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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Well here is my build - cheepy style

I started with an auto 84 jeep cj-7 (picked up for 600$) punted the rims and tires for 400$.

1984 cj-7 Laredo (ditched the crap rusted out body / kept the frame)

Body & Frame
--Cj-10a tug body tub, doors, top, grill (from craig)
--Cj-7 Frame extended 10" (now closer to an 8's length) 106.5" with J20 front springs in rear.
--building a new frame and going full width

Running gear (runs like poop now) EDIT: runs great with the new 2100 carb on it.--258 with header / webber 2brl new 2100 motorcraft
--999 auto/ D300
--rear soa NT D44 w/ spacers- linc locked (from Craig) - not a 60
--front soa WT D30 - open but may linc lock (new 373's gears to match rear 44)
--5.3 vortec, auto, D300

Suspension
--front 4" cj springs with 2 leaves removed and one stock one added
--rear i will be running front J20 springs flipped.
--currie geazer shackles F&R
--3" dropped pitman
--Highsteer now on the d30
--rancho shocks in rear, rough country in front
--4 link rear with swayaway coilovers (10")
--3 link front with panhard bar with swayaway coilovers (14")

Rubber / Rims
--now 35"x12.50"x15" MT Baja claws
--now 8" rims
--24 bolt 2x beadlock with pvc inserts and rockrings
--37" BFG baja ta's

old pics


 

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me want to see pics.

sounds like a cool project. i was thinking of doing something similar by cutting a cj/yj/tj tub behind the doors and making it half cab.
 

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Looks like a cool frankenstine! Can't wait to see more updates.

What are you planning on doing for the rear section of the body - a bed of some sort?
 

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Looks like a cool frankenstine! Can't wait to see more updates.

What are you planning on doing for the rear section of the body - a bed of some sort?
yea, my buddy and I are going to draw up a bed on some software then have it cut out by a router machine. Once all the pieces are cut im going to weld her together. It will be custom athough keeping to the jeep lines as much as possible.

UPDATE:
break / gas lines all run
frame painted

just awaiting someone to help lift the body on.
 

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the batman icon makes it pimp
 

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yea, my buddy and I are going to draw up a bed on some software then have it cut out by a router machine. Once all the pieces are cut im going to weld her together. It will be custom athough keeping to the jeep lines as much as possible.
Sounds cool - can't wait to see what you dream up.
 

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hug life
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the batman icon makes it pimp


I diden't notice the icon until you mentioned it :sonicjay:
Thats great!:woot:

haha i *forgot that was there! My dad was working with the laser cutter at work one day and brought home a few batman symbols so i threw it on the bumber.

*ive had that laredo bumper for about 10 years, it keeps following me from jeep to jeep.

lol
 

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Were the heck are you guys finding all these CJ10's? I like the direction your going...Keep posting...Lots of pics please!!!!
1x1 craig! :woot: I believe that PokerRob got the body from Craig, who had 2 CJ-10's.

I just would like to know where to get them from... I think jeeps are just attracted to Craig!
 

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Were the heck are you guys finding all these CJ10's? I like the direction your going...Keep posting...Lots of pics please!!!!
Speedy gonzales Craig had 2 cj-10a's, which i bought the body from.




Update:
body back on frame (body was off for frame lengthening), exhaust in and welded,

sunday im going to...
-attach steering column
-bolt in battery tray / put in battery
-weld small crack in tub where the seat attaches
-tack together custom in-cab 4pt cage
-bleed breaks
-measure for rear driveshaft.

*start her up :woot:
 

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Were the heck are you guys finding all these CJ10's?
There aren't many of them around (about 1800 total produced over 2 model years). I found my first in Virginia, and was lucky enough to find my 2nd (which pokerob's tub is from) in Lansing.


1x1 craig! :woot: I believe that PokerRob got the body from Craig, who had 2 CJ-10's.

I just would like to know where to get them from... I think jeeps are just attracted to Craig!
Yes, they seem to be. :thumb:


Update:
body back on frame (body was off for frame lengthening), exhaust in and welded,

sunday im going to...
-attach steering column
-bolt in battery tray / put in battery
-weld small crack in tub where the seat attaches
-tack together custom in-cab 4pt cage
-bleed breaks
-measure for rear driveshaft.

*start her up :woot:
Congrats on the progress, Rob...I'm jealous. I'll talk with you more when you swing by this weekend.


Craig
 

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point of interest Next time you streach a frame up use a fish mouth plate as they are stronger then a vertical seam..both hold up and are fine but a fish mouth looks cleaners and is stronger
 

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point of interest Next time you streach a frame up use a fish mouth plate as they are stronger then a vertical seam..both hold up and are fine but a fish mouth looks cleaners and is stronger
In this case, it's just an aesthetics issue. The frame is plated on the inside of the frame rails, as well. Rob won't have any strength issues with this one. :woot:

Craig
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
In this case, it's just an aesthetics issue. The frame is plated on the inside of the frame rails, as well. Rob won't have any strength issues with this one. :woot:

Craig


Not to mention i will be adding a crossmember there for when i do my anti-wrap.

So step off im doin the hump....
the humpty dance is your chance.. to do the hump :bdr2:

revho thanks .......i hate you : ) jk
 

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Not to mention i will be adding a crossmember there for when i do my anti-wrap.

So step off im doin the hump....
the humpty dance is your trance.. so do the hump :bdr2:
The Humpty Dance is your chance to do the hump...


:poke:
 

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point of interest Next time you streach a frame up use a fish mouth plate as they are stronger then a vertical seam..both hold up and are fine but a fish mouth looks cleaners and is stronger
the bat symbol add more strength than anything you can think of:poke: and lots of street cred.
 
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