1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

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1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by supergeess » Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:23 pm

Hi All!
I've been on here for a while, but do not frequent on the site. I'm finally getting around to posting my rig...after quite a bit of history! Some may notice this rig was for sale in the sale section. It did sell about 1.5 years ago and I ended up buying it back! I realized it was a huge mistake to sell it and fortunately the buyer had to sell it 1 year after purchasing it and gave me first crack at it. Now it's back home and never ever leaving again!

Major mods are as follows:
LS1 4L60E conversion
NP241 with SYE
Dana 60 front, 14 bolt rear 4.56 gears
3 link front suspension
Custom built roll cage, sliders, and bumpers with tire carrier
Rhino front grill conversion
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1977 Chief: LS1 6.0, 4L60E, NP241, SYE, Dakota Digital gauges, more to come.

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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by Yeller » Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:39 pm

Nice looking build!
The bus I ride is so short it is a yellow Smart Car full of squirrels, monkeys and clowns.

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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by supergeess » Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:09 pm

Thank you Yeller!
1977 Chief: LS1 6.0, 4L60E, NP241, SYE, Dakota Digital gauges, more to come.

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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by Stuka » Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:32 pm

I do recall this being sold, glad you were able to get it back!
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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by devildog80 » Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:35 pm

The Rhino grill gives it the Rolls Royce look, with a 4x4 upgrade :)

Nice rig!
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'84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift
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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by jpswapmohn » Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:59 pm

Great looking Cherokee! I just did a search for your posts, hoping to find a build thread... none.
If you get a chance, a few pictures of how you set up your cage would be appreciated. I am always looking for little ideas that may inform my plan to add one to my GW.

Welcome back.
One day I will wake up and realize that my jeep is complete...one day, I just know it.
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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by supergeess » Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:49 pm

Yeah...I'm not great at stopping to take pics and document anything. Once I get going, I gotta just go...
Here are some more pics though.
Jeep suspension 2022 1.jpg
Jeep suspension 2022 2.jpg
Jeep suspension 2022 3.jpg
Jeep interior 2022 1.jpg
Jeep interior 2022 2.jpg
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1977 Chief: LS1 6.0, 4L60E, NP241, SYE, Dakota Digital gauges, more to come.


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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by Glad the Impaler » Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:07 pm

How did you make that shifter boot? Very cool, I need something similar for mine! Great work, very good quality!


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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by supergeess » Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:39 pm

The shifter boots were custom made at a very reasonable price. I am super happy with the end product.

Contact Jason at StrongHold Shifter Boots:
https://www.strongholdshiftboots.com/

Be sure to tell him who referred you. :D
1977 Chief: LS1 6.0, 4L60E, NP241, SYE, Dakota Digital gauges, more to come.


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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by OldFarmTruck22 » Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:18 am

Great truck!! Any info on the front and rear suspension? Are they custom one-off or can those arms and cross members be purchased?

Thanks!
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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by supergeess » Sun Jan 01, 2023 2:24 pm

I got the front suspension custom made by a fabricator here in SoCal. He specializes in roll cages and suspension. I can across him because he had an FSJ on display with the suspension and rollcage done at a show I went to. Great quality and very reasonable price compared to others I’ve gotten estimates from.
1977 Chief: LS1 6.0, 4L60E, NP241, SYE, Dakota Digital gauges, more to come.


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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by supergeess » Sun Jan 01, 2023 2:25 pm

I haven’t touched the rear yet besides the shocks. Most likely will go with some new springs from Atlas, since their local to me. Also considering Deavers.
1977 Chief: LS1 6.0, 4L60E, NP241, SYE, Dakota Digital gauges, more to come.


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Re: 1977 Cherokee Chief S LS1 build

Post by OldFarmTruck22 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:53 am

Who built the suspension? Can you give us a name of the shop?
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