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Dave Nothstein

79 Jeep Cherokee "S"


  • Purchased August 1996 Purchase price - $370 
  • 1979 Cherokee "S" four door 
  • Official color -"Russet Orange" (it just looks like primer!) 
  • 360 V8 Turbo Hydramatic 400
  • BW1339 - Quadratrac
  • Dana 44 front and Rear
  • Power rear glass
  • purchased just to fix up stock and have as an extra vehicle (guess I forgot about that)


  • Front towhooks
  • Dual steering stabilizers with custom mounts
  • Converted A/C compressor to onboard air compressor
  • TFI conversion
  • Tom Wood custom front driveshaft
  • 4" Superlift lift and 2" body lift - 35x12.50 BFG Mud Terrains
  • 4.10 gears installed
  • Transfer case skid plate
  • Removed rust from quarters and added diamond plate
  • Added factory-style body stripe
  • In-tank fuel pump
  • Loc-Rite in rear
  • 2.5  inch exhaust with oversize catalytic converter and a glasspack

Future Plans: 

  • I'm pretty content with the truck at the moment, but like the weather, I'm sure that will change. After doing all the work to it  myself, I don't really feel like doing more.  
  • I would like to add ARB's so I can have the best of both worlds
  • I've got some rocker guards in the works
  • A four barrel manifold and Quadrajet have been on my mind for quite some time
  • I'm still working in getting that winch I've always wanted.

For now, my wife Kelly and I will just keep driving it and having fun.