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Unread 05-04-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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Spending time in the CJ section

Hello all,

I have been spending most of my Jeep Forum time in the square eye section. I have a 93 Sahara that I love and have been slowly getting it where I want it.
Here's a quick picture of it.

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I have a few more thing I want to add to it including axle swaps front and rear with 4.10 gears and a front locker, a Rock Hard cage and finishing the paint.

However, the other day I picked up another CJ from a lady down the road I have known for quite a few years. It doesn't run right now but I picked it up priced right and am confident I can get it going. Heres a couple of shots of it.

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I'm not exactly sure what my plans are for this one yet besides getting it running. I am either going to just get it running and let my son drive it back and forth to work, make it a decent rig for the wife, or go with a decent off road build. It probably depends on whether the wife or sons begs more!!

I've been lurking the CJ side since I picked this up a couple of weeks ago and have been gleaning a bunch of info. It's been a while since I've had a vehicle that has a carb on it and that I need a timing light for!
I appreciate all the activity over here and hope to learn more and contribute at some point.


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Unread 05-05-2014, 02:31 AM   #2
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Looks like you have a nice base to start with. Welcome to CJ land.
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Unread 05-05-2014, 06:06 AM   #3
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Very nice - I remember seeing one like that for sale in the FC/Loveland area - is this the one? If you ever decide to part with that carpet, let me know. I need a nutmeg carpet for the T176/D300 combo.

Good luck with it, I bet it won't take much to get it running again. Hopefully this isn't the one I remember, and you're somewhere in CO where you won't have to deal with the emissions nazis once you get it running
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Unread 05-05-2014, 07:45 AM   #4
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Looks like complete junk, especially if it's not running. Chances are the frames shot too! I'll take it off your hands for $500, and you won't have to worry about it!



*really though, looks good!*
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Unread 05-05-2014, 08:26 AM   #5
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Nice looking CJ7. Good candidate for a resto. Keep it stock and keep it simple.
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Unread 05-05-2014, 09:10 AM   #6
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Fix it for You & the Wife , make the kid get his own when he can afford the gas & ins. , if he does it on his own - with a little help - he will understand Jeepin better ,
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Unread 05-05-2014, 10:14 AM   #7
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Thanks for the welcome guys.

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Very nice - I remember seeing one like that for sale in the FC/Loveland area - is this the one? If you ever decide to part with that carpet, let me know. I need a nutmeg carpet for the T176/D300 combo.

Good luck with it, I bet it won't take much to get it running again. Hopefully this isn't the one I remember, and you're somewhere in CO where you won't have to deal with the emissions nazis once you get it running
Definitly not the one from FC. I picked this one up in Elizabeth. I imagine Matt had probably seen this one running around a few years ago as it's just down the road from his neck of the woods.

I'm hoping it doesn't take much to get it running. The lady that had it said that it was starting to cut out on her and stalling. She took it to a mechanic who didn't want to mess with it so he let one of his guys look at it. That guy said it needed an engine. He then put an alluminum valve cover on it (why I dont know if it needed an engine) and the PO said it leaked like crazy.
She then took it to a different mechanic who was trying to get it running right and ended up cutting into the exhaust. She said when they did that it fired up and was running better. She thinks the exhaust is plugged on it.

I am planning on dropping the tank and cleaning the fuel system out. Then I will do a quick compression test on it and see where that leads me. If the compression checks out ok I will be changing lots of fluids, belts, hoses, vacumm lines, tune up stuff, and checking out that exhaust.

Lots to do but should be a fun project.

Thanks again for the welcome.
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Unread 05-05-2014, 01:27 PM   #8
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Be Careful as you may stick just stick with Round Headlights
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Unread 05-05-2014, 02:56 PM   #9
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My wife and I are moving to the Denver area in about a month , are you near there , and do you want to sell your chrome grille and or dash pad ?
I hope you enjoy your "5" as much as we do !

Good luck, Mike
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Unread 05-05-2014, 06:03 PM   #10
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Be Careful as you may stick just stick with Round Headlights
Ha Ha, this is actually my third CJ7. I had to sell the other two quite a few years ago when we needed more room for kids. So how do you fix that problem with Jeeps,,,,,,get another one and let them drive one!


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My wife and I are moving to the Denver area in about a month , are you near there , and do you want to sell your chrome grille and or dash pad ?
I hope you enjoy your "5" as much as we do !

Good luck, Mike
I'm a little south east of Denver. Sorry, cant be selling parts yet. Good luck on the move.
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Unread 05-05-2014, 06:09 PM   #11
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Ha Ha, this is actually my third CJ7. I had to sell the other two quite a few years ago when we needed more room for kids. So how do you fix that problem with Jeeps,,,,,,get another one and let them drive one!




I'm a little south east of Denver. Sorry, cant be selling parts yet. Good luck on the move.
Thanks for the kind words. It's gonna be interesting, I haven't been snowed on in 25 years !
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Thanks for the kind words. It's gonna be interesting, I haven't been snowed on in 25 years !
And you won't be snowed on much in Denver, either.
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Unread 05-11-2014, 02:02 PM   #13
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OK everyone, a little update and info needed.
My son and I dropped the tank the other day to flush it. Of course it was rusted out and had a couple of holes. I remember as I was looking at it thinking, "this thing is not a stock tank." When I got it out it had paint pen markings on the top of it saying 77 CJ5.
No bog deal since at this point I knew it was getting replaced. So first question is, I found the Quadratec 21 gal fuel tank and install kit. $280 bucks. Is this what people are doing to replace the tanks. I know replacements are hard to come by.

So after that I did a quick compression test on it.
Results dry were 100, 110, 100, 110, 85, 90.
Wet results are 105, 120, 125, 135, 100, 105

The numbers look a bit low to me and the 5 and 6 cylinder numbers worry me about a head gasket. What do you all think? Time for a rebuild?
I did spray some starting fluid in it and it fired up and ran as long as it had starting fluid in it. It was running rough which was not unexpected, but in the short time it was running there was obvious smoke coming from the oil fill hole in the valve cover.

Which way would you guys go. Rebuild or no. I dont NEED this thing running right now but I think it would run. With the compression numbers I dont think it would run great though.
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Unread 05-11-2014, 02:23 PM   #14
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Yup, you are right, it is pretty worn. When mine got that way, I was on a tight budget so I found a low mileage grand Cherokee rust bucket and got the 4.0 motor from that. I then just put all my 258 stuff on it. It runs great and gives me a sweet 25 mpg. Including the engine, the swap ran me about $350.00 total.
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Unread 05-11-2014, 05:41 PM   #15
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