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Old August 8th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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just bought this sunday. currently has:
4clyinder "iron duke" 2.5L
sr-4 manual trans
dana 300 transfer case
dana 30 front locked
amc 20 rear locked.
i don't know what type of lockers are in it yet but more than likely will swap them for air lockers. runs good just needs the brakes the the clutch bled (have to pump both brake and clutch pedal for them to work)









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Old August 8th, 2011, 06:03 PM   #2
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Gonna keep the 2.5 or drop something else in it?

May i suggest a diesel swap?
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I just sold my cj7 but they have a special place in my heart :) Nice ride. If i could make a suggestion I'd do very little to it right now and just enjoy it. Personally if the lockers are functional I'd leave them alone. Besides I'm not a huge fan of air lockers I wouldn't spend a bunch of $ on the stock axles. I had to bump up to chromoly one piece rears and still broke a shaft which took out a thousand dollar locker. In retrospect I'd have been better off going full width or even putting 44's in. My $.02. Oh, and twin stick that 300 and it'll be much more friendly IMO. Also put a steering box brace as they are an inherent weak point and it's 20min to put one in now vs. re-creating that portion of the frame when it rips through and/or breaks the stock box. Good luck and have fun!
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Looks like a fun project , mine looked just like that when I brought it home 10 years ago .
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Old August 9th, 2011, 07:33 PM   #6
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CJ's, especially 7's are the sexy.
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Part it out now while you're ahead! CJ's got bad JuJu.

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gonna drive the engine til it explodes. but was thinking of a diesel when that happens. thanks for the tips. i still have to find out what lockers are in it but was only going to do a SOA conversion and call it a day with that. bumpers and sliders, steering upgrade (if i can find one) and regear.
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the current goals and wants as of right now are as follows:
hi-fender tube fenders (probably from gen right)
corner crushers (idk if im going to do steel or aluminum but more than likely also from gen right)
poison spyder BFH stubby bumper (same one from the LJ)
LOD rear bumper/tire carrier (close to the same from the LJ but also has 2 jerry can mounts and a basket thats ontop of the tire)
Poison spyder sliders
winch (what lb should i get?)
rusty's HD tie rod and drag link
steering box brace (who makes a good one?)
suspension seats w/ 4 point harnesses
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just bought all new vacuum lines and both belts yesterday, putting them in tonight. the jeep runs great but doesn't go anywhere (can't get the trans to go into gear, thinking the linkage is disconnected somewhere or the clutch is fried.) any other thoughts as to why it wont go? lol
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progress so far is replacing 1 belt (other was still good)
replaced nearly all of the vacuum lines
removed the cross member/ skid plate
also was wondiering if just by looking at them if you could tell me what type of axles, transfer case, and transmission i have. and do CJ7's come with track bars? i noticed that my leaf springs are leaning to the passenger side of the jeep it doesn't have any mounting brackets for it.





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rear view of the transfer case


front view of the transfer case


best picture i can take of the transmission
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also scrapped about 3/4 of some type of rubberish gunk out of the tub.

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progress so far is replacing 1 belt (other was still good)
replaced nearly all of the vacuum lines
removed the cross member/ skid plate
also was wondiering if just by looking at them if you could tell me what type of axles, transfer case, and transmission i have. and do CJ7's come with track bars? i noticed that my leaf springs are leaning to the passenger side of the jeep it doesn't have any mounting brackets for it.
best picture i can take of the transmission
Dana 30 front
AMC corporate 20 rear
Dana 300 transfer case
CJ's do not have track bars
Some CJ's do have a front sway bar
Betting the trans is a T4, need top cover view to tell the difference from SR4
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Dana 30 front
AMC corporate 20 rear
Dana 300 transfer case
CJ's do not have track bars
Some CJ's do have a front sway bar
Betting the trans is a T4, need top cover view to tell the difference from SR4

thats the best i have of the top. now are you going by what it's supposed to have in it or going by the pictures i put up? thanks for the info though.
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thats the best i have of the top. now are you going by what it's supposed to have in it or going by the pictures i put up? thanks for the info though.

The passengers side of the top cover on a T4 angles off to the right before it goes forward and meets the bell housing. The SR4 is straight from front to back. A little different around the shifter also. That is a SR4 which is just as big a turd as a T4 or T5

I know just by looking, I've been playing with CJ's for the last 25 years.

Edit: Don't ever put a V6 or V8 in front of it or it will make potato salad out of the internals.

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Looks like a afun project. A couple of opinions:

1. I'd get rid of those goofy extra-long shackles.

2. A SOA conversion is a PITA and not necessarily cheap if it's done right and all the geometry is done correctly. I'd get a basic suspension (spring) lift and call it good.

3. I've run automatic lockers (with 4.56 gears) in both axles of my CJ7 for over 15 years without any problems. I'd avoid the expense and possible snagging of air lines with air lockers.

4. If you're contemplating running tires larger than 32", or swapping in a larger engine, you might want to consider changing the rear axle over to one-piece axleshafts or a full floater system. The former is much cheaper, but the latter is stronger and more versatile.

5. Converting over to a diesel is going to be somewhat of a drawn-out project. On the other hand, AMC 360 engines are still rather plentiful, cheap, and easy to swap in.
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The passengers side of the top cover on a T4 angles off to the right before it goes forward and meets the bell housing. The SR4 is straight from front to back. A little different around the shifter also. That is a SR4 which is just as big a turd as a T4 or T5

I know just by looking, I've been playing with CJ's for the last 25 years.

Edit: Don't ever put a V6 or V8 in front of it or it will make potato salad out of the internals.
it has the 151 iron duke it in.
if you've been messing with them for that long then we need to be friends =]
i've built a cherokee and an 05 LJ and thats it.
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ok so doing more research and talking to others i've come to this thus far:

not supposed to be a track bar

leafs lean because of larger shackles

i got the jeep to move on its own power yesterday. the transfercase wasn't engaged fully. i pushed it all the way forward (4L), the 4wd light came on on the dash and after putting it in gear it started to drive out of the garage

this weekend im going to check the trans fluid to see the level and what it looks like. im told if it's really low it'd cause it to grind or it could be the throw out bearing.

also the SR-4 was only in 80-81 CJ7's also the narrow tracks last year was 81, in 82 the wide track came out. i measured my rear axle and it's 50" which means its a narrow track. i ran the VIN through my insurance company's website and it's an 82 so im guessing that it's an 81 drivetrain and frame with an 82 body.
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Looks like a afun project. A couple of opinions:

1. I'd get rid of those goofy extra-long shackles.

2. A SOA conversion is a PITA and not necessarily cheap if it's done right and all the geometry is done correctly. I'd get a basic suspension (spring) lift and call it good.

3. I've run automatic lockers (with 4.56 gears) in both axles of my CJ7 for over 15 years without any problems. I'd avoid the expense and possible snagging of air lines with air lockers.

4. If you're contemplating running tires larger than 32", or swapping in a larger engine, you might want to consider changing the rear axle over to one-piece axleshafts or a full floater system. The former is much cheaper, but the latter is stronger and more versatile.

5. Converting over to a diesel is going to be somewhat of a drawn-out project. On the other hand, AMC 360 engines are still rather plentiful, cheap, and easy to swap in.
no idea what im doing yet. plans have changed drastically since buying it. but it has 33's on it right now. i would like to keep this engine until it explodes and then see where im at. also would like dana 44's eventually. no idea for a lift. would like to do the soa with a 1" body lift but like i said. plans change as i get more stuff done and i dive deeper into the project.
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dropping the trans and transfer case today. have a loud spining grinding sound when i push the clutch in. im guessing its a throwout bearing.
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