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Big Chief

A 1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief build by @dr.deathwobble

This started as a one owner Jeep with a plow, perfect interior and a well running AMC 360 V8! Because of a transfer case going out, this Jeep sat for 15 years. We originally planned the build around Easter Jeep Safari 2018, where it was put to the test across any and all trails we could fit into our schedule for the week. We were then asked to bring it to SEMA 18 and made the current modifications. We are excited to use the Chief as a daily driver, family camper and all around attention grabber. I have no plans to wash it, just continue having fun wheeling it with my family and show the kids the outdoor lifestyle that led me to Jeeps to begin with . Huge thanks to my friends and family for being patient with me while this build was in progress!

1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief

Build Details

engine

  • 6.0 LS Pulled from Escalade
  • Novak Conversions LS Swap Kit

intake

  • Custom aFe Cold Air Intake

exhaust

  • Magnaflow

drivetrain

  • Dodge Kingpin 60 Front Axle
  • 14 Bolt Rear Axle
  • 5.13 Gears Front and Rear
  • Yukon Zip Locker Front, Grizzly Locker Rear
  • 4L65 Transmission
  • 241C Transfer Case

wheels & tires

  • 17x9 Sota SSD Wheels
  • 40x13.50x17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires

suspension

  • Barnes Custom 3 Link Front
  • 12" Travel 2.5" DSC Fox Coilovers
  • 63" Chevy Leaf Springs Rear
  • Fox 2.0 Shocks Rear

lighting

  • (9) KC Daylighters

exterior

  • Custom Roof Rack
  • Modified JCR Offroad Cherokee Mauler Front Bumper
  • Freespirit Recreation Roof Top Tent
  • Steersmarts Modified Steering System
  • Redneck Ram Hydro Assist
  • ARB Dual Air Compressor

interior

  • Original Interior
  • MTX Audio Terminator 12” Subwoofer
  • 4 UTV Tower Speakers
  • MTX Audio Amplifiers

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