The build title, as I was driving it home I honestly felt like I was driving a Jeep from a country song!
I had originally planned on getting back into an XJ. I was headed down to pick the XJ up that I was wanting, half way there I get a phone call from the owner and he says "it will not start" so immediate red flag and I turn around and go back home. I was really wanting to get back in a XJ, but this deal and Jeep just landed in my hands so perfectly!
The next day while I was at work my wife called, she found this ad on craigslist. There was no pictures on the ad only a small description was "Jeep Crawler" info- v8 locked and loaded. I was skeptical with no picture and little info.
When I arrived the Jeep was parked under a big oak tree with a tarp/car cover over it. There was a small shed witha Jeep Grille on the front entrance, that later come to find out all the stock and tons of spare parts, tires, wheels where stored in it. I met the man, and found out the man was liquidating all his toys and possession. He was having a tough battle with cancer, his brother was the original owner of the CJ who was KIA during vietnam and the Jeep has been in his possession ever since, I must say that I am honored to have it! The Jeep frame has been boxed and he did a mild frame off restoration.
The good stuff!
289 V8 with TBI
SM 420 tranny
DANA 300 Twin Stick with 4:1
Wheelbase stretched 4"
Dana 44 widetrax from a SCOUT with 4.88s and Detroits, chromolly
35x12.50r15 Goodyear Wrangler MTRs "old style" mounted on Bart Racing Bead Locks
Custom "classic" stubby Bumpers with a warn m8000
Crossover steering linkage with heim joints.
Custom Roll Cage, best top seats, tilt steering etc.
Tons of random small personal mods
These are the only pictures I have for now, but tons more will follow, some of yall know that I am a very photo happy person. I love that it fits in the garage!