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post #1 of 16 Old 11-19-2013, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Nick's 77 CJ!

Hey all!!

New to the forum...



So the day we brought her home....









So began the fun....

The engine in the 77 we were unsure of in terms of condition and runability, so my father in law had a spare 258 out of an 81 that we knew ran great. We decided to use it.





We replaced the head gasket, valve seals, oil pan gasket, new oil pan, new water pump, fuel pump. I decided before putting the engine back in I should spruce up the engine bay...


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As well decided to paint the engine and head.


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So its finally time to put the engine in!

Installed a Clifford Racing Intake, Clifford Racing Header, as well as a MotorCraft 2100 Series 2 Barrel Carb.

She runs great!!!




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post #2 of 16 Old 11-19-2013, 05:18 PM
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Nice looking Jeep.

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post #3 of 16 Old 11-20-2013, 01:55 PM
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looks great! glad you're having so much fun with your fil doing the build. keep the pics coming.

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post #4 of 16 Old 07-13-2014, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the lack of updates. Installed a locking security center console. Finally receive the new Bestop seats. Installed drivers and took a picture for reference from old.
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Not a ton accomplished lately however been daily driving the jeep since OP and loving it! New bearings, and warn hubs up front. Custom rear bumper with spare tire carrier built and installed.

Installed fender flares, lift shackles, 33x12.50-15 Firestone A/Ts. Currently browsing cl daily for new suspension components.
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-13-2014, 07:11 PM
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Let's see the rear bumper/carrier! Looks great so far.

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post #6 of 16 Old 07-15-2014, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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A couple of shots of the tire carrier, new seats and center console. Need to do some work where the original spare tire carrier uses to be. Name:  image-3586773786.jpg
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Any ideas on sprucing up the dash? Also where is everyone mounting cb?
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post #8 of 16 Old 07-16-2014, 05:25 PM
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I've got my cb mounted inside the (same) center console. Here's how I did mine: http://jeep.smallcraft.net/cb_radio/

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post #9 of 16 Old 07-17-2014, 09:02 AM
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Looks awesome. I'm looking to put 33's on my CJ5, what size lift/shackle lift did you add?
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Looks awesome. I'm looking to put 33's on my CJ5, what size lift/shackle lift did you add?
The shackles only lifted it about 1 1/4" based on the before and after body line measurements.

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post #11 of 16 Old 08-07-2014, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Parts are finally hitting the door! Shocks arrived last night and springs, hangers, spring plates and brake lines are set to be delivered today. Can't wait!

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YJ Spring conversion installed. Went with RE 2.5" YJ springs. Extended length pro comp shocks, extended length SS brake lines.

Jeep drives nice and smooth and seems to articulate a bit better. Haven't really tested it out but will keep updated.



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Grinding out the rivets to move the shackle hanger forward


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First flex shot after wheels put on. Jack maxed out need to hit the trails to really test it.

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Been a while since I have updated. Haven't done much other than drive the jeep!! Installed a set of NOS Warn hubs and. Set of NOS steps. Will take pictures tomorrow. I will say it has been an memorable and fun/great experience building this with my father in law. All that is really left is paint and some odds and ends. Any suggestions??

Here's just a few shots of mine and his together. His is an '81

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Been a while since I have updated. Haven't done much other than drive the jeep!! Installed a set of NOS Warn hubs and. Set of NOS steps. Will take pictures tomorrow. I will say it has been an memorable and fun/great experience building this with my father in law. All that is really left is paint and some odds and ends. Any suggestions?? Here's just a few shots of mine and his together. His is an '81 Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum


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