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This basically is a brand new 79. I'm currently building it to my liking and a "1 off" and has a lightly warmed over 304, Borg Warner T-18A 4 Speed w/ 6.32 to 1 first gear, 7.44 in reverse. Quadrajet 4 Barrel Carb, Eldelbrock Airgap Intake Manifold, DUI distributor, Headman Elite Ceramic Coated Fenderwell exit Headers through 5" Thrush side pipes. The gearing front and rear are 4.56's with Yukon Grizzly Lockers front and rear as well & Warn Locking Hubs. I installed Pro-Comp's 4" Spring Lift Kit w/ 4" drop Pitman Arm and did Rancho's Shackle Reversal Kit on the front end which totally eliminated all "Death Wobble" and wandering while driving. It's a pleasure to drive now. Installed AGR's #2 Super Steering Box with their high output pump. The rear Axle housing is a Custom Build High Pinion Dana 60 (1 Ton), 35 spline cut down for proper fit under the CJ-5 body. The Trans/TC mounting plate skid Plate had to be custom made out of 5/16" Steel and actually is tucked up a little bit higher than a stock configuration. Also added the rear Disc Brake Conversion to the Dana 60. Custom built the rear HD Driveshaft with a high angle CV Joint, though not really needed now with the HP Dana 60. I took the chrome bumpers off when I first got this one and added the Warn swing out rear Bumper Assembly and a Pro-Comp front "Crawler" bumper. Used 2 Gallons of Raptor Spray on Bedliner to the inside of the tub, roll bar, and the Warrior Rock Sliders. Last things to do on this creation is install my old Midland 40 channel CB Radio, 50 watt booster in the Tuffy Center Seat with 7' Firestick mounted to a HD side "ball" mount on the LR upper 1/4 panel and a Warrior Louvered Hood panel assembly, and a Best Top "Tiger Top".
Went for a ride yesterday, Loved it! Fourth gear comes in at 35 mph, the new gearing and lockers work GREAT!
1979 Jeep CJ-5 (Green)



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