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 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.
I started with a '77 frame/tub that has had the front end out-boarded, shackle reversed, and extended. It was originally a Levi that came with a 304/th400/quadratrac but there is little to nothing of that left.
Rear has been comp cut with the "crusher" type corners.
I bought it without a drive-train. A FSJ 360/T18a/D20 drive-train has been swapped in using MORE motor mounts and a custom cross-member that tucks all of the goodies in nice & high. I am retaining the 2100 carb for now as I have really liked them off-road in the past but I swapped in a GM HEI-style distributor. The engine's PO had it rebuilt by a local engine shop but mostly to stock specs with an "rv" grind cam. I have a hotter crane cam/double... [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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After several failed attempts to press a bearing off of an output shaft of my Dana 20 transfer case using a cheap bearing splitter, I decided it was time to invest in some 'real' hardware for my tool collection.
I did allot of shopping and decided on a set of tools from OTC - specifically the 4518 kit. It's collection of assorted bars and two different size splitting blocks suited my needs perfectly.
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]
After spinning the RH hub on my 82 Scrambler I knew it was time for a one piece axle upgrade. I chose the Superior brand.
I ordered the axles from a well known vendor (a sponsor of Jeep-CJ.com) and they arrived promptly.
The packaging was adequate but the plastic bag containing the misc. items (bearings, seals and retainers) had torn and was spewing parts into the box. Note to Superior, use a stronger packaging material...
The axle install went well, all of the parts fit well and corr... [Read More]
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