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7Lbar last won the day on July 14 2013

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About 7Lbar

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  • Rig
    46 Willys CJ2A- "Hunter-fied," '88 YJ, '
  • Location
    Oracle, AZ
  1. I'm thinking about selling my buggy project, but I have no idea of what kind of a price to put on it. I've searched Craigslist and some of the other forums but with some of my uniqueness to it I have no idea of where to start. As many who have gone to the Hunter Offroad's annual Christmas BBQ have seen it sitting in the corner collecting dust. This is not an official for sale ad, I will make an official sale ad in the for sale area. Some of the specs: 95 inch wheel base Dana 25 front Dana 44 rear (10 spline) 5.38 gears Willys 60hp L-head 4 cylinder, rebuilt by Hoppers in Tempe T-90 transmission Spicer 18 transfercase, both the tranny and t-case rebuilt by the old Jeep legend, the late Joe W. from 4Wheelers Supply. Super Swamper 32x9.50R15 TSL's Beard suspension seats 19 gallon fuel cell Rancho 2.5" YJ Rear springs, front and rear Rancho RS9000 shocks all the tube work and welding has been by John at Hunters. Here's a link to the old build thread I had on the VJC: Project *** Like I said being as odd as it is, I have no idea of where to start my asking price at. I appreciate any responses.
  2. They are drums. I'll double check the clearances again, the pedal is about the same as before I changed them, so it could be a combination between the clearances and needing to be bled again.
  3. I think so too, as long as her two older sisters don't kill it first.
  4. That is going to be my first try. I'm lazy and try the simple stuff first, but it will have to wait for my next days off.
  5. Started making a list of things I need to get the Jeep road worthy again. It still won't be pretty, but can a YJ ever really be pretty? The back seat was the parts holder. I started with the easy stuff, pulled the hardtop off and put on the bikini top for summer. My supervisor was loads of help, well as much help as a 3 year old can be. She won't let me work on it with out her. Next came new headlights, one of the old ones burned out, so I upgraded them to the H4 bulbs. New H4 on the left and old sealed bulb on the right. Since I like having the extra lighting of the fog lights, and we don't have street lights out here. I had to replace the old switch. Next came upgrading the alternator. I remember the last time I had it, with the headlights, the radio and a turn signal on the voltmeter would dance to the turn signal. More annoying to me than anything, plus it was also the original one so I thought it would be a good time to upgrade it to a 105 amp alternator. Then I started to tackle the fuel pump. The first time I had it, I ditched the old Carter carburetor for the Mopar MPI kit. The kit has you put the fuel pump on top of the fuel tank skid plate. After installing it there, I could not drive from Tucson to Phoenix without it vapor locking on me, and eventually I could not drive the half hour down to the grocery store and back without it dying. I tried the Hesco high volume pump, changing fuel filters, blowing out the fuel lines, checking for debris in the tank that was getting sucked up to the screen. My friend installed a second high volume pump as well as the adjustable regulator and it seemed to work for him. But he was not driving it more than 20 miles at a time. After buying it back I worried about getting it home, since it was a little over a two hour drive, and it happen again 10 miles from home. So I thought hopefully replacing the fuel pump with one from a '95 Wrangler and dropping it in the tank with more cooling properties than outside the tank will alleviate that problem. Only time will tell. While the tank was down, I thought it would be a good time to upgrade the shackles and replace the leaf spring bushings. the frame side bushings were the originals and the leaf side were put on 17 years ago with the lift. Black original and red were the Rancho replacements. Might as well as upgrade to the Currie Boomerang shackles. Angle of the shackle is off, because the axle is still at full droop. After the rear shackles and the tank was back in place, it was time for rear brakes. Again original rear brakes, 27 years old and 111,000 miles. I still have a lot of travel in the brake pedal so I'll have to investigate that further. Coming up next on the list and haven't been done yet, replacing the front shackles and bushings, a new front shackle mount and a transmission rebuild. The reason for a new shackle mount.
  6. Replaced the original rear brakes, now have to figure out the soft (excessively long travel) brake pedal.
  7. Replaced the 27 year old alternator, fixed my turn signal problem (would blow the fuse every time you shifted into reverse), replaced frame mounted fuel pump with a newer model in the tank pump.
  8. Moved it to the carport, and waiting on parts to arrive.
  9. I like the Chief, the Africa and the Staff Car. If I want a 4 door Jeep pickup, AEV did a heck of a lot better job with the double cab Brute than the triple R. But with pretty much all of Jeeps concepts, that is all they are and will never see a consumer's driveway.
  10. I started mine, to make sure it would still start. Does that count?
  11. Sorry for bringing back the dead. First of all thanks for all of the input, but fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), my love of manual transmissions outweighed my loyalty to Jeep. There are some great WJ builds on here. After all the comments I was really looking for a WK with a V8, and pricing a budget boost, AEV rims and some 285's. Then my wife found me a manual tranny 4WD that fit most of my criteria. I went a head and picked up a 2006 Nissan Xterra. Within a couple of weeks of buying it, I installed a Daystar budget boost, trailer brake controller and a 7 pin RV style plug and wrapped the stock rims with 285/75R16 BFG All Terrains. On it's maiden camping trip, after the first round of mods. The dent in the bumper was there when I bought it. The bumper will be eventually replaced with an aftermarket or custom one, so I was not too worried about it, even though I was "concerned" about it when I bought it. After my last mod, my old Rigid 10" off my TJ.
  12. I would say go with an 8 inch wide rim, since the size is close to a 33x11.0. I'm not running 17's, but I'm currently running 285/75R16's on my stock 16x8 rims on my Nissan Xterra with no issues.
  13. Call me skeptical, but I'll believe it when they are sitting at the dealership.
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