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Jayson44 11-10-2008 12:07 PM

CJ of the Month for December 2008
Year of CJ: 1983 CJ5

Engine: recently swapped Chevy 305

Transmission: T-176

Transfer Case: Dana 300

Front Axle: NT D30 w/3.54 gears, 1.5" spacers

Rear Axle: NT AMC20 w/3.54 gears, 1.5" spacers, Lockrite

Suspension: stock

Tires: 31" Super Swamper TSL's

Additional Mods: CB w/custom mount, custom made front & rear bumpers, custom made rock sliders, custom made rear tool box, CD player & speakers, and a light bar and custom decals that all came from the dealership.

other pics:

BESRK 01-01-2009 07:22 AM

CJ of the Month for January 2009
Congrats to COBRA5LADDICT!!!


Year of CJ: 1980 cj5 w/ orig steel tub

Engine: .040 over 360 w/ TBI

Transmission: t-176 4 speed

Transfer Case: dana 300 short output

Front Axle: dana 30

Rear Axle: dana 44 out of a 86 cj7

Suspension: alcan custom 3.5" rear and 4" front leafs w/ confer shackles

Tires: BFG 31-10.50's w/ matching spare

Additional Mods:

complete body off restoration. sandblasted frame, body, all sheetmetal replaced by me. interior is gator guard, body is base coat clear amber fire pearl. powerplant is a .040 360 with edelbrock intake, Howell 50 state legal TBI setup with HEI. Bulltear supplied the nickel timing cover, oil filter bypass adapter and stainless steel midplate. oil pump gears hydo relief cut. stock manifolds into custom 2-1/2" single exhaust with cat and turbo muffler. widetrack axles off 86 cj7 (dana 44 rear). complete restoration of rare ACME fiberglass hardtop and doors (not pictured). all new seals, latches felts etc.

i dont know if this counts for much but i have done 98% of all the work myself

BESRK 01-31-2009 05:21 PM

CJ of the Month for February
Congrats to Ronzi!!!


Year of CJ - 1983 CJ-8

Engine- 350 Chevy crate motor w/ serp belt setup. Edelbrock performer intake Edelbrock 4bbl carb, Headers and Mallory ignition.

Transmission- 700R4

Transfer Case- Dana 300 w/ twin stick

Front Axle- Dana 44 w/ 4.88's ARB air locker and high steer

Rear Axle- Dana 60 w/ 4.88's ARB air locker, 5 lug conversion and rear discs

Suspension- Spring over axle lift, Rancho 9000 series shocks. Zero body lift!

Tires- 36x14.5-15 Super Swamper TSL Radials on 15x10 Centerline wheels.

Additional Mods- Full roll cage, dual electric fans,onboard air, Warn 9500 lb winch, AGR steering box, Linexed interior and cage, custom aluminum dash w/ all autometer gauges, Lokar shifter.

BESRK 03-03-2009 03:26 PM

March CJ of the Month
Congrats to certifiablejeep!!


Originally Posted by certifiablejeep (Post 6502325)
Lets try this again with a different picture.


Year of CJ - 1976 CJ5

Engine - 304 V8 .030 over with mild cam and aluminum EdelBrock Performer 4bbl intake, Affordable Fuel Injection, K&N filter, Headers, HEI ignition

Transmission - T150

Transfer Case - Dana 20

Front Axle - Dana 30

Rear Axle - AMC 20, 1 piece mosers

Suspension - 4" SuperLift, Heckthorn shocks, 1/2" lift shackles, 1" Daystar Body Lift

Tires - 33x12.5-15 BFG Mud Terrains on Outlaw II 15x10 aluminum wheels

Additional Mods - 2001-2004 Frame Off Restoration, Currie Steering brace, Big Daddy Steering Bracket, TKH Fab Front/Rear bumpers, Magnum 9000 winch, painless wiring harness, Tuffy Center Console & rear speaker/storage boxes, Herculine tub, Poison Spyder Customs Rocker Knockers, H4 Halogen Headlight Conversion, Centerforce II Clutch, FlowKooler Water Pump, Hydraulic Hood strut rods.

BESRK 04-01-2009 06:12 PM

April's CJ of the Month
Congrats to CopperCJ7!!


Originally Posted by CopperCJ7 (Post 6722031)

Year of CJ 1984

Engine 4.0 EFI swap, AEM cold air intake (TJ) altered to fit

Transmission T-5 (rebuilt)

Transfer Case Dana 300 (rebuilt)

Front Axle Dana 30 (rebuilt)

Rear Axle Model 20 (rebuilt) - Superior one-piece kit, trussed (swap in a 44 in the future)

Suspension Rubicon Express Extreme Duty 2.5" (soon to have a 1" BL)

Tires Cooper STT 32" with OMF Performance beadlocks

Additional Mods

Removable front cage section fabbed from mostly Rockhard components, Tuffy boxes (trunk, glove, center, (2) door locks and (2) wheel well), Herc'd tub, gas skid and wheel wells, custom sub box under Mastercraft rear bench, A to Z Fabrication Sliders, Purple Cranium front diff cover, custom side hood vents, custom side mirror brackets (I can see!), Xenon flares painted to match, Wrangler hood catches, Hanson front bumper, LoD rear bumper, Autometer gauges, Tomken steering skid, LED interior lighting, 8K winch, Grant steering wheel, custom upholstery, Wipe-Boy (angled) wiper arms, Marine-grade power ports, RAM mount for GPS, Lifeline battery, Load Boss 160-amp alternator, Pro-Tork starter, Warrior corners... (every single thing on this Jeep has been replaced with exception of the frame and tub) Oh, and I named her "Penny" either because she's copper or that's all I have in my bank account after the restore. :2thumbsup:

BESRK 05-03-2009 04:35 PM

May CJs of the Month! A Tie!!
Congrats to the tied winners!!! jayhawkclint and patcj7


Originally Posted by jayhawkclint (Post 6928835)
Year of CJ 1970 (mostly)

Engine Buick "Dauntless" 225 cid odd fire

Transmission T-18 (wide ratio)

Transfer Case D18 (with Warn overdrive)

Front Axle D27, 4.88, PowrLok

Rear Axle D44 (flanged), 4.88, PowrLok

Suspension 2.5" late CJ leafs, reverse shackle

Tires 33x10.50 BFG MT

Additional Mods Ground Pounder Fab front bumper, power brakes, hydraulic clutch, 6pt roll bar, GM HEI (even fire dist modified for odd fire), Offenhauser intake, Holley Truck Avenger, dual fuel tanks

Recent family outing to the Little Sahara ORV park in Waynoka, OK, with my stepson riding shotgun:

Tuttle Creek ORV park in Randolph, KS:


Originally Posted by patcj7 (Post 6990779)
Year of CJ : 1979

Engine : 4.2L

Transmission : 4 speed manual

Transfer Case : ?

Front Axle : Dana 30 4.10 (Wide axle)

Rear Axle : D44 4.10 (Wide axle)

Suspension : 4.5'' Extreme duty Rubicon express + 1'' body mount lift

Tires : 35x12.5x15 BF Mud

Additional Mods : Corbeau Baja SS seat, Clarion speaker and radio, SS Bracket, Chrome roll bar and bumper.

BESRK 06-01-2009 06:59 PM

CJ of the Month for June 2009
Congrats to kercher.. CJ of the Month for June!!


Originally Posted by kercher (Post 7150332)
Here is mine...


Year of CJ: 1948

Engine: 1970 225 V6 oddfire

Transmission: T18A

Transfer Case: Twinsticked Dana 18

Front Axle: d30

Rear Axle; d44

Suspension: SOA

Tires: 35x1450x15 Boggers on 15x10s

Additional Mods: Warn OD, chromo shafts, Warn D44 full float kit, Corbeau Seats, Warn 5721 Winch converted to soleniod operation, dual fuel tanks, stainless 3a windshield...

BESRK 07-01-2009 12:52 PM

CJ of the Month for July
Congrats to mvigo!! :thumbsup:


Originally Posted by mvigo (Post 7353479)

Year of CJ: 1985

Engine: fuel injected 258

Transmission: T-5

Transfer Case: Dana 300

Front Axle: Dana 30

Rear Axle: AMC 20

Suspension: Rubicon Express Extreme Duty 2.5"

Tires: Cooper Discoverer STT 32 x 11.5 x 15"

Additional Mods: 1" body lift, posi front & rear, 3.73's, 1 piece axles, Currie twin sticks, Hurst shifter, dual batteries, Warn rock crawler bumpers, Warn rock sliders, Warn differential cover, Tuffy storage, Ramsey winch, KC lights, Line-X'd tub.

BESRK 08-04-2009 05:54 AM

CJ of the Month for August
Congrats neals80 !!! :cheers2:


Originally Posted by neals80 (Post 7509934)
This is my 1980 ( green one) original jeep with stock 258, teamrushed, MC2100 carb 33X12.5X15 Tires, 1inch Body lift...AMC 20 rear with tru lock that still works, dana 30 upfront all stock. Dana 300 transfer case and T176 Tranny....56K original miles...everything works even the wiper washer. She is used in the woods and likes getting muddy....This is not an extreme machine just a everyday Jeep that gets it done on the trails and in the Mud....

BESRK 09-01-2009 06:53 PM

CJ of the Month for September
Congrats to certifiable jeep!!! :thumbsup::cheers2:


Originally Posted by certifiablejeep (Post 7708872)

Year of CJ : 1978
Engine : Rebuilt 258 w/ Howell Fuel Injection .030 with stock setup
Transmission : T-18 Swap from F250
Transfer Case : Dana 300 (rebuilt and Novak adapted to T-18)
Front Axle : Dana 30
Rear Axle : AMC20
Suspension : 5.5" - 4" SuperLift Springs, 1" Body Lift, 1/2" Lift Shackles
Tires : 33" Pro Comp Mud Terrains on Laredo Chrome 15x8" Wheels

Additional Mods: Full Frame-Off Restoration completed in 2009, Hand Rolled Silver Paint Job, Scrambler 1/2 Cab w/ Swapped in rear sliding window, Scrambler bulkhead, Rock Hard Scrambler Cage converted to fit inside 1/2 Cab, Poison Spyder Custom Rocker Knockers, Custom Front/Rear Bumpers with swing out, Hi-Lift in Rear carrier, 21 Gallon Plastic tank with skid, CJ Logo High Back Seats, Tuffy Center Console, converted dash to be a Laredo, swapped in tilt column, hydraulic clutch, power brakes, power steering, W/T axles with disc brakes, herculined inside, Duplicolor lined underneath, NOS Laredo Mirrors... and much much more to do...

BESRK 10-02-2009 06:20 AM

CJ of the Month for October 2009
Congrats to CjinPA!!


Originally Posted by CjinPA (Post 7902614)

Year of CJ: 1984 CJ-7

Engine: 4.6L Northstar V8 from a 1993 STS running the factory OBD I computer.

Transmission: 700R4 rebuilt by GM, with electric controlled overdrive, B&M ratchet shifter.

Transfer Case: Dana 300 twin sticked

Front Axle: Dana 30 with Aussie Locker geared 3.73, Superwinch Hubs.

Rear Axle: Dana 44 limited slip from a Scout II geared 3.73

Suspension: 4" SUA Superlift, Trail Master SSV shocks

Tires: 37x12.5R15 Goodyear MTR's on 15x10 Procomp 1079 series wheels

Additional Mods:
It was a complete restore / modification. The color is a 2007 corvette color Atomic Orange pearl metallic with extra gold metallic in the paint. The front and rear 6" of the frame has been plated with 1/4" steel. The tub, fenders, hood, and windshield frame are from AJ's and were some of the last pieces out of the factory. The tub has a 1" body lift built into it and sits on stock height Prothane body mount bushings and an additional 1" soft rubber body mount lift. The fenders were trimmed to better match the Bushwacker 6" pocket flares. The doors are from an 87 YJ Sahara which have the storage pockets on the inside door panels. The chrome grill overlay is a NOS Laredo piece. The dash plate is diamond plate aluminum and was made by Logan metal products. It has the factory Laredo clock and aftermarket Laredo tach, Auto Meter oil pressure and coolant temp gauges, and B&M trans temp gauge. Front seats are super seats from 4wd hardware. The rear seat is honey colored from an 85 Laredo. The dash pad and grab bar are Nutmeg from an 84 Laredo. The Laredo steering wheels was taken from the same Jeep as the grab bar and dash pad. The rear part of the cage is from a 92 YJ. The front half is from M.O.R.E. Tuffy style center console with radio. Custom front and rear drive shafts. Olympic YJ nerf bars modified to fit the CJ frame. The oil pan was shaved for front drive shaft clearance. Perma Cool transmission cooler. Flaming River intermediate steering shaft and a Borgeson stub shaft coupled to the steering box. Steering box brace. Dual electric pusher fans. 1995 YJ dual diaphragm brake booster. Oversized 22 gallon stainless gas tank and skid plate. 2.25" dual exhaust with high flow cats and Flowmaster super 40 mufflers. A bunch of custom brackets machined by my father. My father, a friend, and myself built the Jeep in my two-car garage.

BESRK 11-02-2009 06:47 AM

CJ of the Month for November 2009
Congrats Fatman!!


Originally Posted by Fatman (Post 8032693)
Year of CJ : 1984
Engine : Rebuilt 258 w/ Howell Fuel Injection, Clearwater 4.0 Head, Crane Cam, HEI, Borla Header
Transmission : T-18a w/ Centerforce II
Transfer Case : Overhauled Clocked Dana 300
Front Axle : Dana 30 (3.73) Built by Ted Wendel
Rear Axle : Scout II Dana 44 (3.73) by Ted Wendel
Suspension : 4.5" Rubicon Express, 1" Prothane Body Lift
Tires : 35" BFG AT’s on 15x10” MT Classic II Wheels

Additional Mods : Complete Frame-Off Restoration completed in 2008, Ground Pounder Fab Custom Front/Rear Bumpers with Swing-out, Kentrol Sport Cage with Fatman-Fab Custom Overhead, Fatman-Fab Six point Cage/Frame Tie-ins, Fatman-Fab Rock Sliders, Fatman-Fab Detachable Side Steps, Fatman-Fab Custom Dash with Auto Meter Ultra Lite Gauges, Trail Quest 24 Gallon Fuel Tank with Skid, OK Tie Rod Flip, SpiderTrax 1.25” Front Spacers, Warn Premium Hubs, Vanco Power Vacuum Brakes, Stainless Brake / Fuel Lines, YJ Side Mirrors, YJ Type Hood Latches, Hood Lock, Joes Racing Battery Shut-off, Extreme Chassis Grounding, Blazer Blower Motor, Steering Box Support Bracket, Two Steering Box Support Braces, Custom 2.5” Exhaust w/ Catalytic, Electric Fan w/ Control Circuit, POR15 / Chassis Black Frame, Paint: Ford Screaming Yellow by Adam Brown Customs, Bushwacker Fender Flares, Herculiner with UV Protectant Top Coat inside and underside of Tub, Blacked-out Exterior Trim / Hinges, Two-tone High Back Seats, Tuffy Center Console, Grant Removable Steering Wheel, Dynamat Firewall, Custom E-Brake Pedal, 600W of Off-road Lighting (ProComp)

Thanks for look'n:

BESRK 12-02-2009 10:05 AM

December 2009 CJ of the Month
Congrats to flexytj79!! :thumbsup:


Originally Posted by flexytj79 (Post 8264667)
scrambler from Australia


Year of CJ
1982 scrambler



Transfer Case
dana 300

Front Axle
hpd 44 , 4.88 ratios , arb locker , fullsize cherro brakes

Rear Axle
rockcrusher full floater dana 60 4.88 ratios arb locker

longer leaf springs ranch shocks

315/75/16 kumhos currently (35x12.5x15 maxxis trepadores in some pics )

Additional Mods

arb snorkel , custom sliders , shorty front bar , warn rear bar , tj flares ,

BESRK 01-02-2010 07:17 PM

January 2010 CJ of the Month
Congrats to Paul!!! :thumbsup:


Originally Posted by paulzwieg (Post 8434345)

Year of CJ 1983

Engine 401

Transmission T18

Transfer Case Dana 20 twin stick 2:46-1

Front Axle Dana 44 detroit 5:13

Rear Axle Ford 9 inch spool 5:13

Suspension 4" Rough country

Tires 35" BFG Krawlers MTW beadlocks

Additional Mods Custom cage, homemade fenders, Kevlar body, warn winch Mobi Arc, OBA, custom steering, the list goes on...

BESRK 02-02-2010 03:15 PM

February 2010 CJ of the Month
Congrats to Jeepfreak81!! :cheers2:


Originally Posted by Jeepfreak81 (Post 8616261)

Year of CJ 1946

Engine 225 Buick Oddfire V6 [yanked from a 1971 Jeepster Commando]

Transmission T86 till it blows, then T18 or SM420.

Transfer Case Spicer 18

Front Axle D30 3.73gears, 11" drums

Rear Axle Lincoln Locked 1971 Flanged D44 3.73 gears for street-ability

Suspension 2-3" Lift

Tires 34x9.5 Super Swamper TSL's

Additional Mods Smittybilt Xrc8 winch frenched into front frame with motor protection, power steering, Ultimate Air, CJ5 Frame, Diamond plate floors, frame bracing/plating, vice/plow mount, LED lighting, YJ Shackles, CB, Military Arctic hard top, way too many to list. This Jeep has pieces from every SWB jeep made except the JK. For more up to date pics see my build thread. The jeep looks rough, but is a rock solid wheeler. Some mods not in the below two pics, but are shown in my build thread below!

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