I was uploading some pics of my jeep (84 CJ7 w/258) in the snow and ran across this first pic on my computer. It was taken four years ago not too long after I got the jeep. My uncle was the original owner and he never even had the hardtop off ot it except once to paint the jeep. His friend owned a body shop so it got a good paint job for a Jeep. It had 80,000 miles on it when I got it.
After about six months of driving it, I put a 4"suspension lift and 3" body lift (before I knew better) to clear the 35 SSR's.
Later I added Bestop heated seats, bikini top, 750 watt amp, 2 R.F. dual voice 10" subs (all hidden with a fan to cool the amp), pioneer cd, etc......and my friend just finished painting the hardtop
Just received my 4.56 gears (gotta make time to put them in ) and them I'm going SOA, losing some of the body lift, and going with 37's, 38's or 39.5's.....still haven't decided (I change my mind every day on the lift and tires )....and it's been at least three months since I needed tires......gotta decide soon before they wear down to 33's
Last edited by magicmudder; 01-24-2003 at 10:44 PM..
1977 CJ-7 with all stainless hardware, fittings. hoses and lines.
Glass body in fresh Imron Medium Royal Plum Purple with bright freaking yellow interior.
New Tuffy Stereo Security Console
New BesTop Supertop
Full 8 point cage with frame ties.
33 X 12.50 Yokohama AT + II, I dumped my FRENCH made BFG's
400cid Chevy SB and 350 Turbo trans
All fresh from an off frame resto summer of 02, but is it ever really finished?
I can't take any pics because they're hidden .......just kidding, but I'll take a few pics of what you can see in the next day or two and post them for ya.
They're behind the back seat facing foward. The box is bolted to the body in a few places and the amp is bolted to the top of the box. Then I made a wood cover to lay flat with the two fender humps and covered it with a black material to match the seats. The amp did fine in the winter, but in the summer it got too hot, so I added a couple of fans from an old computer to circulate some air through an opening.
Very very nice and CLEAN. I've always liked CJ's but I never picked one up due to the fact I don't have time to tweak and fix things. I've had a dead fan for the past month and never fixed it. Oh well...
Here's the pics. I pulled the carpet back on each side so you could see it a little better. They're not the best pics because the hardtop's on and it's hard to get in there.
The tailgate will come down, but I've got some wires attached to it and you have to remove them to get in there, but hopefully you can see it ok here. Only the top part of the box is covered since you don't see anything else. The amp is mounted under that hump in the middle. There are two small openings at the front of the hump between the box and the seat where the air is pulled through.
Here's the only abnormal shape that I had to cut for the box to clear the latches for the tailgate
Here's where the amp gets it's air from (that light blue circle that you can barely see). I purposely slanted the top back a little to leave room between it and the seat. But the top of the box is flush with the seat the the tubs.
Datree, hoped that helped a little or gave you some ideas. If you have any more questions feel free to ask. Sorry, it's a little dirty for ya to see too good, but we've got snow here and everyone's been piling in the jeep and throwing their wet clothes in the back.
I like that setup with the box in the back. I have two 10s in a box in back in my TJ. Hopefully i won't have problems with the amp getting to hot in the summer. Do you think the reason you amp was getting hot is because it sat on top of the box?
It just got hot because the amp is under that cover. When I first put it in, I didn't have that piece of wood covered with vinyl on top of the amp and it did fine, but I was worried about someone stealing it so I made that cover. There's only about 1/4" between the top of the amp and the bottom of the cover so of course it would get too hot some days. The breaker would kick in and the amp would turn off ......then after a few seconds it would come back on .
I finally got tired of that happening so thats when I put in a couple of small fans near the fins of the amp and I've had no problems since.