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

1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief

Build Details


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


  • Custom aFe Cold Air Intake



  • 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


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


  • (9) KC Daylighters


  • 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 see it


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

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