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General Information

Year
1983
Make
Jeep
Model
CJ-7
Color
Green/Black
History
Purchased as a 1990 Jeep Wrangler
Torn down to bare frame
Built up with a dumb SOA suspension that was too tall
Wheeled once and broke ****
Sat in yard for a year
Dragged into garage and rebuilt lower and longer and generally 1000 times better
But the changes are never over...

Details build thread here: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-hardcore-tech/691681-yj-d60-14b-soa-build-photo-history.html
1983 Jeep CJ-7 (Green/Black)

Modifications

Drivetrain
383 stroker SBC
FiTech EFI Throttle body
700R4 with reverse pattern full manual valve body
NP231 box 4 rocks doubler mated to a flipped Dana 300 t-case
Drivetrain tucked up flush with frame rails
Perfectly flat belly skids from oil pan to t-case
'89 Ford D60 w/detroit locker 5.38 gears
GM G30 Van 14B w/ARB locker 5.38 gears
Hydro assist steering with Dodge Durango steering box
Hydroboost brakes
Interior
Custom made flat CJ-7 style dash board
Autometer Gauges
Winters shifter with rock gate
NWF tripple stick t-case/doubler shifters
Most of the floor cut out and moved up for drivetrain clearance
Seats and seat belts mounted to cage.
Exterior
Custom made tube fenders w/removable flares
Custom made bumpers
Warn 8274 winch
Custom made rock sliders
CJ-7 front clip installed on 1990 Wrangler chassis/body
Bestop Softop Supertop
Later model YJ "family cage" roll bar
Most of the body exterior and all interior coated with U-pol Raptor bed liner
Audio
JBL bluetooth speaker
Suspension
Custom made SOA setup
Rubicon express 2.5" SOA leaf springs
Spring slider boxes in place of shackles all 4 corners
Spring mounts frenched and tucked up into frame to net 2" of lift where it would normally be about 8" of lift
Rear axle moved back 6"
Front axle moved forward 4"
Wheel and Tire
For Trail:
37x12.5x16.5 IROK Radials
Recentered H1 12bolts with custom rock rings

For Street:
37x12.5x16.5 Goodyear MIL MT's
Aluminum Turbine wheels

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