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Unread 07-14-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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JeepForm Project CJ7

The following article is the first in a series detailing the build-up and transformation of the JeepForum CJ7 Jeep Project.

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I have always been fond of the CJ7 since I was a child. I owned a CJ5 and then two different Wranglers but the CJ7 never lost its appeal. So when it came time to decide on which platform to use for the JeepForum Promotional Jeep Project I knew it had to be the CJ7.

Texas isn’t kind on Jeep prices but after looking for several months and a half dozen CJ’s later I finally found a 1982 CJ7 in my small neighborhood of all places. It came with exactly what I wanted; 258 engine, T5 5 speed manual transmission, Dana 300 transfer case and best of all no rust. It was a bargain as well, granted it needed instant work to get running.




We bought it and after extensive maintenance including replacing the entire brake system the Jeep is now good to go and the real build-up has begun.

Our goal for this Jeep is to keep it simple and very trail capable while still retaining excellent road capabilities. Every product installation and modification will be a new article with detailed how-to information and photographs to guide you along. In addition to technical articles we will also chronicle our adventures with the Jeep after the build-up. However, we all know know Jeep is ever finished so there will always be new technical articles coming out even after the initial build is finished.

We have a great line-up of Sponsors that will be helping with this project so please check back often, as updates will come fast.

Cheers!

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Unread 07-20-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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Awesome Keith, can't wait to see it come together!
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Unread 07-23-2008, 07:50 AM   #3
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Good choice of using a CJ
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Unread 07-23-2008, 12:43 PM   #4
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I can't wait for more
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Unread 07-23-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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Man, seeing that CJ sure makes me miss my old one! Don't stop!
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Unread 07-25-2008, 10:52 AM   #6
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Project Jeep

Looks great! What size tires and wheels and how much lift?

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Unread 07-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #7
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I'm looking forward to this. My '84 is being built with the same goals in mind. Can't wait to see what choices are made, and read the articles.
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Unread 08-21-2008, 11:30 AM   #8
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Bump for updates.
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Unread 08-22-2008, 08:08 PM   #9
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Check Keith's Blog. The updates seem to be there more than here.
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Unread 08-22-2008, 08:10 PM   #10
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i know a guy whos getting rid of a factory soft top with dual window doors if your interested
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Unread 11-01-2008, 11:45 AM   #11
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Any chance of getting a link to his blog posted here?
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Unread 12-10-2008, 06:21 PM   #12
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thats cool
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Unread 04-24-2009, 10:20 AM   #13
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looks good. updates?
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Unread 07-29-2009, 07:34 PM   #14
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hows it coming along Keith?
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Unread 08-07-2009, 11:54 PM   #15
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Any chance of getting a link to his blog posted here?

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