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Axle's cj upgrade
« on: December 11, 2014, 08:36:42 AM »
As everyone probably knows I have been wheeling my cj-7 for 10 years. (dana30/amc20) The jeep has been very good to me but, was starting to get to the point where it needed upgrades. so I weighed my options;
1. re-build it, witch could take a year or more and a lot of $
2. Build a completely new cj, witch could take years and a lot of $
3. Buy an already built cj, for a lot less money than the build cost, and keep wheeling.
I choose option 3. Or really, just stumbled across a nice cj-7 that really fit my needs and wants. Arizona rust free body and frame, not one tons and 40"s, still street drivable.(specs to follow)
My plan was to keep it secret till the meeting, and park it out front of the restaurant. But it was raining, and possibly snow, and I didn't want salt to get on it. so I am now letting the cat out of the bag. I now need to learn to drive again, because this cj is completely different than mine.

here are a couple links of the jeep;
http://www.fourwheeler.com/features/1408-1985-jeep-cj-7-part-of-the-family/
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/vehicles-trailers-sale/1064606-wts-wtt-1985-jeep-cj-7-crawler.html
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 08:40:00 AM »
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 09:34:46 AM »
are those reds??


looks good and a nice upgrade...what did you do with the old cj??
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 09:46:58 AM »
Sweet!!  I'm sure you and Lynn will love this rig too!  Looks really well built, and I'm glad you were able to get it. :)
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 10:12:59 AM »
Very Happy for you Bob, While the ol'CJ will be missed, the new one is quite impressive.
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 10:13:51 AM »
are those reds??

They are 37" Blue's
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 10:28:54 AM »
the "old" one will be fixed some, and more than likely sold. although i am emotionally attached to it.
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 12:41:26 PM »
very nice...congrats. 
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 12:56:46 PM »
awesome bob! looks fantastic
i am an AMSOIL dealer! pm me for a quote

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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2014, 01:17:14 PM »
Very nice bob. Good luck with it
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2014, 02:15:43 PM »
thanks all!
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2014, 04:59:19 PM »
Nice looking rig Bob! Congrats.
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2014, 07:38:21 AM »
congrats! you must be soo excited! Nice write up in the links you added too!
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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2014, 08:13:39 AM »
nice

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Re: Axle's cj upgrade
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2014, 04:41:23 PM »
who runs krawlers? they seem hard as a rock. i'llgive 'em a chance, but not sure i love 'em
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