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]
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]
LT wall... Lower Terminator at Table Mesa. Just N of Phoenix, AZ...
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As many of you may know, I am in the middle of building my 78 CJ7. If you are on this site, you know it is possible for a jeep to have a little rust. There are many choices on dealing with rust. The one I have chosen for most of my CJ is Por-15. There are a few similar products that are a seem cheaper, but if you compare the coverage (sq. feet) from Por-15 to its competition, it is relatively similar in price. The company reccomends a 3 step process starting with Marine Clean. This is basically... [Read More]
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]
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We are a family oriented off road club in the greater Detroit area. Our meetings move around in location, but are generally held on the 1st Sunday of the month.
Club is active in Land use issues and we try to make two major trips a year, on Spring and one Fall. Then have smaller events every month.
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]
We are a group of local guys and gals that live here in Citrus County and surrounding areas that love the great outdoors. We are Jeep owners that get together for occasional Jeep oriented camp-outs, cookouts and trail rides. We are a 100% family oriented club, and we love taking the kids on our events. I know there are clubs out there that say they are family oriented and all, but we wouldn't have it any other way. The club is always looking for new members to join us in the great outdoors.... [Read More]