How did you get it out in the open quick enough?
I took a towing cord and towed it out with my daily drive ; I had 4 Jeeps and the daily is a citroŽn :-(
Rebuilding is an option, but there where a lot of special features, here's a list :
CJ 7 1985 ( ingeschreven als Oldtimer 1964)
Wranglerbody '89 + 2" bodylift + Fiberglass One-piece front End
Full Roll Over Cage built on chassis extra supports
V8 350" 5.7L Chevy small block with inframe Hedman headers and Special
Stainless Steel Exhaust made by EPS Holland + Holley 670cfm Pro-Jection + K & N airfilter + 2 Optima Yellow Top (separate switches Winch or Start) + Heavy duty startmotor CVR
Front : Scout Dana 44 R&P 3.73 + ARB locker + Warn heavy duty axles shafts + spicer 297X + Tom Woods 6.5Ē long travel driveshaft, 5 degree caster and pinion rotated 13 degrees so it was pointed towards the output shaft transfert case
Rear: Scout Dana 44 R&P 3.73 + ARB locker + Warn heavy duty axles shafts +Warn Full floater kit + CV Tom Woods driveshaft
Brakes: 4 discs + regulator front-rear
Handbrake : hydraulic on 4 discs
SOA with Custom made Wrangler outboard suspension springs with extra leafs and High clearance steering +Slick Rock heavy duty spring shackle hangers front and rear + RANCHO 9000 Shocks with remote control system left - right and custom made anti inversion shackles + custum made military wrap leafs
Tires: 36" x 13.5 x 15 Super Swamper Radial on 15x7"
T176 Gearbox and Dana 300 transfercase with 4:1 Terra-Low kit
Steering: Grant Challenger + Currie Heavy Duty Steering box brace + Borgeson heavy duty steering shaft + AGR steering box and pump
Winch: Warn 9500 i winch with bulletproof front custom made bumper and in cab control
Custom made Anti-Wrap Bar
Heavy duty tire carrier from 4WD Hardware
Oversize 22(100liter) Gallons Stainless Steel Gas tank + SS skidplate
Optima Yellow top Battery 2 pieces
Cobra front seats + Tuffy Stereo Console + Husky front floor liners + scrotch auto seat belts
Autometer Fuel + voltmeter and Autometer mechanical oil and temperature
meters + 3 x custom made Aluminium boxes + rear seat
Stainless steel side bars + double rear bumpers
1 set metal half doors + 1 set full metal doors
Bikini top custom made
Cover alu boxes custom made
I was planning to put in an TH350 (had just collected all the peaces) and cutting brakes.
I don't know if I can put it up to replace the engine, shocks, ... even the ALU custum made boxes are melted...It wil take time and $$$
I think I will stick with the YJ 4.0 wich has 35" BFgoodrich 4,11 gearing and ARB and moser full floating kit in the rear and true trac in front, and a spiral conversion kit for offroading and the standarsd CJ7 4,2 for cruising. I had an YJ sahara 2?5i, but that one was just sold.