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post #12826 of Old 05-19-2013, 12:35 PM
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With most of the mechanical's done and the car almost ready for rego i just couldnt do it. i had to get it painted so in about 4hrs it was stripped

I found a hidden rust patch under the roll bar

But overall very little cancer in Larry.
Did you just say car?!

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post #12827 of Old 05-19-2013, 04:12 PM
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Did you just say car?!
It was like this 4hrs before.....

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post #12828 of Old 05-19-2013, 05:01 PM
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Finished installing the front 3 pt. harnesses and took her out for a spin.

'78 CJ7 -- Chevy 350 SBC, Holley 4-BBL, TH700R4, B&M Performance Shifter, Dana 300 w/ Twin Sticks, 3" Shackle Lift, 3" Body Lift, D30 Front (Disc), AMC 20 Rear w/ Moser 1-Piece, 4.10's, 35x12.50/15 General Grabber MT's, Cragar Soft 8's (15x8 w/ 4" BS)
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post #12829 of Old 05-19-2013, 06:23 PM
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Mav, I never saw WTs on a 5'er. Got any pics? What size rubber are you running, and what do you think the max size would be. My bro has a 5, it's in my album here, and he's contemplating this swap. He drives 2 hours on the T-Pike when he comes home and is thinking WT for stability. He wants discs to, but driving in Philly, he usually locks the drums w/people cutting him off. Don't need better brakes if everybody else is in a stolen car, has no insurance, "papers to be here" or license!
Well im on 33x14 boggers rear and 33x12.5 tsls front. I realisticlly could go to 36s with these 4" waggoneer springs. Im planning on cheap 35s for now. I also just got a ramcharger front D44 for it. Without chopping it, spring over is about my only choice with it. So I may be going another 5.5" up and running 38s (my rear is a WIDE truck ford 9"). I could also lighten the front pack, make some raised outboard spring hangers and end up with about 7-8" total front lift. While putting a longer shackle on the rear to get about 7.5" out back while still spring under. But that wont happen till next winter unless I break something. So for now Im gonna enjoy what I got and try to slap some used 35 swampers on it.

And as far as what i did to it today? I LOVED IT!! All I did was drive it around town back and forth and stop and chat with some other wheelers. But with the top off, no doors, better brakes, better stability, and a little firmer springs. It was all smiles.

In the pics the black 79 cj 33s and 1" body lift.
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post #12830 of Old 05-19-2013, 06:38 PM
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With the shackles on such an angle, they will be against the frame before the springs have a chance to compress much.
The shackle hangers could be moved an inch or two forward on the front, and rearward on the back, on the frame to lessen the angle some.

78 CJ7.. 258.. TH400/Dana18.. SOA/stock YJ springs.. 35" General Grabbers.. Waggy 44s.. 4.88 gears...Spartan/Lockright...Fiberglass front to rear
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post #12831 of Old 05-19-2013, 06:46 PM
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With the shackles on such an angle, they will be against the frame before the springs have a chance to compress much.
The shackle hangers could be moved an inch or so forward on the frame to lessen the angle some.
Agreed, when i go outboard for my d44 things will be different, but for now for where i wheel at flex is only a small part of the equation. And per the ramp at the corner store it flexes just as good or better than the 2.5 bds setup with normal shackle angles.

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post #12832 of Old 05-19-2013, 06:47 PM
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I messed around with my Zbar some....remembered why I hate working on vehicles caked with mud underneath (the PO did it, not me), still didn't get the linkage in a way that I need it and that's about it.

1978 CJ7: 304, 3Spd, AMC 20 Rear, Thrush Welded Mufflers W/ Turndowns, Unknown Front, Worn out Dana 20 case
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post #12833 of Old 05-19-2013, 06:52 PM
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I messed around with my Zbar some....remembered why I hate working on vehicles caked with mud underneath (the PO did it, not me), still didn't get the linkage in a way that I need it and that's about it.
You live in florida and you telling us you didnt cake your own mud? You would be fibbing would you?

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post #12834 of Old 05-19-2013, 07:47 PM
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Installed a 1" carb spacer. Raised throttle cale bracket. Finished up fitting cold air ducts.



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Took her for a spin. Seat of the pants tells me i've got more torque.
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post #12835 of Old 05-19-2013, 08:02 PM
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You live in florida and you telling us you didnt cake your own mud? You would be fibbing would you?
LOL, nah. I just got the Jeep about 2 months ago and have yet to even take it on a dirt road. Been working out the bugs and I guess I found a good one. I learned a long time ago that mud gets into everything and no matter how much you wash a vehicle, it will always find a way into your eyes.

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post #12836 of Old 05-19-2013, 08:17 PM
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For those interested....painted the dash and windshield frame, then made a rear end cover from an old TJ top. Just because the dash is metal, doesn't mean you have to drill ten useless holes into it! "You can't trust the PO" -previous poster- is right!
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post #12837 of Old 05-20-2013, 08:14 AM
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Good job on the dash. I've been working on my Dad's '72 CJ5 and have been thinking about replacing the dash with a new one. The old one is so hacked up..

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #12838 of Old 05-20-2013, 02:06 PM
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Pics or it didn't happen
Had to wait for the guy with the Gopro to get home.












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post #12839 of Old 05-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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Had to wait for the guy with the Gopro to get home.
Looks good dude!
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post #12840 of Old 05-20-2013, 07:32 PM
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Installed MSD 6a ignition module, 8.5mm superconductor plug wires and a blaster 2 coil
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