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ctrim78 10-24-2013 03:49 PM

"mighty grey"
 
Ok heres my project i have been working on for the past four years. Why it took so long you ask, two reasons.....im raising a 4 year old and i dont have deep pockets so bills and family come first. Anyways lets get this post goin here...

Here it is as i got it...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1a51592d.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6fc24664.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps317bda6d.jpg

Inside the engine compartment you could tell the PO really went hacking and rigging **** up...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps39ce4d1b.jpg

Time to start tearing her down. Im not gonna go into too much detail to keep this post to the point.

First thing was get the body off...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps867032a7.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9bf9a025.jpg

Next was engine and trans...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps83749386.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9f788f31.jpg

Gettin her down to the frame...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psc3f0f9a3.jpg

Only thing i had to do to the frame besides sand and paint was replace the rear crossmember. So after all that was done, time to start building her back up. Im gonna save the motor and engine compartment for last but that can all be done with it back together anyway so i put the 4" suspension lift on with 1.5" shackles and get the engine back in...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psdcca3bd6.jpg

As you can see from this shot the pinion angle is ridiculous. Some shims will take care of that. I also installed a double cardan driveshaft from a stock cherokee to help in the rear as well...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9e1cb5a0.jpg

Went with a plastic fuel tank to not have to worry about rust again....

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psbcba1c21.jpg

Decided to go with an automatic so i had a tf999 rebuilt with a new shift kit and custom made torque converter. Also clocked the transfer case so i now have flush ground clearance all the way across...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps11050870.jpg

Now lets take care of that body, time to herculine the undercarriage and inside...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps85614fa9.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1ac76f86.jpg

Got the body back on...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps36553663.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psa3070bba.jpg

Now the front...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psdb3f9bf1.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psf462cd88.jpg

Lets throw a B&M Megashifter in there...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps22c19206.jpg

OK getting there..tires look a little small so lets throw some 35's on there...MTR with Kevlars will do...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps129ebaa2.jpg

ctrim78 10-24-2013 03:52 PM

Ok time for paint. Went with a primer with a built in rust inhibitor...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psa83a2384.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1492becc.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psf5addbaa.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psce16f6c6.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6c1c7f14.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4203237d.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps14e13416.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps761899ac.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3d0d1a5f.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0b8364f4.jpg

And now top coat...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps956908a0.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psac4563a4.jpg

Ok that is way to bright a color for me, lets add a little flat black to the mix and blackout that grille...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psc6d9d636.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5d883bff.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...psbff6f9fc.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps21972451.jpg

Thats more like it, lets get the rest back on...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps873b455e.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...pscac31c86.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/...ps845f309b.jpg

Time to get started on that engine compartment but ill continue with those build pics in a little bit.


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