Got the Jeep home and it is exactly what I was expecting. Heavier, too! haha.
Body is currently on jackstands and the frame is being disassembled in hopes that I can get it to the sandblaster in the next week or so.
If I can find some axles somewhere that will make my job a lot easier. I intend on making them my next purchase so I can begin installing the lift kit I end up going with.
Still looking into those options.
Only casualty was our dog. Apparently, seperation anxiety got the best of the little guy and he managed to break out the screen of the window we left cracked for him. He climbed out and got loose, and ultimately got hit on the road. 7 mo. old black lab. *sigh*.
3 sad little boys over the ordeal, too.
Aside from the bad news, the good news is that I am accumulating parts at a pretty good clip. Hope to get my hands on a dealer repair manual too soon (we have a relative that is a Chrysler dealer tech), so that will make for some good reference/reading materials, too!
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