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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:32
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Cheap Cherokee Build

I've posted elsewhere but I figured this would be the most helpful forum. Title says it all. This is going to be a true budget build. Starting off with a 1991 Black 4door Cherokee laredo with a 7" lift (i'm wondering if it isn't the 6.5 kit as rusty's doesn't offer a 7" as of right now). Dana 44 rear with limited slip. Dana 30 front with the vaccum disconnects. Automatic Tranny with the NP231 transfer case. The interior is pretty dirty but should clean up decent. It's got some cheapo sound system installed Notice the crappy looking sub box in the pix. It's a rusty's lift kit which includes:
• 2 - Front Coil Springs
• 2 - Rear Spring Packs
• Heavy Duty Adjustable Trac Bar with Frame Mount
• Upper Control Arms
• Lower Control Arms
• Stainless Steel Brake Line Extension Kit
• Front Sway Bar Disconnects JKS
Looks pretty heavy duty. And the springs are decent.
It's got some bald 33" BFG AT/KO's and by bald I mean the front ones you can see the belts.
The front window is cracked. The right hand mirror is broken. The front grill and cowling are cracked. The cowling is going to need some fiberglass repair work. And just the regular dents and dings associated with a 16 y/o vehicle in the south.













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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:37
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

Here is the donor Jeep. Here are a few pics.





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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:41
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

Sweet, man!!
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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:44
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

by the way the 1991 cost me $560 and the 99 ran me $650.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 07:34
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

I have GOT to get me some of those custom headliner supports! Who carries them and can I get them in yellow?
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Old June 7th, 2007, 07:36
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

that gonna be nice. Are you going to swap the front clips? mmm mirrors.

I wish I had a 97+ donor Jeep to build my 92.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 09:07
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

Wow, what potential!

I didn't see front tow hooks, are they on there?

Whatcha got planned?

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Old June 7th, 2007, 16:42
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

Well the headliner supports are for sale.

Haven't decided on the front clip yet. I thought about changing the front clip and fender flares. Maybe, fabricating the 91 to except the rear hatch and swapping out the tail lights. If I do that though then I'll have to shoot a paint job on it. And, if I do that then I might as well do some body work. Then it'll be too nice and I won't want to wheel it, lol. As for the mirrors, those are going to made to fit.

The tow hook situation is undetermined at the moment. I'll be fabricating something (as it's a cheap Jeep project). It'll tie into the unibody. I've also got alot of armor to make. Would really like to stiffen up the body.

That being said. Anyone have any pics or know where I can find some of roll cages that don't really take up too much interior space. I don't really want to go all JEEPSPEED on it, but I would like to tie it all together while keeping it nice inside.

Thanks for the help.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 16:49
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

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I have GOT to get me some of those custom headliner supports! Who carries them and can I get them in yellow?
Those are'nt custom headliner supports, those are the new budget roll bars! lol.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 16:58
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I particularly like the "swooped chop top look" myself....
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Old June 7th, 2007, 17:01
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I think I might like the looks of the Cage. Wish they had better pics of how it ties in. Plus it's doesn't take up too much room. I need to be able to load up my kid's car seat in the rear.

http://www.dandcextreme.com/product.asp?pkID=126
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Old June 7th, 2007, 21:31
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

what kind of lift is on that donor jeep?
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Old June 7th, 2007, 21:58
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

3" rusty's add a leaf rear. It's for sale, but I might have a guy locally that wants it. Taking offers.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 23:13
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

Here is how it looked the day after I hauled it home. Spent the day getting the doors off and cleaning up as much glass as I could.


This is what it looked like last night. The dash is only propped up there for now.

I didn't get anything done today. This week will be removing the engine and drivetrain from the 99. Along with removing the 91's interior and starting the wiring swap into the 91.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 10:15
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Re: Cheap Cherokee Build

Wow, you're upgrading everything? Going to OBD II?

A big project, but very cool.


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