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Unread 09-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #15901
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Well guys I saved an American classic today lol. I won't even begin to tell you the fun I had getting it from where it was to my office in this dang rain. While it needs a TON of work, it is do-able and no major cancer.

On another note, yes I too remember this day. I was on my way to CIS class my junior year in college. I heard the initial reports on the radio and when I got to class people we're crying and beside themselves. The teacher brought in a tv and we all watched. Being the town im from is an AF town, I couldn't imagine how all the AF people were feeling knowing what was to come. All I can say is God Bless America, our Troops, and especially those families who lost someone!

And here it is!

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Unread 09-11-2012, 08:50 PM   #15902
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Well guys I saved an American classic today lol. I won't even begin to tell you the fun I had getting it from where it was to my office in this dang rain. While it needs a TON of work, it is do-able and no major cancer.

On another note, yes I too remember this day. I was on my way to CIS class my junior year in college. I heard the initial reports on the radio and when I got to class people we're crying and beside themselves. The teacher brought in a tv and we all watched. Being the town im from is an AF town, I couldn't imagine how all the AF people were feeling knowing what was to come. All I can say is God Bless America, our Troops, and especially those families who lost someone!

And here it is!
That CJ is kick ***
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Unread 09-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #15903
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We can hit buffalo wild wings that way I can have some chicken while you two booze hounds go crazy; I'll be DD since I don't drink
I do live right up the road from the one on Durango and 215 north
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Unread 09-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #15904
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What are the plans for it so far?
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Unread 09-11-2012, 10:01 PM   #15905
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What are the plans for it so far?
I have some feelers out on several things and in no order. I definetly want to do this thing on a budget. It would be next to impossible to use a lot of the stuff in it's original configuration. So while I think an "all-original" build would be cool, it just doesn't seem feasible.

Here are some of my ideas and what I'm hunting for:

Narrow trac or wide trac CJ-7 axles...simply for disc brakes and better aftermarket support
Saginaw steering conversion
GM 4.3 TBI V6, TH350, Dana 18
No more than a 2" or so lift.
31" tires probably on some white wagon wheels

That's just in a days thinking..........
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Unread 09-11-2012, 10:12 PM   #15906
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I have some feelers out on several things and in no order. I definetly want to do this thing on a budget. It would be next to impossible to use a lot of the stuff in it's original configuration. So while I think an "all-original" build would be cool, it just doesn't seem feasible.

Here are some of my ideas and what I'm hunting for:

Narrow trac or wide trac CJ-7 axles...simply for disc brakes and better aftermarket support
Saginaw steering conversion
GM 4.3 TBI V6, TH350, Dana 18
No more than a 2" or so lift.
31" tires probably on some white wagon wheels

That's just in a days thinking..........
You are really cool.
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Unread 09-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #15907
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Sounds pretty good, unless like some were saying, use an xj for a donor and use axles, motor, TC, seats, etc
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Unread 09-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #15908
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I agree with the lift size completely. I'm guessing you are going for fun around town and light trail fun? She be cool no matter what.
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Unread 09-11-2012, 10:21 PM   #15909
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Keep it original!! Here's a pic of my dad's 56 completely restored from ground up. Original engine even. He is the second owner he bought it when I was in high school I should be the third owner one day.

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Unread 09-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #15910
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I intend on keeping it as original as possible on the look. It had a V6 originally and still has the cool emblems on it.

The XJ drivetrain could become a nightmare real quick. T-case output is on the wrong side to start, and Im not a fan of the axles for swaps. I also dont want to get too wide. Obviously I have plenty of time to decide on drivetrain, but I might even go Chevy 4.3/TF999/18 or 30. Unfortunetly I know most of you will disagree with me, but I'm pretty much sticking with an auto trans. They are easier (for me) to mount, plumb, and drive

I will be sticking with leafs on all 4 corners.
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Unread 09-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #15911
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I intend on keeping it as original as possible on the look. It had a V6 originally and still has the cool emblems on it.

The XJ drivetrain could become a nightmare real quick. T-case output is on the wrong side to start, and Im not a fan of the axles. Obviously I have plenty of time to decide on drivetrain, but I might even go Chevy 4.3/TF999/18 or 30. Unfortunetly I know most of you will disagree with me, but I'm pretty much sticking with an auto trans. They are easier (for me) to mount, plumb, and drive

I will be sticking with leafs on all 4 corners.
I am not against you at all. Whatever you want to do with her is cool with me. Good job saving her from the fate she was heading for. My hat is off to you.
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Unread 09-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #15912
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I do live right up the road from the one on Durango and 215 north
It is right around the corner for me as well.
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Unread 09-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #15913
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I intend on keeping it as original as possible on the look. It had a V6 originally and still has the cool emblems on it.

The XJ drivetrain could become a nightmare real quick. T-case output is on the wrong side to start, and Im not a fan of the axles for swaps. I also dont want to get too wide. Obviously I have plenty of time to decide on drivetrain, but I might even go Chevy 4.3/TF999/18 or 30. Unfortunetly I know most of you will disagree with me, but I'm pretty much sticking with an auto trans. They are easier (for me) to mount, plumb, and drive

I will be sticking with leafs on all 4 corners.
Autos are just so much more convenient!
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Unread 09-11-2012, 11:46 PM   #15914
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Autos are just so much more convenient!
But everyone that I've been jeeping with that has an auto roasts their brakes on downhills!!
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Unread 09-12-2012, 12:11 AM   #15915
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Lol wait until you see my brakes on my wheeling rig. But I have the correct gearing and usually have to give it throttle on downhills in 4lo.

For the CJ5 I don't foresee it being a problem with the huge 31"s lol
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