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Yesterday 04:48 PM
MetalMountainGoat Haha...got to get him used to riding in the jeep first.
Yesterday 08:59 AM
kd7oir My lil sidekick just turned 19 this month so she's retired from being a passenger.
What would be cool is if you could train Spot to be your spotter haha 😂🤣😃😄
Shawn
Yesterday 07:45 AM
John Strenk Got to get cool.
Yesterday 07:35 AM
bob4703 You can buy special harnesses with straps that attach to the seat belt that secure your ride buddy to the seat. I have also used a sturdy harness and an 18" leash attached to the seat belt. You want to stop him or her from becoming a flying object upon impact and also keep them from jumping out.

My Jeep Buddy left this world last year and I can't find a new one. His partner in crime can't stand the wind in his eyes and the new member in the family gets car sick.
Yesterday 05:23 AM
Space Ghost Cute... Everybody needs a Jeep dog.

You wouldn't need to remove the seat like I did for Brandy, (service dog) but your little buddy doesn't look to be 100 pounds either. Maybe a Jeep dog seat with walls would make him feel more secure.



I'll probably do a better version of this for the CJ7 I'm building now. She's ready for it to be done to go riding...

06-24-2019 05:13 PM
MetalMountainGoat He loves to ride in the truck, but is uncertain about the jeep. Guess he feels like he is going to fall out with no doors on it. I haven't taken him very far, or above 20 yet, but he will get the hang of it.
06-24-2019 06:25 AM
bob4703 Looks like you are in good company!
06-23-2019 11:42 AM
MetalMountainGoat Drove it around today. Took my co pilot for a little spin. I've got the new head unit, speakers, rocker guards, and new brake switch that all have to be installed next week. After driving it today, I realized that I really need to get some body mount bushings. Mine are shot/missing all together and you can feel every bump in the road. Other than that, it was flawless today. Had a nice cruise in it.
06-21-2019 10:35 PM
Space Ghost Good read. You've done quite a bit to this thing. Have fun with it.

I'm So looking forward to getting mine on the road, and it's still just a rolling frame sitting in the garage...
06-19-2019 08:09 PM
MetalMountainGoat Did this today:

1 USA Country
J JEEP Make
C MPV
C 258ci Engine
M Manual 4 Speed Transmission
87 CJ7 Model
A 3750lbs Gross Vehicle Weight
8 Check # - Check #
F 1985 Year
T Toledo Plant
111748 Serial Number

Decoded my VIN
06-18-2019 10:33 PM
MetalMountainGoat My buddy has the stock 304 in his Jeep, and he only had to only cut a small half moon shape out of the inner fender. I had to cut a huge gaping hole out of mine on both sides. It may be just because I have a 350, and they are all that way, but I wasn't expecting to have to cut that much after seeing his.

All the jeeps that I have seen with headers on AMC engines had to be cut, but I have never seen another one with a SBC 350 and conversion headers like mine, so I don't have anything to compare it to. For all I know, all CJs with 350s may have to have the inner fender cut as much as mine did.

I will try and get some pics of the holes I had to cut put up on here. Haven't been getting much jeep time lately, so I haven't been updating this thread as much.
06-18-2019 05:34 AM
Axhammer The only thing I don't like about them is that my engine is obviously located forward about 2 inches too much. I had to cut way more out of the fenders than I should have, but they worked out anyways.

You have any pictures of the fenders that we’re cut for header clearance? Is it that bad, kinda curious. I wonder if the inner fenders need to be cut out when installing headers on a 360?
06-17-2019 06:06 PM
MetalMountainGoat Installed the correct wiper switch over the weekend. Wipers are operational now. Also got some steps ordered for it. Found these I thought they would work with my side pipes. I ordered them on a whim, with no measuring, so they may end up going back, but hopefully they will work.



Anybody had any experience with them. Bestop is usually some pretty good stuff, but I have never bought anything like this from them.
06-12-2019 08:15 PM
MetalMountainGoat Got the steering fixed today and the correct wiper switch installed. Turns out that the steering issues were actually caused by me. I put the steering shaft together incorrectly which cause all my problems.
06-10-2019 03:10 PM
MetalMountainGoat I love it. Puts a big grin on your face when you drive it. Reminds of my old 78 CJ7. The only thing I don't like about them is that my engine is obviously located forward about 2 inches too much. I had to cut way more out of the fenders than I should have, but they worked out anyways.

One other update, since I now have my e fans blowing the correct direction, the Jeep never gets above 190deg. Cooling problem....FIXED!
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