|01-19-2013 09:23 PM|
NICE CJ! I think it's great that you have owned your jeep from day one and continue to keep it alive. My '74 CJ-5 has had almost every part switched out thru it's life... all that remains is the grill, windshield, and two feet of the frame.
CJ's have so much more character that TJ's and YJ's.
|01-14-2013 06:40 PM|
I posted a link to this thread after a YJ or TJ (does it matter?) fan said:
If you think there is much to love about a CJ you can reply to him here:
|12-03-2012 03:44 PM|
|Geno||Very nice job. I am a huge fan of the CJs. I have one under construction right now.|
|12-03-2012 03:35 PM|
|jakekaminski||definitly liking the silver paint|
|11-12-2012 01:01 PM|
|Potts||Nice jeep man. Good stuff.|
|10-08-2012 01:11 PM|
Sorry, I just saw this. It is the stock roll bar in the stock location.
|09-27-2012 10:37 PM|
|09-27-2012 10:09 PM|
|Kevin063||That.....that is my dream Jeep. I have a 97' but oh how i dream for CJ-7|
|09-27-2012 10:04 AM|
|03_TJ||Or did you relocate your roll bar?|
|09-27-2012 10:02 AM|
Nice. And I also love the scrambler top. I run a chopped down soft top on my 80, it's the only way to go.
I love that top, where did you find it? I found these: YJ Half Hardtop Kit
But they are not Scrambler tops and interfere with the roll bar.
|09-27-2012 02:10 AM|
|yellowsnow||Fantastic thread here! What a sexy CJ! I wish I had the wheelbase for a 4500...|
|09-26-2012 11:36 PM|
|GonzoBobH||Impressive. And awesome jeep too.|
|09-26-2012 05:56 PM|
|ROBCAR||Great Job Looks GREAT!!!|
|09-26-2012 05:06 PM|
|09-26-2012 03:15 PM|
|09-26-2012 09:29 AM|
the 401 in 'Brutus' my J2000 was a real beast for torque...a THIRSTY beast....
Impressive story here, thanks for the photos
|09-03-2012 11:39 PM|
|jrussblues||Nice jeep, my 78 seems to be turning into a lifetime project as well.|
|09-01-2012 05:49 PM|
|Rwilliamjacob||amazing jeep sir.|
|09-01-2012 03:40 PM|
At the tomthbomb cabin & teleport.
Everybody in Deep East Texas has an oil well.
That's about it folks. Hope for another 20 years or so with my Jeeps!
|09-01-2012 03:32 PM|
This photo didn't make the trip first time.
|08-31-2012 05:34 PM|
|08-31-2012 05:33 PM|
These pics are before I pulled the NP435 and put in the NV4500 (what a tranny!).
The head unit is in the Tuffy console. There are two speakers in Tuffy boxes under the seats and later I installed two speakers in the dash. That's why I ordered it with no glove box or speaker cut outs.
|08-31-2012 05:29 PM|
The top is bed lined inside and out.
|08-29-2012 10:32 PM|
Keep the pics coming.
|08-29-2012 10:30 PM|
I can't take credit for being the first to put a CJ-8 Scrambler half top on a CJ-7 but there aren't that many. In my personal opinion it is a COOL look!
|08-29-2012 10:27 PM|
On track to be my dream Jeep............
|08-29-2012 08:32 PM|
|jadams||What a beautiful Jeep! I think its great that you've owned this Jeep since new in 1977 and still have her today. Great story|
|08-28-2012 11:29 PM|
Starting to come together here.
At this point I had a NP 435 a friend gave me but it shifted like an old bread truck so I bought a new on the pallet NV 4500 but did not install it until the job was almost finished.
Took out the D20 transfer case and put in a D300 with an Advance Adapters 4:1 low and Currie twin stick shifters.
Put in a D44 wide axle front end and bought a wide axle AMC rear end cheap and installed Warn one piece axles with locking hubs to be able to flat tow. Stitch welded the axle tube to the housing to help prevent separating under extreme torque.
Later I found out the rear locking hubs would not handle the torque from the 401 so bolted them down. They still look good, right?
|08-28-2012 10:28 PM|
Got to love those plug wires. They were $10 each several years ago.
Also forgot to add that I bought the last 401 flywheel 4Wheel Drive Hardware had in stock.
|08-28-2012 06:35 PM|
Let's talk old school Jeep V8 power. I had 178k miles on the old original AMC 304 c.i. V8. Was going to rebuild it because over 27 or so years it served me well and never let me down.
My friend/co-builder helping me with the project found an AMC 401 c.i. V8 in a Jeep Cherokee Chief that was in decent condition. It doesn't cost any more to rebuild a 401 than it does a 304.
We did a complete rebuild and added:
Edelbrock RV cam and intake
Holley Truck Avenger 670 carb
Flow Kooler water pump
new timing chain and cover
Davis Unified Ignition HEI distributor and plug wires
platinum split fire plugs
four row radiator
dual Optima Red Top batteries
cool looking finned aluminum valve covers
The old stock air cleaner went away later. And the four row radiator was installed after these pics.
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