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Unread 03-26-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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The not so cool build...

Alright so here is the build thread... I will be updating as the project goes on blah blah blah like all the other build threads anyways lets see...

Jeep Started as a 2000 Cherokee Classic basic stuff then moved onto become this.. "see pic below" 6.5inch Rustys L/A with full bell skids and diff guards... 4.88 gears locked f/r with some good ol wackers.






Just 2 days after I had everything going good all pretty and what not My Jeep got smashed by an idiot who ran a red light... nothing to serious happend to my Jeep other then Upper control arm mount bent and threw the steering all outta whack... his insurance covered everything!






It took insurance almost 2 months before they had it in the shop so I took the fender off and rode around like this...









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Unread 03-26-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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Finally after it came out of the shop it looked like so... They replaced my tranny cooler front bumper/tow hooks and aligned the steering. but did nothing about the upper control arm mount... this is what it looked like... and this is pretty much how it sat for a few months since I moved from NC to GA damn army!










This is from the area we moved to its BEAUTIFUL HERE!!!











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Unread 03-26-2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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This is a DUMP of a few videos of the Jeep...


the next video is my STOCK Jeep project on same hill



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Unread 03-26-2011, 07:13 PM   #4
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Now for the fun part!!!

Picked up the following off craigslist for 450 bux! So its time to get hot and heavy on the choppin and rockin!

GM 14 Bolt Rear with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker

Dana 60 Front with 4.56 gears and Open Diff

So today well about 45 min ago decided to chop my front fenders up some... tomorrow I will go get the axles.










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Unread 03-26-2011, 07:20 PM   #5
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Looks great man, what tires you gunna run on the tons? Im thinking some 38.5 iroks on beadlocks would be sick!!
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Unread 03-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #6
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Looks great man, what tires you gunna run on the tons? Im thinking some 38.5 iroks on beadlocks would be sick!!

I will have to wait an see how my budget looks but that would be sick! My goal is 37s I really have a think for the CREEPY CRAWLERS!!!!
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Unread 03-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #7
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I saw you had a husky? i just bought a husky pup. beautiful dog and a sweet jeep
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Unread 03-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #8
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I saw you had a husky? i just bought a husky pup. beautiful dog and a sweet jeep
Haha yes I got 3 dogs haha the Husky is by far the most Animated/personal




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Unread 03-26-2011, 09:20 PM   #9
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hmm update... still having issues re installing the upper control arms...
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Unread 03-26-2011, 09:40 PM   #10
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what issues?

If you cant get the axle to line up, just jack the axle up or down to align it
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what issues?

If you cant get the axle to line up, just jack the axle up or down to align it
yeah ive been doing that for hours its like the mounts are bent inwards or something maybe from the wreck? maybe was a bad idea taking them off haha
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I had to hammer my lower mounts the other week to get my new control arms in!

How did you make out?
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I had to hammer my lower mounts the other week to get my new control arms in!

How did you make out?

Not to good... I hate working in a tiny garage with hardly any tools... needless to say I am still un able to get the upper control mounted they all off camber I can start the bolt but on the other side its completly off... gotta wait till next weekend to mess with it
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Well it turned out the 14 bolt was for a dually. I came across a d44 front and AMC 20 HD out of a Wagoneer Chief "wide trax axles" complete with steering linkage (drag link and tie rod), brakes etc. for 300 bux! the guy is gonna take them out this week and I will pick them up next weekend!
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