rusty bolts and nuts, and deteriorating parts makes everything take alot longer than it should. I'm proud of it now though, I'm happy with the outcome, and although it's not done, this stage is.

The next plans:
Polished dana turdy(gears, HD brackets and stuff, aftermarket shafts)
Fancy shafts for the rear 8.25
Fix the rest of the floors
Customs rockers
Reinforce rear spring/shackle hangers
4.56 gears(or 4.88's if they ever get released for the 8.25)
35 or 37" trXus or 36" Iroks
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Unread 10-23-2007, 09:01 PM   #21
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Wow! Awesome build up! You completly changed the look of your jeep. I'm lovin the OD paint. Looks badass!
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Unread 11-03-2007, 08:49 PM   #22
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It took me until today to read this whole build. Wow im slow.

Im the one who sees it in person in the school parking lot!


Great work. Looks like a totally different vehicle, you made the rust disappear!!
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Unread 11-04-2007, 01:20 AM   #23
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It took me until today to read this whole build. Wow im slow.

Im the one who sees it in person in the school parking lot!


Great work. Looks like a totally different vehicle, you made the rust disappear!!
I'll let it slide, thanks for the compliments; although it is still quite rusty, you just can't see it. The floors will be a continual process over the winter and stuff.
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Unread 11-04-2007, 01:50 AM   #24
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mezmerizing
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Unread 11-04-2007, 03:32 AM   #25
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I remember your old thread. What happened to the old shell?
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Unread 11-04-2007, 06:45 AM   #26
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I remember your old thread. What happened to the old shell?
He got in a wreck with it. He bought a beater and used all of the parts off the old one and put it on the "new" one.
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Unread 11-04-2007, 02:27 PM   #27
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He got in a wreck with it. He bought a beater and used all of the parts off the old one and put it on the "new" one.
Thats what I thought, but the picture of the old one looks ok. Must have been a driverside hit.
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Unread 11-04-2007, 11:24 PM   #28
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Thats what I thought, but the picture of the old one looks ok. Must have been a driverside hit.
yeah
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Unread 12-25-2007, 08:05 PM   #29
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I got an auto darkening helmet for Christmas, so I felt like welding. So i went and made sure I stil had these hellas lying around and decided to make some tabs for them and wire
'em up. My brother got a new camera, so he took pics and stuff.


Before:


Grindage:


After grindage:


Welding:



Painted:


After:


It was cold out today.
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Unread 12-25-2007, 09:26 PM   #30
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Looks good man! Cant wait to see them up close next semester!

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