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Unread 12-13-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
Infiniti89
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83 CJ7 Build(in progress)

Hey guys and gals, I recently acquired a 1983 Jeep CJ7 with some modifications already done to it. My father and I are working together to restore the body and turn this into a trail beast. Hope you enjoy the pics of what has been done so far and future pics that I will upload to keep everyone up to date on what we are doing to the jeep. Also if you have any input or ideas on what I should do to this thing, please feel free to let me know!!!

As for what has been done so far/my future goals as of right now are as follows:
So Far
-new blower motor
-I believe it has 72 Ford F-350 front and rear 3/4 ton axles
-6" custom suspension lift
-16.5 aluminum wheels
-37" x 12.5" Tires
-5.7L V8 350ci LS1 motor

Future
-TH350 rebuilt to racing specs
-Tub replacement parts(passenger inner wheel well, both rear corner panels, rear valence, windshield frame, and tailgate.)
-Body and Frame all Rhino Lined inside and out(I work at a Rhino Lining Shop)
-New dash panel
-CB radio
-new front and rear seats(Black Vinyl)
-Halogen Headlights
-replacing shock absorbers
-all new brake lines and master cylinder/brake booster
-drum rebuild kit for rear end
-all new fluids
-replace cap and rotor/spark plugs/wires
-Halogen headlights
-new diff gaskets
More to come.
Will probably add in a kenwood CD deck, speakers and some Red accenting LED's on the interior and a dome light.









Leave me some Feedback!!!

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Unread 12-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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Awesome AND an LS1!
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Unread 12-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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I wanna see the motor ?
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Unread 12-13-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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im no expert but judging by the intake in the first pic that's not an ls1. Also ford front diffs were drivers drop, so its probably a chev dana 44 front diff by the looks of it

otherwise it looks like a good project. I love the color
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Unread 12-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #5
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im no expert but judging by the intake in the first pic that's not an ls1.
Yep, looks like 5.7 TPI engine
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Unread 12-14-2013, 09:53 AM   #6
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Well found the block number today and it jnfortunately is NOT and LS1 motor it is a 80-85 gm 305 motor. As for the axles i was told they were 1ton axles dana 40 fronts and dana 60 reads which i now believe is untrue. Reason we suspected they were from a 72 for f350 is because the diff cover gaskets matched up with the ones we pulled off. Anyway to figure out for sure what they are? Thankyou everyone for the info and enthusiasm. Also the jeep will be fully black after the rhino lining as its the only color we deal with out of the shop i work for
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Unread 12-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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Well found the block number today and it jnfortunately is NOT and LS1 motor it is a 80-85 gm 305 motor. As for the axles i was told they were 1ton axles dana 40 fronts and dana 60 reads which i now believe is untrue. Reason we suspected they were from a 72 for f350 is because the diff cover gaskets matched up with the ones we pulled off. Anyway to figure out for sure what they are? Thankyou everyone for the info and enthusiasm. Also the jeep will be fully black after the rhino lining as its the only color we deal with out of the shop i work for
yep. old 305 tpi. not too bad but grossly underpowered for a v8. i think they came in camaros. be careful if you ever pull the intake tubes, they are papr thin and dent easily! post pics of the covers and axle numbers. dana 44s arent a one ton axle, they did come in 3/4 tons though. and if the rear is a dana 60,then score! post up some more detailed pics of the drivetrain.
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Unread 12-14-2013, 10:17 AM   #8
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oh and also id sell that bm proshifter and get just a megashifter. youll be happier with it. i had a proshifter on my s10 drag truck and its good for the stripp but thats about it. the reverse lockout makes it a pain to shift into reverse and park (have to use 2 hands)
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Unread 12-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #9
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okay, so i took some more pics today of the axles and engine. Will post them.

Front Axle

Rear Axle


Judging from what i am reading online and seeing on my axles/gears, I would say the front is a Dana 44 and the rear is a Dana 60? correct me if i am wrong and appreciate any input and knowledge anyone is willing to provide! thanks people.
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Unread 12-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #10
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Good score on the Dana 60. The d44 isn't bad either. Should be a good combo. I can't see too well but does anybody think that rear looks welded?
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Unread 12-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #11
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yeah the rear is welded posi.
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