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Eugene 1 01-09-2011 05:30 PM

My 79 Cherokee Budget CTD build aka. Flagstaff
well here is my build i purchased my 79 Cherokee in Flagstaff, Arizona from the previous owners at Vintage Salvage, they were very nice people and easy to deal with. after some negotiation i was able to get it for a little less than the asking price $650.

I used to find a shipper who could get it to Kansas for the best price, as luck would have it i found a Shipper we made the deal and it arrived here on the November 23rd here are some photos.

the above pic was taken after it was running. took about an hour and only has reverse.. the pics below are from fLagstaff

baybilly 01-09-2011 05:39 PM

looks like a solid start. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Congrats. whats the plan for it?

Ristow 01-09-2011 05:42 PM

looks good. ditch the wheels.

Eugene 1 01-09-2011 05:46 PM

The plan right now is to get it running and driving well. Ive already started making mods to it weather permitting it still needs a cleaning and so on, i installed a used 79 grill to replace the busted one seen in the pics im also working on a Cooling fan setup and the transmission issue which will be resolved soon! more pics:

mock up radiator

grille installed

seamus 01-09-2011 05:57 PM

Nice truck, I'm jealous , I wish I had a arizona truck to start with.

Eugene 1 01-09-2011 05:57 PM

Thanks Baybilly ! and Mike i thought you would like those lol they will be on for a while until i find something better lol.

also I used that they dohave a lot of 79 cherokee stuff here is what i got from them.

2 battery cables Standard brand
2 front brakehoses Bendix
1 Acdelco Transfilter and gasket set

All quality stuff and shipped to me 54.00 bucks!! autozone and Oriellys wanted 23 dollars per brake hose Alone!

Thanks Seamus it is better to start with less rust when you can, but this one needs a floor board oneside

Ristow 01-09-2011 05:59 PM

why not that razor i see in the back?

Eugene 1 01-09-2011 06:03 PM

No buckets right now.i was going to buy some, but its not a must have right now. oh i got new door locks and tumbler for the ignition.

Iam keeping track of what i spend on "Flagstaff" to get it running so far including shipping iam up to $1,275

Ristow 01-09-2011 06:04 PM


im keeping a tab on what i spend.... __________________

why would you do a dumb depressing thing like that??

Eugene 1 01-09-2011 06:08 PM

yeah i know ,but its fun and it makes me a little more mindful of spending lol

tkiller13 01-09-2011 06:11 PM

Cool sticker package. Keeping track of money will haved saved a bunch of money starting with a rust free jeep. :thumbsup:

Pics of the 1970 daytona are needed please.

Eugene 1 01-09-2011 06:12 PM

exactly it has some rust one floor board but i can replace that everything else it pretty solid just surface stuff:drivin:

Ristow 01-09-2011 06:14 PM

you can cut up the hood of the '70 Daytona for patch panels.....


Eugene 1 01-09-2011 06:17 PM

Righttttt... when you drop that small block shivvy in your fsj

sublime88GW 01-09-2011 06:19 PM

I've always liked that color combo on the cherokee chiefs, it reminds me of french vanilla icecream mmm. That was a steal for what you got it for It looks nice.

seamus 01-09-2011 06:20 PM

Thanks Seamus it is better to start with less rust when you can, but this one needs a floor board oneside[/quote]

I hear you , mine was supposedly rust free, so far two floor pans , one flare , one inner flare, rear sill , partial quarter,bracing between the rear sill and the inner quarters, floor in front of both rear wheels....

Like I said jealous!

Eugene 1 01-09-2011 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by tkiller13
Cool sticker package. Keeping track of money will haved saved a bunch of money starting with a rust free jeep. :thumbsup:

Pics of the 1970 daytona are needed please.

it is in progress too the car is torn apart and long way off but its getting there and it will be going to the body shop this Spring im hoping. while i rebuild the suspension,interior,etc the nose is needing some fiberglassing and so on i have no pics of the car together because the car started out as 70 Charger.. there is no such thing as a 70 Daytona it was one year only thing 1969 which is what the car will like when it is done

I didnt want to take up space so i just posted the links,but this was last winter it has gone through some changes since

mweath1 01-14-2011 08:25 PM

so which 5.9 you putting in????? that one we picked up today would sure look nice in it....... you know that inferior but bad@ mopar stuff we like. by the way thats a cool looking olds in the background;) lol

Eugene 1 01-14-2011 11:32 PM

not sure yet....Im thinking it won't be the AMC one:eek:

Eugene 1 01-29-2011 02:47 AM

Well after much thought Iam going with a Hybrid engine well sort of... i decided im going to use my MoPar setup La short block wth Magnum heads with headers:hide:.. i will be taking some pics and posting in here tomorrow with the engine removal and so on

The AMC 360 runs great 40 psi oil pressure all the time it is an excellent condition, but its just not what i want:drivin:

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