Project JEEP Cherokee

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CLOWN'S 2000 JEEP CHEROKEE BUILD THREAD

As some of you know I bought another toy. This one is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 with the 4.0 inline six. I have a soft spot for Jeeps. Over the next few weeks I plan to post a bunch of new stuff as it is being built in my garage.

It's a good straight Jeep. Completely unmodified... SO FAR.

Here are some ugly before shots.

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I'll post up some in process stuff... Most of which will be boring.

Comments are welcome but don't derail my thread.


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While I am waiting for my suspension parts to get here, the Jeep is in the disassembly stage. I'm removing all of the plastic parts for refinishing and removing years of dirt and grime from all of the hidden crevices that are revealed in the process. I'm also checking for any hidden mechanical issues and making a parts list.

Basically I am making a total mess of my garage. It is understandably grungy behind all of those body panels.

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Parts removed and undercarriage and exterior all washed up! Starting to look better simply with the dirt gone... still an ugly beast though. This will change. The change is much more obvious in person than it is in the pics. Hard to capture white in the sun.

It takes time to get this done right.

While it is in this stage, I'm gonna clay bar and wax the beast.

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Parts headed to paint or cleanup.

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Found a set of 06 Wrangler Sahara wheels... Haven't cleaned them up yet, but they are going to work just fine.

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What size are the wheels, Jim?

Looks like you got the ball rolling pretty quickly. :thumbs:
 

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15x8 on the wheels. OEM jeep wheels. Very lightweight which surprised me. I'm sure the tires will make up for that.

I like to get stuff rolling. Hell I wish all of my lift stuff was here!

Poor old Jeep looks pretty bad right now. It will improve big time shortly. :D
 

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Nope. Gonna go out and have a look at some next day or two.
 
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Good luck to you on this project Jim! Are you going to sell it for profit at the end, or keep it and play with it?
 

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It's just a toy Jas. I guess it depends on how much fun I have with it. It's not a for profit thing.
 

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