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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 09:14 AM


throwing it out there, since you don't need it i certainly do! Just saying...... 👀



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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 09:17 AM


You're at the top of the list. ;-) I should be concentrating on the buggy and the old Bug. However, it will make a decent little Waverunner puller so those times I don't want to use The Beast for such light duty.



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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 09:46 AM


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[*] posted on 5-10-2017 at 06:09 AM


Awesome project jeep! Put a cheap LS motor in it, maybe upgrade the diffs, lift it, and it's a great Baja car. My first trips exploring Baja were in my bros CJ7. Ran like crap, locking hubs didn't work, u-joints were going out, but hell of a lot of fun driving in Baja. But HOT with the bikini top and open doors in August!
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[*] posted on 5-10-2017 at 07:29 AM


Thanks! No LS for this project. Less than 80k and the engine purrs. Moser rear axles at some point. Time to button this up soon and get back to more pressing projects.

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[*] posted on 5-31-2017 at 07:52 PM


Finished rear frame reinforcing, blasted, cleaned and coated the inside of the frame, built a better exhaust hanger setup, installed the custom crossmember and installed the hitch. Picked up YJ half doors too.

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[*] posted on 5-31-2017 at 07:54 PM


Mas.

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[*] posted on 11-27-2017 at 12:14 PM


It's been a while. Let's see. Due to its former life in the hands of an old couple that mostly towed it, barely drove it (at least over 25mph due to all the suspension woes), switched to points ignition and a carb that was rather poorly tuned, the pistons/head had massive carbon buildup. This problem became apparent when I switched to a DUI ignition set up. I've got too many projects, and yanking the head to address the carbon issue, was not on the list. Fab'd up a crude water injection system to help burn out the carbon over a period of a couple of months. It worked. A lot of carbon remains, but hopefully that too will burn off in time. Got the compression down some (it was very high due to the carbon build up) and scope revealed considerable progress. So, half doors installed, DUI ignition and a host of other knicks and knacks since my last report. Still tons to do (most importantly is further suspension and axle upgrades), but good 'nuff for now.

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[*] posted on 11-27-2017 at 12:50 PM


What happened to the skull and crossbones above the Jeep logo?



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[*] posted on 11-27-2017 at 12:55 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBill74  
What happened to the skull and crossbones above the Jeep logo?


Yea, that was not really my scene (nor the radioactive warning). New, plain Jane, all black, tire cover on there now as well.




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[*] posted on 11-27-2017 at 12:57 PM


Did I mention the H1 steering box and Borgenson steering shaft? Huge improvement.

Hope to pick up a YJ Family Cage this Friday. Going to use the back half only (sans the windshield bars that do nothing). I will likely fab up the forward half myself (good excuse to buy another die for my tube bender).

I settle on Jeep "Dune" as the color, should I even get around to that. I'll shoot the inside of the tub, along with the lower exterior body, with truck bed liner (black, of course). Again, if I ever get around to it.

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[*] posted on 8-10-2018 at 10:55 AM


I was about to buy an old late 70's Waggy for the 401, TH400 and axles, for the CJ7, then thought, "What the hell am I doing?". Decided to sell the CJ to a local that had been pestering me for it. Definitely one of my better decisions. Back to the buggy (finished up the front arms and dialed them in -Compressed to 50/50):



And because I needed a new daily (Baja-worthy) as I plan on giving my Stupidru to The Boy soon, well, sure, why not:





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