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Old December 15th, 2016, 15:30
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Truly great thread. Not a bunch of fluff, great fab and excellent photos.
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Old June 18th, 2017, 17:44
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

I fired it up at one point this winter and did some donuts in the back yard. Acquired a nice slide on camper that I've been looking for to fit my specs. Built a subframe setup so I can easily pull it off the trailer with a forklift. Side box has all the wheeling supplies. And lastly goodbye hoodstack!! Cut up some tailpipes and added a rear muffler







Final prep is going on, wheeling trip to Tennessee in less then two weeks!!
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Old June 19th, 2017, 21:40
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

but how is street jeep?
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Old July 10th, 2017, 16:27
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

8 days and 2300 miles later, the Tennessee trip was a success. Did 2 days at Adventure Offroad Park and 2 days at Golden Mountain. Truck did good, camper was nice, and even the Jeep faired okay. Little flop on day 2, traction bar snapped shortly after. Barrel rolled and dented the DS A-pillar later in the day. Beginning of day 4 the leafs weren't happy and I junked the yoke/joint.






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Old July 10th, 2017, 16:33
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

So I've had all the stuff laying around to do the rear 4 link, but have been going by the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" theory. Well, I guess now it's time to cut the frame/floor out from the behind the seats and chop the damn bumper off the ass. Also thinking ARB and double spline shafts in the 14b.

And then today I noticed this. I knew I should have built a brace the first time around. It's just starting, probably from this trip. I'll grind/weld the bracket and weld a solid brace across.

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Old July 16th, 2017, 18:07
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Let's just start slowly.....opps I cut some stuff off!






Started cleaning up the tubes on the 14b. Still need to clean off the brake flanges and make room for the LCA mounts. The Sway-A-Aways fit perfectly into the shock hoops, time will tell if the spot will be useable.


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Old July 16th, 2017, 21:24
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Wow. What part of this Cherokee is still Cherokee?! Looks like a fun toy.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 08:38
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

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Wow. What part of this Cherokee is still Cherokee?! Looks like a fun toy.
4.0/AW4, firewall/dash, most of the roof, some pieces of floor, and maybe the hood are about the only original parts left.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 16:53
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

leaves out, links in.. looking good..
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Old July 23rd, 2017, 18:08
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Went and pulled another 14b from the junkyard to swap SRW hubs on. Got the tires in and position mocked into place, looks like 5-6" back and something like 112" wheelbase. Still trying to decide what I wanna do with these hoops, I think I can keep then and just build new upper tabs to get better placement. The truss will go all the way out to include air bump pads and integrated coilover mounts.




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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

looks like you have a solid plan.

I'm glad you're keeping the rig alive.
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Old July 24th, 2017, 17:05
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Is this a good time to vote for thicker cage tubing?
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Is this a good time to vote for thicker cage tubing?
Shush.

For once, I'm gunna attempt to lose weight with this rebuild. Maybe if it's not a fat pig, it won't dent as easy.
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Old July 24th, 2017, 20:11
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

try using 1.5" OD DOM instead of 1.75" in areas where you are more likely to get dents. the tighter radius will not dent as easily.
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Old July 25th, 2017, 10:48
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

I could care less about the dents, it's bound to happen with my driving.
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