This is the jeep with the Dana 35 limited slip diff pulled out. Some guys out there are saying " why did you want a D35? They're crap." Well they'd be right. It's not a good diff if you are going to actually wheel this thing. I'm a realist. This will be 90% on the road as a daily driver. The 10% off road will be on sand and mud slinging stock size tires. The D35 will be fine. The next problem I ran into with Shirley was her terrible brake lines. They were all rusted out so I bent new lines to replace them. Here's the kicker... I've never bent brake lines before. Gotta learn someday.
So this is the first jeep we had. It was identical. A 98 cherokee with a police package. This is the one we really wanted to take with us. It had heavy duty suspension, upgraded cooling, limited slip rear diff, vinyl floors and white. Why white? It's fricking hot out in the southwest that's why. We received a check from the insurance company that covered that jackass for $3200 bucks to pay for the totaled jeep and we got to keep it. I paid $2500 for it 6 months prior... so not too shabby. This one already had a bunch of work done to it, now I'd have to start all over again on another rusty jeep. Before this was sold for parts I stripped off all the stuff I wanted. Good parts came out, and shirley got the best I could give her.
In preparation for our journey I bought a jeep. As you can see it's white and fairly rust free. What's that? You don't see it? That's because some jackass pulled out in front of me last November and I T-boned him at 40 mph. I'd tell you more but it still pisses me off. So I had to go jeep shopping again. This rusty piece of crap is a 98 cherokee. Follow along as I update the metamorphosis into what we need to survive our trip