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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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]
For years I have been missing one of the original windshield hold down clamps for my CJ5. I have searched for replacements but never have found any thing that functions as well.
After placing an add here at Jeep-CJ.com I was informed that AA sold replacements and knowing what quality products that AA is known for, I thought I would order a set - sight unseen.
The order transaction went smoothly and within minutes a new set of hold downs (#176127) were on their way. A five day delivery time w... [Read More]
The day after I bought my Jeep a good friend of mine gave me three Jeep Books that he had bought years ago when he had a jeep and one of those was the Jeep Bible (2nd Edition) by Granville King and Willie Worthy.
After searching here and looking online, I was surprised at the different reviews that this book has gotten, (and also how much this book is now selling for on Amazon, $899 new) so I thought I would do a quick review as to what it is and isn't, and the experts here can also give thei... [Read More]
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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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