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Old November 13th, 2022, 19:09
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Not sure if anyone reads forums anymore, but thought I'd start a new thread regardless. So I finally have a "new" engine, so I guess it's officially a build. After not having a Jeep for nearly 6 years, I finally have another cherokee. It's almost identical to my last one except that it's 4wd, and has a tan interior.
Huge shout out to @GordoSmasho for not only keeping my interest in XJs alive, but peer pressuring me into buying this one, and doing the foot work and delivery allowing me to buy it site unseen. You're the best, buddy.

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Old November 13th, 2022, 19:14
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First order of business was to start stripping down the interior and cleaning. Sat in it once and pretty sure I got cancer.

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Old November 13th, 2022, 19:15
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Not pictured but I started dying the front half of the carpet.

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Old November 13th, 2022, 19:16
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Today I picked up a motor to replace the seized one. I'll be doing a refresh on this one before swapping it in.

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Old November 14th, 2022, 19:54
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Old November 16th, 2022, 16:21
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What are your plans for it?
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Old November 19th, 2022, 20:46
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What are your plans for it?
Right now, to get it running. Starting off with trying to do a clean, simple, and functional build. Planning on 33's with supporting mods and typical cherokee stuff, frame stiffeners, sliders, the works. Gonna do my best to keep it light. It'll have to be able to tow my teardrop trailer.

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Right now, to get it running. Starting off with trying to do a clean, simple, and functional build. Planning on 33's with supporting mods and typical cherokee stuff, frame stiffeners, sliders, the works. Gonna do my best to keep it light. It'll have to be able to tow my teardrop trailer.

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Old November 16th, 2022, 20:57
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I hope this vehicle ends up with lots of levers.
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Old November 30th, 2022, 21:05
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Pull the lever, Kronk
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Oh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco, the poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco, Kuzco's poison. That poison?

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Old November 19th, 2022, 20:50
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Started doing sound deadening. Got the front floor pretty much done. Using 80 mil kilmat. It's not perfect, but if I wanted perfect, I'd wait and shell out the money to have it done professionally. Hoping it's functional more than anything else.

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Old November 19th, 2022, 20:56
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Did the same thing in my squarebody. Well worth the time and effort.
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Old November 23rd, 2022, 16:40
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Did the same thing in my squarebody. Well worth the time and effort.
My last cherokee was pretty loud between road noise and the muffler I ran. I want the wife to at least be somewhat comfortable in this when it's running.

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