I went and bought another 86 CJ7. This one will be for my daughter. Here's a start on some of the pictures. I will post more later once a take a few. I had to sorta wedge it on the trailer. One of the pictures shows the tire bulging over the trailer edge. So now I am working on two projects at the same time. What in hell am I thinkin! Still need to get the other outta the paint shop.
This will be a little journal about my slow and steady rebuild of my 86 CJ-7 Liberty Edition.
Factory specs were:
Dana 44 rear
Fold and tumble rear seat
A insane mess of vacuum hoses for emissions
This is what a Liberty Edition looked like from the factory, this isn't mine but identical except mine didn't have the windshield lights
The research I have done it appears the Liberty Edition seemed to only be offered in the Chicago region of Jeep, I think I may have the window sticker...it came with red interior, radio delete plate with black panel around the gauges, white hard top and wheels as well as very ugly CJ era stickers...that I actually want to recreate for this build I think?
Why is this round 2?
Well my Grandfather, Dad, and a buddy of mine rebuilt... [Read More]
I picked up this 82 Jeep CJ7 Limited from the original owner (sort of). The bill of sale will say I am the second owner, but it spent about a year in my buddies hands before it was sold to me for what he had in a carburetor rebuild, a new gas tank and fuel line ($400). The earliest pictures that I took of the Jeep were in October of 2008- I picked it up earlier that year if I remember correctly. The pics show the Jeep after I sold the top and original wheels. I had the black wheels/tires lying around from an old Ford truck I sold about 10 years prior- they were not my first choice, but are serving their purpose for now.
The Jeep was 100% stock from what I could tell. The clutch, brakes, lights, gauges and 4-wheel drive all worked. Rust had taken care of the rear frame... [Read More]
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Since there are not many full roller rocker arm manufacturers available for AMC I had only a few brands to choose from for my CJ5. The ratio of 1.7:1 narrowed the field more and since I was not in the mood to fork over $400 dollars or more, Harland Sharp became my brand of choice.
Some may be saying "Harland Sharp?" right about now so I'll add a little bit of history for you. HS has been making high performance rocker parts since the 1950's. They don't focus on anything but roc... [Read More]
The Harbor Freight 3/4 Ton Folding Hydraulic Wheel Dolly is a well made product for its price but it does have limitations.
I was tired of moving my CJ around with a floor jack while it awaits its transmission transplant so I decided to do something about it. After looking at many vehicle dollies I settled on the Harbor Freight 3/4 ton dolly. I needed something that was fairly inexpensive but would handle the weight of my CJ.
My old spark plug wires had some how been cut almost to the core, so I decided the best thing to do would be to try and find a fix to this problem. I was looking around and i saw a line of custom fit spark plug wires that were wrapped in a nice durable braided exterior. So I decided to order up a pair, because I knew that Taylor Cable made a high quality product that would be durable and have very low restiction. A couple days later a little package arrived at my door step and I went directly... [Read More]
This is a new club/forum that just launched. It caters to North East Florida and surrounding areas. We don't care where you live, all that matters is that you are a 4x4 enthusiast. Come join and make the community bigger and add to the knowledge we are trying to create.
Green Mountain Crawlers - Formed on January 1st 2009, the Green Mountain Crawlers is the newest off-road club in Vermont. Geared towards both the neophyte off-roader and the expert alike, the GMC strives to provide a safe, fun and educational community for 4x4 enthusiasts from across the north country. While our logo implies that we are a Jeep club any 4x4 is welcome.
Stock through highly modified, all responsible 4x4 drivers are welcome here. GMC is an organization that promotes off-highway v... [Read More]
Trail riding club on the East side of Cincinnati. A few stock vehicles, a few wild vehicles. Most vehicles are somewhere in-between but prefer challenging trails. If you are into easy rides only this is not the club for you, If you are running 44" tires this also is not the club for you.
Definately a family friendly group, saving the beer for the campfire.
Come to a meeting for free, then come on a trailride for free. If you like what we do, then dues are about $55.... [Read More]
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