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Old 04-18-2015, 03:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Got the yj spring swap done. Pretty happy with it. Just the right amount of lift and even it settles in time it will still be better than those old wore out cj spring and pot metal shackle.

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Old 05-09-2015, 08:18 PM   #27 (permalink)
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love the narrow track and full wheel well look! I've said it before...If I started over tomorrow I'd stay as close to stock height/width as reasonable to still mount some 31-32 ATs and drop in a Kubota2-3L diesel with an OD trans and just drive the thing till it couldn't be kept going!
Full time lockers, mega meats, trick suspension, HP engines, armor, rock bouncer cages, etc are cool but if you add/modify enough stuff you can end up with a rig you only "want" to drive when the trip/excursion is going to be so rough you won't notice how punishing your toy is on you.
Wish my inlaws had something cool like that I could end up with. Congrats

BUt this is Pirate so.....cut dem fenders, lift'er to the moon, drop in a BBC, and throw on some 44" Swampers. Otherwise its useless mall trollin garbage.
Oh yeah, almost forgot the obligatory

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Old 05-11-2015, 12:33 PM   #28 (permalink)
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love the narrow track and full wheel well look! I've said it before...If I started over tomorrow I'd stay as close to stock height/width as reasonable to still mount some 31-32 ATs and drop in a Kubota2-3L diesel with an OD trans and just drive the thing till it couldn't be kept going!
Full time lockers, mega meats, trick suspension, HP engines, armor, rock bouncer cages, etc are cool but if you add/modify enough stuff you can end up with a rig you only "want" to drive when the trip/excursion is going to be so rough you won't notice how punishing your toy is on you.
Wish my inlaws had something cool like that I could end up with. Congrats

BUt this is Pirate so.....cut dem fenders, lift'er to the moon, drop in a BBC, and throw on some 44" Swampers. Otherwise its useless mall trollin garbage.
Oh yeah, almost forgot the obligatory

Im not ruining this one like so many before it. The thing about building a rig like you explained and I've done everything on that list a couple times more than I should is I found we would just do the hard trails and leave. Never on a trip in my life did it just involve some easy trail riding and just enjoying being out there. It was always hit the trail, break parts, spend a few hundred on new parts and hours at camp fixing it. I don't miss those days at all.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:39 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I wanted to keep the old theme so only an 8274 would do. Asking some friends and scored one for free. I ended up with a little over $400 in bringing it back to life and finding an old winch plate.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:43 PM   #30 (permalink)
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The motor was shot from all the years of sitting beside the shop and it was missing the solenoid cover and they no longer worked either. I picked up a new solenoid pack, had a bottom end service kit installed and put a new free spool lever on and changed the fluid in the case. I rolled the dice on a non warn motor. I just think most of those things these days are just rebadged anyways.


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Old 05-11-2015, 12:45 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:48 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Finally got the power steering conversion done, it just seemed to fight me at every angle. But it drives so much better now.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:52 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Thanks for keeping the Jeep a Jeep. Looks good.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:52 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Being in gone run arbs I wanted a good pump, not 1psi per min like an arb pump . Picked up this York and bracket off a grand wagoneer.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:14 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Got my winch on, just need to grab a longer ground and secure the winch plate better.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:23 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Hate all I been able to do is just drive it to work now that the heat has broken here in the south. Baby girl be here soon so I'll have plenty of time here at the house to get all these parts I've collected put on.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:56 PM   #37 (permalink)
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After having a baby girl and buying a new house things are finally settling down enough for me to work on this thing a little. Picked up some Alloy USA 1.25 wheel spacers to try and keep the tires out of the fender wells. Replaced the windshield frame gasket and my worst fear came true. Bad Rust. I also picked up a Twxas pattern Scout 300 to swap in when I start on the clutch this week. My wife has given me a glimmer of hope to head towards Cali and see Yosemite and run the Rubicon so I've gotten a breath of fresh air to make it a cool family rig . Just hope 2016 materializes.
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:04 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Wow where did time go? When pirate got sold, lost my original account, emails, password I’d forgotten about the wealth of knowledge on here.
I’ve done so much to this thing the past few years and wheeled it. Made it out to All4Fun in Leadville last year and hoping to get back out in 2019 and see Ouray area.
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:31 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Love this build... Might be because I am doing the exact same thing except to a CJ7, same paint color, same wheels, its eerily similar. Staying small is sometimes so much harder to plan and make compromises. Its awesome that this has history with your family and is getting enjoyed.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:34 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Precciate it.
Itís currently down. The stock brake lines life span has expired. Seems like at the bends a few are weeping. I just completely rebuilt my steering. I used a MORE off road heavy duty bracket and heavy duty steering shaft. Itís the ever quest to make a Cj 5 actually feel safe to drive at highway speeds.



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Old 11-27-2018, 10:35 AM   #43 (permalink)
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My little girl canít stand not to be working on hers.


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Old 08-08-2019, 04:18 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Corbeau Seats are in and cooler rack is built. Upcoming fall has me motivated to get out.
Also swapped in a rear Detroit, Yukon 1- piece shafts and big girl diff cover.
Now just need to order my little girls back seat and we ride when it cools off in the south.


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Iíve been looking for some hub caps for some time now. Iím not 100% sold on the look but Iíll see if it grows on me.



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