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Unread 07-01-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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CJ7 build up

Got this 86 CJ7 at the shop here, and decided to upgrade everything. Changed the old motor out with a newer 06 4.0l, trans, and 241 transfer case. Updated all the wiring with 06 tj wiring and computer. Installed Dana 44 front and rear, 4 linked. Built tube fenders, front stinger/winch, rear tube fenders. Building a new gas tank behind the seat for a tj fuel pump. New AutoMeter gauges, Mastercraft seats, and the list goes on.



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Unread 07-01-2007, 04:30 PM   #2
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Unread 07-13-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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Nice rig, but the last year CJ's were made was'86.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 11:37 PM   #5
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Nice Jeep! What are the plans for the cage?
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Unread 07-14-2007, 06:38 AM   #6
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Nice build up. Impressive. What you running for gearing?
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Unread 07-14-2007, 05:25 PM   #7
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right, 86... Probably the poison spider cage with some add on reinforcement.
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Unread 07-17-2007, 09:04 PM   #8
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Unread 07-17-2007, 09:51 PM   #9
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Very Nice! I would like to know what all you did to get that suspension set up on a cj. Did you buy a kit for a TJ and modify it, or fab the whole thing? How does it handle on the street? This is something I would consider for my 84. A good write up would be cool. Again, looks great.
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Unread 07-17-2007, 10:12 PM   #10
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Full Traction 4" long arm kit for a TJ. It wasn't too bad. I hacked the chit out of the frame mounts, but used almost everything from the kit. By using the long arms provided, they stretched the wheel base about 6 inches. I dont know if I would do it the same a second time around though.
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Unread 07-17-2007, 10:20 PM   #11
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Heres an example, rear cross member. Cut the mounts off the kit, flipped them and welded in 3x3 square.
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