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Old October 10th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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Well i started this build last year, at the age of 13 in my garage. its a 1998 jeep Cherokee. with a Dana 30 hp in the front and Chrysler 8.25 in the back. I'll post pics when I get them off my phone. but in the past year i have taken out all the old junk suspension and brake lines went, drive shaft, shocks, everything. then i wire brushed the whole under body. after i primed and painted black the whole underside. wire brushed axles and primed and painted black. put a 3.5 RE Super ride lift on it. new tie rods. SYE. rebuilt the axles with new bearings and ball joints and seals, new fluid, new brakes and brake lines all the way around. man brake lines are a pain in the ***. As i put everything back in and got it on the ground i started to work on the engine, some small stuff for now, pout Rusty's intake with k&n filter. along with a flow master muffler. now it has been out side for the first time in 6 months. now i started to work on the body, cut and folded the fenders and rear quarter panels, fabed up my own front bumper, currently working on rear bumper. on stock wheels for now till i get some money. planning on some 33X12.50R15 Goodyear Wrangler Kevlar tires on mickey Thompson baja wheels. sorry for not having pics will post in a few.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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and it has a 4.0L too with 231 transfer case.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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Sounds cool. I'm impressed.
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Very cool....I wish I would've been picking up skills like that when I was your age.
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Bout time you got on here kid. Get some more pics of the jeep up
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I also wheel a 98 red XJ.
Nice rig.
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Mine has the red part as well, but a bit dyslexic.

Sometimes I feel like I have been working on my Jeep since i was 14!

Make it happen, lot better for a kid to hang in garage, then the streets!
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Mine has the red part as well, but a bit dyslexic.

Sometimes I feel like I have been working on my Jeep since i was 14!

Make it happen, lot better for a kid to hang in garage, then the streets!
Haha in the same way mine had red fenders at one time. And sure is I grew up in the garage and Ik josh has been spending some time there and is always welcome to come hang in my garage any time
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Haha in the same way mine had red fenders at one time. And sure is I grew up in the garage and Ik josh has been spending some time there and is always welcome to come hang in my garage any time
Thanks cj I'll keep the offer in mind;)
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Thanks cj I'll keep the offer in mind;)
Any time man you brother and I spent lots of time in the garage growing up.
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