Well I finally got my 1984 CJ'7 home and unfortunately it wasn't in near a good condition as I was told. Here are the specs on the Jeep as far as I can tell:
Fiberglass tub (with front tilting cap)
350 Chevy Small block(hence my username Jevy half Jeep half Chevy)
4"(?) suspension lift
2-3" body lift
35" BFG MT's
Known mechanical issues I will be addressing:
-Heater doesn't work
-frame cracks where the rear shackles connect to the frame
-Frame crack under the passenger side seat
-power steering pump has a real moan to it whenever any steering is done going down the road
-HUGE amounts of play in the steering while going down the road
-speedometer jumps while going down the road(cable hopefully)
-gas gauge doesn't work
-e brake light is on all the time
-brakes are very spongy feeling through the brake pedal....hopefully they just need to be bled some but they do stop very well
-I plan to fully service all fluids on it so I know when everything was serviced.
The plan is to use the Jeep for weekend camping/kayak/hunting trips. I do not have near the skills of a lot of people on here so this will be a budget/average Joe project.
Here are a few pics from the listing
So for the list of things planned in the near future(this is where it'll get interesting)
-I have a DIY JCR Offroad rear bumper (ordered)
-Install a rear seat with seat belts
-Replace the seat belts on the front seats
-Replace steering shaft on steering column(one on there is WORE out!!! ordered)
-install front rollcage
-security console with stereo(just basic radio nothing fancy)
replace front seats
Things to determine:
-whether to leave all of the lift on there. I may end up taking off the shackle lift and maybe the body lift as well.
-Debating on whether to keep the tilting front cap. I don't know if I will be able to have a winch on the front and still have the cap tilt. I will be doing some measuring in the near future to try to decide what to do. I'm concerned that going back to a conventional front end may take a great deal of work and $$$ to get the front grill/fenders/hood back to a conventional front end.
-Jeep came with a hardtop but soft doors. I will need to figure out whether to go soft top all the time or buy the hard doors. At this point I'm leaning towards a soft top but I have a while to figure that out.
I am also in the process of putting together an M-416 trailer to pull behind the Jeep but that's another thread.