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Unread 04-09-2014, 03:20 PM   #1
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"Duck Commander" 1984 Cj7 Build

So this is my build...

Name "Duck Commander"
One of my friends said my jeep looked like a rubber ducky and I love the show duck dynasty so I put together"Duck Commander"

I've always loved Jeeps since I was a little kid. My father had an 86 Cj7 brand new from the dealer and my uncle did as well. So I've been surrounded by Jeeps my entire life. My sister loves jeep too her first car was actually 2005 TJ that she got for $4500. Now me, a fewof my friends had jeeps which made me want one even more. I begged my parents to get me one for my first car and they were all for it. We checked craigslist everyday for a Cj7. We drove all around Southern California and even to vegas. My dad didn't want to get me a junky one that ran like crap for cheap he wanted to get me one that ran perfectly and that was reliable for a daily driver. My brother, dad and I took a trip to Vegas to check out an 85 cj7, the add said it was in perfect condition but when we got there and saw it we could tell it wasn't. We test drove it and it was totally not a reliable daily driver, I don't event think it would've made it home without a Tow so we passed. On the way home I came across an 84 that I absolutely loved. It was on the way home so we decided to check it out. It was beautiful but it was a little pricy. The guy wanted $7000. We test drove it and my dad was amazed, he said it ran exactly like his out the dealer. We dropped the price down a little and took it.
So on January 31, 2013 at age 16 I got not just my first car but first Jeep.

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It was a 1984 Cj7 in a light yellow with hard doors, soft top, bikini top, 4" lift, 33's, 4.2L engine, and 5speed manual Trans.

First things bought was hardtop for $600. The have it a mini tune up. Took it to a few trails before I did any more work on it.

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First think I did was remover besets and carpet from the inside and put Dupli color bed liner. I got the kit for $100 at AutoZone

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I notice the ride was very wobbly and it was because the leaf springs weren't ment for a jeep I believe they were Dora bigger truck. I ordered some new 2 springs and 1/2 shackles and put them in. Also painted everything underneath to stop rust. Painted the shocks white and bought boots.

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My uncle gave me some JKS quick disconnects that were brand new he just had them sitting around

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My dad ended up getting another jeep. This time a 85 Cj7 Laredo for $2500. He wanted to restore it to original. He had some master craft Baja rs seats and a Tuffy center console. I gave him my original seats.

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Put in a GT steering wheel that I found for $30

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January 2014
Cb Radio in center console

March 2014
Finally saved up enlightening money to do some more upgrades

I got my rear seat reupholstered

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I put in some KC Apollo 6" Lights below the windshield

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I Decided to take out my dash, paint it with spray bed liner and add some switches

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Labeled all wires

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My dad fabricated some dash to cage brackets at work for myself



Ordered A Metalcloak frame bumper



Previous owners tampered with the front frame so I had to make some modifications to the bumper




Ordered some ORO LiteDots





Warn was doing their rebate again so I decided to order a winch. I went with Warn because of their reliability and lifetime warranty. Went to my local 4WheelParts to see what they had. Since I'm on a teenage budget I decided to go with the VR8000, luckily they had it in stock already!



APRIL 2014

I noticed I had a leak so I decided to save about $400 and replace the rear main seal myself. In the end it costed around $50 for the new rear seal, oil pan seal, and a few tubes of silicone.







I sold my Mastercraft seats and 5 point harnesses for $700 and ordered Corbeau Baja RS seats. Should be here in 2 weeks. Since she's all empty right now I plan on redoing my bed liner because it came out crappy and doing a cage.

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Unread 04-09-2014, 03:22 PM   #2
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Sorry for some of the misspellings and improper grammar. I rushed this.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #3
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looks good...... good start
MY BUILD-----> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/81-jeep-scrambler-3-link-1507615/
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