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Old March 26th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #1
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this is my first build from scratch, im basically taking a 79 CJ7 Frame with a 4 inch lift, with a trans and transfer case from a CJ5, and 258 block from a 74 CJ7. Got a fiberglass tub for a good deal, hope to get some fenders soon. Here are some pics let me know what you think, or any advice!

Heres where i got my Trans and Transfer case from...yikes
i completely rebuilt both of them
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tearin the CJ5 down
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unfortunately after i had torn the CJ5 apart, and taken the engine out of it, tore the block apart and cleaned it and got it ready to go to the machine shop, i noticed a small crack that was too costly to repair.....sooo i started over with a 74 CJ7 block......
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Heres the new block coming back from the machine shop, painted and ready for assembly
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after a few weeks and an engine rebuild kit, heres what i have.
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Heres a few pics of the tub and frame together...
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Old March 26th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #2
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Old March 26th, 2008, 07:22 AM   #3
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Looking good. Post more pics when you get them.
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first day with the engine sittin on the frame
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got my head machined and painted and ready to go on, found out it was from a 82 CJ, it had 7/16 head bolts, i needed 1/2 to fit the block...back to the machine shop to get it drilled out......

finally got it on..
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ordered a nice valve cover with the jeep logo on it
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thats up to where im at now, hope to get some more pics up soon!



heres the XJ, my daily driver!
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Also, im tryin to get the full size pics on my posts, how do i go about doin that??


...yeah, im a newbie
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