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Unread 11-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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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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After

As well decided to paint the engine and head.


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After

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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Unread 11-19-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Nice looking Jeep.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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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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Unread 07-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #4
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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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Unread 07-13-2014, 07:11 PM   #5
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Let's see the rear bumper/carrier! Looks great so far.
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Unread 07-15-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
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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. image-3586773786.jpg image-934538968.jpg image-2045057499.jpg
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Unread 07-15-2014, 08:48 PM   #7
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Any ideas on sprucing up the dash? Also where is everyone mounting cb?
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Unread 07-16-2014, 05:25 PM   #8
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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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Unread 07-17-2014, 09:02 AM   #9
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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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Unread 07-30-2014, 10:20 PM   #10
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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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Unread 08-07-2014, 07:50 AM   #11
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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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Unread 08-11-2014, 10:44 PM   #12
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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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