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post #1 of 12 Old 03-20-2002, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

I thought my CJ10a might make an interesting Jeep for the board.

It s based on an ex USAF CJ10a Flightline tug rescued from the breakers yard

Spec:
Chevy 350 (ex Camaro) with TH350 and NP203
Dana 30 ARB, 4.56 with Warn shafts and fused hubs
AMC 20 ARB, 4.56 with Moser shafts
BFG 33 MTs
Series 9000 Industrial winch with radio control
Snorkel
Power steering and brakes
Twin electric fans with overide
Recaro seats
B&H shifter
Steering stabiliser
LPG conversion
Custom rear bed, tonneau, dashboard, etc.

and lots more.

Built not bought - what do you think??









Link in case the pictures don't post: http://www.jeepforum.com/images/cj10/


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Chevy 350 TH350 NP203
ARB's 33" BFG MT's
Custom everything and most of my life savings
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-20-2002, 04:56 PM
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I want your Jeep man, that thing rocks!!!

2005 LJ Impact Orange 4.0L Automatic (Tigger) - new ride
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post #3 of 12 Old 03-20-2002, 05:28 PM
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They have jeep clubs over there in England? Thats a tight Jeep.
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-20-2002, 09:59 PM
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That is a very nice ride. What did the bed come off of, or is it custom? I found some other pictures of your ride on the net some place, and had to save them for a buddy of mine.

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post #5 of 12 Old 03-21-2002, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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The bed is a custom fabrication job. Made of 1" sqaure tube with a skin. Tailgate is genuine but narrowed by 0.5". Roll cage is off a CJ6 and the local boatbuilder put me a tonneau cover together.

Inside is just a CJ7 gas tank and a 24 gal LPG tank. all above the chassis.

The photos you found are in Wales in Jan 2001, probably a J33p.org event report.

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post #6 of 12 Old 03-21-2002, 02:33 AM
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What happened to the big Dana axle that was in the back of that thing when it was a tug? It was bigger than a 60, right? I figured since the things had a tranfer case all anyone would realy need to do is change gears and add the front axle hardware. That was one of the questions I had, the other was why swap out the diesel? I was thinking while looking at one for a potential project on Ebay that if the diesel could pull a plane, then it would have plenty of tourque to four wheel. I have nothing against what you put in, but was just curious why you swaped out what was there. I would like to say again... nice ride!

For anyone curious here is a stock CJ-10...
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-21-2002, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Rear axle was a military spec Dana 70 and engine a Nissan SD33 Diesel. When I got it the engine and axle had already gone but I'd have ditched them anyway. The Dana 70 is simply too big and heavy, the front was a dead tube axle, diesel no fun and transfer case would have been shot with a life of being factory locked in low ratio.

Much better with Blazer stuff all through and a good 300hp Chevy on tap.

BTW where the museum/display of the orig 10a?

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post #8 of 12 Old 03-21-2002, 02:05 PM
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I went that route with my last Jeep CJ-7. I scrapped the Jeep stuff and went with a 350 465 205 combo and ended up with a Dana 60 with discs in the rear. I wanted to swap out the D30 front end for a 44, but had not broken it by the time I came across the CJ-8. I sold the Jeep to a very good buddy of mine so I still get to play with it if I ask nicely.

Sorry I forgot. The piture was one I took at Camp Jeep one summer. It is a Jeep event, mainly for new Jeep owners, that takes place once a year in the summer time. There are some trail rides, a thing called Jeep 101 (You get to take a new Jeep over an obsticle course), display tents, concept vehicles, and other Jeep related and out door activities. It is fun, but really geared more towards the new Jeep owner or those thinking about getting one. Here is a link to my Webshots page, go to the Camp Jeep spot and you will find the CJ-10... Postal CJ-8's Webshot Link. I hope you dont mind... but your Jeep also graces the "Other rare Jeeps and Jeep copies" page. If you have a problem with it being there please let me know, and I will remove it. Thanks James
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-21-2002, 02:36 PM
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Damn... one more thing... Aparently there is a Jeep copy in Israel that uses what look like the Jeep CJ-10 type doors. The Storm M-240 is built on a Scrambler body with Overlander type top.



I have to much time on my hands to look up stuff like this...
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-22-2002, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info 'postal'

Got the Israeli one and no issue with posting my Jeep on your site

email me back channel on ebspjw@aol.com and I'll give you some more links and info. and corrections for your site.

Phil

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post #11 of 12 Old 03-22-2002, 01:21 PM
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A little correction re. the Storm.
The storm is basically a LWB YJ which is assambled in Israel.
It has a long ver. (like the one you've got on the pic above) and a short ver.
The long one is about the length of a Scrambler while the short one has the length of a CJ6.
If you search for a thread called LWB YJ
and LWB YJ II you'll see some pics of my Storm but here's the trick My Storm is actually an Eagyptian YJ ...
Yep .. that's right, the LWB YJ where assambled in Eagypt as well untill 1996.
At that time the factory was closed and the Israeli factory bought their entire stock including 8 or 9 assambled YJ's.
The differance is that the Israeli storm is assambled "Under Licence" while the Eagyptian ones are genuine jeeps (Jeep Quality control and supervision of the assambly process etc...).
Any way, I know it has been a long massege and its full of spelling mistakes so here's one pic for the road
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post #12 of 12 Old 03-22-2002, 03:28 PM
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Hey Subzero,
nice ride. I know about the two different lengths. I was talking to a guy from Israel, that I just met, about them. He started with a Storm, short version I believe, and ended up with The Frog as he calles it. It is currently in the running to compete in Four Wheel Magazine's Tough Truck Competition and could use all the votes he can get. If you have any links to web sites about these LWB Jeeps, or pictures I would really like to see them. My e-mail address is jdigges@hotmail.com Thanks, James
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