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Unread 03-28-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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heap-a-jeep build thread

figured i would start one to have a place to document and keep up with my progress

want to start out by saying THIS WAS A $500 JEEP!!
model info: 1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4 Door 4WD
Drivetrain: AW4, NP242, D30/35, combo
done so far:
New Head complete valve job hot tanked and magnafluxed
New Gaskets
All new fluids/filters
replaced all vacuum hoses
new exhaust/muffler
New Coolant temp sensor/sender
new rims(new to the jeep anyway)
removed tons of rust
cut front fenders - cut & fold rear fenders
Majorly cleaned interior

Still on the "To Do" list:
replace all the TRE's bushings, end links, u-joints in the suspension
Lift 3-4.5" Custom JY Special
adjustable track bar
shocks TBD... bielstines if i can swing em
roof rack TBD...
DIY Bedliner lower 1/4,
undercoat all under vehicle
Gears TBD...
Lockers TBD...
Axle swap TBD...
32/11.50-15's Brand TBD
Removable doors mod.
XJ Tube Trail Doors from quadratec
JCR front Pre-runner Front winch bumper(diy)
JCR diy rear bumper w/ tire carrier
JCR stage 3 Rock sliders
JCR OTK 1 ton steering upgrade
More to come!

when i first got it:


tore down:


new head beside old head sanded and ready to put on:


painting the rims:


cutting the fenders:


front and rear cut: (don't pay attention to the paint on the tires, me=Lazy


rocker panels were wasted with cancer so i cut them out and beat the leftovers up and folded them in


more updates to come as more work gets done!

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Unread 03-28-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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Looks good man, any idea how your doing the lift? like ZJ V8 coils and bastard packed rear?
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Unread 03-28-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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Cool project. Good luck, man! Will definitely follow your build thread.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 10:13 PM   #4
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Looks good man, any idea how your doing the lift? like ZJ V8 coils and bastard packed rear?
will be following this closely---> http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/...udget_Lift.htm


but will probably be doing the zj v8 coils as you mentioned w/extra isolator, either going to do the dakota packs, or use the left over leafs i have from my monoleafed chevy 1500

will probably do an adjustable track bar with it as well....
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Unread 10-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #5
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Bump for updates?
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