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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:22 PM   #1
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Well I got tired of beating up $3000 worth of new fiberglass on my 82 cj-7 so with the help of alot of great freinds with parts laying around along with the extra parts I had this project was started. I'm not sure exactly what I will end up with but it should be a fun beater with alot of potential down the road. Sitting right now with 4" lift springs front, SOA xj springs out back.


1982 0r 83 rolling chassis (Mywilly's)
Chevy 305 (Out of my cousin's 1976 Monte Carlo)
T-4 w/chevy bellhousing (Good freind dan's donor cj-8)
Dana 300 (Mywilly's)
Stock 20 and 30 axle's
Tub cj-8 chopped at divider (1x1 craig speed)
Doors (t-buff)
XJ Springs (99Grandtj)

Nothing xtreme at this point but a great start for only having about $400 into it at this point!! I will update pic's as progress continues.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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I dig it! Looks like a hellava start to a fun toy.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #3
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Lookin' good, Russ. I like the wheelbase using the XJ rear springs, too.

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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #4
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Nice project! Keep the updates coming.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #5
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Dude That Looks So Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #6
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Looks pretty good!
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Old December 27th, 2007, 08:56 PM   #7
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looks better than it did last time i saw it leaving my driveway lol.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 03:36 PM   #8
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YA It has come along pretty good, good news 1 Piece shafts on there way thank you trail junkie, Tbi will be going in soon along with the cage!! Should be ready for Harlen KY in april if everything else goes as planed.
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T-4 behind a V8???

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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:55 PM   #10
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Well the only reason it is in there is I had it, so it was free and I have a spare so when I go to the spare I will find somthing beter to put in the place of that one when it goes. But cheap is the name of the game at this point! so the t-4 stays unfortunaly unless someone has a T-18 they want to give me
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Sweet, this is great stuff. Keep the pics coming!
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Well he wheeled the shit out of it this week in Harlen, and only broke a drive shaft. Here is a updated pic

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Wow - thats pretty sweet. Need to update the build thread!
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Ya the thread is a little behind sorry! I worked my ass off till the last weekend before leaving and ran out of time to update this thread. But as trail junkie said it worked great! I will update some more later, Ck the trip pics for more shots of my jeep and others in our group that went to harlan.
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Ya the thread is a little behind sorry! I worked my ass off till the last weekend before leaving and ran out of time to update this thread. But as trail junkie said it worked great! I will update some more later, Ck the trip pics for more shots of my jeep and others in our group that went to harlan.

Cool! I am intrested to see your build and hear how much/little $$$ you have in it in total.
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