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A Jeep Called WILDCAT

 
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TROY



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Location: MiddleEast Saskatchewan

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: A Jeep Called WILDCAT Reply with quote

picked up this sweet jeep grand cherokee... not sure what year it is but it looked something like this when i got it. it came with 235/75 15r dean wildcat tires two of which have tread, no 4x4, countless non-work accessories, full glass, and a dead battery





and then 2 days ago things like this took place

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bwo2GOUMsE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlYciFJp9SE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbdLWDqZR4U





the first day out.... it didnt have brakes do to one caliper seizing up and then having to be removed with a hammer while in the bush as well as only have rwd with an open diff made it hard going.







so then i though well might as well fix her all up... it is a jeep after all, a pretty nice ride.

welded the front and rear diffs, bolted some chain to where i assume a hidden hitch once was. and torn into the t-case to see why i didnt have 4x4.






so what i found in said t-case was the shift fork was so worn out it had come off the collar. only half the fork is there and well i made it work... screwed a spacer to the housing to hold the fork in place and BAM works like it just came off the lot. also welded up the broken brake line on the front where i had removed the siezed caliper and add several screws to the battery termials as they were total dickered and would take 2 people to start the wildcat.




and after all this it is ready for another day out in the sticks.....
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The next time you go to a farmer's door asking permission to cross his land, all that he is going to remember is that idiot in the JEEP

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the Dude



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's SWEET.

I heard those models really perform as convertibles!

I never knew Jeep had a logging option, but I like it!
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Nodge



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see you're back.
Surprised


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BTC95
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, I love what you have done with it so far.
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It is in good shape but as i said...it doesn't work.
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TROY



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a little summary of the events from last weekend..... the wildcat crossed a river, barely the water was pretty deep but was unable to make the bank on the other side. try to go back to the way it came, but was pushed by the current into even deep water and became hung up on rocks. it then soon stalled and after couple hours of towage it was out.

engine was completely full of water, etc. currently has no spark and is still sitting by the river until this weekend, in which i hope to revive the cat
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The next time you go to a farmer's door asking permission to cross his land, all that he is going to remember is that idiot in the JEEP

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TROY



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah... sorry no footage, the camera man was playing with himself in the bushes or something and not do his job
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The next time you go to a farmer's door asking permission to cross his land, all that he is going to remember is that idiot in the JEEP

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TROY



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the Cat to the mud drags on the weekend......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PrWCrDBPbg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6tOi8NRdcs
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TROY



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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the rebuild has begun.........


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