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post #1 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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cj7 build, pics

- found a rust-free cj7
- yanked the body and cleaned everything up, replaced seals
- sprayed bedliner inside the tub and fenderwells
- rebuilt the dana 300 & put on rear discs
- overhauled the motor
- yj springs, SOA, 1" body, bilstein shocks
- hei, weber carb, aluminum radiator & elec fan
- astrovan hydroboost with russell ss hoses and adapters
- dual optimas with perko switch, warn isolator, 100a alternator, etc.
- built the cage and painted to match
- built the dash (drew it on CAD and had it cut on a CNC laser)
- installed auto meter gauges, led's, marine stereo, etc.

theres a ton of other stuff not listed. i spent every dollar and every night for 3mos working on this thing. just a couple of big-ticket items left to do (tires, lockers) tell me what y'all think

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post #2 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 01:10 PM
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Excellent work... beautiful result. Congrats!

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post #3 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 01:20 PM
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Very Nicely done !!

I don't know much about SOA lifts, but are the springs supposed to be that flat? There's no arch to them at all.

If you're close to the Lafayette area I wouldn't mind taking a look at that thing, it's sweet.
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post #4 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 01:33 PM
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That is the beauty of a SOA. The spring is flat so it will flex up and down. That is why you get way more articulation from a SOA than a SUA.

What program did you use for your dash? I have one that is the basic dash with the steering wheel cut out in .DXF format.
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post #5 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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thanks and yes, theyre supposed to be pretty flat, but not that flat. i believe they are worn slap out. im going to be trying a pair of rear yj springs in the front in the next couple of days.

i'm located in central, just north of BR, not to far from laffayette
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post #6 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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i drew it on fastcad and converted it to dxf. i started out with a dxf that i found on the net that had the bolt holes and steering column but the bolt holes were a little off.
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post #7 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 02:00 PM
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looks great!! what's the thing on the transmission shifter?

77 CJ-7- AMC 360, Edelbrock cam, MC2100, Fenderwells, CJ T18/D20, Chevy D44/EB 9" rear, Trutrac f/r, 4.11, SOA, 1.25 lift shackles, 35x12.50 BFG KM2s, Shackle Reversal
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post #8 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 02:06 PM
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Very nice work, I like the dash and gauges mounted to the crossbar. You made quick work of that thing in only three months.
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post #9 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 02:34 PM
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That dash DXF you got off the net, is it from Trailslesstraveled?
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post #10 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 02:35 PM
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JP, thats the winch controller.
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post #11 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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yep. thats the one. i just got rid of the 'ears' that are supposed to break over at the top and bottom, widened the bolt holes to .4375", and drew in all the rest of my stuff.

and yes thats for the winch. don't know if i like it there yet.
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post #12 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 03:17 PM
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I used the same program to burn out two dashes. One went in my CJ7, the other went in my friends 67 CJ5. I had to do a little "tweaking" also.
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post #13 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 03:19 PM
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where did you get the roll bar?
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post #14 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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i built the front half out of 2" and welded it to the factory roll bar. i'm pretty sure they sell a pre-bent kit that you weld together yourself for a couple hundred bucks
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