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Old 02-18-2019, 11:22 PM   #1
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Well pending approval, here goes.

Been on the site for awhile now, soaking it all in and been wrenching every night on mine project. Finally got the time to sit down and start a build after doing all the photo upload work.

I had an 82 CJ7 my senior year of high school and through college. Had lots of time wheeling it and hanging with my buddies. At some point, told Dad wanted to put a V8 in it. So great project with my Dad and my good buddy (they gave their consent for pictures lol) and a 304 was transplanted. Was a great project, but eventually sold it after college to grow up.

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Fast forward 20 years and I decide I'm in a spot to try to find another CJ. One last project with my father and chase some memories and create some new ones.

In December, my best friend says, "hey come check out this storage locker I just bought". I roll on down and go, "oh damn!" Basically a full 86 CJ7 in the middle of a partial resto. Full drive train, two motors. I need to have it, we work out a great deal, wife gives the permission and it's loaded up and brought home to it's new home for surgery.

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And we'll see if the pic links work, that'll be the greatest challenge in this whole thing

 

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Old 03-06-2019, 12:38 PM   #2
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Approved! Thanks Pete!

Oh boy, there goes the work productivity and as predicted need to fix the picture links. I'll try some editing on those. Thanks to all that tried to help move this approval along. Excited to get started.

 

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Welcome ! Looking forward to seeing your build and pictures.

 

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Looking forward to seeing your progress. Chasing memories, does this mean you will be wheeling your CJ?
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:58 PM   #5
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Looking forward to seeing your progress. Chasing memories, does this mean you will be wheeling your CJ?
I would like under right conditions. Don't want to be bashing off rocks and trees, but getting off the beaten path and seeing some scenery is in my hopes. Unfortunately this communist state has very limited public land and most of the land I wheeled in high school has been closed off or built on.

 

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Glad to see you got your build thread up and going I will be watching
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So for whatever reason canít edit my original posts and I have more success with Tapatalk, Iíll reload original pics.

The object of my chase


My pops and my best friend helping drop in the 304 after a couple years of ownership

The new score in where it was found



Back to its new home to be given proper attention






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I would like under right conditions. Don't want to be bashing off rocks and trees, but getting off the beaten path and seeing some scenery is in my hopes. Unfortunately this communist state has very limited public land and most of the land I wheeled in high school has been closed off or built on.
I don't like bashing my Jeep off rocks and trees as well. There are few places to wheel public land, your better off joining a club that will have plenty of access to both public and private land to wheel.
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Don't want to be bashing off rocks and trees, but getting off the beaten path and seeing some scenery is in my hopes. n.
Those are my future plans also. Go out and view the beautiful sights and natural scenery. Lots on mountains lakes and the forest

 

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