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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There are exactly 3 reasons why the Interco Thornbird is not the tire it was originally hyped up to be.
#1. The hard compound of the tread makes it less then desireable for use on slippery conditions....rain, snow, ice. It also hampers performance of the tire in an aired down situation. The tread will not properly expand around obstacles.
#2. The center tread design offers very little void for self cleaning. Mud and snow build up inbetween the tread blocks and will not clean out a... [Read More]
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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]
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]
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]