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Old 10-05-2017, 05:45 PM
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That'll buff right out!
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:35 AM
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After seeing the Cherokee just last week.....All I can say is that you are pulling off some magic......cant wait to see it in paint
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:38 PM
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Yep, a huge amount of work has been done in the last couple months. I'm lucky to have the time right now to make it happen and a GREAT bunch of talented people that have helped. The guys at the body shop have already made great progress from the pictures they have sent me.

Here's the mostly complete engine/trans/turbo combo. Same engine and turbo as before, just fixed and a different turbo placement. I didn't want to build another set of headers so these are off the shelf chevy LS headers with adapter plates to fit the hemi.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:22 PM
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Did the Caddy driver make it out okay. Also sorry you lost that one. Was A very nice build.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:00 PM
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Kind of make sense why you have been posting for fenders, door, etc. in the wanted section.

You said "The guys at the body shop have already made great progress from the pictures they have sent me." I assume since bubba ran the red light, his insurance is paying for this?

This was hard to read.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:07 AM
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Did the Caddy driver make it out okay. Also sorry you lost that one. Was A very nice build.
He had some pretty substantial injuries. I wasn't sure if he had survived or not and purposely didn't look into it but the guys at the tow yard did let me know that he made it. If I would have been a little quicker to the intersection and he broadsided me I would've been a goner. Witnesses say he was going 70-80 in a 35 and never hit the brakes.

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Kind of make sense why you have been posting for fenders, door, etc. in the wanted section.

You said "The guys at the body shop have already made great progress from the pictures they have sent me." I assume since bubba ran the red light, his insurance is paying for this?

This was hard to read.
He had no insurance, as you would expect from lowlife. However, Michigan being a no fault state means that you provide coverage for your own vehicle. I had it fairly well insured and my insurance company paid out the agreed value after it was declared a total loss. Not enough to build a completely new one but enough to get pretty far into it. I would normally do the paint and body work myself but a shop is cutting me a killer deal and a very aggressive timeline (2 weeks) so I went for it. Hope to have it back for final assembly in a week or so.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:15 PM
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Well, the new and improved Cherokee is finished enough to show off and drive! This was a tremendous amount of work in 4 months but worth it. Still needs some work on the interior and engine bay but I have over 100 miles on it now. Seems to be pretty strong on 4 psi. The new hot side seems to have sped up spool even more, full boost at 1400 rpm. And seems to handle very well. Looks like today was the last nice day of the year before winter so now I have all winter to rest and finish it at a much slower pace.

Quick specs:
1975 Cherokee S wide trac
Lift off fiberglass front end with stock hood
1969-70 Plymouth B5 Blue Fire paint by Autocraft Custom Collision in Muskegon MI
12 point chromemoly cage by Total Fab in Hastings MI
'67-72 C10 frame shortened 17", reverse Z'ed 4" front, notched rear
No Limit Wide Ride front suspension with Ridetech single adjustables
Coilover rear with reinforced trailing arms and adjustable height locator bar
2010 Challenger 5.7 HEMI and TR6060 6 speed
Holley HP EFI
Bullseye Street Billet S366 turbo, JGS 50mm wastegate and bov
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Full floater 9" rear with 4.56 gears and Detroit locker with Ron Sutton springs
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:30 PM
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That is a damn fine truck, sir. -Greg T
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:40 AM
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GOOOD GAWD!!!! I am supposed to go to work today and all i am going to be able to do is stare at this pics!!! THAT IS FANTASTIC!!! THAT BLUE!! THOSE RIMS!!!! THAT STANCE!!!
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:42 AM
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tell me stories about that front bumper... is it painted? is it steel? where did you get a straight steel bumper like that?
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:39 PM
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tell me stories about that front bumper... is it painted? is it steel? where did you get a straight steel bumper like that?

That's a stock 80's aluminum bumper.


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Old 11-15-2017, 04:10 PM
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Thanks guys! I'm pretty darn happy with how it came out.

The bumper is in fact an '80s aluminum off of a J-truck. I was hoping to find a nice one without the rub strips and rubber bumpers but had no luck. I plugged all the extra holes, filled the dents, and had it painted. It looks pretty presentable. Considering doing a rear bumper to match. Also, it's a quick release style, two t-handle pins and the bumper slides right off. Then a few bolts and the whole front end comes off.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:43 AM
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I keep wondering why not do the 6.1 or 6.4 since you went through all the trouble?

Not that the 5.7 isn't nice though...
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:11 PM
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That's a good question. It's really just cost vs performance. I had a goal, the 09+ 5.7 was the cheapest way to get there. The 6.1 is a great boost motor but is getting to be very hard to come by and expensive. The 6.4 is a little easier to find but still pretty expensive and won't take boost without spending even more money on forged pistons/rods. On the 09+ 5.7 like I've got the heads flow about like a 6.1, just has a little less displacement.

The little 5.7 has exceeded my performance goals so far so I'll stick with it. If I want more, I'd just buy forged pistons and rods for $1500 and turn up the boost, no need for the premium motors.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:14 AM
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Greg...The Cherokee looks truly amazing! I can't wait to see it in person.
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:42 AM
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Greg,....that really looks like I'd park the J truck next to it!!! (kidding)
Nicely done!
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:34 AM
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:49 AM
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shockingly good looking. Wow. That B5 looks sooo good with the white/chrome.
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PRAISE GOD you made it blue this time around.
Now I don't know which one to make my back-ground on my 'puter.

Mine should be a red-ish copper with heavy orange,red,yellow metal flake and white top.
I can blast it but it's the FULL painting I don't have room for.

Just beautiful man!! Is that GM Marina Blue like in the 60-70's?

Also like the exhaust UNDER the rockers. 3" or larger?

Errol

P.S. did you loose ALL you pics through Photobucket? (that should be a BIG class action/extortion lawsuit if ya ask me)
Don't have many, but happy I'm with Imageshack.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:09 PM
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Sorry I don't get on here as often as I should Errol. Thanks for the kind words. It's Mopar B5 blue from 1969-1970. The exhaust is 3.5" from the turbo all the way back. No muffler. And unfortunately Photobucket did kill all the pictures. But there's an extension for Firefox that fixes the links and lets them still display. Someday I will have to go back and fix them all using a different hosting service.


Also, been a while since I've updated this thing. Several posts coming up.

Before Spring came I decided to finally have the transmission gone through. The syncros were trashed from day 1 so the off season was a good time to fix and upgrade. I picked up a junk Hellcat trans from a friend and had a frankenstein made from the two. The main Hellcat donation was the 5th and 6th gears. The .63 sixth in the Hellcat vs the standard .50 let me go back to a 3.70 rear gear and still cruise nicely on the expressway without lugging. Also threw in the used Hellcat clutch because the stock RT clutch was reaching the end of it's friction material after 56k miles in a Challenger and 11k with boost in the old Cherokee.

Pair of TR6060s


Inside the Hellcat trans. CRUNCH.


Frankenstein transmission


Scattershield because I like not chopping my feet off. Heavy ol bugger, added almost 40 lbs to to the truck.


Hellcat clutch vs RT/SRT clutch disc.
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