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Unread 10-31-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
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This is going to be a slow build and a way to keep progress of what's been done.
I started with a $1200 Waggie from Tn. The only cancer was in the back floor board right in front of the passenger seat.
This is what I started with.









Back seat


The only rust through

I bought it knowing that the rear window motor needed to be replaced and the window needed to be put back in. I decided to buy a new window lifter, side glass channels, motor and a window cushion.





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Unread 10-31-2014, 07:48 PM   #2
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It sat like that for a year, then I let a mechanic do a complete tuneup........Little did I know, a motor rebuild was needed.

I bought a new starter, as the old one was shot.


With the motor getting a rebuild, I decided to upgrade some things.

I bought a TFI upgrade


New POR-15 engine paint kit in Chyrsler blue


While the motor was out, I decided I might as well paint the engine bay.
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Unread 10-31-2014, 07:51 PM   #3
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Pics of the motor before the rebuild





Reason for the rebuild


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Driver fender before and after. It's not show quality, but it's better than it was
I used Rustoleum primer and semi-gloss black. I sprayed the fender wells with Rustoleum truck bed coating









Passenger fender done


Truck bed coating
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I decided to buy a new Mopar aluminum intake


Holley Street Avenger 670 carb


Aluminum radiator and new hoses


I also bought a new flexplate, Hedman headers, ignition control module, water pump, master brake cylinder, and I'm sure a few more things I can't remember right now.
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Specs on the Waggie are 360, TH400, Quadratrac, D44's F/R.
My eventual plans are to run a 4" lift with 33x10.5 on the stock steelies with a set of Jeep dog dishes. Paint will be black with a white roof and white stripe where the woodgrain sticker is. I want this to be a good camping/dog hauler and something I don't mind driving anywhere.
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I bought a 20lb sand blaster from harbor freight about 3 years ago, I finally put it together tonight with the hopes I can use it on some of the parts I still need to paint.

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Body looks to be in good shape, and it looks like you're doing things right. I'm looking forward to seeing where you take this.
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Unread 11-02-2014, 10:56 PM   #9
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Body looks to be in good shape, and it looks like you're doing things right. I'm looking forward to seeing where you take this.
I must admit, I'm a little proud of myself(pats myself on back) This is the first vehicle I've done this much work on, it's gratifying to see it change like it has. I still have a long way to go and a lot of questions left
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Unread 11-03-2014, 10:18 AM   #10
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I'll also recommend www.fsjnetwork.com and www.ifsja.org . Both are FSJ specific sites.

I'm looking forward to watching your build. I plan on putting fuel injection on the wife's 87, but probably not till spring. (it gets a bit chilly in these parts!)

I'm always on the hunt for a Cherokee WT, but doubt I'll find one worth messing with up here.
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4" lift with 33x10.5 on the stock steelies with a set of Jeep dog dishes.
Sounds familiar lol.
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Unread 11-03-2014, 01:59 PM   #12
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Doc, is that a picture of Phoebe II?
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Doc, is that a picture of Phoebe II?
I'm not sure what you're referring to?
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Unread 11-03-2014, 04:16 PM   #14
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Your avatar. Looks like Krista's Phoebe II.
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Your avatar. Looks like Krista's Phoebe II.
Who is Krista? It's my jeep.

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