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.
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]
1978 cj7 304... out having a little fun with my girl on some god ole power line roads......
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These Shackle Hangers are HEAVY DUTY! Milled out of a solid block of steel. Mount with 3 bolts instead of 2 like stock hangers do. Front uses existing hole already in the frame. Rear needs extra hole drilled (I used a 21/36 bit) and the frame had slots on each side where the new hole was drilled so I was about to put the bolt through the slot in the frame and through the hole and get it bolted up. They cost $145.08 for the set of 4 with grade 8 mounting hardware. Worth every penny!
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]
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.
The purpose of our club, Fat Boys Jeepers, is to promote the fun and fellowship of enjoying the great outdoors in our jeep vehicles while helping others, especially children. Over the years, Fat Boys Jeepers has been active with organizations such as D.A.R.E., Special Olympics,Toys for Tots and Camp Riley.
During the last several years, we have sponsored a raffle for the sole purpose to make it possible for children to enjoy Christmas. This may involve those children receiving... [Read More]
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.