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Project "EL CHEAPO CJ-7" It's a jeep thing!!!

#1 User is offline   TallJeep 

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:33 AM

OK guys here is what I've done so far, is hard to find time to work on the jeep with all the things I have going on but working here and there and with the help of some friends (you know who you are) we managed to do a couple of things.

I'll be running 38" boggers and the front fenders had some rust on them so intead of fixing the rust I start it making my own "tube fenders". I used fence pipe and welded everything up, it's strong enought not to bend with a light hit but all I wanted is clearance for the tires.

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The AMC 20 wasn't going to cut it with the size tires I'll be using so I went with something a little bigger!!! A dana 60 with a detroit locker and disk brakes, I'm using Xj leaf spring for the rear to stretched the wheelbase a little so I have enough room for the tires.

I'll be working on the front once I'm done with the rear. I was going to keep the 6 cyl in but with the drivetrain I've got I already start it thinking about droping a V-8 in it.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:23 PM

how is the clearence with your fueltank? cuz the xj srpings should move you back 6-7"s and idk if the cj is the same as my yj but i got offly close to the tank fully compressed it get about an 1" away from my tank
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:22 AM

Gus, have you tore apart the D60 yet? What condition is it in and what are you doing to it (gears, lockers, brakes, etc) :2thumup:
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:30 AM

View PostJim B, on Feb 25 2009, 08:22 AM, said:

Gus, have you tore apart the D60 yet? What condition is it in and what are you doing to it (gears, lockers, brakes, etc) :2thumup:

I have a detroit locker, 5.13 gears and disk brakes already on :good: I'll start working on the front, maybe a aussie locker with matching gears and CMT U-Joints with warn manual Hubs :wub: I'm just waiting to find the parts I need on ebay for $50 or less :lol:

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