So let me start by saying we are a LINE-X FRANCHISE and do not represent our corporate office in any manner. All opinions expressed in here are solely mine. Now like all builds, they have a story, sometimes you know the history sometimes you don't. In my case, I bought this 1983 CJ-7 back in 1996 as a second owner in EL Paso, TX as a young Soldier.
In the 24 years 'she's possessed me', she's had three major retrofits with this being her fourth. I will cover as much as I can for historical perspective as well as technical. One thing that has always been important to me is that I wanted a Jeep that I drive in and drive out. With that, my intent was not to build a trailer rig although I have gone home on one more than once. Berlin to Grafenwoehr being my longest tow, thank God for the “Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club” ADAC and if you've been to Europe you know it's one of the best tow/insurance services out there.
My intent was to build a garage D.I.Y Jeep. I'm not saying I don't use good parts, just like to figure out how to make things work they way I want them. What this means is my Jeep has drawn inspiration from Jeep's and trucks all over the place. I am not claiming to have invented anything here, only to assemble the way I wanted it. Someday it will go to my kids to build Version 5.0 but for now, I am starting Version 4.0.
So below is how I bought it back in El Paso, Texas from Roger Little of “Little 4x4” (See: little 4x4 elpaso - Google Search) Yes as I recall I paid full price, Roger wouldn't budge.