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Project Cherokamper
02-13-2017, 01:51 PM
Post: #11
RE: Project Cherokamper
The front end is gone to scrap finally!
Also got Fred over to made some measurements. Looks like I'll be getting a stick of I believe 2 1/2 by 2 1/2. The idea is to box inside the uniframe rails, run a V off of each rail, and then combine the rails underneath the jeep and run a center piece so it will pull off of three spots, not just the rails. Im going to start cutting out the trans tunnel and front floor because it's shot, and replace that with 18 gauge sheet metal, which I will also seal up the front with after I brace that.

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02-15-2017, 09:44 AM
Post: #12
RE: Project Cherokamper
No BBQ pit at my house Undecided

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02-15-2017, 11:17 PM
Post: #13
RE: Project Cherokamper
(01-23-2017 07:01 PM)Miller88 Wrote:  I think you should put an alternator on the pinion yoke to keep a set of deep cycle batteries charged up!

Interesting idea!

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02-16-2017, 07:12 AM
Post: #14
RE: Project Cherokamper
I think it's going to end up with a Caravan axle. 01 to 07 have a solid dummy axle with the right bolt pattern and are leaf sprung (spring under). But they are the right width.

There are a lot of those Caravans in the junkyard because people junk them after the transmission goes out for the 5th time.

The alternator would be cool though! GM style would work better

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02-16-2017, 08:35 AM
Post: #15
RE: Project Cherokamper
(02-16-2017 07:12 AM)Miller88 Wrote:  I think it's going to end up with a Caravan axle. 01 to 07 have a solid dummy axle with the right bolt pattern and are leaf sprung (spring under). But they are the right width.

There are a lot of those Caravans in the junkyard because people junk them after the transmission goes out for the 5th time.

The alternator would be cool though! GM style would work better

As soon as I have a day off and it's not stupid freezing cold out I'm gonna head to the yard to grab one of those.
Will save so much weight and drag compared to the 8.25 axle in the back now.

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02-19-2017, 03:59 PM
Post: #16
RE: Project Cherokamper
More progress made!!!
The rear axle is gone, as well as everything that attached to it that I won't need, (shocks, sway bar). The Jeep is currently as bare of a shell as it could be.
Miller helped me today with getting a beam axle from a town & country minivan, and it should work great in the back, it will save a ton of weight and I won't have the drag of a differential.
I also cut off the front part of the floor pan, which was rusted, and the transmission tunnel so that it can be replaced with some sheet metal and eventually a flat floor.

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03-06-2017, 05:56 PM
Post: #17
RE: Project Cherokamper
This thing is going to be badass!!!

I have seen a few done. Will you be keeping the glass or skinning them?

As far as weight, you should easily be able to get that thing under a half a ton...

If you really want to save weight, take the back doors off before you go get it weighed, then put them back on after you get back home. And donuts are a great idea!
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