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83 CJ7

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Offline smichaelR22

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83 CJ7
« on: December 20, 2016, 01:20:37 PM »
was looking for a winter project and picked this guy up

glass body
rotten frame
new lift kit
new frame


keeping old school and streetable on 33-35's

comming along nicely.  frame swap complete, body mounted, lines run, brake and hub work done. 



exhaust, steering, cooling, fuel tank, interior, electrical left
572 single seat race buggy
573 Brolite '97 Ranger, '96 backup ranger
1997 ZJ 35's
2014 Ram 4500 Cummins 6 speed 4x4
48' enclosed trailer

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Re: 83 CJ7
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 08:49:43 AM »
been about a month since i started this build- its about 95% complete

frame swap and chassis plumb done
tub mounted
axles rebuild and re braked
all new ujoints
new steering shaft, Auto linkages and column rebuilt
auto trans filter and flush
D300 sourced and installed
new tank, fuel system, HEI 1 wire distributor
wiring cleaned up and all hacks / tapes removed
engine fired and timed
interior installed


remaining items
replace steering box / steering linkage
few non critical electric items
install roll bar / lock hard top down
get keys
source brake booster / MC
run front brake hardlines
seat belts
rebuild hard top latches
572 single seat race buggy
573 Brolite '97 Ranger, '96 backup ranger
1997 ZJ 35's
2014 Ram 4500 Cummins 6 speed 4x4
48' enclosed trailer

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Re: 83 CJ7
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 09:34:31 AM »
just about done, all inspectable items done other than a set of belts on the way.

runs and drives great! 

572 single seat race buggy
573 Brolite '97 Ranger, '96 backup ranger
1997 ZJ 35's
2014 Ram 4500 Cummins 6 speed 4x4
48' enclosed trailer