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Unread 11-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Tomimal & Tanimal's- 1993 Cherokee Country Build Thread

Hello and welcome to the start of my father (Tomimal) and my (Tanimal) build thread. We just picked up a 1993 Cherokee Country yesterday for $1000 bucks! 140k miles on the clock and runs strong. Tanimal currently has a 2008 Jeep Wrangler 2 door daily driver being slowly built so this is going to be a new world for the both of us. This rig is going to be Tomimals for trail runs with Tanimal. Hopefully the names don't confuse you to much We will update this as we go along for a winter project. Currently we believe it sits on a Rustys 4 inch suspenion lift and 31s, 4.0 inline 6 auto trans and power windows and locks and tan leather interior Again this is a new world to us so forgive the lack of knowledge!



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Unread 11-26-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Did some work on the Jeep today. Have a couple pictures to update you folks with.

Pulled front diff cover off and the gears look great. Replaced the fluid, breather line, and front diff cover with the D30 cover and bolts from my Jeep. If you notice in the picture that the front drive shaft hanging down..


Replaced the front axle pinion seal and we broke two bolts off inside the yolk where the clamp holds the Spicer to the yolk...Hopefully that makes sense..


Drilling those broken bolts out of the yolk..


Rethreading the yolk


Unfortunately we drilled the last bolt out incorrectly and destroyed the yolk after all that hard work. So we sucked it up and ordered a new yolk offline for 45 bucks and also ordered a new tie rod, drag link, steering stabilizer, and upper and lower ball joints.

More pics and updates to come soon!
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Unread 12-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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Got a very important mod done today:

Garage heater! Garage was already prewired with a thermostat, ventilation, and gas.

Picture of us getting measurements and where it's going to sit.


Picture of back side with nothing hooked up but you can see everything we had to work with that was already done for us:


Everything is hooked up and working which will make a nice comfortable work environment. Sorry I didn't snap a picture of it hanging there all complete. I'll grab one tomorrow because we should be doing some more work.
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Decided we were going to replace the valve cover gasket since it had some small leaking and as we were in the process of doing so we had a couple other things go wrong

Valves look good and no sludge.



Valve cover put back on and new valve cover gasket installed.


We broke the heater control module and all the brittle hoses that connect to it as we were taking the hoses off to get to the valve cover.


Close up of the broken heater control module.




New heater control module installed and new hoses installed.



We also decided to replace the thermostat since we were right there anyhow.



Next we will be doing front end work. So stay tuned!
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Unread 01-24-2013, 03:52 PM   #5
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Decided to take care of the floor first because as we were fixing the transfer case linkage we noticed the floor was rusted pretty bad. Ripped everything out of the inside including the carpet.



Decided to start cutting the floor out because we will be welding in new stuff. Here's Tomimal at work:



Here's a picture of the passenger side, we got a lot of it cut out today but still a lot more to be done:

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You going to put some braces on the bottom to stiffen the chassis a little?
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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #7
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You going to put some braces on the bottom to stiffen the chassis a little?
Possibly, I know we will be running some tubes off the frame to the rockers for our rock sliders but we have been kind of rushing to try to get it ready by 2/23/13 for a trip to Badlands, IN.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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Got all the front floors hacked out:



Driver's Side: (Don't worry that little rust spot you see toward the middle of the floor has been hacked out also)



Passenger Side:



Will be flux core welding the floor/rock panels/rock sliders in so updates will be coming soon...hopefully
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Picked up a set of 35x12.5R15 KM1s on some beadlocks off craigslist. Rolled them up to the XJ today to see about fitment and now the question is to hack or not to hack (and downsize) Hmmm...

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Keep the beadlocks downsize to 33's and then sell me your 35's
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Actually. . . We can just swap. You can have my 33" MTZ's
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Actually. . . We can just swap. You can have my 33" MTZ's
Hmmmm.... PA is a long drive
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Sorry, I forget where you are located and it doesn't show up on my phone app
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Sorry, I forget where you are located and it doesn't show up on my phone app
Illinois
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Anyone interested in the 35s? I think we are convinced on downsizing to 33s. We have 4 35x12.5R15 KM1s and 1 procomp of the same size.
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