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]
I traded my nephew a 12' fishing boat & trailer for this 75 CJ5 back in December. I knew going in that I was going to take it down to the frame and start over. Besides a general clean up it needed a new brake system, new wiring harness, steering work, new tires, and who knows what else until I started tearing it apart. My goal is to build a reliable trail rig. I want it street legal, but most of the time it will be used off road.
I needed to have a decent place to work on it, so I spent most of January working on the garage (insulation, sheetrock, lighting, more electrical and storage space for my wife's craft stuff). Moved the Jeep into the garage the 1st of Feb. and started taking it apart.
Being new to Jeeps, it took me awhile to sort out exactly what I have - 75 CJ5, 304 V8, T15 trans, Model 20 TC, Dana 44 rear & Dana 30 front with 3:73 gears. It has an existing 2 1/2 inch Rancho lift on it and 33x12.5x15 tires. The tub is steel with a little minor rot and the front end is a one-piece fiberglass unit.
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.
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Airing down your tires is very beneficial when off-roading. You get much better traction and the ride is smother. But airing down can be a pain. At first I tried my key. That took more than half an hour to air down all four tires. To do it quickly and easily you need tire deflators.
There are many types of tires deflators.
Originally I was thinking of getting Misch Tire deflators. They are manual tire deflators so the way these work is you screw one of these onto the valve stem of each tir... [Read More]
These Shackle Hangers are HEAVY DUTY! Milled out of a solid block of steel. Mount with 3 bolts instead of 2 like stock hangers do. Front uses existing hole already in the frame. Rear needs extra hole drilled (I used a 21/36 bit) and the frame had slots on each side where the new hole was drilled so I was about to put the bolt through the slot in the frame and through the hole and get it bolted up. They cost $145.08 for the set of 4 with grade 8 mounting hardware. Worth every penny!
We are a fellow off-road community that welcomes anything off-road, even mall-crawlers. Our site is not child friendly so be careful when browsing (PG-13 to R rated profanity / non-nudity). We welcome anyone in the area to join us for rides, and meet and greets!
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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