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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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I bought this Jeep back in 08 at a Garage sale of all places ! My intent was to clean it up paint it up, fix the trans leak and sell it ! Well 4 years latter here’s what I have, and I couldn’t think of selling it now…

I did most of this CJ myself with help from friends and the cooperation and help from my Wife. Up to this point, I’ve never had a shop do any work for me, but this time I have to Thank Jared and his Guy’s at Unlimited Offroad Centers, in Fenton, who took care of the Dana 44 axles and steering, Thanks Guy’s!

I’m going to follow Itchy’s lead and skip writing a novel, so here are some details and a bunch of pic’s (mostly in build order)…

2012 Jeep CJ-7

Engine / Trans / T-Case:
Nuttered 258, MC2100 Carb, HEI, Dual outlet headers, Custom exhaust (dual into 1), Amc TH400, Dana 20 from FSJ, Modified JB Fab Twin Stick (For Jeepster)

Front Axle = Narrowed Dana 44 from 79 Wagoneer, 4:88 Detroit, 79 Ford Outers, Warn Premium Lock outs
Rear Axle = Dana 44 from 86 CJ-7, TSM Disk brakes, 4:88 full Spool, Solid Cover

Front 5” YJ Springs (BDS # 004500), Crabtree Tool & Die front Spring conversion hangers, Stock YJ shackles, Dynatrac U-bolt flip kit, Doetsch Shocks, JKS SBD’s,

Rear 5” YJ Springs (BDS # 004500), Custom spring hanger with large YJ bushing, Custom U-bolt Flip (from Chevy Truck), Doetsch shocks

Custom, 1 Ton TRE’s DOM Tube from Unlimited Offroad, Parts Mike flat index-able pitman arm, New stock Gearbox, M.O.R.E Gearbox brace.

Patched up Factory CJ-7 Steel Tub, Modified C&C Fab. Tube Fenders with factory inner wheel wells, Modified C&C Fab. Rear Tube Flares, Modified Poison Spyder Corners and Rockers. 1” Daystar Poly body mounts.

Nates 4x4, Front: Model 2 with D-Ring tabs, 2” receiver, Brush Guard and Light Tabs mounted to frame with Smitty Built YJ / TJ to CJ conversion brackets. Rear: Jerry Can Swing out Tire carrier, D-Ring tabs, 2” receiver, HiLift & CB antenna mounting tabs.

Aftermarket Seats (Brand ?), Frt. Dr. & Pass Recline and Flip, Rear flip & Fold, Igloo Center console, Radio Shack CB, YJ Family Roll Bar tied to frame rear, Custom Frt 3pt. Seat Belts mounted to Roll Bar, Rear TJ Seat Belts, Functioning Dome lights, Dual Bluetooth Stereo, A/C = Oscillating fan, 4 – 12v outlets: 2 key on, 2 constant 12v.


"Black Foot" my CJ-7 build

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