My baby is FINALLY done. (Yeah, right)
After 4 long on again off again years my project finally hit the road. I started with an 83 that I brought home mostly in boxes, and not much more than an idea. I sure as hell didn't have a clue. I had never built anything in my life more complicated than a model car so this is my first attempt.
The only major changes I made was dumping the 258 for a 304, glass tub cause I put the factory steel one on my Jeep Chicks' ride, TJ flares which I like Sooo much better, and OBA. I haven't done anything much to the stock axles other than replacing bearings/seals. Mostly because I can't really decide what I want. This one will probably see more street duty than off-road use so I suspect I will get by with some one piece axles and maybe a locker of some sort here and there. Not a tremendous amount of rock crawling to be done here in Ohio anyhow. I suppose a specs list would be in order.
1983 CJ-7 formerly of Ringling Bros. circus. (For real)
Power Brakes Ala' Cadillac
TF/999 mated to D300
Factory axles w/3.31 gears
2 1/2" SoftRide lift.
33" BFG's with AGR-767 "Rockcrawlers"
Glass tub from Eagle Equipment (Never again)
Herculiner top and bottom'
TJ sport bar modified to fit.
Tuffy overhead and center
'94 half doors
Bestop Supertop that works "pretty much" with the TJ sport bar.
Centech harness (First class)
OBA using York and factory mounting brackets. Nice and clean install. Air tank from KW "Big Truck".
Probably some other doo-dads I forgot. I know what some of ya are thinking. All that crap on what more or less amounts to a Street Jeep? Poser! Nothing says you can't look good on the street even if it only "mildly" off-roads in it's spare time! Besides, I've got an '81 Scrambler that needs some attention, another 304 just begging for a home, and some Ford 9 inchers that are just taking up space. Rock crawling anyone? My wife will KILL me.