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My $120 CJ7 build

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ Builds' started by daddyusmaximus, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Mar 29, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    daddyusmaximus

    daddyusmaximus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    360, D44 front, Chrysler 8.25 rear, 4 wheel discs, rear Detroit locker
    Well, the fish fry is over for tonight, and we set up the hole for Barstool Golf in the morning.
    Here she is... "Jeep" themed as promised.
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    I took the fenders, grill, and hood from my old CJ5, and did a M38A1 like paint job on it. The bumper numbers are VFW Post 1279 rather than unit, and vehicle number. They came off the Jeep that the drivetrain came off I'm using for this build. I was going to keep them as spares in case I bang one up on the trail, but they weren't that great anyhow, and being the VFW Commander kinda means you do a bit more... so I donated them.
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    When the hole isn't set up we put it under this wood carving as a display. We already got lots of remarks on it tonight. This was the first fish fry it was up for.
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    The hole goes up on end, and rolls away for easy storage in one big piece.
     
  2. May 8, 2019 at 9:47 PM
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    daddyusmaximus

    daddyusmaximus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The healing process on the shoulder is going slow, but I have to do something.... I decided to go tinker in the garage today. Spring weather got me thinking about summer heat, so I installed a new (old furnace) garage fan. I used some parts from a fan that was originally installed in a Army expandable shelter. (big folding conex) Now I have a much better exhaust fan, with both high and low. Scrap lumber, and an assortment of different sized screws were on hand, so the cost was only my time.
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  3. May 9, 2019 at 5:31 AM
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    TJ_abuser

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    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    It's a Johnny cash Jeep he got it 1 piece at a time.
     
  4. May 11, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    OFFGRID

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Slow and steady . . . When I twin sticked my D20 one of the shift rails is ramped not indented. I believe it was the front axle. Because it was ramped it would not stay engaged walking out at the most inopportune time. I had to fill in the ramp with a weld grind smooth and file in a correct detent for the detent ball to hold the shift rail in place.
     
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  5. May 11, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    TJ_abuser

    TJ_abuser Well-Known Member

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    Love the build so far @daddyusmaximus ....waiting for the 500 hp LS conversion next I'm ready
     
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  6. May 11, 2019 at 9:59 PM
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    daddyusmaximus

    daddyusmaximus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sure. Soon as I hit the lotto...
     
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  7. May 14, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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    We've had a couple guys start total restores here. And they post a few times. And the thread dies. They never show progress or finished product. I believe your the only one that has continued to post up @daddyusmaximus . It's been fun to follow your build. I've even picked up a few pointers and learned numerous things watching your build. It's awesome to have you as a member here. I / we, look forward to your future posts. I hope your physical ability does not stop you from doing so. :).
     
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  8. May 16, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    daddyusmaximus

    daddyusmaximus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I figured it would seem like I'm never gonna finish due to my progress being so slow. Right now,still having troubles with my shoulder, despite the recent surgery. Money will be tight (tighter) soon, as my wife (a teacher's aid) doesn't work in the summer.
     
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  9. May 17, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    I'm having a blast watching and following your build. Don't rush your recovery. You'll be ok I'm sure. :)
     
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