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  1. #1
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    Cool Gonna build a Jeep

    Well after rolling my first one 25+ years ago i swore i would never have another one. But the bug bit and i found a '96 CJ7 in a barn that hasn't driven in 9 years for 300 bucks. The hardtop is nice but the body isn't at least the rear half. So rather than buy the glass body i had planned i will order two sheets of 1/8" alum and form my own. I worked in a shop that made 11 Scramblers from stainless so i know how and have the equipment. The orig 6 cyl is froze up and i have a nice 302 Ford in my basement that i will put in. Now to find some time...Bob
    TYPO IT IS AN 1986 Thanks M1 for pointing it out
    Last edited by aametalmaster; 06-12-2007 at 09:49 PM.
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    If I may make a suggestion, start oiling everything now, every couple of days put another coat on, when you do get to it, things will be much easier to work with. this is not a perfect solution, but it does help.

    planning on playing in the mud?

    Tom

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    This is a good source for Jeep parts and isn't located to far from us. http://www.kentrolinc.com/

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    Default jeep project

    I think we all need another project to work on in our spare time, sounds like you got a good idea on what it will be when it's done. Keep us posted and don't forget the pics. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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    Question

    ahve u worked on trying to free it up? if u have is it just froze up or is it rusted? try puttin some oil down in the cylinders from the spark plugs and that might free it up.
    welding...its awsome

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    I bought some Kroil oil and dumped the whole can down the spark plug holes a week ago. That oil is great for freeing up stuff. Then i drug it down the road with a big truck and a chain and tried popping the clutch. I got posi drag marks all over the place but she's still froze. Tomorrow i will put another can in it and try rocking the motor back in forth from underneath somewhere. http://4wd.com is right up the road so i can get parts...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Im guessing the '96 is a typo. If it is an '86 CJ-7, the last year they made them, then you should have the more desireable Dana 44 rear axle instead of the AMC 20. Good find for $300. Lets see some pictures.

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    Thanks M1 you are right '86, please forgive me. Maybe i should turn on some lights so my one finger can see And yes it has a Dana 44. Will put some pics up tomorrow...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

  9. #9
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    Default Forget about freeing the motor up!

    Hey guys, I think you over looked one minor detail in giving advice on freeing up the motor, that being WHY???
    If aametalmaster has got a 302 ready and willing, that ole 6 banger is nothing more than a boat anchor to me. Forget about wasting the time on a tired old beat down motor when you got the fun and challenge of fitting the Jeep with the 302. Besides you don't need a welder to rebuild a motor, but you do need one to fab up the new mounts and towers. Get to cutting and welding and forget about these other suggestions, go wild and create a monster while you're at it. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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    dabar39
    i was thinking along the same lines as you . he said he tryed it out and its toast, he has a ready to go one in the basement. why waist the time on the dead dog. its not a clasic resoration project where it needs to stay origenal. its going to be a play toy, so why not make it a better toy wile you are at it.
    not a big fan of the ford's but the 302 is an exelent motor as i understand it so go for it. start fabing up some parts and get at it. take the dead one to a scrap yard for scrap steel and use the $$ to buy some beer for the project.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
    JAMES

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