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 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 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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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]
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.
Ronin Wheelers of New England (formerly Ronin Wheelers of Rhode Island) was founded by a small bunch of guys (and gals) that own Jeeps and used to belong to another 4x4 club. Having become increasingly discouraged with the hierarchy of the other clubs and all the politics (read B.S.) that were transpiring within, not to mention the lack of concern for the quality of the club itself and the well being of its members, this small but determined bunch set out on their own to develop no
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]
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