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Unread 03-03-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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My First CJ project

++ UPDATE go to POST 22 On Page 2 to see the swap. ++





This is my 81 Cj7. It came with the 258 w/holley 2 barrel and edelbrock round air filter, also came with a t-18, model 20 tc swapped in, as well as a 3" lift. Other add ons include; step bars, 3 inch bumpers, fog lights, glass fenders and hood, hood scoop, warn lock outs, grill screen, custom steering wheel, chrome hood package, diamond plate tranny and winch area covers, diamond plate side body and corners, best top high back seats, and best top roll bar cover.

List of plans
1. Paint hardtop black (it was getting fuzzy fiberglass stuff on the top.. no good)- done
2. New wheels and tires- done
3. Fix rust - 80% done
4. 360 swap
5. Repaint Kubota Orange (the original) dash is done as well as tranny cover

So i didn't take a pic of anything until now i've already done the floor pans, under seat area, sides firewall to end of door (repair metal from JCW) wheels and tires, the hardtop, fixed all the body mounts, and various other rust outs in the tub, changed fender flares from the over sized back to the regular size, put in front fender indicators, redid all the wiring front to back, and flipped tailgate hinges right side up (PO had them upside down) Added new door handles as well as a new t handle for the top, all new heating system controls, finishing up the outer quarter panels and corners and a new rear frame box piece where the gas tank bolts.

First less than desirable incident; i was driving up the dirt pile in the back and made it up just fine, got high centered and was teetering back and forth, i backed up and slammed the hitch right into the ground. Pulled out the bolts for the bumper, and bent the bumper mounting brackets, as well as punctured the gas tank, and the gas tank skid. "Not bad for the first time I'd say..."

Will post pics when i get to 50 post lol they are on photobucket however, i'm JeepnBlake there as well.

I do appreciate POSITIVE FEEDBACK and all tips and hints

If all goes well i will become then proud new owner of an AMC 360 on thursday!
Thanks for looking.

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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good start, just put some jb weld on the gas tank.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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i did that actually when i had it off before i smashed it.. then after it got smashed it was all over... there was a dent about the size of a baseball and holes and tears in the metal it was a sad sight indeed
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Unread 03-03-2008, 09:17 PM   #4
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Will post pics when i get to 50 post lol they are on photobucket however, i'm JeepnBlake there as well.
Go ahead and post pics, they will show up as links and someone here will make em click free. Welcome to the forum. sounds like you are well ahead of my project, but it is hard to work outdoors in the Maine winter
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Unread 03-04-2008, 01:17 AM   #5
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If you don't mind could you give me a ballpark idea how much the 360 set you back? I am curious as I have been contemplating doing the same thing with my '79.
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Unread 03-04-2008, 02:58 PM   #6
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well for the swap you need the 360 itself, a flywheel if it is coming out of an automatic, and motor mounts if your jeep has a 6 cylinder, headers since the original 360 ones from a waggy won't work, (304 heads from a cj will) exhaust of some kind

AMC 360 $350-500
Flywheel $200 (from JCW)
Headers $170 for inside the frame rails, $160 for fender wall (Headman Hedders from JCW
Exhaust $$$ varies greatly
Motor mounts $30

Adding that all up i'm figuring pretty close to $1000
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Unread 03-04-2008, 03:15 PM   #7
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HA - please someone sell me a Passenger side V8 motor mount for $30 - they're not as easy to come by as one might think......
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Unread 03-04-2008, 03:29 PM   #8
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i'm having problems finding anything other than the more bombproof mounts.... a guy on the official AMC v-8 thread had some luck getting some for cheap

from what i've heard its the bracket that goes from frame to the rubber mount, and then the rubber mount, or go with M.O.R.E. Bombproofs...
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Unread 03-04-2008, 03:43 PM   #9
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problem is the only thing I still need is the passenger side frame horn - they guy that I bought the engine from forgot to pull it before he scrapped the frame
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Unread 03-04-2008, 03:47 PM   #10
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ya thats a bummer.... i'm still debating on go with the bombproofs, or try and find a stock 304 one and then getting the rubber mounts...
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Unread 03-04-2008, 03:54 PM   #11
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Bombproofs are not an option as far as I am concerned since I do not want poly mounts.

Sorry for the thread hijack BTW
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Unread 03-04-2008, 04:00 PM   #12
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ha ha no worries any reason i should go against the bombproofs?
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Unread 03-04-2008, 11:02 PM   #13
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Just the additional vibration that is carried into the chassis by the stiffer poly mounts.
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Unread 03-05-2008, 12:07 AM   #14
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well for the swap you need the 360 itself, a flywheel if it is coming out of an automatic, and motor mounts if your jeep has a 6 cylinder, headers since the original 360 ones from a waggy won't work, (304 heads from a cj will) exhaust of some kind

AMC 360 $350-500
Flywheel $200 (from JCW)
Headers $170 for inside the frame rails, $160 for fender wall (Headman Hedders from JCW
Exhaust $$$ varies greatly
Motor mounts $30

Adding that all up i'm figuring pretty close to $1000
Thanks for the info........
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'45 CJ2A, L134 Go Devil, T-90 Tranny, Warn O/D, T-18 T-Case, Dana 25 Frt, Dana 41 Rear, 531st CJ made

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Unread 03-05-2008, 05:05 AM   #15
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Good Job, you have a lot done already.

My Project is going ssssoooo slow that a brand newbe could finish before me.

I can't find the time, money and sometime the effort to get out there and work on it.

Luck with the rest of the project, post some pics.
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