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Unread 10-22-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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Well, I finally took my CJ7 out.

About 5 months ago I bought my first jeep. Its a 1980 cj7. Its has a pretty strong 258 that leaked oil like a sieve. It was a valve cover issue. The front drive shaft was broken. I fixed that too. I Changed most of the fluids. I spent hours on this site, reading and learning how to work on the jeep. I really appreciate all the knowledge on this board. So after a few months of slowly fixing, cleaning and replacing, I was ready to take it for a longer drive than the occasional grocery store run.
The place we went was about a 30 mile one way trip by freeway. This was the first time I had taken it on the freeway. It ran fine the entire trip. Everything worked like it was expected to. I used 4 high and low, plus 2 low. Now I was by no means wheeling, just testing everything. My son rode with me in the jeep, while the girls followed in the Trooper. Here are a few pics from our weekend. And thanks again for everyones help on this site.











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Unread 10-22-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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About 5 months ago I bought my first jeep. Its a 1980 cj7. Its has a pretty strong 258 that leaked oil like a sieve. It was a valve cover issue. The front drive shaft was broken. I fixed that too. I Changed most of the fluids. I spent hours on this site, reading and learning how to work on the jeep. I really appreciate all the knowledge on this board. So after a few months of slowly fixing, cleaning and replacing, I was ready to take it for a longer drive than the occasional grocery store run.
The place we went was about a 30 mile one way trip by freeway. This was the first time I had taken it on the freeway. It ran fine the entire trip. Everything worked like it was expected to. I used 4 high and low, plus 2 low. Now I was by no means wheeling, just testing everything. My son rode with me in the jeep, while the girls followed in the Trooper. Here are a few pics from our weekend. And thanks again for everyones help on this site.









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Unread 10-22-2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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Its nice to see another father/son project on the road I got my dad his first jeep, a 1960 CJ5, after he helped me work on my CJ7. Now he's worse than I am according to my wife. It's his coffee and newspaper getter. We drove it 200 miles round trip to a Willys reunion... Top speed 45 mph
I'm sure your boy will remember his trip with dad too.
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Unread 10-22-2009, 04:42 PM   #4
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looks great!! that wheel/tire combo really adds a lot to it!
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Unread 10-22-2009, 04:58 PM   #5
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Thanks, The wheel/tire combo came on the jeep when I bought it. Now that I know it runs strong and is pretty reliable, I can start to look at other upgrades.
Other than needing to be cleaned up and just a little TLC, it is actually a pretty nice stockish cj. The body has almost zero rust. AZ dry heat is good for something...
The PO didnt do anything to crazy to it. Its my understanding that it was a ranch/hunting jeep. I believe this, cause as I got deep into the cleaning. Like under the carpet, I found a few .45acp and 30-30 casings....lol
Now Im more of a glock and AR15 type of guy, but thats another thread
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Unread 10-22-2009, 11:33 PM   #6
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Looks good!

Just so you know, the FSM recommends not operating in low range with the front hubs unlocked, because all that torque will be sent to just the rear end, which could result in parts being damaged if you aren't careful.
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Unread 10-23-2009, 12:11 AM   #7
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Looks good!

Just so you know, the FSM recommends not operating in low range with the front hubs unlocked, because all that torque will be sent to just the rear end, which could result in parts being damaged if you aren't careful.
Then why do they make the 2lo setting in the transfer case?
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Unread 10-23-2009, 06:58 AM   #8
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Do you have a Dana 20, if so it's not actually a "real" position for the transfer case, but more like a ghost position when your linkage is worn out...from what I understand
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Unread 10-23-2009, 08:46 AM   #9
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Jeep looks real nice, is the twin stick really worth doing ? Mine is stock and rattles around a lot while driving. I would consider switching if it was worth it.
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Unread 10-23-2009, 09:06 AM   #10
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Man, that is awesome, just hope my project turns out half that good when I'm done...
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Unread 10-23-2009, 09:18 AM   #11
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That is a nice looking Laredo you have there!
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Unread 10-23-2009, 09:27 AM   #12
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Looks great, reliability is a nice feature
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