'88 cherokee: 350 chevy conversion (or, the "neverending xj" - JeepForum.com

 
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post #1 of 15 Old 01-06-2015, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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'88 cherokee: 350 chevy conversion (or, the "neverending xj"

Been living over on another forum site, which has more or less died. Found this place in a search, figured I'd post my post my project.

Started out with an '88 xj, np 231 transfer case. Decided to swap in a '88 vintage 350 SB (l98 block). that was back in 2007. Finished the project a few years ago-- here's some pics from the beginning of the build, and a video of motor:



I'll get some updated pics up this weekend; I've since added new front and rear bumpers, larger tires, and a winch-- motor doesn't look nearly as neat anymore, but, well, so it goes.

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post #2 of 15 Old 01-06-2015, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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a few more build and post-build pictures; more pics this weekend with new tires, bumpers, and winch:
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Daily:'14 GC SRT
Trail: '88 XJ; L98 350 chevy/700r4/32" MT/warn 1200
SOLD:'98 GC 5.9l
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new bumpers in, tires on, winch on, and some LEDS this weekend--(also new novak radiator and starter motor)
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Trail: '88 XJ; L98 350 chevy/700r4/32" MT/warn 1200
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post #4 of 15 Old 01-11-2015, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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here's the new tires and bumpers:
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Trail: '88 XJ; L98 350 chevy/700r4/32" MT/warn 1200
SOLD:'98 GC 5.9l
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and the new leds:
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Trail: '88 XJ; L98 350 chevy/700r4/32" MT/warn 1200
SOLD:'98 GC 5.9l
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post #6 of 15 Old 01-11-2015, 12:09 PM
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pretty cool

its a rusty one

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post #7 of 15 Old 01-11-2015, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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thanks.. lights came out great, just wondering if they're going to interfere with the winch at all...

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post #8 of 15 Old 01-12-2015, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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by the anyone thinking of doing Rough Country LEDS, these things are insane -- extremely bright.

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post #9 of 15 Old 01-12-2015, 07:27 PM
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Nice! Bet it has plenty of power. Is that still the 231 TC?

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post #10 of 15 Old 01-12-2015, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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its original, np 242. Novak has an adapter for it to work with a th700

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post #11 of 15 Old 01-13-2015, 03:27 AM
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nice build man

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post #12 of 15 Old 01-13-2015, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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thx

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Sweet!
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And thanks again.

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post #15 of 15 Old 03-20-2015, 02:13 PM
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What brand are your headers? Part number? By the way, Pretty clean swap.
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