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Unread 10-24-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
COLOFIREMAN
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14 year dream CJ8 realized....finally

This Jeep dream build story started 14 years ago when I made a dumb choice to sell my 1982 CJ8 in order to make my now ex-wife happy. So the story goes as time passes, 12 years, I have been looking for my long lost CJ8. I never could find it but I did find one just like it 2 years ago sitting in the back of an old off roaders house. I go to buy it and the old timer tells me...."Dang it...I moved that to the back yard so folks would stop asking if it was for sale."
So time continued and I would stop by about every 2-3 months to ask if he changed his mind...of course no. Then a month ago I get a call from him...."come pick it up, I can see you'll make something of it and I'm not going to be able to get to it anytime soon.". When I asked how much he wanted for it he said," Bring $750.00 and its yours. :-) :-) ".

So a quick trip to Buena Vista and here it is.

Here's a few pictures of it.







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Unread 10-24-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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I have a ton of hard parts on my CJ that I built up over the last ten years. I have a cut down Dana 60 front narrow Dana 70HD rear, both with 5:13's and ARB's, Heavy duty ARB lines, custom drag link and tir rod made from solid chrome molly hydraulic ram rods drilled and tapped. Custom Alcan 2.5" lift SOA designed leaf springs with anti wrap, M.O.R.E. prototype SRS, motor mounts, front bumper, crossover shock hoop, slip lock trac-bar, and anti wrap bar. It has a custom exo-cage like a Rover D90 to protect the windshield and top, ARB snorkle, on board York air compressor, Premier Power welder, dual batteries, separate charging systems from Wrangler Products that can be tied together, Tuffy boxes, AGR ram assist steering, IPF 145 watt H4 head lights, custom rear tire carrier and bumper, ungraded 20 Gallon fuel tank, switched from 4 spd to a built bombproof TF999 and Dana 300 with Tera low 4 to 1, Great lakes indexing ring and bullet proof deferential covers, custom CV shafts front and rear, custom tummy tuck transmission crossmember, full engine to t-case skid shield, custom 5/16 side slider rails...ect...ect...ect.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 12:58 AM   #3
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I'm shooting for a family wheeler with three rows of seats.

I'm shooting for something like this.....




I truly love this one!!!!


Not too tall but able to do any trail with ease while pulling an off road trailer that I built....this is it.



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Unread 10-24-2012, 01:39 AM   #4
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So I have been busy since buying this dream Jeep. Me and a fellow Jeep lover friend of mine have been tearing into this thing.

Here's a few pictures of the progress......
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Clear!!! Zzzaapp!!

Just thought I'd drop a comment and see if I could bring this thread back from the dead.

Your dream looks a lot like mine. Sure wish I could find a deal like that. Any updates to share?
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