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Unread 08-17-2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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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


And here is one of how it looks now...


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Unread 08-17-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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Nice, I learned over the weekend that licorice is big in the Netherlands, future father in law just returned from a trip. I would suggest, "project licorice!"
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Unread 08-17-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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I bought a roll bar out of a Tj Wrangler and made it work It only cost 50 bucks and came with the sound bar and padding.



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Unread 08-17-2010, 08:51 PM   #4
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Nice find!
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Unread 08-18-2010, 07:24 PM   #5
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Nice find!
thanx i thought it was worth the 2700 i payed for it even tho the frame needs a little attention
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Unread 08-18-2010, 07:42 PM   #6
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I capped off the ends of the bumper and cut up the old roll bar to make a stinger for the front but im not real sure that i like it cuz its kinda in the way so i may take it off.
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Unread 08-18-2010, 07:55 PM   #7
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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 pricei also got the smittybilt center console for my cb to ride in.
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Unread 08-20-2010, 05:51 PM   #8
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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
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Unread 08-22-2010, 05:29 PM   #9
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I installed my new rear bumper. It's Pro Comp with shackles and receiver.
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Unread 08-31-2010, 05:31 PM   #10
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found a twin stick for my dana 20 at jbfab for a good price and now its on its way through the mail.
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finally got my twin stick put in, works great and looks even better it gets rid of all the linkage and joints(only has one pivot point unlike the factory one)

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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.
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Unread 09-21-2010, 09:02 PM   #13
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here is with the new wheels and flares removed
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Unread 09-21-2010, 09:14 PM   #14
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sneak peek at the new color
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Unread 09-30-2010, 08:15 PM   #15
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