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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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I smell what you steppin' in

First post, so howdy. Been lurking a while, seems like a good bunch and lots of good info to be had.

I have an 1986 CJ7, currently in boxes for the third rebuild. Hope to have back on the road by fall, we'll see. I have owned the Jeep for almost 20 years, at one time my 2 sons and I had 7 CJ's in my shop. My D-n-L still has one as well.

Been gathering parts for the re-assembly, just picked up this top and doors last weekend. http://gulfport.craigslist.org/pts/3784974406.html

I'm sure I'll have plenty questions, intending to go fuel injected this time, hoping for a pass on the sniff check.

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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Good crowd here and lots of help
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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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welcome to the obsession oh wait i guess you've had it for 20+ years. that top and those doors look like they are in really good shape I wish mine were in that good of shape. welcome to the forum.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. Be Careful though some of these guys might bite.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #5
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Looks like a nice to jeep to start again! Did you happen to score a Dana 44? Completely up to you, but I couldn't part with the top and doors. Especially ones that are as nice as yours.

Welcome to the Forum!

Edit: just reread and saw that those were the doors and top you picked up. Haha! Yeah, nice find! Enjoy!
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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #6
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Are you thinking TBI, Mopar, or what for the FI?
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Unread 05-17-2013, 08:17 AM   #7
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nice find on the doors and hardtop - they look great.
I have them both already and they are near mint - but I have never had them on after the repaint.
Yet I don't want to sell them as they will go with CJ whenever I decide to sell.
I go "topless" and without doors year round.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #8
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Are you thinking TBI, Mopar, or what for the FI?

Not sure on the FI, will need some advice. I live in Louisiana, but still have to pass smog test on a sniffer. Don't need all the 1986 smog control as long as I pass the sniff. So, I might do the Mopar with a cat unless someone has a better suggestion.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum. Be Careful though some of these guys might bite.
Been married three times, know what getting bit feels like.

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Did you happen to score a Dana 44?
Mine came with Dana front and rear.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #10
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Been married three times, know what getting bit feels like.
If you married the same woman twice , you get double bit!
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Unread 05-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #11
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If you married the same woman twice , you get double bit!

Number one and three are the same
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Unread 05-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #12
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Lol!

You might also consider Howell TBI, that was the route I went, but I wanted to be able to pass visual and sniffer. Mopar is the expensive route. If you're just looking to pass the sniff test, look into doing a junkyard TBI. It'll save you money, but will probably provide more headaches.

Your's has a Dana 44 up front and rear? Lucky dog, someone added that front axle unless its a Dana 30. Few of us are lucky enough to just get the stock rear D44, but you doubled up!
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