International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > Build Threads

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-03-2019, 10:24 AM
78 WIDETRAC's Avatar
78 WIDETRAC 78 WIDETRAC is offline
258 I6
 
Join Date: Aug 19, 2003
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 432
1981 W/T Cherokee




This is where it sits. I hope to get it moved in the next couple of weeks. I'm struggling with pics theses days but I'm hoping this link will let you see it. I of course only took a couple of pics I was too excited looking at it and listening to what Art had to tell me about it.



I'd like to get it back on the road, Access it and then figure out the plan.

Last edited by 78 WIDETRAC : 11-05-2019 at 11:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-03-2019, 07:00 PM
JPSwapMohn's Avatar
JPSwapMohn JPSwapMohn is offline
350 Buick
 
Join Date: May 01, 2004
Location: VA, NC, wherever I'm sent..
Posts: 1,459
Congrats on the find. Biggest questions will be rust.. in the rear fender flares is the hardest to overcome. The next will be the floorboards. Looks solid from the pics.
__________________
One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.

88Wag, LT1/4L60E/NP242, F150 fuel cell, discs, Aussie rear, LDS front, 4.10s
http://imgbox.com/g/rNuIasKYrS
95YJ, STaK 300, D44's, SOA, ARB's, 4.56s, Bilsteins, 35" KM2's
50 CJ3A
77 J-10, 360/T-18/D20, SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-03-2019, 09:11 PM
78 WIDETRAC's Avatar
78 WIDETRAC 78 WIDETRAC is offline
258 I6
 
Join Date: Aug 19, 2003
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 432
Thanks.



The rear flares look great. The body is pretty straight. The drivers door shut sooo nice. I'm Not sure on the floor yet. It has a 360/ t-18/ 208.



It's 90 miles south, so until I figure out where I can put it. I'm not able to really dig into it.


I'm bummed I didn't take a few more pics while I was there looking at it. I am assuming the floor pans in the front will need attention.

Last edited by 78 WIDETRAC : 11-08-2019 at 11:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2019, 11:54 PM
78 WIDETRAC's Avatar
78 WIDETRAC 78 WIDETRAC is offline
258 I6
 
Join Date: Aug 19, 2003
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 432
My plans after I pick it up will be to



1. Get the passenger door operating.



2. Check the interior condition start by removing the front seats, carpet and look at floors. Also remove the sagging headliner.



3. Check out dash wiring for any destruction by mice. Good thing it has manual windows, manual remote side mirrors.



4. Check Motor condition, swap carb do fluids etc.. drain or pump out gas. inspect under hood wiring harnesses



*****Question.... Did 81 have a plastic tank or were they still metal? ***** My 78 was metal and my 84 was plastic. So I'm not sure of the exact transition year for that.




5. Check trans/ t-case fluid/ diff fluid.



I'd like to get her running after being dormant for so many years. I miss my 78 W/T so I thought it was time to get back into one before they were all gone or too expensive for me to buy.

Last edited by 78 WIDETRAC : 11-26-2019 at 08:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-19-2019, 08:12 AM
rang-a-stang's Avatar
rang-a-stang rang-a-stang is offline
360 AMC
 
Join Date: Oct 31, 2016
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 2,879
'Scribed!!! SO excited to see this one come together!

add to your list:

6. ship front bumper/Winch to rang-a-stang
__________________
79 Cherokee Chief, barely runs
(Cherokee Build Thread)
11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-26-2019, 09:09 PM
78 WIDETRAC's Avatar
78 WIDETRAC 78 WIDETRAC is offline
258 I6
 
Join Date: Aug 19, 2003
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 432
My Plan is to pick it up on the 14th of December and get it up closer to my house and store it at a friends place. ( he has a heated 40x60 shop). I have a one car garage full of a Jeep.



It might be able to get a day or two in there to get it running again. Then get it to my place after the new year.



I'm super excited to be within a 30 minute drive to work on it.


Rang, That's a beefy front bumper and winch set up. It would need to get mounted on a UPS truck to get shipped to you.



The pics just don't do the truck justice. I'll get more when I get it.


I hope to also install the Sniper FI system on it. But only after the tank is flushed and clean.


I also found some really cool old school 70''s/ 80's era turbine wheels for it. They are a bit wider though.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-29-2019, 08:49 PM
Rusty76 Rusty76 is offline
232 I6
 
Join Date: Jul 15, 2018
Location: Cochrane
Posts: 169
Nice! Not sure where you are starting for welding skills. I started from zero and managed to weld in new floors. So if you find huge holes in the floor think of it as a bonus. Its a fun job. Cant wait to hear more about the build.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-30-2019, 03:16 PM
78 WIDETRAC's Avatar
78 WIDETRAC 78 WIDETRAC is offline
258 I6
 
Join Date: Aug 19, 2003
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 432
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty76
Nice! Not sure where you are starting for welding skills. I started from zero and managed to weld in new floors. So if you find huge holes in the floor think of it as a bonus. Its a fun job. Cant wait to hear more about the build.




I have zero welding skills, I assume there is at least one hole based on what was said by another member that looked at it previously. I'm not worried though.



I'm looking forward to getting this Jeep up close enough to work on and get back on the road.


I'll do my best to post pics when I get them. I've kind of figured that part out again.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Azusa off-road videos, pics, and Cherokee review PlasticBoob General FSJ Discussion 12 10-23-2007 05:48 PM
1979 TH400 to 1981 NP208 in 1981 Cherokee 81_BigChief Off-Road FSJ Tech 8 02-19-2006 01:27 AM
1981 Cherokee Chief (Canadian) - Levi Dome Cherokees 0 08-21-2005 12:37 PM
1981 Cherokee Laredo - Tom Anhalt Dome Cherokees 0 08-21-2005 12:36 PM
1981 CHEROKEE FOR SALE - $1800 barillms General FSJ Tech 1 10-02-2002 08:27 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner