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Toxic CJ-7 Build

Well I thought it was time to start a thread for my CJ-7 build. I'm very open minded and willing to hear anything that others might want to throw out there. Here is what I'm starting with. A 1985 CJ-7 with an I6 and an Auto. Originaly that was what I was going to run. But things have changed. Here is how she looks when I rescued her from VA.







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I decided to do it and do it big. So I ran out and
bought some 42" TSL's that are grooved.

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Man, that's way too nice a "Real Jeep" to destroy... Have mercy!

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I picked up some things here on the forum from JeepNazi
that fit well into my build. I bought a set of H1 beadlocks
off of him that I decided to repaint and mount the 42's on.
Started out like this.


Preped them and used some paint I have had good luck with in the past.

Left main part of wheel painted
The right one is not (yet)

after paint


Used Balancing compound in each tire before install

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It earned top shelf rights for the night

All done

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I decided that the I6 wasn't going to give me what
I wanted out of the jeep.
So I found a Chevy TBI 350 on Pirate. The guy
was in Tulsa. Made the road trip and picked it up


I will be straping it to a 700R4 with
a Twin sticked dana 300 behind it.

Got my adapter in from Advanced adapters.
I'll be changing the output shaft on the Dana 300 and
using it as a clocking ring as well

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As far as my axles I'm going with a Chevy
Dana 60 up front
and a Chevy Full Floater 14 bolt in the rear.
I decided to do the disk brake conversion on
the 14 bolt this weekend

This is no easy chore on a FF 14 bolt.
Started with this (drum brake set up)

Backed out the bolts on the hub and pulled the
axle. That was easy enough

Then the real fun begins. Here is what it looked like
When I pulled the axle out.

At this point I knew I didn't have all the tools
for the job. Ran to auto zone and picked up
a 6 prong socket to remove the spindle nut.

Got the first one off


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Only to notice that the retainer was jacked.

Pulled the last piece out

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I had my brother in law come over. We took turns
cranking on that drum to try and get it off for over
15 min. This is what I had to say to it.

At last that POS came off

Took the OX out and un bolted the 4 bolts holding the drum on.



Bolted up the disk brake holder

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Took the 5# sledge out and took the lugs out (that was the easy part)


The next part put an end to my day.
There was a keeper in and none of my tools
were big enough. I took it to a local drive line
place and they took it out for free for me today


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I'm still waiting on my rear bumper from BTF. I will be using XJ springs both front and rear to stretch it. I have BTF and Poison Spyder both working on quoteing my armor. Who ever wants my business more is what I'll use. I'm also working on a couple of different trans. guys to see where I can get a 700R4 and the best price from. If you know of anyone looking for an I6 that runs great straped to auto I will be yanking them out just as soon as I get time to take it down and get it inspected (before I start tearing it apart.)

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Man, that's way too nice a "Real Jeep" to destroy... Have mercy!

Bruce

What It's a jeep. And when I'm done it's going to be a real jeep I'll make sure and send you the video of when I roll it for the first time

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what gears are you going to run? Any reason you're going with an OD trans?

and why on earth would anyone with a nice plush like a TJ want a CJ?

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What It's a jeep. And when I'm done it's going to be a real jeep I'll make sure and send you the video of when I roll it for the first time
Just my opinion but that is the most rediculous statement ever! Given the value of a great condition all stock CJ and their rarity, why wouldn't you keep it and get a beater< that are all over the place) for the build? Severe case of "moneytoburn-itis" I guess....must be nice!

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Gotta say, if it's actually as nice as it appears to be in the pics, I'd be hesitant to hack it up the way you're going to have to to run that suspension & tire combo. I'd buy a cheap 4-banger YJ since you're tossing the drivetrain anyway and swap a CJ front clip onto it....dime a dozen rig with a beefier frame that's spaced better for axle swappin'. But hey, it's your rig and your money.

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