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post #1 of 27 Old 09-27-2008, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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my 88 cherokee build

so i decided that i would make one of these cause it seems like to cool thing to do on hear.

i bought her for $250 and it had 240,000 on the odometer


then i rattle canned it black again, made sway bar dicos, took the doors off and flexed it out:


i put on a 2 in spacer and shackle lift on:


i then took it wheeling and went through a deep puddle:


next day i changed the oil but it was to late the engine pooped out on me


i put a newer engine in and took it wheeling and pushed it to far again, and it stoped running and got it towed home and found this:




so there goes engine 2


-Mike
blown engine count: 2
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post #2 of 27 Old 09-27-2008, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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i put yet another engine into her:

and i also got some newer rubber 32X10.5


and i went wheeling



i repainted it




and went wheeling again


-Mike
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on the way home from one of our wheeling trips my wheel fell off and i had to get towed home.




then i replaced my rotor and hub and bearing and studs and such.

what next is on my list is:
rebuild my buddys RC 4.5 leafs and put them on
put GC V8 coils
new shocks
and some other little stuff

-Mike
blown engine count: 2
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post #4 of 27 Old 09-27-2008, 09:02 PM
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Stop breaking it!

Just messing with ya, man. Awesome Jeep for $250.

Great wheeling shots.
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post #5 of 27 Old 09-27-2008, 09:36 PM
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thats quite a project lol
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post #6 of 27 Old 09-28-2008, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Stop breaking it!

Just messing with ya, man. Awesome Jeep for $250.

Great wheeling shots.
man i wish i could stop breaking it!
thanks

-Mike
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post #7 of 27 Old 09-28-2008, 09:37 AM
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Nice Jeep, you got an awesome deal on that.

What happened with the wheel falling off--loose lug nuts/ break the studs?
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i'm guessing you blew the motor twice because of water? you should build yourself a snorkel man! thats the first thing i did when i got my '89 beater xj! i paid 150 for it and stuck bout 100 into it to get it running and wasnt gonna spend another penny on it if i didnt have to and the snorkel definitely saved my butt many times! here's a pic of it
and it cost maybe 20 bucks in parts at home depot

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post #9 of 27 Old 09-28-2008, 11:49 AM
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I'm so jealous!!

Awesome rig for 250$$, you're doing exactly what should be done.

Great job!!

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post #10 of 27 Old 09-28-2008, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Nice Jeep, you got an awesome deal on that.

What happened with the wheel falling off--loose lug nuts/ break the studs?
yea both things happend broke 2 studs and the other 3 lugs backed them self off haha.

and yea i want to make my self a snorkle soon...

and thanks for the complements!

-Mike
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yea both things happend broke 2 studs and the other 3 lugs backed them self off haha.

and yea i want to make my self a snorkle soon...

and thanks for the complements!
Dang that is crazy. I'd go for a snorkle too if I were you. Was one of those pictures at the frog hole at Rausch Creek?
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post #12 of 27 Old 09-28-2008, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Dang that is crazy. I'd go for a snorkle too if I were you. Was one of those pictures at the frog hole at Rausch Creek?
no its in windgap pa on 8th street

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no its in windgap pa on 8th street
Cool, the terrain looks pretty similar to RC.
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yeah? i haven't made it out to RC yet i don't want to go wheeling to far from home yet, too many problems with little places around here to go anyplace serious haha

-Mike
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yeah from the pics I'd agree with that statement
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