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    Yesterday I purchased another 95 Jeep Cherokee Sport for $170. The price was a little steep but I still think I did alright. Got it off a friend up here in Rochester. This weekend it's coming home on the trailer.

    4.0L with 167k
    AX-15
    NP231 that is dieing
    Dana 30
    8.25

    You really have to fight the 231 to get it into 4wd and in 2wd when coasting it sounds like its completely dry and makes a ****load of noise. I already stripped the interior and the floor is going to need a "few" road-sign patches before I'm going to wheel it.

    The old buggy is going to be stripped - tires, suspension, drivetrain, gas tank, etc...and then taken for scrap so I can get my investment in it back.

    The plan for this jeep is to leave a few more things on. I'm going to run half-doors I made awhile ago on the front and then keep the back doors and hatch on. Also I will leave on the front fenders and just trim them for the 33's. I want to stay a little dryer in the jeep this time and I'm sure everyone will feel I'm safer haha. Wheeling a naked jeep was the most fun I've ever had though.

    Pictures coming soon.

    If you're interested in any parts, I'm not sure at all what I'm keeping an what I won't need. This time next week I should know.

  • #2
    $170? You got ripped off!!!!!

    Can't wait to see pictures.

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    • #3
      Ya really!

      I'm going to document the tear down, crushing, and then build up a lot haha.

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      • #4
        150.00 and to think I got a great deal on my at 500.00. I got riped off!! Can't wait for the pic's.

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        • #5
          Got a lot of teardown done today. I almost like working on stuff more than I do wheeling...almost...

          Steering still broke so ole Olivar had to lend a hand...

          http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...807_320040.jpg

          The "structural straps" aka ratchet straps are holding it together.

          http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...08_2496893.jpg

          http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...09_5326389.jpg

          http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...11_7728687.jpg

          http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...48_8092285.jpg

          Should have the motor out on Monday.

          http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...52_3140442.jpg

          http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...53_5724087.jpg

          http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...55_8147053.jpg

          The Lowe's snorkle...

          http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...61_6217612.jpg

          http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...65_6496887.jpg

          Got a lot done today, front axle almost out, should be able to finish it on Monday when I get back home with the replacement jeep.

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          • #7
            looking good now

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            • #8
              You killed it! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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              • #9
                the video, enjoy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJfsQ9FGPQI

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                • #10
                  Congratulations on another great find Josh. Although seeing as how you get so carried away crushing things with that front end loader, I'm sort of waiting to hear about some accidentally crushed innocent vehicle.

                  How many Jeeps have you been through or owned in total now? 8? 9?

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                  • #11
                    Got a little done to the new jeep. Fenders trimmed and snorkel put on. Needs the t-case swapped and the lift put on next time I'm home. Until then, it sits and waits.

                    http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...12_4120860.jpg

                    http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...13_5264184.jpg

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by tomsjeep View Post
                      Congratulations on another great find Josh. Although seeing as how you get so carried away crushing things with that front end loader, I'm sort of waiting to hear about some accidentally crushed innocent vehicle.

                      How many Jeeps have you been through or owned in total now? 8? 9?
                      How many jeeps have been in my possession, well 3 willys trucks, 2 cjs, and 4 cherokees, so that would be 9, and sold 1 cj and 1 cherokee and crushed 1 cherokee so I'm down to 6 now.

                      Not too bad for only playing this game for 5 or 6 years.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by joshs1ofakindxj View Post
                        How many jeeps have been in my possession, well 3 willys trucks, 2 cjs, and 4 cherokees, so that would be 9, and sold 1 cj and 1 cherokee and crushed 1 cherokee so I'm down to 6 now.

                        Not too bad for only playing this game for 5 or 6 years.
                        Not too bad? I'd have to say that's outstanding.

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                        • #14
                          Josh.............................................. ...........................................
                          There's just nothing I can say............................................... ........

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                          • #15
                            Haha thanks guys.

                            Anyways I'm going to try and keep this build a little more "full-bodied" if you know what I mean. No doors and hatch really wore out the other beater so now moving forward. Too bad with this summer job doing product testing and engineering in Ithaca I might not get to turn a wrench on it till August. I start Monday.

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