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post #1 of 7 Old 06-29-2002, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question CJ Model swap

I have a glass cj7 in need of a full drive train. I'mnot looking to go extreme and would like to get out as easy as possible. Can I take another drivetrain and bolt it in? Is the only diff. in between a cj5 and cj7 drive the legnth(drive shaft)? There is a lot of info on engine swaps but not in conjunction with a tranny. Looking for ideas, Thanks.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-29-2002, 03:19 PM
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Since your looking for some thing that would be easy and dependable I would try to find either a rusted out older jeep that runs good or a wrecked newer Jeep.That way you'll get a complete drive train and won't have to deal with adapters. And yes the only differance between a CJ-5 and a CJ-7 is the lenght.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-29-2002, 05:23 PM
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By far the easiest way to go is with CJ drivetrains. This way you will have access to all the parts that are made to fit the application. It will be the most cost effective by far also. You can easily substitute V8 power in place of straight 6 power...direct bolt in! Flywheel and one mount are the only differences. AMC engines produced plenty of power and are know to last with the best of them.
Look for Jeep clubs in your state with Websites and 4-sale links. Look in e-bay and on the various forums here for 4-sale links. Rosser has one for example. Another example. Go to <a href="http://www.wilsons4x4.com" target="_blank">www.wilsons4x4.com</a> and browse the club links for their 4-sale areas.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-30-2002, 09:30 AM
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What year is your CJ7?
If you have a later model it will have widetrac axles, from around 1980-81 to 1986 I think.Before that they had narrow trac axles as did the CJ5's.
They will still fit but the wide trac seem to be more desireable as they offer more clearance for larger tires and articulation.
If you already have narrow trac axles now would be a good time to upgrade to the wide trac. they will bolt right in without a problem.
Just be sure that the front and rear gear ratios are the same or you will tear apart you drive train when in 4x4.
Also, the earlier hubs had 6 bolts to hold the locking hub as oposed to the newer models (again 1980-81 to 1986)that have 5.
I used the newer widetrac axles and the older knuckles and hubs with 6 bolts for more strength.
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hers some info that may help.

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Where are you located in PA?

'84 CJ-7 Junkyard TBI 360/T18/D300, 4" 4WDH Lift, D44 front with ARB and HS/D44 Rear w/ Detroit, 4.56s, 36" Iroks, TFI, TJ flares, Homemade rocker guards and bumpers with swing out, Optima Yellow Top, M8000, York OBA, 6pt cage
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In NEPA,
This yours or posted somewhere?
Would consider a trip out (about 5 hrs.).
Thanx
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-02-2002, 02:13 PM
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Right as of this minute I do not know of any. If you are willing to travel this far to get a decent frame and running gears I will search around and see what I can find though. I am acutally located in Kittanning PA which is about 2 hrs from State College. Let me know if you are interested and I will see what I can find.

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