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who uses their flattie as their daily driver??

just wondering if any uses their early CJ as their daily driver. I just fell in love with that flat fender thing and im trying to see if it would be practical with the horrible brakes/steering found on most of them. Although all that could be fixed!

were floors optional on CJs??
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I would have had the one I wanted not been sold out from under me.

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Re: who uses their flattie as their daily driver??

my neighbor across the street drives his old MB everyday to work.. he has it sitting on 31" but he does have a hard top for it.. wuus.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] he is dropping in a 4.3 with an sm420 this spring..


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Re: who uses their flattie as their daily driver??

andrytron- that sucks man. Not alot of them running aroung anymore. You guys know anything about upgrading the brakes on these old rigs. I would love to get one but if i did i would probally have to drive it every day.

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Re: who uses their flattie as their daily driver??

The easiest upgrade is the 11" drum, about $275 per axle. You can also do disk on front or all around. They have standard Dana axles, either 41 or 44 rear and 25/27 fronts. They have a single circuit M/C. But yoy can go with a later,72-75 I think, under floor duel circuit M/C. Or you could convert to swinging pedals. It all kinda depends on what you want and how you'll be using it.

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Re: who uses their flattie as their daily driver??

It's common in our jeep club to go rear disc, apparently it can be done for about $100 using all common parts. The front is a lot harder from what I hear. Not sure of what's involved though, but with a lot of people doing it, it must be cheap.

A guy up here drives a CJ-3A every day (with rear PTO), but not in the winter. He has only a bikini top, and it's even camo! Still stock, very little rust, maybe I can get him to part with it.

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Re: who uses their flattie as their daily driver??

I wouldn't drive the flatty in Dallas traffic being that its top speed is around 40 mph.
Of coarse half the time the traffic is stopped anyway.

Today I was at a store called Cheaper Than Dirt and I saw a '98 TJ that has been converted to a flatfender.
Whoever did the trim job did real quality work.
It looks like it could have come from the factory like that.
I guess you could say that guy drives his flatty to work everyday.

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Re: who uses their flattie as their daily driver??

I was doing some searching and it seems most guys who aren't going for the "stock" thing swap in wrangler or cj axles and the steering and brakes to go with them. I saw one guys site who grafted an 89 yj to his old 48 cj-2a. He ended up with a CJ frame, yj alxes, steering, brakes, 2.5l 4banger, CJ body, yj leaves, and kept he CJ t90 and dana18. Looked really cool if you ask me. A super light weigh rig with a flexy frame/suspension, wide axles, and safety items from this half of the century! Man were did i see that money tree growing. It had to be around here...

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