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   Colt44

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Memphis, TN
55 years old
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ABOUT ME
Transforming my '83 CJ-7 near-basket-case into a Retro-Mod daily driver to be proud of.

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Join Date: 08-20-2010
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COLT44'S JEEP
Year & Model  
1983 CJ7
Engine  
258 6-cyl.
Transmission  
Stock automatic, rebuilt.
Transfer Case  
Stock, original.
Front Axle  
Dana 30, stock.
Rear Axle  
Dana 20, stock.
Gear Ratio  
Whatever AMC put in there.
Suspension  
Stock, but will eventually do the YJ conversion.
Tires  
Bridgestone Dueller AT Revo
Wheels  
OEM Chrome Laredo rims w/center caps.
Recovery  
None.
Armor  
None.
Accessories  
4.0 Head conversion with MPFI, Stainless Exhaust
Future Mods  
Fresh blue fabric on the seats, A/C and a new
coat of paint are about all that's left.
Clubs  
None, regarding jeeps.
 
INSTALLED PRODUCTS
Armor
Audio, CB, & Electrical
Axles
Body
Engine
Interior
Recovery
Suspension
Tires & Wheels
Transfer Case
Transmissions

JEEP HISTORY
In 2006 I bought an '83 CJ-7 with a
straight body, nice original paint and a
good engine, but it needed a lot of TLC.
I've replaced just about everything from
seats to gauges, and added a nice Alpine
head unit with JL Audio amps and Polk
marine-grade speakers. From a
low-mileage '91 YJ donor I transplanted
the steering column (and got all the YJ
switches working), as well as full carpet
and other goodies. I also replaced my
manual brakes with the power brakes from
the YJ. I acquired a CJ hard top with
steel doors over the winter of 2011. I
finally got this reinforced, sanded,
painted and reinstalled by October
2012. In March 2011 the head gasket
blew so I went ahead and upgraded to the
4.0 head and stainless Dorman
header. In November 2012 I upgraded the
suspension with a YJ conversion using OME
springs. This resulted in about 2.5"
of lift. I've now got a nice retro-mod
daily driver that will also serve as
occasional off-road and hunting vehicle.

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1983-91-94 CJ-7 Daily Driver
258 w/4.0 Head Conversion & MPFI
YJ OME Spring Conversion
YJ Interior, Metal Doors, Hard Top

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