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post #796 of 1561 Old 02-22-2012, 06:48 PM
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thanks Chad
Some day we just need to get together and go wheeling.... either here or there, maybe both!


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post #797 of 1561 Old 02-22-2012, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Some day we just need to get together and go wheeling.... either here or there, maybe both!
Yes we do, some day.
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post #798 of 1561 Old 02-23-2012, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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post #799 of 1561 Old 02-23-2012, 11:30 AM
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Sweet

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post #800 of 1561 Old 02-24-2012, 07:52 PM
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Hey man, it took me a few days to go thru the entire thread and I have to agree with everyone. Awesome jeep and your build/fab skills are exceptional. When I was building mine, I was torn between the of green and the sand tan / beige. As you can see, I went with the green. Mine is a 76 but I'm running 82 wt axles from a Scrambler. I also have the 258 (which I am paying close attention to the fuel injection install & results) running the MC2100 and the chevy HEI. I also have the T-18a tranny with the D20. My lift is from 6" rough country which I am about to pull one of the leaves out for a slight adjustment in height (lower), better ride and flex. I also have the YJ bars with the OR-Fab weld in kit (which I highly suggest). Anyway, again superb job on what you've done and going to do. I wish I had more $$ to do some of the stuff you've done. I just need to wheel mine more. BTW, do you ever make it down to Uwharrie in NC? I'd love to see it in person, in action.




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post #801 of 1561 Old 02-24-2012, 08:44 PM
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Hey man, it took me a few days to go thru the entire thread and I have to agree with everyone. Awesome jeep and your build/fab skills are exceptional. When I was building mine, I was torn between the of green and the sand tan / beige. As you can see, I went with the green. Mine is a 76 but I'm running 82 wt axles from a Scrambler. I also have the 258 (which I am paying close attention to the fuel injection install & results) running the MC2100 and the chevy HEI. I also have the T-18a tranny with the D20. My lift is from 6" rough country which I am about to pull one of the leaves out for a slight adjustment in height (lower), better ride and flex. I also have the YJ bars with the OR-Fab weld in kit (which I highly suggest). Anyway, again superb job on what you've done and going to do. I wish I had more $$ to do some of the stuff you've done. I just need to wheel mine more. BTW, do you ever make it down to Uwharrie in NC? I'd love to see it in person, in action.



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post #802 of 1561 Old 02-24-2012, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hey man, it took me a few days to go thru the entire thread and I have to agree with everyone. Awesome jeep and your build/fab skills are exceptional. When I was building mine, I was torn between the of green and the sand tan / beige. As you can see, I went with the green. Mine is a 76 but I'm running 82 wt axles from a Scrambler. I also have the 258 (which I am paying close attention to the fuel injection install & results) running the MC2100 and the chevy HEI. I also have the T-18a tranny with the D20. My lift is from 6" rough country which I am about to pull one of the leaves out for a slight adjustment in height (lower), better ride and flex. I also have the YJ bars with the OR-Fab weld in kit (which I highly suggest). Anyway, again superb job on what you've done and going to do. I wish I had more $$ to do some of the stuff you've done. I just need to wheel mine more. BTW, do you ever make it down to Uwharrie in NC? I'd love to see it in person, in action.
Thank you, yours looks very nice, do you have a build thread? How do you like the t18? I hope to get started on the engine rebuild and upgrade soon it's just been kinda busy for me and my cousin so maybe I'll be able to get it to his shop soon and let you know how that turns out. As far as Uwharrie, I have only been able to wheel it a few times because of work and mechanical issues so the farthest I have made it is golden mountain in cookville (plan to be there again for the 2012 Dixie run).
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post #803 of 1561 Old 02-24-2012, 09:38 PM
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I would love to come up to Golden Mountain. I see it on TV all the time but its a haul from down here (Charleston, SC).

Thanks but No, I don't have a build thread because it was so long ago and it took so long to do. I originally had the engine and drivetrain in a CJ-5 that had some rust issues, so I basically did a frame and body swap with this CJ-7 that I bought in pieces.

The T-18a was one of the best upgrades that I did. I still run my factory 3.54 gears and the T-18a is the only way that I can. I probably need 4.10's, but I'm unsure. Its almost like having a range box because the 2nd gear in the T-18a is still lower than the 1st gear in the T-150.

Be sure to get the torque arm mount with the T-18a if you can. If not you can fabricate one. It's just a beefier version of the T-150 arm. I didn't get one so I modified the one from the T-150. If you're still using the factory skid, the good thing is that you can still use it, but it slides back by one set of holes in your frame. Yes, you will need to modify the driveshafts.

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post #804 of 1561 Old 02-24-2012, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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I would love to come up to Golden Mountain. I see it on TV all the time but its a haul from down here (Charleston, SC).

Thanks but No, I don't have a build thread because it was so long ago and it took so long to do. I originally had the engine and drivetrain in a CJ-5 that had some rust issues, so I basically did a frame and body swap with this CJ-7 that I bought in pieces.

The T-18a was one of the best upgrades that I did. I still run my factory 3.54 gears and the T-18a is the only way that I can. I probably need 4.10's, but I'm unsure. Its almost like having a range box because the 2nd gear in the T-18a is still lower than the 1st gear in the T-150.

Be sure to get the torque arm mount with the T-18a if you can. If not you can fabricate one. It's just a beefier version of the T-150 arm. I didn't get one so I modified the one from the T-150. If you're still using the factory skid, the good thing is that you can still use it, but it slides back by one set of holes in your frame. Yes, you will need to modify the driveshafts.
I knew about the skid and the driveshafts but didn't really look at the mount, I think I have the torque arm mount but for sure. I may look into building a new flatter skid and redesign the mount anyways.
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post #805 of 1561 Old 02-24-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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All mounted and polished (for protection not bling) lol.
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post #806 of 1561 Old 02-24-2012, 10:02 PM
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I'm thinking of doing the same thing. I have a guy in our club that is giving me an aftermarket skid that he doesn't need anymore and I hope to gain some clearance.

Very nice wheels.

1976 CJ-7 (resto-mod), YJ "family" cage, 6" YJ Springs, 35" BFG MT's, Warn 8274, 258, T-18a, D20, WTD30 & WTAMC20, 3.54 gears & locked F&R.
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post #807 of 1561 Old 02-25-2012, 02:47 AM
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twinstickd20 great build! Definitely one of my favorite CJs!

When you were running the stock XJ rear springs soa, how many inches of lift would you say that was for the rear compared to bone stock?
Forgive me if it was previously mentioned, I'm still working my way through every page.
Thank you!
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post #808 of 1561 Old 02-25-2012, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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twinstickd20 great build! Definitely one of my favorite CJs!

When you were running the stock XJ rear springs soa, how many inches of lift would you say that was for the rear compared to bone stock?
Forgive me if it was previously mentioned, I'm still working my way through every page.
Thank you!
Thanks, the factory xj springs settled to be flat under my jeep so I would guess that it would be the same as a soa cj on factory springs.
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post #809 of 1561 Old 02-25-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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I bolted the other two wheels on today, I had to grind down a spot on the brake caliper a little to bolt on the passenger front wheel. At full lock they touch the spring so wheel spacers are in the future plus I want to regain the inch I lost since the backspace on the old wheels was 2.5 and the new ones are 3.5. I took some pics with my gf's camera so I'll post them up tomorrow. But here is one for now.
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post #810 of 1561 Old 02-25-2012, 05:44 PM
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I bolted the other two wheels on today, I had to grind down a spot on the brake caliper a little to bolt on the passenger front wheel. At full lock they touch the spring so wheel spacers are in the future plus I want to regain the inch I lost since the backspace on the old wheels was 2.5 and the new ones are 3.5. I took some pics with my gf's camera so I'll post them up tomorrow. But here is one for now.
Love those rims. Looking great. Wider stance will feel more stable too being how tall you are

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