2002 TJ-7 Build
Having posted previously about building my TJ on a "budget", my plans have changed. Thankfully the lack of progress on my build has allowed me to change my mind and go with something I've been wanting to see done for a while, a CJ throwback. Even if I'm not the only one who has done a project like this, it will still be unique to me. My plans are to modify the stock panels and parts to resemble a CJ, but still retain the TJ styling. I call it the TJ-7. I haven't started on this project yet other than some research of what parts I'll be using and the prices of them. So without further adue, the build plans:
CJ turn signals mounted on grille, stock TJ turn signal holes filled in.
Ford 8.8 rear with 4.10's and LSD out of an Exploder
2" coil lift
1" body lift
33x12.50 tires (probably General Grabber AT2's because of price, and I've had them before on a previous vehicle and really liked them)
CJ tailgate conversion
bumper mounted tire carrier
Dana 44 front axle (or possibly keep the 30, not 100% sure)
Custom CJ style "baby crusher" roll cage utilizing factory TJ cage
CJ windshield mounted mirrors
Bestop original Supertop
CJ fender mounted marker lights
Classic D-window styled steelies
Since this Jeep will remain as my daily for the foreseeable future, I don't want to turn it into an extreme trail rig, but it still will get trail time. I do have other plans for another Jeep to be used as only a trail rig, which I'll post about once I acquire said other Jeep. If anyone has any ideas of what I could do to this Jeep, I'd be happy to hear them!