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Old 12-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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84 CJ7 LS1 Jeep

Attached are photos of my 84 CJ7 Jeep that I've been working on for about 10 years. This will be our toad when traveling. What do you think?
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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One word....... AWESOME!!
Love the stance. Love the color. Small block power. WOW!!
Love my TJ, but there's no comparison. Really re ignites my desire for a CJ to fix up.
Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:58 PM   #3
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Thanks. The most frustrating thing associated with the engine swap and rebuild was getting it past CARB and licensed. The engine passed the smog test with flying colors but the referee was totally anal when it came to the air filter. To get it to pass visual I had to install the filter from the Trans Am that the motor came out of. As you can see in the photo that was replaced as soon as they signed off on the inspection.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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Nice rig, I have a chevy 355 w/turbo 350 mated to a dana 300 with dana 44 axles filled with detroit lockers in my 79 cj7 that I've had for 31 years. I must ask what transfer case you have, as the dana 300 has to be modified for any long tow or the rear output bearing will seize and lock up (I know this 1st hand ). What I did was take the case apart and weld 4 small metal squares to the shift collar so it slings the gear oil all the time to keep it cool because when in neutral no gears turn , just the collars. Jeeps are great and everyone likes to talk about em with ya. Hope to see you down the road. Mines the Bahama blue one pushing the Allegro MH down the road!
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Both are very nice Jeeps. Wish I had kept some of the older ones I have had over the years.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:52 PM   #6
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jeepfreak: Running an Atlas II 4.3 transfer case, with Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear with ARB lockers and 4L60E automatic transmission and 4.56 gearing. I should be OK with transfer case and believe trannys OK probably will start it every 300 miles or so to circulate the fluid.

I also have a 1973 CJ5 which I've had since day one that needs some TLC.

If ya spot me out on the trail or camping stop by and say hi. We can talk Jeep.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:19 PM   #7
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Cool Jeep. love the color and everything.

I have (2) a 99 TJ modded for trails and off roading
And a 06 LJ that is my daily driver.

Here is a video of my friends on a local trail ride.
http://www.travelchannel.com/video/d...gh-hell-holler
I can't wait till the show airs. (still don't know when)
I do know the show is call America's Wildest Roads on the Travel Channel.
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Very nice combo with the overdrive tranny and the Atlas case, you really did your homework on that build . When towing make sure tranny is in park.
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Fantastic looking CJ, thank you for sharing it with us.
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Mekanic: Cool looking trail. Out here a lot of our trails like the Rubicon, Sierra Trek and Barrett Lake Trail are filled with rocks and boulders.
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I've played some on the rocks in western Colorado and Moab. I REALLY like the area of western Colorado. Back here you have to build a rock crawler that will work not in deep mud but slick mud to do the harder trails.
That travel channel show is on again tonight at 1AM.
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Ken,
Darn nice looking rig, if you're ever near Durango let me know and I'll show you a little known area down in Farmington NM that makes Moab look boring.

Also you may want to check with Advance Adapters on their recommendations re flat towing. My TJ has an Atlas 2 speed in it and I talked with a rep at last years Safari as I was planning on towing it behind a future coach. He said "we recommend disconnecting every 150 miles at most to drive the vehicle" I replied so basically no right? he said "we'd prefer not to see flat towing" the 4 speed flat prohibits flat towing.

I did set up the TJ for towing behind the coach we ended up getting but I'll disconnect the drive shafts. Take off 4 U-bolts and strap up the shafts and it ends all concerns.
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daveshan: Called Advance Adapters and they said transfer in neutral and tranny in park and start engine every 300 miles and put transmission in gear to circulate oil.
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Cool, guess it depends on who you talk to, I found this on their site later on.

"We can only recommend flat towing an Atlas 2 Speed (after the 500 mile break-in period) for a maximum distance of 300 miles and then starting up the vehicle and with transmission in gear and Atlas 2 Speed in neutral letting it idle for 5- 10 minutes. If you do not wish to stop and circulate the oil, we actually prefer that you remove the drive shafts from the vehicle."

I'll continue to remove the U-bolts from the diff', tape the U-joint and hang the shafts if I flat tow, even though mine was free (Safari loot) they're expensive to replace.
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