I picked up a '96 Jeep Cherokee on 1-27-11. It needs a little work, but not all that much.
1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport (XJ)
4.0L Inline 6 cylinder
Manual Transfer case
Dana 30 Front Axle w/ 3.73 gears
Chrysler 8.25 Rear Axle w/ 3.73 gears
33x12.50x15 Mastercraft M/T's (less than 200 miles on them)
1. Remove the 3.5" lift kit and install a 6.5" lift kit
2. Fix the knock in the head
3. Clean it up a bit
4. Remove the TJ fender flares
5. Wheel the hell out of it
I still need to find a 16'x6' cheap trailer to haul it on when I go wheeling. Hopefully I can pick one up for $1,000 or less with dual axles and brakes.
Here are the only pictures I have of it as of now.
Welp, I had to pull the motor. It sure is a good thing I took the day off. It broke either a wrist pin or rod in the # 6 cylinder.
Needless to say it was interesting yanking out that old beast.
I should be picking up its replacement either Friday or Saturday.
My brother trying to separate the engine and the transmission.