1981 Jeep Cherokee

Micah sent us his grandfathers 1981 Cherokee he inherited from The Chicago area. It was an amazing 26k mile original Jeep. However being from the Chicago area living in a damp garage, she had some rust issues on the frame and under body. His grandfather had coated the whole engine bay and under neath in a Tar like coating that actually kept the body rust free. The first task was removing all the tar like goo from everything, cleaning and sanding the frame, cleaning up and rebuilding the axles, and brakes, repainting the engine compartment in the original blue, we also fixed some “snow berm” dents in the lower rockers and repaint those. The Jeep still wears 90% of its original paint, we added a 2.5″ lift with some 31×10.50×15 BFG All terrains to the repainted factory wheels. We installed a Magnaflow exhaust, matching spare and we used most of the original interior because it was in such good shape, but tons of sound deaden-er everywhere. We added a Retro radio, 4 Polk Audi speaks and power sub woofer in the back. The motor got removed and complete reseal with new AMC blue paint, a Howell Fuel Injection, Davis Unified Distributor, modern AC components and more. What a sweet Low mileage Jeep!!! Micah flew into AZ with some buddies and road tripped the Jeep back to New Orleans where its new home is.