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Old 06-10-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Well, today after school, the last day of school, 3 of my friends and I went to go buy a Jeep Cherokee for $75. Between the four of us, we have one engine guy and his dad, a body guy and his dad, an electrical guy, and one that just wanted to help/ learn. The Cherokee has the 2.8l V6 with a 5 speed transmission. It is an '84-87' but not quite sure on year. Right now it isn't running, but we think that we will be able to get it running very shortly. This is our first project and we think that it is going to be a lot of fun. We are going to work on this all summer and keep adding to it when we get the money for it and what not. I will try to keep you guys updated with the progress of the project. We are naming the car "Hicktown" , so this will be Project Hicktown. I am looking at this as mostly a learning experience to get me into the auto industry. I will try to get some pictures up in a little bit to let you guys see what this thing looks like. Let me know what you think.
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needs a small block chebby swap
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so who gets to keep it when its all redone?
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That sounds interesting.
so... what would you say is the best part of the car.
Body, engine, and are you planning on putting a larger Motor in her?
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84-86
those are some doggy motors good luck i had a 86 with the 2.8
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Go for the chev 4.3/350 swap.....best thing you can do...and also get some ford explore 96+ I think rear axle assemblys....Fit perfectly....cheap and you get DISC BRAKES!!!
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That sounds interesting.
so... what would you say is the best part of the car.
Body, engine, and are you planning on putting a larger Motor in her?
I would have to say that the body is in the best shape overall. The motor is pretty much all rusted and missing a few components. We are going to first see if we can get the ol' 2.8 running. It has quite a few miles on it. I really want to put a V8 in it make it nice and loud and torquey. We hope to get it up high enough to fit a set of 33 inchers under the fenders. We are going to make a run to the junkyard on Monday to see what we can come up with.
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Yeah, who will get to keep it? Who'* house does it stay at? That group buying stuff doesn't always work out as far as custody goes.


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