1981 CJ5, rebuilt (balanced) 4.2L, Howell TBI, HEI distributor, rebuilt T176/Dana 300, one-piece rear axles, 235/75/R15 Firestone all terrains, heater blower upgrade, Sylvania Superbright headlights w/relay upgrade, swing-out tire mount/rear bumper. I believe this Jeep is a Laredo model, but the dash (which appears to have been removed at one point) lacks the clock and tach. I would like to bring that back to stock specs.
Thought I posted on this thread previously but I guess not. Basically stock 80 CJ-5 with 2" Skyjacker Softride springs (extra leaf added to the front to support winch), Warn 8274 winch, 15x10 steel rock crawler wheels, 32x11.50 BGF MT's, T-176, D300, 4.10 gears, Auburn posi in back, , Genuine Gear 1 pc axles, OEM Whitco top, DUI HEI, 92,000 miles.
I am the original owner having purchased it from ABI Auto Brokers in Portland, OR for $7000.00 including shipping to Kauai, HI. It's been a good Jeep. Only time it ever left me stranded was when the OEM ignition module crapped out (3 times). Luckily all 3 times I was on the highway and not in the sticks.
1984 CJ7 I6 258 Bone stock
"[I]Screw the brakes, just make the horn louder[/I]!"
My build thread
This looks suspiciously like the inside of the French Barn Find
"A recently retired New York man wanted to use his retirement funds wisely, he and his wife decided to buy a home and a few acres in Portugal.
They found a perfect and out of the way farm at a decent price. The modest farm had been vacant for 15 years; the owner and wife both had died, and there were no heirs.
The estate was being sold to pay back taxes. There had been several lookers, but the large barn had steel doors, and they had been welded shut. No one wanted to go to the extra expense to see what was in the barn, and it wasn’t complimentary to the property anyway… (basically and eyesore) so, no one made an offer on the place.
The New York couple bought it as is, paying just over half of the property’s worth; moved in, and set about to access the barn… curiosity was killing him.
So, he and his wife bought a generator and a couple of grinders… and cut thru the welds.
Amazing… Total value of all exotic vehicles… just over 35 Million US dollars in rare vintage cars!"
Photos of Old Car Collection Found in Portugal Barn
Email with attached photographs of an extensive collection of valuable old cars claims that a New York man discovered the vehicles locked in a barn on a property he bought in Portugal. Brief Analysis
The photographs are genuine but the text in the message explaining their origin is untrue. The cars were not an unexpected windfall discovered in a locked barn by a retired New Yorker who bought a property in Portugal. The owner of the cars was a car dealer who kept the more interesting vehicles he acquired and stored them in a barn. He later hired a photographer to take pictures of the cars. Some of these images, along with a somewhat fanciful cover story, began circulating via email and, later, social media.
I wounder if this is photo shopped? You know the old adage, if it seems to good to be true it probably is.