I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: May 2003
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Purchased my 79 CJ in February of 03 I think. It was filled with bondo but looked good from ten feet. Guys would compliment me on my "nice Jeep" while parked around town or at the river. I immediately installed lift shackles to make room for the 31s.
Two years later. Bondo had started cracking, paint wasn't so shiny, but mechanical mods were top priority. T-18 four speed, spring over lift/axle swap and bumpers made it a worthy trail rig. People said "nice Jeep" even though it no longer looked shiny clean and new.
Son born three years ago. The ole CJ body and frame were not safe enough for me to want to haul him around in a car seat. The rebuild began with a new YJ tub frame, roll cage, and eventually I added blingy new wheels and paint. Then high steer done right. Safe for my family and winning Best of Show (Jeep) at the local dealership car show last summer. And it still wheels pretty good.
The final phase (yeah right). This winter re-geared axles, selectable locker in the front and trying my darndest to keep the thing "looking nice". I've noticed the gearing on the road and can't wait to feel it on the trail.
Did I say final phase? I put Dunlop Mud Rovers on it when I did the spring over. As I continue to travel to new jeeping destinations including CO, I am positive I will rip a gash in a sidewall or two soon. Until then I will flog the Dunlops, but I am instantly drawn to the tire adds in each magazine to see who is currently offering what size.
Is this the only hammer you've got?