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post #1 of 23 Old 03-28-2010, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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82 cj7 "eugene"

bought this jeep in may of 09 with a ton of rust and a knocking amc360 , rebuilt T18a , and d300. leaking radiator and power steering gear box. stock axles and generic 33"

i had motor rebuilt, replaced power steering gear box, got a yellow top optima, aluminum radiator, rugged ridge steering box frame reinforced mount, bought full width axles for it, h1's on 36" wranglers. headman headers, flowmaster 44's. twin sticks, put my own choke cable and made tranny cover.





front drivers side floor




twin sticks installed(JB CUSTUMS)


rear floor truck bed lined



driver side rocker panel




rear driver side corner



rear driver side frame broke




another weak spot on the frame i boxed in




i don't have the full width axles installed yet as i don't have the funding yet. right now i'm still finishing up the rear frame and crossmember. next i will repair the tailgate.

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post #2 of 23 Old 03-28-2010, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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rebuilt amc 360 , 30 over and mild rv camshaft installed. got a universal jegs aluminum radiator for $200 including mounts. yellow top optima for $90


result of rebuilt motor, to strong for stock driveshafts


decided to upgrade axles to a d44 3/4 ton setup with high steer
rear axle is FF 14 bolt both with 4.10 gears. picked up a set of 36" wranglers on H1 rims on the cheap.







this last picture is the H1's mounted on the rear 14 bolt compaired to the width of my 62 cj5 with 2.5 backspacing 15x10 rims

this is the jeep as it sits now before i started repairing the frame. i switched the rims and tires around with my 62 cj5.



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post #3 of 23 Old 03-28-2010, 11:03 AM
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looking good so far
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post #4 of 23 Old 03-29-2010, 02:35 AM
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Looking really good. Nice job on all the rust repair. Looks a lot better!

Torx Bolts, yeah, that was a GREAT idea, Thanks
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post #5 of 23 Old 09-22-2010, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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this is a hard top with full doors that was given to me for free. the sunroof leaks really bad so i decided to patch it for winters.





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post #6 of 23 Old 03-13-2011, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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getting ready to start the full width axle swap. here is a couple pics i took with the rear 14 bolt mounted with h1 rims/tires compared to how the cj sits now. not much wider


CJ7/SOA YJ leaf/5.3LS/t18a/d300 clock/37"Pitbull Rockers/H1's/14 bolt/d44 ARB 4.10 High Steer
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post #7 of 23 Old 03-24-2011, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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took the rear axle out



CJ7/SOA YJ leaf/5.3LS/t18a/d300 clock/37"Pitbull Rockers/H1's/14 bolt/d44 ARB 4.10 High Steer
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post #8 of 23 Old 03-25-2011, 08:57 PM
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Keeping an eye on your build. Are you going spring over (i assume) and what kind of springs are you going to end up using?

Nice to see a CJ build as opposed to the "hey I did a body lift to my TJ" builds that are basically a dime a dozen.
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post #9 of 23 Old 03-26-2011, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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I am running yj stock leafs in soa setup. I thought about running an add a leaf but want to keep the cog low and I'll trim fenders to make the tires fit. I ordered a clocking ring for the d300

CJ7/SOA YJ leaf/5.3LS/t18a/d300 clock/37"Pitbull Rockers/H1's/14 bolt/d44 ARB 4.10 High Steer
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post #10 of 23 Old 03-27-2011, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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Got these frame out riggers for the front axle. Had to modify one for the steering box where it mounts to the frame. In one pic you can see the large hole through the frame where the steering box gets clamped to the frame.
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CJ7/SOA YJ leaf/5.3LS/t18a/d300 clock/37"Pitbull Rockers/H1's/14 bolt/d44 ARB 4.10 High Steer
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Snapped a few once I got it sitting on all fours. Before I had a 4" lift and now it sits 2 3/4" higher
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CJ7/SOA YJ leaf/5.3LS/t18a/d300 clock/37"Pitbull Rockers/H1's/14 bolt/d44 ARB 4.10 High Steer
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re-worded the shock mounts. used f 350 shock towers and modified them for the front mounts.



rear

CJ7/SOA YJ leaf/5.3LS/t18a/d300 clock/37"Pitbull Rockers/H1's/14 bolt/d44 ARB 4.10 High Steer
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Looking good, good luck with the swap

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post #14 of 23 Old 04-17-2011, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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finally able to pull it out of the garage and measure for shocks






CJ7/SOA YJ leaf/5.3LS/t18a/d300 clock/37"Pitbull Rockers/H1's/14 bolt/d44 ARB 4.10 High Steer
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post #15 of 23 Old 04-30-2011, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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finally got it out and did the test drive. bolted up the new shocks. bilsteins 5125. no room for reservior so i got these instead. i love them. it took all my strenght and weight to compress them to bolt them in place. rides nice with the stock wrangler springs.




CJ7/SOA YJ leaf/5.3LS/t18a/d300 clock/37"Pitbull Rockers/H1's/14 bolt/d44 ARB 4.10 High Steer
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