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Hi all, I mentioned in a recent post that I would start a build thread here on Offroad passport for my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee overland. I've read through TheKsmiths build and it looks like it turned out pretty bad arse. I only hope mine turns out so good.



So, here's what's in the works:

JK rubicon axle swap in the back,
NP231 swap w/ a 247 input and Teraflex SYE,
4:10 gears for the front D30 to match the rubi axle for now (hopefully soon to upgrade to an ARB and 30 spline chromoly's), and gusset the D30 C's and axle tube,
6 inch Clayton LA kit w/ bilstein shocks,
33 inch tires w/ 16x8 Moab rocker wheels,
new rear double cardan driveshaft,
Superlift speed modifier,
winch mount front w/ 8K Smittybuilt winch,
rear swing away tire carrier,
roof rack,
and more beef to the factory rock sliders.


Here's what already done:

Ham radio and CB radio installed (pictures to come),
switch panel where the ash tray used to be.

There are a couple other mechanicals that need to be addressed but so far I'm loving this jeep. V8 power and 21 MPG. I'm going to be working on the transfercase and/or welding on the new brackets for the rear D44. I'll post some pictures.

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Hi all,

Here are some pictures of the Ham and CB mounts and my switch panel.









I'll use these switches for front and rear lockers, rock lights, and air pump.

Chad.

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I do not see pics, but your build list looks good. George
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Yeah theres no pictures, you may me missing something :P

Sounds like a nice build though!
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No pictures? Hhmm, that's weird cuz I can see them. I know there's a way to add an image into the message w/out using attachments.

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How about now?

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No pics yet...
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your img urls reference attachments, but we can't see them, it's like the attachment is somehow not completely there or in some strange private limbo land only you can see... sorry, haven't seen this happen to anyone yet so not sure how to help!

if you have your photos already on a pic hosting service you can embed those here too, see "Option 2" here for more info: http://offroadpassport.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1354
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I tried option 2 lastnight before I went to bed. Hhmm. I guess I'll just attach them like option 1 although I plan on posting a lot of pictures as the build goes on and I'm affraid I'll use up my available space. I created a photobucket, lets try this now.

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I tried option 2 lastnight before I went to bed. Hhmm. I guess I'll just attach them like option 1 although I plan on posting a lot of pictures as the build goes on and I'm affraid I'll use up my available space. I have my pictures on webshots, I was trying to avoid creating a new account elsewhere. I'll try to get it figured out after I get home today.

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You can bring them in from webshots using option 2.
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