User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Need some Ideas and or helpful hints

  1. #1
    Senior Member Sr. Beaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mankato
    Posts
    1,959

    Branch
    Army National Guard
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1996 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Fort McCoy
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Need some Ideas and or helpful hints

    As I mentioned in my intro, I have not owned a Jeep for at least 10 years and I need to get up to speed on the latest and greatest for them on the trail. The 85 CJ7 I will be picking up in the next week has already been modified into a trail truck, but as y'all know just cause it's good doesn't mean it can't get better, and of course I want to add my two cents or more to it. This is what it has in it so far as I've been told by the current owner,

    Currie ford 9 inch detroit locker disc brakes and 4.10 gears Warn premium lockouts

    Dana 30 detroit locker 4.10 gears Warn premium lockouts

    Twin sticked Dana 300 adapted to a real T18a 4 speed with the 6.32:1 Granny gear

    Electric Fans

    Warn 8000 pound winch with roller fairlead

    Has rock slider shackle plates

    2.5" suspension lift, small shackles and 1" body pucks.

    Optima Red Top battery

    258 carb


    Open to ideas, suggestions and must haves for this is my new baby and I need it to do every thing and more that I will throw at it.


    Thanks
    Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

    I don't always go full retard, but when I do I take the Jeep...

    Money can't buy Happiness, But it can buy BACON, close enough!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by gearhead1985 View Post
    i think i r druck and will rechecck in the morning





    ___/l ,[____],
    l----------L OllllllO-
    ()_)-----()_)-o-)_)

  2. #2
    Land Squid Jeffb_79's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    Posts
    3,593

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1999 to 2010

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I always vote armor and cage....

  3. #3
    Administrator korisu56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ft Gordon
    Posts
    11,020

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2003 to Present

    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    with my CJ i went cage and belly up.

    The stock cage blows ass and you can find a YJ/CJ cage for a decent price.

    The belly up is self-explaining. Your drivetrain hangs loooooooow. I went to an offroad park and did their medium/medium-hard trails on stock with my only concern being the tcase I kept beating up.

    Knock those two out and a couple of teh biggest vulnerabilities are out of the way (dying and breaking)

  4. #4
    Senior Member Sr. Beaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mankato
    Posts
    1,959

    Branch
    Army National Guard
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1996 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Fort McCoy
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Here are the only pics of her I have right now, and as for the cage I was talking with a buddy back home about that A MUST have for the places he plans on taking me, hopefully he has one just sitting around from his 74 CJ should fit right
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

    I don't always go full retard, but when I do I take the Jeep...

    Money can't buy Happiness, But it can buy BACON, close enough!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by gearhead1985 View Post
    i think i r druck and will rechecck in the morning





    ___/l ,[____],
    l----------L OllllllO-
    ()_)-----()_)-o-)_)

  5. #5
    Administrator Fifthpro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lorton, VA
    Posts
    1,192

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    1988 to Present

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Look close and hard at the frame. If it is coming out of the north expect body and possiably frame rot. I not saying this to discourage you. You simply need to inspect it real close or you will be dealing with frame restoration.

    Austere Mobility in a '99 TJ Sport with a few bells and whistles

    The bravest of all Spartans was Dienekes. It is said that on the eve of battle, he was told by a native of Trachis that “the Persian archers were so numerous that, when they fire their volleys, the mass of arrows will block out the sun.”

    Dienekes, however, quite undaunted by this prospect, remarked with a laugh, “Good. Then we’ll fight in the shade!”

    Non Vi Sed Arte

  6. #6
    Senior Member HillBillE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Duluth, MN
    Posts
    13,923

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1985 to 1998

    Closest Installation

    Fort McCoy
    Mentioned
    67 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Pretty sure I've seen that CJ. (the white windshield frame sticks in my mind)You buying back home?

    I would do the belly up. I clocked my D300, easy to do. I think I did a tech write up on here about it.

    I then made my own cross member and skid plates, gained about 4" clearance.

    Rocker protection. The rocker guards look to be aluminum step tread, they don't hold up. (ask how i know) If they are steel, they'll probably be OK.

    MC2100 carb and 'Nutter Bypass'- If it still has the Carter BBD carb and ECU, get rid of them! The MC2100 is a great upgrade!

    Distributor-if it's stock, upgrade to an HEI or TFI dizzy, makes a world of difference.

    Cage- make sure you tie it into the frame. There's a guy in Barnum, MN that helped me build mine. (Russell is his screen name, but he's not on here much. He's on MN-Jeep quite a bit)

    He built a bender, and has the Bend Tec computer program, results are awsome!

    I lost all my bookmarks and favorites when my laptop crashed, but I'll find ya some links.


    As long as the people remain armed,
    government knows that it cannot rule over the people by force.
    Those who stand in defiance of unconstitutional laws
    do so out of duty, honor, oath and love of country.


    "Certified Jeep Junky!"


  7. #7
    Snow Jeeper treefrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Benton
    Posts
    177

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1986 to 2012

    Closest Installation

    Little Rock AFB
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    fuel injection.
    treefrog

  8. #8
    Senior Member Sr. Beaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mankato
    Posts
    1,959

    Branch
    Army National Guard
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1996 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Fort McCoy
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Pretty sure I've seen that CJ. (the white windshield frame sticks in my mind)You buying back home?


    It is coming from Ohio, I found it while i was looking around a scrambler forum thinking maybe get one, and was a southern truck most of it's life, i have requested pics of the frame as well hopefully i can get some. Thanks for all the input so far guys!
    Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

    I don't always go full retard, but when I do I take the Jeep...

    Money can't buy Happiness, But it can buy BACON, close enough!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by gearhead1985 View Post
    i think i r druck and will rechecck in the morning





    ___/l ,[____],
    l----------L OllllllO-
    ()_)-----()_)-o-)_)

  9. #9
    Senior Member HillBillE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Duluth, MN
    Posts
    13,923

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1985 to 1998

    Closest Installation

    Fort McCoy
    Mentioned
    67 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The CJ frames usually go bad in the back, from the arch above the axle, to the rear 'bumper'. If you can get pics of that, it would be great.

    If the frame is solid there, the rest should be OK.

    Another spot is where the steering gearbox attatches, but that usually from running big tires (think 35-38")


    As long as the people remain armed,
    government knows that it cannot rule over the people by force.
    Those who stand in defiance of unconstitutional laws
    do so out of duty, honor, oath and love of country.


    "Certified Jeep Junky!"


  10. #10
    Administrator Fifthpro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lorton, VA
    Posts
    1,192

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    1988 to Present

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    The CJ frames usually go bad in the back, from the arch above the axle, to the rear 'bumper'. If you can get pics of that, it would be great.

    If the frame is solid there, the rest should be OK.

    Another spot is where the steering gearbox attatches, but that usually from running big tires (think 35-38")
    Exactly Billy....the other spot that I see a lot is the rear cross member (which may be covered in your definition above).

    Once again, not trying to discourage, simply suggesting things to look out for in older rigs such as this one.

    Austere Mobility in a '99 TJ Sport with a few bells and whistles

    The bravest of all Spartans was Dienekes. It is said that on the eve of battle, he was told by a native of Trachis that “the Persian archers were so numerous that, when they fire their volleys, the mass of arrows will block out the sun.”

    Dienekes, however, quite undaunted by this prospect, remarked with a laugh, “Good. Then we’ll fight in the shade!”

    Non Vi Sed Arte

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Get the MJ Supporter Membership for a little less than $0.06 a day and get more space, 2 MJ Stickers and no banners ads. [Check it out]