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Unread 01-06-2015, 08:17 AM   #1
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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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Unread 01-06-2015, 05:58 PM   #2
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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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Unread 01-08-2015, 04:51 PM   #3
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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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Unread 01-11-2015, 08:21 AM   #4
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here's the new tires and bumpers:
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Unread 01-11-2015, 08:22 AM   #5
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and the new leds:
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Unread 01-11-2015, 12:09 PM   #6
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pretty cool
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Unread 01-11-2015, 04:48 PM   #7
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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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Unread 01-12-2015, 08:51 AM   #8
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by the anyone thinking of doing Rough Country LEDS, these things are insane -- extremely bright.
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Unread 01-12-2015, 07:27 PM   #9
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Nice! Bet it has plenty of power. Is that still the 231 TC?
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Unread 01-12-2015, 09:30 PM   #10
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its original, np 242. Novak has an adapter for it to work with a th700
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Unread 01-13-2015, 03:27 AM   #11
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nice build man
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Unread 01-13-2015, 07:26 AM   #12
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thx
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Unread 01-13-2015, 08:33 AM   #13
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Sweet!
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Unread 01-13-2015, 03:04 PM   #14
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And thanks again.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 02:13 PM   #15
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What brand are your headers? Part number? By the way, Pretty clean swap.
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