When i worked for AMC/jeep at the dealership i got stuck working on every old rusty jeep wether it was installing clutches and engines. I loved it.
With your jeep there get two lockrites in the diff's and give it full 4 wheel drive there's nothing like it. Nothing can follow a jeep when the trees get tight going thru and around them.
I love old jeeps more than any tractor, well maybe more. I have a '55 cj5 on a '73 cj5 v8 frame right now as a yard tractor with two locrites and 5:38:1 gears. I welded up a rock dump body for the rear and i have the transfer case pto to drive the hydraulics. Its like a little D9 pushing dirt.
Someday my plans are to get a cj3-B i always liked those.
I also had a 1980 CJ7 w/304 v8 with the bigger granny gear 4spd and i installed a dana 44 with a posi unit with flanged axles in the rear and installed a posi unit in the dana 30 with 4:27:1 gears. It was great with lots of bottom end, great hunting jeep in VT but the larger gas tank and it taking me two tanks of gas to drive from CT to Vt kind of made me sell it,.
I have a '99 tj wrangler i had to order because i wanted all the goodies from the factory like the dana 44 rear option with the 373 gears and the heavy duty automatic tranny i got it all. I got one of the last 4.0l 6 cylinder engines too. the design of the 4.0l block goes back to the 50's / 60's in the ramblers. The unsung hero is the rambler american they were one heck of a car and great on gas for its time too. The little nash ramber was ahead of its time too. But i like the vintage stuff too.
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on Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total.