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thwack
05-26-2009, 03:40 PM
Aside from old Mastercraft boats, Jeeps definately consume the bulk of my restoration infatuation (particularly 76-86 CJ7's). Just wondering if there are any other MC owners out there that share the Jeep gene??? If so, let's see some pics. Below are my latest two (green 82 CJ7 and orange 79 CJ7).

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=24&pictureid=88

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=24&pictureid=91

nascar
05-26-2009, 06:33 PM
Sweet !!!!!! I have serveral CJs my DD an 83 CJ7 have over 450k ( third engine ) . Only have one that looks " Sharp " like yours , mine are more rough looking . PM me your email and I will forward to you an email with some pictures . I have 2- 1983 CJ7s , 1-1982 CJ7 with a Chevy 350/350 auto , locked , 1-1978 CJ5 , 1-1976 CJ5 , 1-1981 Scrambler V8 , 4.10 s locked , 1-1968 CJ with a V6 , plus 3 part jeeps .

Jimmauburn
05-26-2009, 06:52 PM
LOVE that tag on the 2nd one...... WAR EAGLE !!!!!! Really nice to see some old CJ's that are still looking to turn heads !!!!! Wanting to get an old Laredo in the near future.

CantRepeat
05-26-2009, 06:54 PM
I had a CJ5 360, T18, AMC20 for a long time. I had to sell it before I destroyed it.

http://www.mikesell.net/jeep/jeep.jpg

But now I'm more into the full size 4x4s

91 Suburban 3/4 ton 4x4 383/4l80e/NP241/14BFF 4:56s w/detroit locker

http://www.mikesell.net/jeep/burban12.jpg

thwack
05-26-2009, 10:32 PM
Nascar - sounds like you are quite the Jeeper yourself. I'll PM you an email. I also have some "toys" here also. I have a 73 CJ5 that is pretty rough so I don't mind putting it in the woods or the mud. I have a few scrappers for parts and another 79 CJ7 that I'm about to start restoring. Also have a 73 Toyota Land Cruiser that I bought from the original owner. I may start restoring it...that is if I still own it in a few days...have a looker.

Jimmauburn - War Eagle!!! The other Jeep has the Auburn salutes on the back. Lived it, loved it, and still make my way back there on the weekends.

92 Maristar - Love the Suburban...nothing wrong with the big toys. I'm in the process of buying an 86 Chevy Silverado that is in need of some restoration. The wrench time in the cooler months is what gets me through until I can put the boat in the water.

dummy
05-26-2009, 11:03 PM
Yup

Current:
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/RockerKnocker27.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/1.jpg
The '53 - both in Utah

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_6576.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/5.jpg
The '48 - day it came home and semi-recent build pic

dummy
05-26-2009, 11:08 PM
And:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/DSC_3986.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_9747.jpg
The '68 M-715

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_4047.jpg
The YJ in Utah

PAST
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/12.jpg
The '71 CJ-6 - sold it a while ago

thwack
05-26-2009, 11:08 PM
Sweeeet!!!! I have a pile of buddies into crawling, but I've yet to get into it myself...afraid of the money I'd dump. Can't just have hobbies...have to have passions.

If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly!!!

kjb
05-26-2009, 11:14 PM
yes i have built 2 jeep cj's, I like red both are red but not the same jeep
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=1804
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=1828
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=1532

http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=1804

kjb
05-26-2009, 11:16 PM
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-009L.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1801)

click on picture

thwack
05-26-2009, 11:16 PM
My 72 Land Cruiser...said 73 earlier...hopefully starting it soon if nobody wants it more than me before then.

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=24&pictureid=93

thwack
05-26-2009, 11:18 PM
Sorry...picture didn't post

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=24&pictureid=93

kjb
05-26-2009, 11:19 PM
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-013L.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1828)


click on picture to view

thwack
05-26-2009, 11:20 PM
kjb - sweet Jeep. What model is it?

kjb
05-26-2009, 11:21 PM
both are 1984s

thwack
05-26-2009, 11:21 PM
Nevermind...should've read the picture...84

thwack
05-26-2009, 11:26 PM
Rebuilt the original 258 in-line 6 cylinder in the green 82.

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=24&pictureid=89

Workin' 4 Toys
05-28-2009, 11:48 PM
Well, I wouldn't consider myself a "Jeep" enthusiast specifically. But I've had a few.

Pictures...? If I can figure out how to get some on here.:rolleyes:........ After I find some that is.:o...

H20BOY
05-29-2009, 12:47 AM
Here is my 1997 that I just sold. Onto the next toy...
47892

CantRepeat
05-29-2009, 09:31 AM
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-009L.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1801)

click on picture

Very, very clean Renegade you have. :worthy:

And, that scramble is making me sad. :cry:

coz
05-29-2009, 09:40 AM
We have a couple floating around.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/003-16.jpg

SouthWaker
05-29-2009, 06:03 PM
I have two, sorry for the cell phone pics guys. Here is my 91' YJ with the half doors off and windows out. The WJ is my DD/boat hauler. It seems the older I get the more I itch for an older CJ though.

fletch_n_me
05-29-2009, 07:40 PM
One thing I told my wife before we got married is that I will always have a Jeep. 1984 CJ-7 Olympic Edition (for the 84 olympics), 258, T-4 tranny, 68k original miles, 4" skyjacker lift.

fletch_n_me
05-29-2009, 07:54 PM
Pour a 40 on the curb for Jeeps past. 97 TJ and 01 Grand.

KJB, where did you get your renegade decals? I am ordering some Golden Eagle from Austin Jeeps here in a few days; unless you have a better source.

thwack
05-30-2009, 02:03 AM
Love the Jeeps guys...and all the other big boy toys. As soon as I move the green 82 CJ7, I'm going to start on the other 79 and...it's gonna be a keeper...maybe.

Fletch n me - I order a lot of decals, body plates, stickers, etc from Collins Brothers Jeeps. www.collinsbrosjeep.com

CantRepeat
05-31-2009, 09:12 AM
Holly Crap!

I just went to that Jeep sight and look at the Jeeps for sale. Those guys are just mad!!! A 79 for 29k they are flat out out of their minds!

thwack
05-31-2009, 10:40 AM
Oh yeah, their Jeep are way overpriced. I only order decals and some random parts from them. NO WAY IN HECK I'd buy a Jeep from those guys.

kjb
05-31-2009, 10:42 AM
i sold this one for $ 24000
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-006L1.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1804)

thwack
05-31-2009, 10:52 AM
Wow...congrats on that. Then maybe I won't have such a hard time getting $12k out of the 82.

CantRepeat
05-31-2009, 10:54 AM
i sold this one for $ 24000
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-006L1.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1804)

That is a nice Jeep. What's the line, a sucker born every minute.

dummy
05-31-2009, 11:23 AM
Holly Crap!

I just went to that Jeep sight and look at the Jeeps for sale. Those guys are just mad!!! A 79 for 29k they are flat out out of their minds!

One thing - I've been to Collins Bros in Wylie, TX and seen how they restore 'em. They take them down to the last bolt, strip, clean, and rebuild everything, strip, paint, and wet sand the body, rebuild the engine, tranny, axles, rewire, etc. With a few exceptions, you're basically buying a brand new 30-something year old Jeep.

Still, I agree. Lots of money. I'd rather put it towards an X-30 or X-45 and drive something like this. Couple more of mine from the past 5-or-so years.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_1513.jpg
My old '97

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_3612.jpg
The '68 J2000 pickup.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/Image063.jpg
The '95 YJ

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_0306.jpg
The '99 Prerunner XJ

thwack
05-31-2009, 02:41 PM
Sweet. No doubt they do it right, but I'm with you on where I'd rather put that kind of money. I'd never buy one anyway, seeing as how restoring them is where the fun is to me. I never make much off of any I sell, but as long as I can make a few bucks on the money I've invested in parts, that's alright. I never count the labor, as that's as much of a reward to me as the payment. It's no comparison to spending the day on the water, but it gets me through the cold months until time to put the boat back in the water.

fletch_n_me
05-31-2009, 10:24 PM
That is a nice Jeep. What's the line, a sucker born every minute.

What you have to realize is that you can buy an old CJ that A) someone has been messing with for years on end and is all messed up B) is all original like mine or C) completely restored/rebuilt like KJB's Jeeps.

It's not a sucker thing - I was offered 20k by one of our pilots last week because there just aren't many left. CJs are not like newer Jeeps and people who want a CJ want a CJ. Go to AustinJeeps.com - they ship half of those overseas because you can find a Ferrari (any model) but not a 1-in-23 CJ-7 Olympic Edition built by a company that doesn't exist anymore.

I'll trade mine for an X9 or an X7 but I am the 2nd owner and almost sold it last year...couldn't bring myself to do it.

Anyway, that is my CJ manifesto - I yield the floor to the many detractors.

EFF Obama - Thanks - Jason

fletch_n_me
05-31-2009, 10:28 PM
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_3612.jpg
The '68 J2000 pickup.

Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

You can't find those. Awesome Jeep.

kjb
05-31-2009, 10:35 PM
bump my 100 post had to do it
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-004L.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1528)


click picture

jgarner
05-31-2009, 11:08 PM
Here is my current Jeep. I have previously owned a YJ, TJ and now the Unlimited JK.

thwack
05-31-2009, 11:13 PM
Nice looking Rubicon. I almost stole that color for the 82 CJ that I just finished, but ended up going with a custom mix.

dummy
06-01-2009, 10:35 AM
The '68 J2000 pickup.

Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

You can't find those. Awesome Jeep.

Thanks. I just sold it. Funny thing - I only bought it to haul engines and greasy parts after my old Ford F-250 died. Manual steering, 232 six/T-14 tranny/Dana 20-T-case, and old school Dana 44 axles with 4.27 gears.

Next thing you know I'm replacing the entire suspension 'cause it had front lift blocks when I bought it. Tossed on the 33s with the lift.

Then, the kingpin D44 front was bad, so I rebuilt an '84 Dodge Dana 44 front w/ 4.56s and while I was at it a more modern D44 rear from a later J-truck. Truetrac limited slips in both diffs.

Then the 232 was suffering from low oil pressure. Like 15psi at 3,300rpm and 1psi at idle even with straight 50W with 2 cans of STP. It ran for a couple thousand miles with no issues, but I yanked it and put an injected 4.0L from a Cherokee in its place. And a NV3550 5-speed from a Wrangler. And a NP208 T-case from a '82 Dodge.

Then of course, new drive shafts, new bucket seats, stereo, power steering conversion, had to rewire the whole thing, etc. By the time I finished up I had turned a perfectly good, $800 vintage snot hauler into a project vehicle with over $15K into it. So drive it and enjoy it, right? Nope - sell it for a $11K loss. That's my m.o.

As much as I hate that saying, it really must be a Jeep thing.

thwack
06-01-2009, 02:30 PM
I've been reading you guys replies to this thread and I'd have to say that I agree with the thoughts about Collins Brothers and Austin Jeeps. Those guys do it right and when you buy from them, you're getting top of the line. The CJs definately are not going to get any cheaper. They're a limited item that turn a lot of heads. It's a shame to see a half a$& restoration that kills the value of a vintage toy. From my experience and in my opinion, it's worth the extra time and money to take it down to the last nut and bolt and make it a new 20-30 year old ride...just my thoughts.

Commandohorn
06-01-2009, 02:36 PM
I've got your jeeps grandfather! Here's my 1969 Jeepster Commando!

thwack
06-01-2009, 02:48 PM
That's what I'm talking about...old school. Nice ride.

Thrall
06-01-2009, 02:52 PM
Aside from old Mastercraft boats, Jeeps definately consume the bulk of my restoration infatuation (particularly 76-86 CJ7's). Just wondering if there are any other MC owners out there that share the Jeep gene??? If so, let's see some pics. Below are my latest two (green 82 CJ7 and orange 79 CJ7).

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=24&pictureid=88

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=24&pictureid=91

That Orange one is sharp! I'll try to get a pic up of mine. Got a original 74 CJ5, 258, 4sp I picked up from aguy in NM for a song a few years ago. VERY little rust and it either has 20k mi or 120k mi, but judging by the condition it's only 20k mi. Mainly it's used to get my MC in and out of the garage 'cause can't be done with a full size truck, but we take it on the trails a bit too. I intend to restore it with the exception of maybe a 3-4" lift. It's a factory burnt orange color, but I want to go with the Dodge orange (whatever it's called) like yours.
Had a old Willys F head in high school. 45mph down hill with the wind behind you!

thwack
06-01-2009, 05:25 PM
Thanks...I was a bit partial to the orange one myself. Sounds like a tight little Jeep you have that won't take much to restore. That orange is actually an 82 Toyotal Orange base with a darkener and some metallic blend....mixed it up a few times until I found what I liked. Let me know if you start restoring your CJ...be glad to throw out whatever input I can...I'm not the best but aside from playing on the water, wrench time in the old Jeeps is all I know.

thwack
06-02-2009, 11:57 AM
Okay, I've decided to put the 82 CJ7 on Ebay...looking to buy me a newer / bigger MC so the extra money from the Jeep will help. If you see anyone looking for a very nicely restored (no time or expense spared) Jeep, send them my way. There are a few more pics of the Jeep in my Jeep Pics folder under my profile. I also have tons of pics and info that I can email.

Thanks,
Travis

c_craig
06-04-2009, 08:14 AM
Travis - That green 82 is sweet. Don't think it's in the cards, but let me know when you post it. I've never owned one, but stole my uncle's Renegade whenever it was in the driveway. Could not explain the leaves and mud stuck underneath once or twice.:D

thwack
06-04-2009, 09:21 AM
Travis - That green 82 is sweet. Don't think it's in the cards, but let me know when you post it. I've never owned one, but stole my uncle's Renegade whenever it was in the driveway. Could not explain the leaves and mud stuck underneath once or twice.:D

Thanks. I definately will let you know when I post it. If I get home in time tonight, I'm going to go ahead and list it.

thwack
06-04-2009, 07:32 PM
The 82 is finally listed on Ebay. Check it out. If you know anyone in the market for an old CJ that has been restored the way it should be, please send them this link.

thwack
06-04-2009, 07:46 PM
Sorry, here's the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/82-Jeep-CJ7-Nice-Off-Frame-Restoration_W0QQitemZ280354425421QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item41466d0a4d&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A317%7C240%3A1318

thwack
06-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Not that anyone probably gives a rip, but just thought I'd let you guys know that I am now Jeepless. Sold the 82 CJ7 to some guy in Texas today. Now it's time to upgrade to a bigger boat.

Jerseydave
12-18-2009, 10:14 PM
I want to see some Jeep pics, show me what you got!

I want to find an old CJ-7 to fix up and possibly install either an AMC V-8 or better yet a chevy small block. She'll be used for plowing in winter, and some fun topless cruising in summer.

Any good Jeep sites/forums?

cbryan70
12-18-2009, 10:44 PM
there are alot of jeep guys on here...i think dummy. I beleive there is another thread on this but ICBW

H20BOY
12-18-2009, 10:48 PM
Here is a pic of the one I had. I sold it back about 6 months ago. It was just a play toy, but it was great.
53808

kjb
12-19-2009, 12:14 AM
i built this jeep and sold it , it is some where in florida ,,click on the pictures
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-005L1.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1601)

http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-006L1.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1804)

http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-001L1.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1527)

http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/thumbs/MVC-009L.JPG (http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1801)

TMCNo1
12-19-2009, 09:15 AM
We already have a Jeep owners thread, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=30130

Jerseydave
12-19-2009, 01:59 PM
We already have a Jeep owners thread, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=30130

Thanks No1, I didn't search for one first.

Kjb, that is one of the nicest CJ's I've ever seen! Great job!

kjb
12-19-2009, 07:03 PM
thank you njskier:):)

dummy
12-20-2009, 10:44 AM
Should update as long as this thread came back to life:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_5612.jpg
Newest project: '73 Commando. The 304/TH400/Dana 20 are toast. Gonna slap in an AMC360, 'nother TH400, and do up a Dana 20 with a 32-spline output shaft. Since this photo the day I bought it I've put some 33x10.50 Baja T/As on it with some better wheels off of my '99 Cherokee. The Cherokee is down for a rebuild - new suspension, different cage, new front axle, etc.

Gonna do up a cage, add some good seats, and thrash the Commando like this for a little while. Then I'll chop the rockers off the body (boat-sides outta 3/16-inch steel), cut the fenders front and rear for 38s or 40s, and install some 1-ton axles.

Jerseydave
01-07-2010, 09:44 PM
Ok so I'm now in the search mode for an older Jeep CJ. I'd really like to find one with a V-8, if it needs some work/restoration that would be fine too. It will be something my son and I can work on in the off season.

If you guys know of any for sale, PM me. Thanks. :D

dummy
01-07-2010, 09:52 PM
You have a PM.

dummy
05-05-2010, 08:58 PM
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_7212.jpg

Ford 9-inch with Dana 44 outers I built up for my XJ.

dummy
07-25-2010, 11:43 AM
Jeeps update for no reason.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_7909.jpg
What the Commando is looking like. Stock 304 purring nice, rebuilt TH400 w/ B&M components, rebuild T-case, cut the fenders for 33s, etc. Hung new front springs with custom shackle-reversal up front (long-travel shocks, moved front axle forward, etc). I'll build the cage and seat mounts next then it'll get P-40 Flying Tiger nose art for the heck of it. I'll run it like this for a while then I'll put in some new 1-ton axles and up the tire size to 38x13.50-17 with some beadlocks.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_7910.jpg
Finished up my Cherokee. Bling axles, engine mods, ARB rack, Warn winch, etc. It's getting sold, though. Guy coming on Monday to check it out will probably get a killer deal on this thing.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_7911.jpg
My boys' Hurricane. It's been rolled by my 6-year old and beat to snot by my 3-year old. Treated like a Jeep should be!

dummy
02-26-2011, 01:16 AM
Bump for the Jeeps!

Finished up my Commando and sold it off. Never much cared for 'em.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_8492.jpg


Picked this up almost a week ago. It'll be a couple weeks 'till I can dig into it, but should be a fun project. Lots of factory options. Can't decide if it'll double as a Mastercraft short-hop tow vehicle to get turned into a gonzo 4-wheeler.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_8990.jpg

André
02-26-2011, 08:26 AM
Very nice Chief you picked up! Really clean! Just curious,how much did you get it for?
None available around here...
Had a 81 as my first 4x4.Got stuck a couples of times too... :)
Looks like a 77-78 ?

1985 Skiier
02-26-2011, 05:25 PM
Here is the Jeep the wife doesn't like;)http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/Masrtercraft/disc3471.jpghttp://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/Masrtercraft/disc3488.jpghttp://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/Masrtercraft/disc3464.jpg
Since the pics I added PSC hydorlic steering

1985 Skiier
02-26-2011, 05:26 PM
one morehttp://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/Masrtercraft/disc3488.jpg

turn1andburn1
02-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Nice jeeps, that red toy in the background is nice too.

1985 Skiier
02-26-2011, 06:50 PM
The red Toy required the rope all day that day, the other rust colored rig is a 63 Scout 80. The white one is a 75 Cj5.

turn1andburn1
02-26-2011, 06:56 PM
The red Toy required the rope all day that day, the other rust colored rig is a 63 Scout 80. The white one is a 75 Cj5.

Why did he require a rope all day, built for looks or what? My 83 gets it done all day long. That CJ is a nice looking rig!

turn1andburn1
02-26-2011, 07:02 PM
Judging by the pic he's running some toyo mt's. That might be the reason.

Poulin
02-26-2011, 07:23 PM
The bottom photo is of my boys at Silver Lake. I think I like the top photo of the Jeep better!

1985 Skiier
02-26-2011, 08:11 PM
Tires were too narrow (small) for the snow conditions. My tires are old ground hogs, they kinda suck for a lot of conditions but 17.5 inches wide and aired down to 5 psi and that CJ floats on top of the snow

1985 Skiier
02-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Here is the straphttp://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/Masrtercraft/disc3479.jpghttp://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/Masrtercraft/disc3469.jpg

soacj
02-26-2011, 11:29 PM
Bump for the Jeeps!

Thanks for all the great articles "dummy"!

Haven't posted in 6+ years on here, but here's the current state of my 5.0L Mustang powered CJ "hybrid":

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/soacj/DSCN1717.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/soacj/Crozet%20September%2010/066.jpg

Jay

setidball
02-27-2011, 01:41 AM
64' CJ5, Flat head 4, locker

'78 Starz & Stripes
02-27-2011, 12:04 PM
Just about the only thing we drive here in Colorado! :D

'78 Starz & Stripes
02-27-2011, 12:19 PM
07' JK Unlimited X w/Lockers. She gets around pretty good!

1985 Skiier
02-27-2011, 12:21 PM
Nice Cj Jay. Did you build it yourself?

Is you cross over steering in rear of the front axle? Looks like your frame may have as many crack repairs as mine;)

'78 Starz & Stripes
02-27-2011, 01:46 PM
However.... I do have my eye's on this. Still, no HEMI option :(

Sullivan
02-27-2011, 01:58 PM
However.... I do have my eye's on this. Still, no HEMI option :(

Super Charge it! Just saw an episode of Xtreme4x4 and they dyno tested a Hemi convert vs a Super Charged version of the stock motor and the Supercharged motor beat it in useable HP for Half the cost.

soacj
02-27-2011, 09:24 PM
Nice Cj Jay. Did you build it yourself?

Is you cross over steering in rear of the front axle? Looks like your frame may have as many crack repairs as mine;)

Thanks! I started with a bone stock CJ almost 10 years ago. All the work was done by myself (in my home garage) with the exception of the current cage, which was a collaboration between myself and a couple friends.

The steering is fully hydraulic (PSC parts) with a double ended ram mounted on the center/front of the axle. The old CJ frame was full of cracks, but I replaced that a few years back with a YJ frame. Much stronger and thus far crack free.

You can see the steering a little better in this pic:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/soacj/Crozet%20September%2010/010-1.jpg

The snow wheeling pics look like a riot! Nice CJ-5!

Jay

jkski
02-28-2011, 02:25 PM
I've got a 93 Wrangler with the 4.0 and a 2009 Wrangler Unlimited X(4dr) and they are both great. The 93 is still running strong with 180k on it and a new clutch, but the body is in dire need of a makeover. Being that it is a YJ they do not sell a steel tub for it that I can find, so I am contemplating simply buying all new panels and re-building the entire thing. Has anyone on here done this and what did it cost you? I am open to other options but the Jeep will need to remain as a somewhat daily driver for future use.

dummy
02-28-2011, 02:49 PM
I've got a 93 Wrangler with the 4.0 and a 2009 Wrangler Unlimited X(4dr) and they are both great. The 93 is still running strong with 180k on it and a new clutch, but the body is in dire need of a makeover. Being that it is a YJ they do not sell a steel tub for it that I can find, so I am contemplating simply buying all new panels and re-building the entire thing. Has anyone on here done this and what did it cost you? I am open to other options but the Jeep will need to remain as a somewhat daily driver for future use.

Usually it's way cheaper and easier to buy a rust-free YJ from farther south and sell your engine, AX15, and NP231 separately and put your lift/tires/aftermarket gear on the new YJ if your Jeep is that rotted. Check the frame, especially out back by the rear shackle hangers. Probably good amount of corrosion coming up from the inside of the framerails.

Probably not worth rebuilding if the body is that hammered. You can get $500 minimum for the engine w/ harness and ECU, probably $300 min for the AX15 w/ bellhousing, and $150 min for the NP231. Those are lowball guesstimates. Figure you can pick up a rust-free YJ for around $2,500. Is your time/effort and the materials needed worth the $1,500 difference? Up to you. If so, shouldn't be too bad if you can cut and weld. If not, seems like a good excuse for a road trip: fly in, buy a Jeep, drive it home. :D

loeweb
02-28-2011, 03:05 PM
check out musical Jeep on you tube. Pretty cool.

here's the link
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFybwg4wadI

east tx skier
02-28-2011, 03:41 PM
My old SJ. Miss it, but not the mileage.

1985 Skiier
02-28-2011, 05:13 PM
Thanks! I started with a bone stock CJ almost 10 years ago. All the work was done by myself (in my home garage) with the exception of the current cage, which was a collaboration between myself and a couple friends.

The steering is fully hydraulic (PSC parts) with a double ended ram mounted on the center/front of the axle. The old CJ frame was full of cracks, but I replaced that a few years back with a YJ frame. Much stronger and thus far crack free.

You can see the steering a little better in this pic:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/soacj/Crozet%20September%2010/010-1.jpg

The snow wheeling pics look like a riot! Nice CJ-5!


Jay
I can see the steering now. Looks good. I put mine (PSC assist) behind the axle with WFO reverse arms. I figure the way I drive the more out of harms way the better. I bought mine in 93 from my brother for 1k because it wouldn't start when it was raining. The old Jeep keeps going. Mine was the same way built because it broke. F150 springs, ford T18 Terra gears, 60, 60, spool, detroit. original rebuilt 304 blah blah blah. Nothing special but it works good. One day I will get fuel injection and some bead locks But for now on board air starter fluid a match and a high lift does the trick. This is what happens when you go 30 in the snow with 2psihttp://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/Masrtercraft/disc3494.jpg

dummy
10-12-2012, 07:30 PM
With the boat put away for the winter, I figured I'd transition back to Jeeps and bump and old thread.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_0657.jpg
Got the '78 Cherokee going pretty strong. I rebuilt the TH400, T-case, brake system, front axle, cooling system, put a completely new wiring harness in, and redid the fuel system including a new tank. New 4-inch BDS lift, some Mickey Thompson wheels and tires, and a four-barrel. One of the stock 360's head gaskets just let go a couple weeks ago so now I'm deciding whether to build an injected AMC 360 or swap in a GM 5.3L.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/Jeep/IMG_2450.jpg
Picked up this old '54 M-170 ambulance and am in the middle of getting it up to snuff. It's almost completely stock (minus wheels/tires/hubs and a 12-volt conversion). I rewired it so all the lights work and the charging system charges and am in the middle of rebuilding the factory Ross Cam & Lever steering. It'll probably stay pretty close to original since they didn't make too many of these.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/Jeep/IMG_2402.jpg
Also picked up this rusty pile of former Border Patrol '71 CJ-6. I have big plans for it, but won't have the time to crack into it for a few more months.

east tx skier
10-12-2012, 08:48 PM
With the boat put away for the winter, I figured I'd transition back to Jeeps and bump and old thread.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/IMG_0657.jpg
Got the '78 Cherokee going pretty strong. I rebuilt the TH400, T-case, brake system, front axle, cooling system, put a completely new wiring harness in, and redid the fuel system including a new tank. New 4-inch BDS lift, some Mickey Thompson wheels and tires, and a four-barrel. One of the stock 360's head gaskets just let go a couple weeks ago so now I'm deciding whether to build an injected AMC 360 or swap in a GM 5.3L.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/Jeep/IMG_2450.jpg
Picked up this old '54 M-170 ambulance and am in the middle of getting it up to snuff. It's almost completely stock (minus wheels/tires/hubs and a 12-volt conversion). I rewired it so all the lights work and the charging system charges and am in the middle of rebuilding the factory Ross Cam & Lever steering. It'll probably stay pretty close to original since they didn't make too many of these.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/chinhazel/Jeep/IMG_2402.jpg
Also picked up this rusty pile of former Border Patrol '71 CJ-6. I have big plans for it, but won't have the time to crack into it for a few more months.

Love that you put a 4 barrel in it. I don't miss that old 2 barrel Motorcraft carb in my old SJ. Definitely inject that bad girl! and keep the 5.9/360 in there! Love those old AMC Frankensteins!

BROUSSARD
10-12-2012, 09:27 PM
Not the best shot, but, here's my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Sullivan
10-12-2012, 10:47 PM
Nice Prostar! I want so see some more pictures of it! 2013? Mine shows up in three weeks.

BROUSSARD
10-12-2012, 11:19 PM
Nice Prostar! I want so see some more pictures of it! 2013? Mine shows up in three weeks.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=884144#post884144

waterbug
10-13-2012, 10:39 AM
Here's mine...

2005 Unlimited with only 69,000 miles. Which happens to be for sale.

The silver one belongs to a buddy of mine