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07-23-2015 12:59 PM
Dcel One more of the Engine bay
07-23-2015 12:57 PM
Dcel Hey guys, Newbie checking in!
This is a cool sight, im happy to be part of it.
So here is my current project that I picked up a couple of moths ago for next to nothing on CL.
Its a 73(?)CJ5 with a healthy small block.
It came with an close ratio M21 (of all things) and a Dana 20 with a Trans-adapt kit.
The ratios sucked, so I just swapped in a 79 J20 T-18/D20 with a Novak short input shaft kit. Its fully (!)caged and tied in at every point to the frame which is boxed and plated. Somebody spent a lot of effort to build it!
Im trying to decide if I should pull it completely and start over or cut and paste what I have.
07-18-2015 09:20 PM
Originally Posted by CrazyDuck View Post
Hey everyone. I've been on the forum a few times. Finally decided to register.
Not known for sound decisions I take it
07-17-2015 08:54 AM
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07-17-2015 08:52 AM
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07-17-2015 08:30 AM
CrazyDuck Hey everyone. I've been on the forum a few times. Finally decided to register.
06-28-2015 07:34 PM

Good day everyone.
06-01-2015 10:37 PM
Another Newb

Hello to all! Just checking in. I've been lurking in the background for a few years, learning what I can as I break my jeeps. Decided to pull the trigger and get a membership and check it all out.
I've been running a 06 wrangler until i decided to upgrade axles and now it sits until i get back home from overseas again. Saving my cash until I can set it up right when I get back. Take care everyone.
05-25-2015 06:23 PM
Peter_72 My name is Peter I'm a 42 year old kid/father and I live in Louisiana, I joined this site a while back but never really had a vehicle to play with until now. I recently purchased a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4 for my son's first vehicle so I'll be browsing around for tips and ideas. I bought it for him but it's really like both ours but it mine lol
04-28-2015 06:33 PM

New to the jeep life. My brother got me into it and Im hooked! look forward to learning alot and meeting people.
04-28-2015 06:53 AM
Tjramsy Hi all! My name is Tyler and just before this long cold new england winter, I acquired my very first jeep! It is a 99% stock red, 4.0 auto TJ wrangler!

I have some big plans for this jeep, with a pretty farfetched goal of making it to moab 2016. I plan to make a build thread soon to organize my ideas and record my progress.

I am finishing up some work on my CRF, then I'll be hopping right in the jeep project to start sourcing parts!
04-12-2015 06:50 PM
Cptblood I'm michael

Been in and out of this site getting information and decided to join.
Got back into jeeps and wheeling about a year ago with a Cherokee and then upgraded to a cummins cj7 a few weeks ago. just got her back today with a paint job

03-29-2015 08:08 PM
Lookout_me Hello everyone, long time onlooker, new forum member. I can also be found on Jeep Forum as Highschool_WJ Here's what I have to play around with.

99 Grand Cherokee (Laredo, inline 6, selectrac)

2012 Liberty is my mother's that I play around with when I am back home from school.

2001 Yamha SuperJet 701 is my other transportation
03-08-2015 08:52 PM
Here for the worst of reasons.

I've posted here before in the bead rolling thread so I'm not exactly a newbie.

My background is in drag racing and hotrods as a fabricator/engineer.

I helped Pops build both of his Jeeps and my interest in the affair was more to keep him from doing something stupid and or dangerous. It didn't take me long to figure out he got them to do mildly stupid and dangerous things.

His profile is Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum - View Profile: Castor

He passed away Jan 27th and I have both the Jeeps now. The 89 YJ is going to my daughter and I'm keeping the 06 LJ.

I hope to be a regular contributor here as my failures tend to be epic and should provide an endless stream of entertainment to those that actually know what they are doing.
03-05-2015 05:08 PM
Noob here what up. need help buying a wrangler

Whats up everyone I'm from Minnesota. Looking at getting into this 4 by 4 world that you are all in need help buying a Jeep I have my eyes on one but I will post some pictures on another thread and hope for some good advice.
03-05-2015 03:36 PM
Mousejockey Heya, new member? Again??? Had a 97 TJ n sold it a few years ago, Now have an 02 4.0 with the hardtop, live n learn.....
Whats the "required" setup for the Rubicon and Fordyce these days? 35's? or will 33's do? And don't give me that 37's on tons crap =p
02-25-2015 05:51 PM
yj1989 Hi all
i just bought my first jeep
its a 89 yj spring lift on 33s with a 4.2 and ax15
02-24-2015 01:05 PM
Old Jeeper, New Member

Hello All, checking in as a new member here. I have 2 Jeeps and a Dodge Dakota 4x4. I look forward to prowling all the forums here and learning more about how people go about practicing their hobby.
02-19-2015 01:18 PM
jeepfreek13 I am basically starting over in the Jeep world. owned a yj, many CJ, TJ, LJ and even JK. Now back to a CJ. been gone a while. this site rocks
02-19-2015 01:06 AM
New CJ5 owner

Hi all. My name is Eric.
My first 4 wheel drive was my dad's 68 f250 hi boy when I was 5. I still have it as a project. About a year ago, I bought my first Jeep. A 79 CJ5, all original with 304, and a 3speed. It was not lifted and is in great shape. I am thinking of doing a SOA lift and probably 33's or 35's on it. I wanted a CJ so I could have a pto winch. Not much else I want to do to it, just want to play a little. I was really lucky in December and bought an abandoned 75 CJ5 at auction. It was a little abused and stripped (no axles, doors, seats, windows...), but I think it will make a great wheeler. It has the straight 6, 4 speed, and twin stick transfer case. The body is there and frame looks good, with a full roll cage inside the metal hard top. It was converted to run propane. Not sure what I will do with this one yet, or when I will stop.
02-11-2015 03:03 PM
Newbie from Oklahoma.

Been on here about 2 weeks now. New to jeeping. Not new to twisting wrenches. Bought a 95 yj about a year ago. Stock with the 2.5 and a 5 speed. 2 inch body lift was installed before I bought it. I have a 93 Chevy 4x4 for a power train swap. 350 tbi with vortec heads, nv3500 and 241. Planning on Dana 60 sf rear and haven't made up my mind for the front yet.
02-10-2015 11:16 AM
Fiddlehero Hi, I'm new here. New to this whole thing too, I went down with some friends to the KoH race this last week, and I realized that this is a really exciting sport/recreation! My cousin has a jeep, and frequents the Rubicon, and my friend has a really awesome rock crawler, and has loads of fun on it. While I can't afford a rock crawler, I believe that a modified jeep CJ7 would fit what I want to do pretty well. I just need to purchase one now... What specifications would I be looking for if I wanted a street legal rig, that I could go rock crawling with? engine/year/etc.

Thank you in advance!
01-27-2015 10:35 AM
new like a used vehicle that you just bought...

New but not new... Been lurking for a while now. Finally decided to post... Bear with me here lol. In 2007 I bought a 2008 Hummer H3 (I know... But dont be so quick to judge). I had just got back from a deployment to Iraq and had money to spend and began to build it right away. Long story short, ended up with 5" lift, 35x14.5" boggers, ARB in the rear, snorkel... Not your average mall crawler.

After a few years of abuse, the electrical system didnt like me so much. So I traded it in for a Ram 1500. I traded a guitar for a Geo Tracker, knowing I wouldn't be able to do anything serious, just wanted a toy. Replaced the head gasket and wheeled the crap out of it until the front diff housing broke.

After another deplyment and more money to spend, a buddy and I began planning and working on a truggy (not the Ram). This thing was a serious bastard mutt. The body came from the Geo Tracker. The frame, axles and NP203 came from a 76 K10. Found a NP205 on ebay to double up on the 203. Engine and transmission came from a 73 Dodge Dart. Met a beautiful lady I now call my wife, started a family, less and less time, truggy just sat in the garage unfinished. I ended up getting rid of it.

After about a year I really started to get the bug. I convinced the wife to trade the Ram for a Jeep. After having electrical issues with the H3, I knew I didn't want a JK. I knew I wanted a Rubicon and with 3 kids, wanted some room. An LJ it was! Found one from a dealership an hour away and made the deal. Up until lately its been a daily driver. Now its more of a Sunday drive/toy. 4" lift, 35s (about to be boggers), Warn 9.5ti winch, Warn bumpers front and back, snorkel, hood louver, rock rails, ARB twin compressor and Viair 2.5 gal tank, pulled carpet and bed lined... I'm sure I'm forgetting something lol.

Plans for the next month... Groove and mount boggers and replace the Warn solenoids with a Superwinch Albright solenoid.

In the next 2-3 years... RCVs up front and chromos in the rear. 4.88 gears. Maybe step up to 37s, thats a big internal debate lol.

5-6 years... 4.6 stroker. At the very minimum a rebuild of the 4.0

I have wheeled in Pennsylvania (Rausch Creek), New York, Indiana (Haspin Acres), Texas, Alabama... Planing a trip to Morris Mountain this summer.

And I think that about covers it lol.
01-22-2015 08:40 AM
XJlimitedx99 Howdy everyone, first time poster here on pirate. I'm a fairly active member on cherokeeforum but I'm looking to dive deeper into some topics. Here's my 99 XJ that I just put on TnT long arms. Still have some things to wrap up my build like OTK steering and bump stops. Also currently saving my pennies for gears and lockers.

01-20-2015 05:23 PM
Kid4life hey all,
i've been reading here for a while and just joined today. at this point i'm sure i will be asking more than contributing so be patient with the noob.
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