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New to me 84 CJ7

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by Billyo15, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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    Billyo15

    Billyo15 [OP] Member

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    I recently bought an 84 cj7 that needed some engine work. Although I’ve had a 93yj, 97tj, 10&12 jku, I figured that I would try to recreate a legendary simple jeep rather than buy a new one. Looking forward to a lil lift and bigger tires, looking around for different perspectives. Let me know what you think.608A2FCE-E5B1-4D2E-8C7F-03F62E75FBBC.jpg
     
  2. Jul 3, 2018 at 12:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Nice jeep! Welcome to the site!
     
  3. Jul 3, 2018 at 12:47 PM
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    Prerunner1982

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    Love an old CJ. My introduction to Jeeps was when my Dad got a 1985 CJ7 in about 1990. It was tan with nutmeg top/interior.
    We put a 2.5" lift, some 33"s, and tube bumpers on it and it looked damn good pulling the bass boat we inherited that just happen to be about the same color. Striped the Jeep to match the metallic flake in the boat.
    I miss that Jeep.
     
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  4. Jul 3, 2018 at 2:12 PM
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    aggrex

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    Welcome! Sweet looking CJ that meets your goals.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2018 at 6:41 PM
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    Billyo15

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    I’m looking to lift it a lil bit, probably 2.5in. Just doing my due diligence trying to see which lift I might like best. Seeing as to how this is going to be a marathon rather than a sprint, just making sure I get the right set up for me.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Welcome to the site. Looks like a great canvas to start with. And I believe what your lookin to do. Is very obtainable.
    Although.....based on your avatar pic. You look kinda young to be driving. Does your Mom and Dad know you bought a Jeep?? Just askin. :notsure:.

    Have fun with it dude. And please post pics. We love Jeep Porn here. :eek:
     
  7. Jul 4, 2018 at 9:23 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    Old Man Emu at all for corners for both springs and shocks. Best ride out there for a CJ especially if you do the YJ spring in the front. You will have to change the front hanger and shackle to YJ. Rocky-road.com has it all for a great price.
     
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  8. Jul 5, 2018 at 5:03 AM
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    Billyo15

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    Thanks all, I’ve read up on old man emu, that’s kinda where I was leaning. As for my avatar, my lil buddy loves his new toy.
     
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  9. Aug 16, 2018 at 6:35 PM
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    So, I started to clean out the rats nest of a wire harness the previous owner cut, spliced, chewed on and taped back together. What a mess. At least with the Nutter bypass and HEI distributor I can bypass the computer all together. Just a start, but already looking cleaner.BD1714C6-CBB6-48D7-AC99-B38C7C999599.jpg 42586111-E26B-459D-88FB-38067CD19C9B.jpg
     
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  10. Aug 16, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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    Great job on the wire harness. Consider using some wire wrap to protect those wires.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2018 at 4:23 AM
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    Billyo15

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    I will, definitely, like I said, that’s as far as I made it in my limited time last night. Just the first step in the process.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    big tom

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    I just picked up an '85 CJ7. Not as nice as yours but it's a project. Runs a bit rough and the exhaust really smells bad. Gas must be really old.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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    aggrex

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    Welcome! Start a small intro post about your CJ plus some bonus pics. Exhaust smell could be an overly rich mixture in need of some fine tuning.
     
  14. Sep 10, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    Billyo15

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    Congratulations, ive been having fun just tinkering with mine. Nothing significant yet, just finding more pleasure in keeping an old goat running rather than just turning the key and going.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    Welcome from Florida! Great looking Jeep! Looks like something that I’ve seen on a tv series!
     

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