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Halloween Savings to die for!ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4wNEW!! HMF 50"-52" light bar mounting brackets!!

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Unread 05-18-2014, 07:17 AM   #1
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My budget 77 cj7 build

This will be my third jeep, previously owned a 75 cj5 and a 2012 jk sport. I'm 24 with a regular dd (f250 7.3) so this will be a nice day/weekend cruiser exclusively. Only plans for mods will be 33x12.5 Baja claws(waiting on funds)
on mt black classic iii's(ordered 5/16/14) with no lift. trying to keep parts and materials under $500 total!(minus wheels and tires)


Found it on Craigslist and knew I wanted it but 2800 was way too much, talked him down to 1500 and purchased it on 5/12/14


A new tub is out of the question finically so new patch work was in order.


Like all cj's you find some silly stuff being used to patch over old rust, this was a new one for me...


This was the better of the two sides :/


Started with a 4x8 of 16 gauge cut it in half and started tracing from cardboard cut outs of the panels I needed.






All exterior sheet metal cut welded and installed 5/17/14



prepped for tube fenders
Next on this list of problems, gas gauge. Wasn't connected at either end and no wiring in the middle. Going to run a new power wire to the gauge and then a new one to the tank which is out for cleaning.

Furthermore patch up the dash from a radio heater controls and a few other misc this.

Last on the list fix the dead spot in the steering wheel.

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Unread 05-18-2014, 07:18 AM   #2
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mods section:

if anyone is wondering what a broken gas gauge looks like here ya go!

ordered a new one for $20 so not bad, not getting power from the harness so I'm just going to run my own line to it with an inline fuse and then all new wiring back to the gas tank.


also my hurst shifter came in the mail saturday but I was too busy doing body work to get it in.
-5/17/14


bent up some tubing for my fenders today


tube fenders on 5/25/14

and rims came today 5-20-17
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Unread 05-18-2014, 07:18 AM   #3
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fuel gauge installed and working, fuel pump now how ever is not. -5/23/14

new fuel pump, supply line, and starter noid installed today along with finishing up the tube fenders and patch work.-5/26/14
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Unread 05-18-2014, 07:19 AM   #4
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costs:
jeep $1500 (cl)
metal $60 (local)
3/4 pipe for tube fenders (free from work)
paint $16 (lowes)
hurst shift knob $35(ebay)
fuel gauge $20(ebay)
micky T classic iii in black $495 shipped (summit racing)
33x12.5 baja claws $868 (4wheelonline)
starter noid $20 (autozone)
alternator $50 (autozone)
fuel pump/line $50 (napa)
2nd fuel pump and filter $25
tire mounting and balancing $80
lower steering coupler kit $40 (summit)
fuel cell/fittings $135 (summit)
add a fuse $3 (oriely's)
wire (free from work)
+$80 visa card from tire purchase rebate
+$50 visa card from rim purchase rebate
+$300 sold 31's with rims locally
2 spools of mig wire $20 (lowes)
20 cut off discs (harbor freight) $16
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Unread 05-18-2014, 08:21 AM   #5
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I'm in Central Ohio with a blue CJ7 that I purchased for the same price. I'm going to be watching this build.

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Unread 05-21-2014, 09:21 AM   #6
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added some pics and ordered the baja claws today
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Unread 05-23-2014, 07:06 AM   #7
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fuel pumps gone out, getting a new one and new supply line today hopefully itll be running this weekend.
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Unread 05-29-2014, 06:21 PM   #8
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pulled the rims and tires it came with and realized I have front disc breaks
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Unread 05-30-2014, 08:25 AM   #9
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I take it you're from India, I imagine the off-roading over there would be awesome. I like your guys version of the JK more then the US one minus those front flashers/turn signals.
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Unread 06-02-2014, 08:44 PM   #10
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thanks to summit putting another 3 weeks on to my back order of my 4 tires

cancled and ordered them from 4wheelonline for $30 cheaper each!
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Unread 06-08-2014, 05:35 PM   #11
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got the claws on the front, gunk from the gas tank must have made it to the new pump I put on an now its not getting fuel. Going to try and swap it out at napa but that probably won't work so ill have to buy another... and an inline filter pre pump and a spare.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 01:41 PM   #12
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ordered my last two tires and fuel pump round 2 and filters

tank will be next week
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Unread 06-16-2014, 06:52 PM   #13
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Unread 07-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #14
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broke the old steering box so I ordered a j20 one new coupler and heavy duty bracket today
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Unread 08-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #15
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finally installed the new bracket and box, huge improvement
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