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Small update. I haven't had much time to work on it but I've made some progress. Got the Cherokee knuckles reamed for 1 ton tie rod ends and drilled for mounting stock Ranger brakes. Made a simple engine cross member (not welded yet), cleaned up the frame rails a bit more, and slid the diff underneath to start measuring for control arms, steering etc. Also got some Johnny Joints, a Rubicon Express track bar, and a Toyota steering box. Next will be reinforcing the frame for the track bar and steering box. Then i'd like to build a trans cross member that will clear my driveshaft with the doubler. After that its on to making the control arms. I think
 

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So I got my lower link mounts tacked on in position & made some control arms out of ABS to figure out the bends for tire clearance. Will be getting the real ones bent next week. Also cut out the rad support a bit to move the steering box forward as far as possible. Going to work on mounting it next week. Engine and trans cross members are built and ready to be fully welded. Still have to do the upper link frame mount and then start on the track bar. The coil buckets are tacked on but i will be moving them up higher and notching the frame so my coils sit straight and dont rub. Making some progress but still a long way to go.
 

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Made some more progress. It really gets you motivated again when you throw the wheels on it. Got lots of the welding done. Just need to do coil buckets, shock towers, track bar, and steering linkage. Then its little stuff like driveshaft, steering stabilizer, brake lines, connect steering shaft etc. Oh ya then we still have to redo the exhaust. No plans for that yet really. Might build it or might take it to a shop not quite sure yet.
 

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can i gets a hells yeah....:icon_hornsup:
 

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