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post #91 of 136 Old 01-09-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep is running great with an edelbrock carb that I had.

New mastercraft seats are here. should go in this weekend.

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1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

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post #92 of 136 Old 01-09-2013, 08:42 PM
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The Jeep is looking really good!! Keep up the hard work.

Wife: "Just spend the money and do it right the first time!!"

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post #93 of 136 Old 01-10-2013, 11:49 AM
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Curious what you did for the paint route? Wanting to paint mine red, preferably on a budget. Looks really good by the way.
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post #94 of 136 Old 01-11-2013, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. As for paint I actually just scuffed it with a scotch brite pad, hit it with Duplicolor Self-Etching primer and then used some Red Case-IH farm implement paint from our local farm supply store. I will admit it looks good in pictures and from about 10-20 feet, but up close you can tell it isn't professional. To me it's good enough though.

1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

98 Wrangler - 2.5L, 5spd, 4" Rough Country lift, Homemade Highline, 35" Buckshot Mudders - SOLD
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post #95 of 136 Old 01-12-2013, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Got my seats installed. Modded both brackets but more so on the drivers side so that it sits about two inches lower and further back. I'm very happy with them.
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1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

98 Wrangler - 2.5L, 5spd, 4" Rough Country lift, Homemade Highline, 35" Buckshot Mudders - SOLD
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post #96 of 136 Old 02-23-2013, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Ground off cam gear. FML
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1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

98 Wrangler - 2.5L, 5spd, 4" Rough Country lift, Homemade Highline, 35" Buckshot Mudders - SOLD
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post #97 of 136 Old 02-23-2013, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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So apparently the cam gear is replaceable????? That makes this a much smaller problem.

1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

98 Wrangler - 2.5L, 5spd, 4" Rough Country lift, Homemade Highline, 35" Buckshot Mudders - SOLD
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post #98 of 136 Old 03-09-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Started replacing the cam gear. Got everything apart to find the timing chain is stretched and very loose. Got one ordered.
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1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

98 Wrangler - 2.5L, 5spd, 4" Rough Country lift, Homemade Highline, 35" Buckshot Mudders - SOLD
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post #99 of 136 Old 03-09-2013, 10:20 PM
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Why is it every project started is the beginning of three more? No wonder it's so addictive, gotta' love it!
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post #100 of 136 Old 04-08-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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So being the brilliant SOB that I am, after I got the motor all put back together and running fantastically I decided to see how hard it would launch. So now if I hold the brakes and release the clutch my rear driveshaft spins but the tires don't. So yeah.. rear end is rather broken. And now it's upgrade time. I am trading the install labor on a B&W hitch in a new RAM for a Dana 44/14 Bolt set with 4.56 Gears. Definitely not ideal, but the price is very right. Planning on just doing a spring over in the rear and a simple radius arm and air shock setup in the front. Looking at 39.5" Iroks.. I am aware this is a bit much for a Dana 44 so I intend on leaving it open for the time being and then going to RCV shafts WHEN I to start breaking things.
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1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

98 Wrangler - 2.5L, 5spd, 4" Rough Country lift, Homemade Highline, 35" Buckshot Mudders - SOLD
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post #101 of 136 Old 04-08-2013, 10:41 PM
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Well this build just took a jump to the extreme, I like it
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post #102 of 136 Old 04-09-2013, 05:02 AM
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Congrats on the CJ...and welcome back to the world of "what the hell is wrong now!?!"
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post #103 of 136 Old 04-09-2013, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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And of course we got a foot of snow last night. If the Jeep wasn't broken I could have a ton of fun.

1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

98 Wrangler - 2.5L, 5spd, 4" Rough Country lift, Homemade Highline, 35" Buckshot Mudders - SOLD
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post #104 of 136 Old 04-14-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Making a bit of progress this weekend. Shaved the bottom of the 14 bolt and got it completely torn down. I should get most if not all my parts for the disc brake conversion this week. Here's a couple pics. More will come as I make more progress.
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1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

98 Wrangler - 2.5L, 5spd, 4" Rough Country lift, Homemade Highline, 35" Buckshot Mudders - SOLD
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post #105 of 136 Old 04-14-2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I've found a set of 39.5-13.50-17 iroks in Denver for half the price of new. I'm headed down there for Chrysler training tomorrow so I'm gonna go check them out.

Also a few more pics of the shave.
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1977 CJ7 -- 304, SM465, Dana 20, custom front radius arm, Dana 44/14 bolt with 4.56 gears, 39.5x13.50-17 Iroks,
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bought-cj-1327849/

98 Wrangler - 2.5L, 5spd, 4" Rough Country lift, Homemade Highline, 35" Buckshot Mudders - SOLD
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