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Old 09-13-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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One Man, One Night, with 2 Cars and a Welder..

So yesterday I picked up a Jeep Grand Cherokee from a friend to use as a donor vehicle.
V8, 4WD for $300..



Add that plus $125 worth of new steel to build a frame, and my $100 37 Ford.



Pulled an all nighter last night and 15hrs later..

Jeep CARcass



and what maybe the first 4wd 37 Ford sedan, lol



Still have a long way to go.. Front end is just resting there, its not mounted.. Body still needs to come down 6 more inches, but I need some skinny wheels and tires with less backspacing so the body can come down between them, then I can build a floor..
I planned on getting more done, but my help bailed, so I was working by myself last night

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Old 09-13-2015, 01:57 PM   #2
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My god you have some energy! Always nice seeing what you will come up with next.
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:08 PM   #3
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:14 PM   #4
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:42 PM   #5
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I'm pretty amazed how straight and clean that Cherokee is. Hard to believe it was only $300. Looking forward to the finished product.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:15 AM   #6
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I'm pretty amazed how straight and clean that Cherokee is. Hard to believe it was only $300. Looking forward to the finished product.
It's a 93, It was from a friend. He was no longer using it and needed money fast.
He said if he didn't need the $ he would have given it to me. I once gave him a 2000 S10 that there was nothing wrong with.. I got it to use as a donor, didn't end up using it. He was in need of a vehicle so I gave it to him.. I don't have many friends, but the ones I do have are good ones.

He said it had a miss at idle, but had plenty of power. I drove it before tearing it apart, and it went down the road just fine, and the miss was a slightly rough idle, not really bad at all..

He was thinking it was a head gasket, but after getting it here, there was no antifreeze or moisture in the oil, so I thought maybe sticking injector or something, however when pulling the motor, just reaching around the motor knocked a few plug wires off the plugs.

When I looked, it was a universal set of wires and the ends he crimped himself had come loose, so I think maybe the universal badly crimped plug wires was the missfire issue.

Once I pick up a carbureted intake and new distributor I will install some new plugs and wires and am pretty certain that will take care of it.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:05 AM   #7
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Great looking build, would love to see the rear section of the frame and how both the front and rear suspension are mounted.
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Very impressive! Love the fab work!
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Was it Keith who you got the Jeep from?
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Im not a huge fan of rat rods because I think "most" of the time its cheap shit thrown together to try and make something cool. BUT when you take the iniative to go with a 4wd setup on a new frame, build floors that are channeled to drop the body.. that's different. The 4wd aspect is freakin awesome.

Are you going to run a street style tire or some nasty mud / off road tire?
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Different is definitely cool. Judging by your rendering, I'll def be keeping up with this build.
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Was it Keith who you got the Jeep from?
Yes it was, lol
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:00 AM   #13
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NCHorseplay

I think I may have one of the rear on the camera, if not, its still wide open and I can get one.
The front is not mounted yet. I think I am going to do a radius arm setup to keep it simple and cheap.

Kind of hard to see, but kind of like this

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That's creative as hell! Why not keep the fuel injection though?
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My original plan was whitewalls



then found out how much they cost!!

Then thought of big offroad tires



and realized what THEY cost!!

Now I am debating vintage military tires

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That's creative as hell! Why not keep the fuel injection though?
I dont want to try to hide all the extra wiring, computer, etc. it's not very good looking either.

Carb will keep wiring to a minimum and saves me from trying to weed what I need and dont need out of the stock Jeep harness.

I am all for fuel injection in old cars, just not this one..
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LoL, I figured, since he's such a good guy.
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I'd put Super Swamper Boggers on that bitch! And upswept headers!
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I'd put Super Swamper Boggers on that bitch! And upswept headers!
I wanted to do something like this...
but have you ever priced a set of 44" super swamper boggers?
Those are 44s in the rear and 39.5s in the front

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haha bad ass dude, this build definitely has potential
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I wanted to do something like this...
but have you ever priced a set of 44" super swamper boggers?
Those are 44s in the rear and 39.5s in the front
Other thing to think about is not being able to cruise with your arm out the window from all the rocks the gumbo mudder tread will be throwing at you. I vote old school jeep tires, should give it an awesome look and be able to easily smoke all 4.
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Very cool build!!! I really like that your doing something way different too.
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