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Old 11-02-2017, 03:41 PM
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1979 Cherokee Build Thread

Alright guys,

Recently I have purchased a 1979 Jeep Cherokee with the AMC 360 and Th-400 with quadra-trac. I will be mostly posting the videos I make documenting the build. There will be pictures posted as well.

If you like the videos, please subscribe to my youtube channel!

Here are the first pictures I took of "Brown Sugar"

This is her ride home! Being towed by my 2014 Grand Cherokee with the 5.7l hemi and also quadra-trac



First pictures before starting any work on her.




The first thing I did to her was to start cleaning her as I will be focusing on the engine and front axle to start my work. Here is the first episode.

https://youtu.be/qAf0wBcZwrE

After I cleaned her bottom side, the next project I had to get done was to buff the original paint. She shined up nice!

https://youtu.be/oZRRsgVzpnE

Being amazed at how well she started to clean up I couldn't stop with the paint. I polished her wheels up!

https://youtu.be/4E41nOP7FfM


The next big project for her was to replace her carb, fuel pump, and fuel filter. I found a carb on amazon for $113. Yes I know what you are thinking,, Throw a holley in there!. Yes, I eventually will do that. I just want to get her running and driving well before i start dumping a lot of money into her.

https://youtu.be/EnsF0MkLRIc


After the carb was installed and working great, I had my wife Catherine help install a new Steering stabilizer. The old one was shot!

https://youtu.be/N-lSq0Jm-co



I hope you guys will follow along the journey of this mystical beast of a machine. I will try and upload a new video every week.

Next on the list is to fix some very bad leaky manifolds. Clean the carpet. And fix the floor pans!

Stay tuned!
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:07 PM
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Episode 6. New Battery Cables and terminals.

https://youtu.be/MQd4yvlY-yc
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:17 PM
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Episode 7. Installing round headlights.

https://youtu.be/JkjNXI6xCZY
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:31 PM
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The jeep got new seats today and they are awesome!





https://youtu.be/JVHUrRPuMFE
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:39 PM
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That came out nice.
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:14 PM
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Episode 7. Installing round headlights.

https://youtu.be/JkjNXI6xCZY

Watching this video, I am fairly certain you have a widetrack front bumper. It seems to hang off the front corners a little wider than it should. If you EVER EVER EVER decide to swap to a NT front bumper, I get first dips on this one.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:29 PM
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Watching this video, I am fairly certain you have a widetrack front bumper. It seems to hang off the front corners a little wider than it should. If you EVER EVER EVER decide to swap to a NT front bumper, I get first dips on this one.


Name a price, I don't want it. Another FSJ'er told me it was a wide track. I can put a tape measure on it.
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I started the floor pan project. Here is the video of stripping the interior.

https://youtu.be/7cCIr-uPMe0
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:10 PM
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Ouch, yeah I know about rust, and it sucks! Looks like you are making great progress. That rubber mat is hard to come by. Save it or sell it.
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Ouch, yeah I know about rust, and it sucks! Looks like you are making great progress. That rubber mat is hard to come by. Save it or sell it.



I'm keeping it!
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Any projects done? You usually post an update/video every other week or so...
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Been a while since you posted any videos. any progress?
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I'm curious also. The last video he posted was 2 months ago.
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Sigh.... Nothing?
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