post #1 of Old 06-10-2011, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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1 Ton XJ

I picked up this XJ to replace my current project scrambler. Thanks to my dad, my son has been wanting to go muddin after watching videos on youtube with him. I know, I know..mud sucks...but what makes my wheelin partner happy makes me happy, so I'm going to build a new crawler that will be able to get dirty. Orginally I was going to just buy a full top and keep the scrambler, but a new top for it was a little over a grand. Started looking on craigslist and found this Cherokee that runs, drives and even the A/C works and picked it up for $675.

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1993 4 door Cherokee Country, 4.0L , AW4 auto tranny, 309,790 miles.










The inside is dirty and stained,smells like a cigarette, headliner missing and a dent in the driver door, but it has speakers everywhere!
















They lost the key, so they pulled the lock cylinder and now uses a "master key" aka needle nose pliers.



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post #2 of Old 06-10-2011, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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First mods were taking off the ugly honeycomb style wheels and putting on the factory tire/wheels from my LJ. Definately improved the looks. Then washed it, cleaned it out and a buddy who works for Stanley Steamer deodorized it for me.



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post #3 of Old 06-10-2011, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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The plan:

The motor runs good and tranny shifts good so I think I'll leave em
Dana 300
Front Chevy Dana 60 with 5.13s (from the scrambler)
Rear 14 bolt with 5.13s and a Detroit Locker (from the scrambler)
40" Iroks and H1 wheels (from the scrambler)
3 Link the front, maybe airshocks
Think I'll keep the leaves in the rear for now and 4 link it later
Cut the fenders to keep it low
Maybe a slight front and rear stretch
Frame Stiffeners
Bedline the interior
Roll Cage
Body Armor
Build Bumpers

Have to strip the parts from the scrambler and sell the rest of it before to much can happen. Gotta have the cash for parts.


More to come......
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post #4 of Old 06-10-2011, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a recap on the axles:

Picked up a 14 bolt with 5.13s and a detroit in it for $300








And then swapped to disc brakes























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post #5 of Old 06-10-2011, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Then gave it a trim, I forget the exact measurement of have much I cut off.











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post #6 of Old 06-10-2011, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Then picked up a DRW front Dana 60



Went through it, replaced some parts, added high steer arms and regeared it to 5.13























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post #7 of Old 06-10-2011, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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And the 39.5" Iroks on H1 wheels















For those who haven't seen the scrambler, here's a pic.

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post #8 of Old 06-22-2011, 11:30 AM
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Looks good did the 14 come factory w/ 5.13's and the detroit?
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post #9 of Old 06-22-2011, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Looks good did the 14 come factory w/ 5.13's and the detroit?
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Can't wait to see more! Looks like it's gonna be a fun one!

Thanks guys, hopefully I can get the axles pulled from the scrambler pretty soon and get things going. The 14b had already been regeared and the detroit added when I bought it. I think the lowest setup that came factory is in the the miltary cucv with 4.56 and a detroit.
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post #10 of Old 06-25-2011, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Pulled the rest of the headliner out yesterday. Thinking about spraying it with Lizard Skin for insulation.

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post #11 of Old 07-04-2011, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Got the axles pulled from my scrambler saturday, now the fun can begin!




Just for schitzandgiggles

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post #12 of Old 07-06-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Took the fender flares off today

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Well very interesting, and will follow along with you. Have you considered going thru the drivetrain at all with putting those rubbers and 1 tons on it? It would seem that the engine and trans will be stress tested more quickly with the 300k miles already on it.
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Well very interesting, and will follow along with you. Have you considered going thru the drivetrain at all with putting those rubbers and 1 tons on it? It would seem that the engine and trans will be stress tested more quickly with the 300k miles already on it.
I thought about it, but just going to run it for a while. Thinking about a stroker motor down the road.
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post #15 of Old 07-07-2011, 07:06 PM
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The right gearing take the stress off the engine and transmission.
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