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Old 03-29-2021, 07:25 AM   #351
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Very Nice!
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Old 03-29-2021, 09:14 AM   #352
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Man that came out real nice. Wolf hiding in sheep's clothing
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Old 03-29-2021, 01:58 PM   #353
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Nice work! Fun project to watch!
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:29 AM   #354
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Very nice! I love the projects that when I see them on the road my brain first says, "Nice!" and then a second later says, "Wait a minute, there's been some work done on that one." Subtle is often more work than brash but stays cool forever.
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:27 AM   #355
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Old 05-08-2021, 04:17 PM   #356
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Well, no progress on the Jeep. I'm still collecting parts to swap the engine and three gear sets
But i did put her through the paces

A friend of mine posted a 1979 Jeep Cherokee chief wide track for sale. He gave me a friendship price that i couldn't pass up. That was Monday.

On Tuesday, dad and i found a gut selling a 1958 short wheel base Chevy panel truck. Included in the purchase was a 2002 Chevy suburban 2500 with a 6.0l, 4l80e, 14-bolt rear with hydroboost.

The toy box is officially full.

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Old 05-08-2021, 04:43 PM   #357
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Josh will be on my **** list about this
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Well, no progress on the Jeep. I'm still collecting parts to swap the engine and three gear sets
But i did put her through the paces

A friend of mine posted a 1979 Jeep Cherokee chief wide track for sale. He gave me a friendship price that i couldn't pass up. That was Monday.

On Tuesday, dad and i found a gut selling a 1958 short wheel base Chevy panel truck. Included in the purchase was a 2002 Chevy suburban 2500 with a 6.0l, 4l80e, 14-bolt rear with hydroboost.

The toy box is officially full.

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Old 05-08-2021, 06:55 PM   #358
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Josh, Something I see there in your photos concern me & feel its best to mention it. That is, how far back you have those vehicles on the trailer. That is looking for trouble! When you are towing with something "under-sized" (as in, not a Suburban, 1 ton truck or bigger) compared to what you are towing...things can get hairy REAL quick. The problem is you can go along just fine & then you come across the wrong dip/ripple or wet road & the backend gets light & its real hard to "catch it". Especially without a weight distribution hitch set-up & sway bar, the placement needs to be carefully considered.
The old saying: "Tail wagging the dog" comes to mind. If you look at the photo of the panel truck...your Jeep backend is actually UP in the air due to the amount of weight behind the trailer axle. Just My Thoughts, Lorne
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:45 PM   #359
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A full toy box is a good thing. I've always liked the Cherokee's!
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Love the panel and the 2door Cherokee
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Josh, Something I see there in your photos concern me & feel its best to mention it. That is, how far back you have those vehicles on the trailer. That is looking for trouble! When you are towing with something "under-sized" (as in, not a Suburban, 1 ton truck or bigger) compared to what you are towing...things can get hairy REAL quick. The problem is you can go along just fine & then you come across the wrong dip/ripple or wet road & the backend gets light & its real hard to "catch it". Especially without a weight distribution hitch set-up & sway bar, the placement needs to be carefully considered.
The old saying: "Tail wagging the dog" comes to mind. If you look at the photo of the panel truck...your Jeep backend is actually UP in the air due to the amount of weight behind the trailer axle. Just My Thoughts, Lorne
Let me be that guy since I know how that jeep sits normally. It is not sitting high in the rear compared to normal. And do any of us know if that Carryall or jeep even have a drivetrain in them? Hmmmmm I wonder
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:56 PM   #362
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That Panel is friggin Cool.
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Old 05-08-2021, 11:59 PM   #363
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Josh, Something I see there in your photos concern me & feel its best to mention it. That is, how far back you have those vehicles on the trailer. That is looking for trouble! When you are towing with something "under-sized" (as in, not a Suburban, 1 ton truck or bigger) compared to what you are towing...things can get hairy REAL quick. The problem is you can go along just fine & then you come across the wrong dip/ripple or wet road & the backend gets light & its real hard to "catch it". Especially without a weight distribution hitch set-up & sway bar, the placement needs to be carefully considered.
The old saying: "Tail wagging the dog" comes to mind. If you look at the photo of the panel truck...your Jeep backend is actually UP in the air due to the amount of weight behind the trailer axle. Just My Thoughts, Lorne
Here's what it looked like when i first hooked up to the trailer. The Jeep has a full drive train. If i ran over a crack in the asphalt, the rear tires rubbed. The air suspension wouldn't go Any higher. I made it about a mile away before i pulled into a well lit parking lot. I rolled it back about a foot and Got 2 more inches of clearance. I also towed it home, across Atlanta around midnight at 45 mph. I can assure your i was in no hurry to jackknife and be on the news.

The panel truck is just a roller. I tried to center the load around the wheels. It took me 90 minutes to go 45 miles getting it home. We talked about towing it home with the suburban that came with it. We learned that it only had a hitch receiver attached to the bumper, not the frame. Plus is has 5 year old gasoline in the tank alpine with a bottle of seafoam and sta-bil. Dad said it felt like it Was running on 4 cylinders and it wouldn't have gotten out of the guy's yard with a loaded trailer.

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Old 05-09-2021, 12:06 AM   #364
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Calm down, Josh. I'll make you a killer package deal on everything you need to make it a sweet ride.

I might even take your Saab as partial trade so i can cut it up for the panel truck swap.

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Man, what a haul! Love the Cherokee and the '58 panel is beyond cool. Get the suburban running good enough to haul the others around and you got it covered. That panel though, I'd be hard pressed not to jump into it with both feet right off.
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Man, what a haul! Love the Cherokee and the '58 panel is beyond cool. Get the suburban running good enough to haul the others around and you got it covered. That panel though, I'd be hard pressed not to jump into it with both feet right off.
Believe me. I'm drooling to get busy on the panel truck. But there's no room to move in the shop. The Cherokee and the suburban are currently outside the shop. My dad wants to throw a drive train in the panel "real quick" so he can drive it. I don't feel like doing the job twice. All in good time.

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