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  1. Thread: The Manch

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    Time for another update on the Manch. I've got some good things started.
    I'll let the pictures explain for the most part. My intentions with the donor 350 were to take it down to the short block and...
  2. Thread: The Manch

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    Wait What? A new post in the Manch thread?
    So it's been quite a while since iv'e posted up here. But I have some pretty good progress to share. I have a larger pile of parts than I did a couple...
  3. Thread: The Manch

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    Well I've got some pictures to share with everyone.
    I have made some big changes to my game plan on the Manch.
    A buddy of mine recently acquired a 93 YJ as a parts Jeep For his 1 ton build. It has...
  4. Thread: The Manch

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    Re: The Manch

    I'm not a huge fan of wood grain, but I like the layout of those gauges.

    Thanks for the idea.
    Zach
  5. Thread: The Manch

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    Hey thanks for the suggestions and hints guys. I enjoy hearing feedback from you.

    Steve, I plan to run a set of autometers or similar in the stock gauge cluster. I will probably just take apart...
  6. Thread: The Manch

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    Yeah I have thought about doing a dash swap from a newer XJ but If I go away from the stock one I'll probably just do an tube dash like Dean Murray's.

    Thanks for the input though.
    Zach
  7. Thread: The Manch

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    Bit more done on the Manch today.

    I ended up pulling the dash apart to remove the dash wiring harness and the fuse block.


    Step 1. Remove the dash and other bits that attach to it.
    ...
  8. Thread: The Manch

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    The time has come!! I have gathered more parts and have done more things on the Manch.

    In my last post I alluded to the fact that I have my Novak engine mounts.

    Here is what they look like....
  9. Thread: The Manch

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    Brown Santa visited today and brought me goodies from Novak Engine Adapters......
  10. Thread: The Manch

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    Hahaha!! I found this for sale in on the side of the road in Idaho Falls. The foot wells were full of water....Now they are full of ice! hahaha.
    The sign says $2500 obo. It might be worth that if...
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    Re: Cherokee - Mk.1

    I got so frustrated trying to get my leaf spring bolts out I slit my wrist with a grinder.... no seriously though. It really sucked to go to the urgent care at 11PM and explain why I was using a...
  12. Thread: The Manch

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    The Brown Santa brought me some awesome goodies from Ruff Stuff!!!!
    I have made several orders from the folks over at Ruff Stuff Specialties and I am never disappointed. The quality of their...
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    Re: Cherokee - Mk.1

    Best Jeep color ever. Pearl Gunmetal is what the color is in case you didn't know.
  14. Thread: The Manch

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    Got some good progress on the Manch to share.... The Rear suspension is most of the way sorted out and there is just a bit more welding to be done. I had some good help today and we got lots done.
    ...
  15. Thread: The Manch

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    So this happened this last week...

    http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/Lil_Z_99/The%20Manch/IMG_20150926_171938715_HDR.jpg



    And some goodies from Ruff Stuff Specialties... Can you say...
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    Re: 1999 XJ DD & Weekend Warrior

    See on my jeep all I wanted to do was put on 31" tires...one thing lead to another and now I have parts for 37's on tons and 350 swap. Careful Josh soon that manifold job will turn into a chop top...
  17. Thread: The Manch

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    I've got more progress or more like parts to put in the pile.

    I was searching on craigslist and found a feller selling some Cooper STT's in 37". I gave him a call and went and picked them up. ...
  18. Thread: The Manch

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    So I have made some big decisions on the Manch. With the condition of the vacuum system and some of the other gremlins in the Renix system I decided to eliminate the issues all together.
    So after...
  19. Thread: The Manch

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    A buddy of mine had some ProComp 2.5" YJ Leafs laying around. I got them cheap. I have decided that in order to get the 1 ton axles under the Manch I'm going to convert the front to leaf spring. I...
  20. Thread: The Manch

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    I ran some cables from the tank to the frame and it started right up.
    Thanks for the help,
    Zach
  21. Thread: The Manch

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    Re: The Manch

    Not too much has happened on the Manch lately. I did manage to get the Bed removed. However now it wont start. It started when I moved it to the front of the shop but wouldn't start to get moved...
  22. Thread: The Manch

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    Hey it's been a while since I last posted up on here. I have been neglecting the Manch a bit.
    But I have been mowing over lots of ideas on what direction to go with it. Still trying to figure it out...
  23. Thread: The Manch

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    In the last couple days I've got some good progress done on the Manch. I ended up removing the front fenders grill and A/C system. I'm trying to get it ready to take the parts off the Popsicle. I...
  24. Thread: The Manch

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    I took some pictures of the Popsicle. We have decided to name it that.


    The body is quite straight. There are a few dents and dings here and there but nothing that a coat of paint and some elbow...
  25. Thread: The Manch

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    Re: The Manch

    So last week I called a guy up and asked about his $650 dollar XJ. There was no picture in the ad or and more info other than price and that it was a 1990 Jeep Cherokee. He said it was complete, had...
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