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12-05-2016 06:08 PM
Dcal4407 Been cruising this forum for years but never used my account.

I have a 94 YJ 4.0 that I recently stretch 10" with dakota leafs while doing my 8.8 swap. D30 with lockright and 4.10 gears. Hack and tap SYE. Relocated my stock tank into the bed. 35 BFG MTs.
12-02-2016 11:02 AM
W Vaughan Progress so far.
11-30-2016 10:40 PM
W Vaughan
New guy

Hi. I've been lurking around pirate for years. Almost done with my current project so figured I would post. 83ish CJ5 rusty as hell 12" tub stretch 20"or so wheel base stretch. 97 4.0HO aw4 Dana 300. D60 front 14 bolt rear spring over on stock (I think) yj leaves. 2x4 tube frame. Full hydo steering. Will post picks when I can. Will be completed for fire and ice in hot springs New Years.
11-24-2016 02:36 PM
jeff06220 Hi guys,new here,working on a yj 91
11-24-2016 11:45 AM
Originally Posted by 63J300 View Post
Just trying to get to 10 post so I can see the pictures. It has been a few years since I have been on here and forgot my old password and username
Same here, I have pics and posts in the International Harvester and Jeep forums. Been a member since 2004.
11-24-2016 08:28 AM
63J300 Just trying to get to 10 post so I can see the pictures. It has been a few years since I have been on here and forgot my old password and username
11-24-2016 06:32 AM
marno Hi guys, I'm new here. I'm getting started with a CJ5 restomod and hoping to post a build log as soon as I can.
11-19-2016 07:59 PM
Bjlee86 Hey from South Carolina. New here and have a great deal to learn. I'm also new to the jeep culture, but did some muddin in my high school days. I've been looking into getting a Jeep for a while and finally found one that caught my eye, an 84 CJ-7. Its a project, but runs well. I'm sure ill be asking plenty of questions, but just to make sure I'm not shunned, I'll search first before posting.
11-15-2016 03:27 AM
WILLYN [QUOTE=marno11;38900610]Awesome bonnet man, did you make that?

Yes I did, glad you like it. I have a build thread in the Willys section titled "47 Willys after-build thread" or something like that.
11-11-2016 03:10 PM
daddyusmaximus Hey people. More of a re-introduction. I'm not totally new here, but about the time I was settling in, I totaled my truck last Dec when I had a seizure coming home from a VA appointment. I have been without a 4x4 since, almost a year. I'm going to be back in a Jeep CJ5, but I wonder how many of these old warriors are still going out there. I've had 2 Jeeps before, both CJ5s, and both prior to the internet. After years in big trucks, I'm coming home to a CJ5. I've got money down on a 1979 that I will take delivery of in Jan.

This Jeep was built as a sand toy, and I want to run trails with it, and take it on camping trips (overlanding) so I've got many changes to make, but that's half the fun right?. Being a "real" Jeep, and not a "soccer mom grocery getter", it will also make a perfect summer no-top no-doors cruising vehicle. It is powered by a 1970s Dodge truck drivetrain, 360 with a Torqueflite 727 trans and D20 T-case. Axles are SOA D44 front and Chrysler 9.25 rear with 4.88 gears and 4 wheel disc brakes. The rear has a Detroit locker.

I'm U.S. Army retired. Been married 21 years and we have one of each. Big dog lover. We have 3, and one of them is a TBI/PTSD service dog that goes everywhere I do. The Jeep will be build to accommodate her as my wife won't wheel, and the kids are college age. I also have some mangled up discs in my back and neck, and walk with a cane, so a suspension seat is the first thing, and a possible coilover setup in the future to soften out the ride in such a short bouncy leaf sprung vehicle. I love the CJ5s, but was much younger when I had my first two.

Looking forward to reading, learning, and sharing. Well, here she is as I will get her.

Thinking pretty strongly that I will "Army up" the Jeep in a M38A1 style. Partly as a tribute to all my brothers and sisters who have served before, with, and after me, but also because I just never got over thinking that military vehicles are cool as I aged. Other option is my standard fall back design of black truck with red steelies.

There will be a build thread. It will be a long drawn out one too, Expensive hobbies and VA disability don't go well together. I will also ask for advice along the way. All minor things at first, until about this time next year when I'll really tear into her in the garage over the winter. I've got 2.5 years.

I won't get this one delivered for 2 months yet. It's killing me. I'm chomping at the bit, to get her ready for a trip to Alaska by summer 2019, and still be able to wheel on the weekends.

Yahoo... Indiana to Prudhoe Bay in a CJ5!
11-10-2016 02:11 PM
Damian Finally decided to join since I have been lurking around for quite awhile. Been researching info for my Tj and the 5.2 swap Im working on. Ive found way more info here than I have on the actual Jeep forums.
10-31-2016 11:24 AM
Another new guy

Lurker for a while, and I've had a few XJ's in the past, but I just took home my first "serious" Jeep project for an absolute steal, so I figured it was time to sign up.

Here is my new to me 1972 Jeep Commando, 304/TH400.

I'll be asking a lot of stupid questions as the restoration/modification process begins.

10-22-2016 11:36 AM
Not new but,

it's been a while since I was here. So, I thought I'd just pop in and say hey. Hey
10-20-2016 10:53 PM

Hello everyone

New to the site, but not new to jeeps, so hopefully I'll learn more & try to contribute where ever I can.
10-19-2016 03:54 PM

New here just joined today. Purchased my first jeep about a month ago, 1980 CJ7, 37s on a spring over with chevy one tons and stock drivetrain. Took a month of jumping through hoops to get it tagged and insured but finally street legal today.
10-13-2016 08:28 PM
Hello from Upstate NY!

I love this place! I am looking to do a Willys Wagon project. I have some ideas of what I want but will be asking the pirates for more advice when I am ready. Until then, I'm lurking............
10-08-2016 08:01 PM
Ryan Duchene From Orangevale california, started with a 85 toyota pickup, dad borrowed it for a day and woke up to a missed call from him. called back to some bad news that the motor was blown. (was his truck since he was 16 anyways) so we found myself a 92 XJ for a screamin deal and i put my pride aside and bought a jeep. Never been happier about it! Started off with the first picture, put some more money into it am lovin it. much more to do and hope to have help with some more experienced guys along the way. thanks guys
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10-01-2016 01:07 PM
newb to the jeep thing

located south west Arizona, name is Jeremie, Been a yota guy my whole life but a deal on a 02 grand Cherokee 4x4 4.7l came up and with a family of 4 and 2 dogs the extended cab yota was a bit small, already found some great info some good some bad about the new family rig
09-17-2016 01:17 PM
XJK New around here, been on other forums for years....finally feel like seeing what I can learn from pirate (quite a bit for sure).

98 XJ with plans for d60's/hybrid cage.
09-15-2016 09:03 PM
Gibb Yo. New here. New to 4x4. Rough terrain and I go way back.
I am a man with many questions.....
09-07-2016 07:17 AM
Originally Posted by findthad View Post
I've been afraid to post for years.
Registered 2011, first post 2016. Impressive.

I registered in 2006 and this is my 6th post since!
08-27-2016 10:55 PM
findthad I've been afraid to post for years.
08-14-2016 06:50 PM
n8c 1997 TJ in Portland OR. Just barely starting to wrench on her. Glad to have found this site.
07-24-2016 06:19 PM
Chris Gasman new to this forgive me if I screw this up Better with motorcycles and guns computers arent my thing lol .thanks for the add from PA I have a 93 yj and need info on ax5to ax15 upgrade
07-19-2016 10:17 PM
New Member

First time Ford owner and new to vehicles with radiators

Here is my new beast... 1993 F-350 XLT Crew Cab 460ci

Pulled all the trim off... now the fun begins

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