|06-21-2016 01:20 PM|
|pctghost||New to jeeps and I am jumping into a TJ 5.3 swap. Figured I would jump in with both feet. I have a 1997 Jeep wrangler TJ had a 2.5L engine with a ax5 transmission, and my son blew up the stock transfercase. So starting totally from scratch. Looking for all the help that i can get.|
|06-16-2016 08:28 PM|
Joined in 2010 and here's my first post!! I enjoy all the crazy shit yinz guys build and wheel!
Oh and here's my DD!
|06-11-2016 05:46 PM|
Hello from Delaware! I've been a jeeper since I was a little kid. Cousin AJ, who used to make fiberglass bodies, took me for a ride in a metal-flake purple cj-5 with wheelie bars. We went through first, second, and third gears before the front end came down. I was hooked at that moment. Then he built one for my dad that scared him so bad he drove it once and parked it. I was along on that ride also.
My first vehicle was a 69 cj-5 that we bought as a frame with a cowl hangiing off of it. I put on an AJ's Metal flake blue body and got it tagged. Since then I've built a 47 CJ2A, 53 Willys Station Wagon, and now another 47 CJ2A. I've lurked on pirate for a while now, and it is some of the best reading there is. Hopefully I won't get flamed too badly.
Here is my latest build.
|06-10-2016 08:23 AM|
I managed to score a '79 CJ7 that was taken to a mechanics shop in the early 2000's for a full fix-me-up. They put in a new engine, rebuilt the trans, brake and fuel systems, as well as a number of other things. Total bill was around $5200. The owner declined to pay it and it sat at the shop for the next 10 years collecting dust. I picked it up for a song once the shop was closing its doors and towed it home. She needs some general love to be road worth, but the truck runs well and everything works that needs to work.
The goal is to have a jeep I can drive around town fairly well and do some overland off roading stuff. Not interested in building a crazy mud toy, or rock crawler, just a capable rig to take hunting and camping.
-Get an interior
-General tune up (currently choke sticking, ect)
-1" poly body lift.
-2.5 or 4" suspension lift.
-fix (or at least prevent from spreading) a few small rust holes.
-get the lights/sound working again.
-get the original Warn Jeep Winch working again
-odds and ends.
-redo shoddy welding on roll cage.
If anyone has any recommendations about places to source parts, lifts they like, or top not build threads they can link I would appreciate it. I picked this thing up last night at 11pm and have never owned a jeep, and am a bit of a noob in terms of what brands are good and whatnot. My mechanical skills are upper end hobbiest (rebuilt engines, transmissions, custom cages, ect) so I wouldnt mind seeing some cool work. Please feel free to post links!
AMC 304 V8 with holley carb, long tubes, and true duels
4 speed trans
locking hubs on all 4 wheels (for flat towing)
Levi's package original truck (only rear bench remains)
big old winch up front stamped JEEP "made by warn industries"
|05-09-2016 09:02 PM|
In from northern AZ, need some wheelin buddies. Everyone I know is too busy or too broke...
1995 YJ, J20 D44 front and D60 rear, locked up, 37s
|05-09-2016 06:59 PM|
|Rustinn||Another newb reporting in. Hailing from MN, I've been in and out of fourwheelin for about 10 years. Owned a few older 250 highboys and whatnot. For the last 5 years I have suffered a bad addiction to jeeps. Currently I own a '79 Cj7, '97 TJ and an '02 WJ. I've lurked here for quite some time but I am wanting to go bigger with my TJ so I figured I would join up.|
|05-09-2016 06:08 AM|
New Jeep Family in Middle TN
Well...I have wanted a Jeep since I was in High School back in the 80's.
I finally pulled the trigger and bought one this week...2004 Sport!
I am looking forward to spending waaaaay too much time on here learning about my TJ and spending waaaaay to much money on my TJ.
|05-02-2016 11:12 PM|
Not a new member but has a new Jeep...
2000 Grand Cherokee WJ 4.7
245/75/16 TOYO Open country tires
|04-20-2016 07:49 AM|
|JQMack||New here, but not to Jeeps. Working on my second 1997 Wrangler, slowly upgrading as we wheel more with the club here in Delaware.|
|04-02-2016 08:39 PM|
Just lurking got a few rigs already.
|03-26-2016 01:31 PM|
|CJ5U||New member in central CA. I have a 1967 CJ5 that has been stretched to 4 doors. It's being setup with an aluminum 5.3 and 4l60e. It's a long way from hitting the road or trail but I needed to register to ask a question on where the stock location for the front axle is. Maybe you guys can motivate me to finish this thing|
|03-26-2016 12:06 AM|
Hey everyone. Been lurking for a while, figured it was time to introduce myself and my Jeeps. Currently own a 95' YJ aka Vanilla Ice and an 08' JKUR (Ruby). The YJ is my daily and the JK is the girlfriends.
The YJ is stock with shackles and 31" bighorns. Planning to go with a 4 inch lift soon. I'd like to run wagoneer D44's, but I may look for an explorer 8.8 to replace the junk D35.
The JK is stock, but the girlfriend has plans to lift it for 35's. It has body lift on it right now that will be coming off.
Ok back to reading.
|03-23-2016 11:54 AM|
Been looking at this site for years. Thought I better finally post!
2000 XJ - best offroad vehicle I've ever owned.
|03-15-2016 05:30 PM|
Hey guys newbie here. New to posting anyway. Ive been surfing pirate for awhile, just never registered. My first jeep was a tj I did a frame off build, then I got a jk family wagon, now I picked me up a cj5.
|03-02-2016 12:32 AM|
new guy from az
long time lurker, first time poster. ill only post the new rig as im sure its the only one worthy of pirate lol traded my cummins and a rolled xj for it. still regreting trading my truck as all the jeeps done is sit in the driveway and get wrenched on..
96 xj, dana 60s, kingpin up front, 5.38s, welded front and rear with warn hubs out front, re long arms, rustys 8.5 springs, re rear sprins with boomerang shackles, worn out km2 37s on some 20s i dont care for at all, np231, cage, comp cut, im sure im forgetting stuff. PO said its got a supposed stroker and came from nevada? anyone here know this jeep? the whole thing is bedlined and spray painted. was originally red. first pic is with the PO's wheels and tires
took off most of the stickers
looking forward to being a part of this site!
|02-17-2016 06:34 PM|
|mechman6668||Hi just wanted to drop in and pick up or put down some useful info, I have a cj5 kind of been around for about 20 years just finished a new upgrade to 3 link front and rear and was wondering about alignment specs any ideas for a rough start ? 6" coils 3 link 37mtr's dana 44 front and rear scout width|
|02-01-2016 11:17 PM|
Just checking in, new to the site, but not new to jeeps. Starting to restore my 3rd jeep. It's a 1956 willys cj, with wild dreams for it.
|01-30-2016 04:41 PM|
I have an '84 CJ7 currently undergoing rebuild. Hope to have her ready for spring. Looking for help on my tranny mod. I have a T18 mated to a '87 Ford 302. Used to have the older iron bell housing, but due to clearance issues changed over to the aluminum bellhousing off a 87. I have the Novak kit for an external slave cylinder, My problem is the clutch lever. It doesn't seem to fit right. Anybody have a similar setup with suggestions? thanks in advance
'84 CJ, running Ford 302 mated to T18/Dana 300 T-Case
|01-14-2016 01:56 PM|
Newbie here just checking in, im from the state of Nevada, I currently have a 92 YJ, looking at learning from this site.
|01-05-2016 08:16 PM|
|Broken cj||Newbie checking in. 85 cj7 glass tub,tdk frame,5.3,sm465,300, waggy 44 eb 9"|
|01-04-2016 08:46 AM|
Chris here. Been lurking for quite awhile, especially when I put my 4.3 into my 67 CJ5.
|12-19-2015 10:26 AM|
|Shortarc||Returning newbie. Haven't been on in years. In the market for a trail rig.|
|12-19-2015 10:16 AM|
Hey all new guy down here in Tucson just got my 2nd jeep. 1988 grand waggy has a low mile 360 and a worn out 727 with a 229. Needs A LOT of work
Wood grain looks better on the other side, adds like 10 hp, or so I have read
|12-17-2015 04:15 PM|
New to Pirate... Here's my XJ:
|12-10-2015 06:57 PM|
|jfg455||New to Pirate but old to the world of vehicles. I've gleaned a ton of knowledge from here and decided to finally sign up. I also have vehicle A.D.H.D. so my builds are many and completions are few. Newest is a 75 CJ5 350 sbc mild lift mild build as a driver. Been thinking of a 29 Essex couple bodied crawler...In NH I can register it as a street rod and get around the fender and height laws...|
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