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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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picking up my first cj tommorow

Picking up a 1985 cj7 tommorow. Needs the body put back onto the frame all the wiring done and paint.
My qurstion to you guys. What axles came stock in these cjs and what gears?
Im trading my yj for it so I know jeeps pretty well but not to much about cjs. Any Info you guys have would be greatly appreciated

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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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dana 30 & model 20 rear end. gears, could have had a few options.

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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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dana 30 & model 20 rear end. gears, could have had a few options.

pics?
Will post pics tommorow when I get it home. A bigger project than ive ever taken on. Needs the body put back onto the frame and all thr wiring done. Body work and paint.. the guy has a 4.0 with an ax15 in it now with whatever stock tcase was in the cj. Im looking forward to getting it going though and hopefully have it done by the summer!
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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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Will post pics tommorow when I get it home. A bigger project than ive ever taken on. Needs the body put back onto the frame and all thr wiring done. Body work and paint.. the guy has a 4.0 with an ax15 in it now with whatever stock tcase was in the cj. Im looking forward to getting it going though and hopefully have it done by the summer!
someone already did the hard part and bought the expensive conversion to mate the 300 to ax15 so I would say good score. You will be happy with the 4.0, ax15, d300 combo.
the d300 t-case is stronger than an np231 in your yj. Theres no chain to stretch. Had an xj with 300k and I put 2 chains in the t-case in its lifetime with me.
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The 4.0 litre is well suited to the CJ, so good score. The wiring and plumbing for the fuel injection can be a nightmare but there is a good thread on the Forum.

Apart from that painting and wiring is more straightforward on a CJ than most vehicles.

A 1985 also sometimes came with a Dana 44 axle, there were supply problems on the AMC20. This is a useful chart to identify them:
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Good to know.. the frame is solid. Body needs some work. Really just nervous about body work and electrical work. Ive never done a project like this where I have to conect steering and everything to get it to run. Hopefully it all goes good
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Unread 11-12-2013, 08:16 AM   #7
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good luck,
have you ever owned an jeep before,

they can be a tough mistress

I just enjoy driving my old jeep on a nice spring day, working on it is not my bag.

they are somewhat like a helicopter, for every hr of flying time, they take 10 hrs of maintenance and the US government backed treasury to buy parts.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #8
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good luck,
have you ever owned an jeep before,

they can be a tough mistress

I just enjoy driving my old jeep on a nice spring day, working on it is not my bag.

they are somewhat like a helicopter, for every hr of flying time, they take 10 hrs of maintenance and the US government backed treasury to buy parts.
I have owned jeeps. im actually trading him my 95 wrangler 4.0 swap with 4" lift 33s.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 08:14 PM   #9
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Picked it up tonight and cant wait to get started! Unfortunatly my phone wont let me post picture from it. I will post some as soon as I can!
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Unread 11-15-2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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which one do I have

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The 4.0 litre is well suited to the CJ, so good score. The wiring and plumbing for the fuel injection can be a nightmare but there is a good thread on the Forum.

Apart from that painting and wiring is more straightforward on a CJ than most vehicles.

A 1985 also sometimes came with a Dana 44 axle, there were supply problems on the AMC20. This is a useful chart to identify them:
OK... I thought "this chart is really cool. Now i can tell what i have". Well apparently I'm dumber than a sack of hammers. Which one do I have?
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Unread 11-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #11
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At least it's not a m20
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Unread 11-15-2013, 12:55 PM   #12
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OK... I thought "this chart is really cool. Now i can tell what i have". Well apparently I'm dumber than a sack of hammers. Which one do I have?
Thinking the same thing about mine lol.. mine doesn't look like any of those to me
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Unread 11-15-2013, 03:27 PM   #13
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OK... I thought "this chart is really cool. Now i can tell what i have". Well apparently I'm dumber than a sack of hammers. Which one do I have?
Looks like a D44 to me. One way to be sure is look for the BOM number

It'll look something like this
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Unread 11-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #14
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Looks like a Dana-44 to me too, in which case you are one lucky SOB! Great score!
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