Well, I am still pretty busy! But that never stops me from bringing home trash!! I thought that this would be a fun thing to tow behind the cj5 during the summer. It was on CL for five days... I think the chicken coop off the back kind of drove people away! I told myself NO but after watching it just sit there I had to do some thing, so I made a call to the seller and offered a low ball offer of $180 that he took.... CR^P!
Specs: 1940's to 1960's SPEN trailer rated at 3/4 Ton, with heavy duty tailgate bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5 as they could be ordered with what ever you wanted. And the fenders are super weird, but stock
Last week of NO FUN till I can start back up again!!! Over the weekend I messed with the trailer... bondo, spring over and paint. Now that I can put 33" on the trailer, it makes me wonder how the cj5 would look with a small lift and tires. But more importantly how would it drive??!! V8+open c frame+lift+driving between bmw's & Prius's at commute time= DEAD YUPPIE!!!
I am almost foaming at the mouth waiting to finish the 5!!!!! But hey the trailer does look nice, even if it's towed behind a dumb Toyota!
All that work!!!!!!! for.... NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haha atleast
most everyone I know thinks I am flipping nuts! But I saw this as my last chance To get out of the cj5 and step into something a little bigger, before I started to dump money on stuff like pipes and paint.
Got the 5.7 th350 Dana 20, out of the cj5 in the 7 looks good. Tossed the cheap headers in the dumpster for a set of corvette ram horn manifolds! I'll be fabricating the new cross member up then it's wiring. I am hoping to use the cj7 wiring harness and cut the chevy wiring in.
Update: the jeep runs great! Only thing now is lift kit, my springs & shocks are shot! Needs brakes. The front wheel bearings are done so the wheel wants rip off under heavy braking. I drove with the ebrake on so the rears are spaghetti!!! I started with body work so it's coming together rather SLOWWW but I'll get pics up soon!
Ok, I have put a bunch of parts into the "girl jeep" in the last few weeks!
Here's what she has as of now, 4" rough country lift, lokar shifter, drop brake lines, yj power booster, new rear brakes, full exhaust w/flowmaster single chamber, new repo seat beats, front hoop for the roll bar. There is more sitting in boxes!!! She rides good on the road but I am starting to feel the rear driveline angle vibrations. So a CV is in my very near future! I never did roll the diff or install the drop down pucks that came with the kit. I think that even if I did both of those things I still wouldnt like it. I will post more RECENT pics soon.
My buddies brown cj7 with a spring over and 35" tires.