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11-24-2015 12:15 PM
Max-015 Newbie to the site as a member. I have looked in on this site over the years many times and enjoyed the knowledge found here. I have just finally started rebuilding my 1977 CJ-7 that I tore apart 14 years ago to rebuild, with a few mods to make it better. I am currently tearing the Dana 44 donor axles apart from a 1980 IH Scout II. I plan on installing lockers, re-gearing, and rebuilding the axles completely. Then, I move to outboarding the front springs to keep the axles the length they are presently, doing a shackle reversal and SOA all at the same time to get the axles under the frame. Oh, and rotating the knuckles to correct caster as well. It will be a long process since most of the Jeep is in boxes, but hope to have it completed by 2017 for it's 40th anniversary.
11-12-2015 10:46 PM
Zr10054 I'm a new member as of today but I have been lurking for a while. I'm also a member of a few other forums. I'm from Louisiana and my newest project is a frame off restoration of my "83 Scrambler conversation to 5.3, 4L60E with a 241C transfer case. I also own a "81 Scrambler, '78 IH Scout II and a 1995 gas powered Hummer H1. I look forward to learning from all the knowledgeable members here and sharing whatever I have learned with you.
11-11-2015 03:57 PM
Ericccj7 Long time lurker, I have learned a lot through the years from pirate that has helped me with my build. Here is my 84 cj7 with 2008 5.3 L vortec, 4" skyjacker lift, 1" body lift and 33" tires. Currently building dana 44 front with detroit, rear 44 undecided on the locker, with plans to do a spring over stock yj springs and 35s.
11-10-2015 11:00 AM
Texas666 I've been a long time lurker and finally have something worth talking about. I've mainly just posted in chit chat but figured I would post here so that I do not get my ass chewed out! recently bought a 2010 Rubicon

hope that image loads!
11-02-2015 10:55 AM
Jeep newbie - trying to figure out the previous mods

Hey guys, my name is Anthony friends call me AD. Got a 1985 cj7 that has an lt1 swap, rear end is a dana 44 from a scout ii, with aftermarket gm metric calipers on disc brakes.

Currently my problem is figuring out the disc brakes/brake pads/e brake....

To make the situation more difficult the vehicle has been switched to a 6x5.5 lug pattern.

Here is my problem - the discs are too thick for the gm metric cliper brake pads, nothing I do will allow the pads to fit around the disc and then get the caliper on the rotor. What is the solution? I'd kinda like to find a rotor that is the correct thickness for the caliper, I am guessing they used thicker 6 lug rotos and then sanded down the brake pads? Only thing I can figure out.

Where can I get a thinner caliper that will work with the gm metric caliper (small one) but have 6 lug holes?

10-24-2015 01:26 AM
John712 My name is John, Currently have a 95 wrangler 4.0, 5 speed, 33's, currently its a work in progress...
10-19-2015 05:49 PM
TheSkiingNinja Hi all. Just joined to get some opinions on a build I'm getting ready for. This is what brought me here:

10-12-2015 08:50 PM
Noob Intro

Hey guys, 1985 Jeep CJ7, 250k, 4.2L, SM465, 3.5 spring lift, no body lift, almost no body bushings.... 33" tires, stock T-Case, stock axles, Daily driven when its runnin. Currently replacing prop valve, and all brake lines, Fuel sender, installing Warn 8274, possibly re-installing stock mech fan, and flipping electric fan to push, and maybe even drink some beer...gonna be a long weekend. Monday, Tuesdays off.
10-11-2015 12:47 PM
Indeepwithajeep I finally signed up the other day. I've lurked awhile now, but not as a member. I've learned a lot from the TOTM's posted and have soaked up what I could.

Anyways this is my first 4x4 I've owned. Been a car guy previously. Needed something to get me up snowboarding since the project car wouldn't. So I've been trying to keep it highway friendly. It's been fun learning a whole different world and starting to get into welding and fabrication. The final goal with my Jeep would be 37's Dana 44 (3 link) & 9". I scored an 8.8" I might play around with and learn how to set up everything properly first. Maybe down the road I'd like to build a YJ crawler.

This rack is one of my first welding projects I did.
10-09-2015 01:36 PM
New guy

Hello to all. Living in Lake Havasu Az, driving a '92 Wrangler 4.0 HO ,ax-15, 4 " Pro Comp lift thats sagging 2", 33"BFG's. Mastercraft seats & belts, Poison Spyder hood vent, 15 gal to 20 gal gas tank conversion, and as the vin search said - rack & pinion steering. Lots of work to be done.
09-24-2015 07:20 PM
baddkarmaracing Names Richard just found this thread but been here a couple days and already pissed some one off! But I'm planning a yj build on the cheap and already started a thread for some ideas. Oh and I have a jk on 37's so I'm hardcore, even if it has stock axles! Actually my jk sucks because the suspension is set up all wrong for the 37's and its on stock axles because I'm broke hence the reason for a cheap ass yj build
09-16-2015 08:50 AM
Hello All

Hello All,
My name is Brian and I am new to the Jeep world. I have inherited a CJ5 that has a 304 in it. My plan is to rebuild & or restore this jeep to my liking, not sure which way to go so I will be looking for a lot of advice.
08-20-2015 11:13 PM
XJ_Project _0 New to the forum. Been wanting to join one. Getting a lot of ideas for the build.
08-19-2015 04:26 AM
Newbie from south east Ark

Hey there, I've been looking for a solid forum to join and I'm glad to be a member of this one. Seems to have a lot of good info on a wide range of topics. I'm also a newbie cj owner. Here's my 83 cj7 as it sits right now.

Again, glad to be a member

08-18-2015 10:08 PM
fredbull Hey everyone. I have been on the forums for a few years, but I have never posted. Just been using it for information and entertainment.
08-15-2015 12:00 PM
More newb than newb

Hey all, I'm new to this for the most part and thought I'd join some forums for some inspiration and direction in creating my first monster. I'm barely looking into buying a vehicle now and am torn between an XJ or 4runner. Leaning more towards the XJ, any input on either?
08-15-2015 11:25 AM
justjeepit13 Newbie to pirate4x4.com
08-08-2015 11:43 PM
wotaddict New to this forum. been on cherokeeforum but sorta getting tired of the same questions/answers... and for most of my questions i have i always seem to end up back here on pirate...so decided to join up. my 92 cherokee was given to me when i turned 18 in 08 by my grandfather who i was very close with and who bought it brand new.... that got the ball rolling. learning experiences. well anyway it now is my toy. pretty standard stuff as of now, open d30 up front, locked 8.25 rear. np242 h&t, froehlich's 4 link kit, other shit and last fall swapped a 5.2/44re in it from a 96 grand cherokee. this is a low budget project so nothing too fancy...yet...






so is there anywhere for builds?
08-04-2015 07:36 PM
RonJon69 Hello everyone,

Looking to do a frame off CJ5 build in memory of my father who passed away a couple years ago. He was a Jeep enthusiast and left behind a large collection of Jeeps and Jeep parts, I joined hoping to get some direction and advice.
07-23-2015 01:59 PM
Dcel One more of the Engine bay
07-23-2015 01:57 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 10:20 PM
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07-17-2015 09:54 AM
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07-17-2015 09:30 AM
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