It is late winter here in Michigan and I have been thinking about getting my project moving along so I can enjoy all of my work. A little background about this. I purchased a 1978 CJ7 with a 258 engine. It had been sitting about 5 years and needed help. When I looked at it I was unable to see how bad the frame was until I got it home and rolled the body off. I had planned on changing the tub so this was not big deal to have to take the body off. When it came off, I stood on the frame and it bowed in the middle where it was covered from the underside by the skid plate. I was bummed to say the least. I took a break trying to figure out what I would do and came to the conclusion that instead of parting out the salvagable parts I would replace the frame. Then I purchased a '91 yj frame from a guy not far from my house. Loaded it up and brought it home. Then, with the help of a friend I stripped the frame down. The frame coupled with a set of d44 axles where then sent to be blasted and primed. Time to start reassembling. Yesterday the new springs where waiting for me when I got home from work. It will take me a while but at least it is going back together now and not being torn apart. I will include pics when I have enough post counts and a few more pics. By the way I am being assisted in this project by a good friend of mine who has all the tools and a heated garage. To cold to work on it outside in Michigan winters.
'78 cj-7, 258, twin stick dana 300 transfer case, NV3550 transmission, scout d44 axles with detroit truetrac, 4.09 gears, black diamond 3.5 inch lift. The rest is yet to come.