My 1977 Cherokee Chief

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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:05 pm

SJTD wrote:Do they do matching door panels?


They can make door panels to match the fabric you choose for your seats. It will not look factory, but would look vintage.

http://www.automotiveinteriors.com/doorpanels.htm
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:55 am

A few updates:

Had to retire the Jeep for the winter. Had some wiring issues that have since been resolved with new GXL wire. I found all the wires needed to be replace in the right color and gage and even the correct terminals.

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Next was the new tires and wheels. I went with BF Goodrich KO2's in a 33x10.5x15. Under 1000.00 for 5 tires with wheels, woot!

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Then with the new tire purchase I needed a lift kit. Got a great price on a 3" Rough Country kit.

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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:34 am

Lookin' good!


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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Sun May 07, 2017 11:34 am

Thanks Tedlovesjeeps71.

A few shots of the Jeep flexed. Wanted to see if I needed longer brake hoses then when I got home I realized I had not changed out the rear shocks yet. Only have about 2" of down motion on the stock shocks. Oh well she still flexes well and it appears that all tires clear bad things.....
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun May 07, 2017 12:03 pm

Reminds me (kinda) of my old NT Cherk. except yours is nicer looking!
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Thu May 11, 2017 4:39 pm

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:Reminds me (kinda) of my old NT Cherk. except yours is nicer looking!


Thanks!

Been a few weeks with the new lift and I have to say I like it! Ride is nearly as smooth as with the old springs. I do have some bump steer issues, but have a drop pitman coming.
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Sat May 13, 2017 8:08 pm

ghcoe wrote:Finally had it with vapor lock and installed a Holley Red Pump. Works great now although a bit noisy. Have a plan for that thought.


Holley pump failed. It started to weep fuel out of the weep hole and it did not even make it a year. :banghead: . This is a non-repairable condition for the Holley Red Pumps. Only a 3 month warranty so out of luck. So I decided I was not going to reuse a Holley. Read some good comments on the Carter 4070 http://amzn.to/2r5rqKC . It comes with a 1 year warranty and half the price of a Holley Red :shock: . In looking around a bit more I found a Precision E16048 at O"Reilly auto parts http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detai ... +universal. It is the same pump. Costs a bit more, but this one has a lifetime warranty on it, worth the extra to me plus they had one in stock :-bd . Installed it and it is running great, so lets hope I have better luck with this one.
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Finally finished my Jeep accessory. First trip out.
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:41 pm

Worked on the center console the last two weekends. Finally able to bolt it in. Still needs some work such as carpet and electronics, but at least I can see the end now.
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:13 pm

Short video on the building of the center console https://youtu.be/KXglOWeXDqE .
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby Curly » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:14 pm

Nice work on the console!
I start what I finish.

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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:43 pm

Curly wrote:Nice work on the console!

Thanks!
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:24 am

Finally after 19 years I installed the TrailBlazer auxiliary tank in the Jeep. A short video of the process https://youtu.be/i1_vtRkeAv8 . I am using two electric pumps. I have one way valves installed the tank lines to prevent the pumps from pumping fuel back into the opposite tank. One "on-off-on" switch changes the tank I am running on. So far working great except for some rust sediment that clogged my first filter.
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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:25 am

Finally after 19 years I installed the TrailBlazer auxiliary tank in the Jeep. I am using two electric pumps. I have one way valves installed the tank lines to prevent the pumps from pumping fuel back into the opposite tank. One "on-off-on" switch changes the tank I am running on. So far working great except for some rust sediment that clogged my first filter.

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1977 Jeep Cherokee WT
All-Terrain T/A® KO2
Safari Kit
Factory Brush Guard
Factory Tire Carrier
Custom Roof Rack

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Re: My 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby ghcoe » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 pm

Looking for solutions for the rear window channel I came up with this idea. Frugal alternative to expensive window channel.

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