Got me a Cherokee!

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SJTD
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Location: Lompoc, Sunland or somewhere between

Re: Got me a Cherokee!

Postby SJTD » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:59 pm

Looks good in theory but that thing is HEAVY. I wouldn't want to be under it if one of the struts failed.
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'84 GW with Nissan SD33T, early Chev NV4500, 300, narrowed Ford reverse 44, narrowed Ford 60, SOA/reversed shackle in fornt, lowered mount/flipped shackle in rear.

Icetruck
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Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:35 am

Re: Got me a Cherokee!

Postby Icetruck » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:36 am

It is heavy indeed. The first 10 inches of upwards travel require a hefty pull. Aside from the safety considerations if a strut fails, I'm thinking of retrofitting so the rig gets back to how nature intended.
Now done about 300 miles on local raods, starting to take it further afield. Lovely old thing!

Icetruck
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Re: Got me a Cherokee!

Postby Icetruck » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:54 am

Almost 600 happy miles in the old girl and all is ( almost ) well. The only issue I have at the moment is a faltering wipers switch. In Iceland it rains a lot in the summer, and this summer has been worse than most. I recently drove for over an hour with the wipers on constantly, and after parking for lunch the wipers made a good impression of an intermittent setting, which I know was not installed on my Jeep. I'm going to need a new switch. I saw that BJs has some , but if any of you guys has a second hand one they can sell me please PM me, can have it delivered to a hotel in the US where I stay on layovers. Happy motoring!


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