Here is my attempt at a build thread, I found this jeep for sale locally and I decided to bring it home. It is a 1979 cj7 complete with a 258 i6, 3spd stick, dana 20 trnsfr,dana 30 front and amc 20 rear. Its a little rough but can still be saved to wheel again. I debated on the name of the thread and decided that "lucky seven" fit well considering that 7 has always been my lucky number, it's a cj7 and my birthday is 12/7. So here we go....
Here is a pic of the day I brought it home
I found some seats at summit racing and couldnt resist. They are smittybilt suspension seats and the price was right and shipping wasnt bad either. Im really happy with how close they are to a set of mastercrafts but was about half the price:banana:i also got the smittybilt center console for my cb to ride in. http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/y...er7676/003.jpg
08-20-2010 06:51 PM
dana 44 from a dj5= $99
gas to get it= $20
finding out it has too high of gearing= priceless
I found a dj5 at the local pull a part and robbed it of its rear and got home only to find out that it had 3.07 gears, but it beats sinking money into the amc 20. I ordered 4.56 gears, a new carrier, install kit and a loc right. after about 3 weeks i finally got all the parts and now its good:2thumbsup:
08-22-2010 06:29 PM
I installed my new rear bumper. It's Pro Comp with shackles and receiver.
08-31-2010 06:31 PM
found a twin stick for my dana 20 at jbfab for a good price and now its on its way through the mail.
i finally broke down and bought some new black wheels so i could get rid of the chrome, and i got the ones with 2.5 in of backspacing so i could widen my stance without spacers. i also bought rock sliders and full corner guards from smittybilt but im gonna try to get it painted before i put them on.