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Old November 17th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #1
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This Project was started spring of 2008.

I picked up a 1998 Cherokee from a guy near lansing for 800.00

The first thing I did was replace the rear cargo door. Now it was time for a fender trim.

careful of the window wash fluid

next was the lift. I am using a Rough Country 4.5 with the Add a Leafs



The front is done

My new Best Friend PB Blaster


now for some tires
33 12.5x15 Boggers

some bedliner paint along the rockers


I think she looks pretty good.

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Old November 17th, 2009, 04:07 AM   #2
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I knew I was cool when I took this pic. LOL

At this point I was withing I had gone with the full leaf packs
But I was then going to fix this by using a "Double Shackles" for more lift I thought it was a good Idea At the time.


I also had a some dude make me a rear bumper. It looks better than before and sits better too.

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Old November 17th, 2009, 04:14 AM   #3
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Now I wanted better traction so I called up Aussie Lockers and had them send me 1 of these for the D30.

the install was super easy

I had also been hearing from the people on NAXJA.org to get rid of my "Double Shackle" set up, I did not listen to them, one person said if i reverse the set up it may ride better so I did.


It did not ride any better and I lost some of the extra lift I was trying to achieve.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #4
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Then I met MINI BEAST He was stuck in a mud pit

I went to pull him out strait newbie style with my sweet locker


now im getting in deep

I have no front recovery points

So we wrapped the axle, well right about then things went south WAY SOUTH

Lost a bead on the rear tire when it came out of the mud

snapped the front axle shaft

and my rear "Double Shackle" set failed
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Old November 17th, 2009, 04:26 AM   #5
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I lost my bumper that night too
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Old November 17th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #6
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Now it winter 2008

whats going on with my axle


I think I my have bent the axle housing

Bye my old friend

Full 4.5 inch leaf packs with 2.5 inch lift shackles yeah 7 inches (thats what she said)


Sad Cold Jeep

new U joint

A new D30 4 me

I welded in some extra strength



I made it look pretty, I also added another 2 inches of lift to the front with coil spacers and the adjustable track bar.


Its spring 2009 at the 2 trackers trail clean up
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Old November 17th, 2009, 05:01 AM   #7
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next came the walmart light

then i got a ticket from the USFS for driving on this 2 track

But the charges were dropped
I also installed a Aussie Locker in my 29 spline 8.25
Then busted out my window on the opening day at Bundy Hill



I also Have a trailer now

I love having a trailer soooooo much nicer getting to your wheeling spot this way.
Went to the badlands this year too

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Old November 17th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #8
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We took the baby on his first trail ride fall 2009

At this point I have dropped my jeep of in Fruitport at Rich's shop he is doing a full roll cage custom bumpers and gas tank relocation. I have also picked up a 9" I have been working on and a D44 out of a 3/4 ton that I need to switch over to 5 lug.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 05:29 AM   #9
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About time you made a build thread.
The jeep looks good!
I cant wait to see what Rich does to it.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 05:33 AM   #10
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Looks like it's been a BLAST building it Joe. Continue with your BLAST of a build!
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Old November 17th, 2009, 05:43 AM   #11
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Looks like it's been a BLAST building it Joe. Continue with your BLAST of a build!
Thanks Joel I will.
BTW have you bought anyone elses project lately? Maybe you could start a build thread.
Would it look like this ?
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Old November 17th, 2009, 05:52 AM   #12
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also good job bud. looks like a fun build.
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The 9" is comming together

Pretty Drum Brakes (I plan to do a disk conversion later)

My wife bought me a spool for my B-Day (aint she sweet)

I will wait to weld on the leaf spring perchs until I can set the springs on the axle to make sure I get the pinion angle right.

I have some 5.37 gears comming in the mail right now, I hope they get here soon
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Old November 18th, 2009, 05:06 AM   #14
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decided to go all the way to 5.37's? I didn't realize you were going that far.
No haven't bought anyone elses built rig yet. I emphasize yet, cuz you never know.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:18 AM   #15
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A BOX WAS AT MY HOUSE TODAY

TIME TO HAVE THE GEARS INSTALLED
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Picked up new wheel bearing yesterday, and I should have my gears done maybe today
Then the 9" will be done.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 03:28 AM   #17
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Can't wait to see the final, and able to wheel with you and your family again, when going to be ready?
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Can't wait to see the final, and able to wheel with you and your family again, when going to be ready?
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Can't wait to see the final, and able to wheel with you and your family again, when going to be ready?
Im keeping the stock axles under it until I have the D44 and 9" built the way I want them. So im going to be wheeling this spring with my current axle setup D30 and 8.25. I will be working on the interior when the cage and bumpers are done and some body mods this winter too. I hope to get the other axles under by next winter but its a work in progress. Thanks for checkin it out Joe. Im looking forward to wheeling with you and the ACES again soon.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 08:52 AM   #20
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Nice Progress! When is the longarm in the front coming?
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