As my wife calls it “ The Metal Mistress”

Jimbond24

Basic User
City
Elmira
State
NY
#1
My family needed a larger vehicle as my 79 cj7 was just too small. I’ve been trying to get a CJ8 for many years and have saved one from the scrap yard, kind of. The only things useable were the vin tags and title. I decided on a aquala tub and throttle down kustoms frame. My father in laws 99 Dodge truck is also headed to scrap with only 89k miles on it due to a rotted frame. I have already made adapters and wiring harnesses for a similar setup on my cj7 for a mopar magnum v8 from a 95 grand Cherokee years ago. I will tear the 79 apart and use all my upgrades from her and then some. We just happened to be working on a forklift at work and decided to use it to. My father in law wanted a trailer to use on his property so I made one out of dodge in trade for the new drivetrain.
 

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barrys

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
East Norriton
State
PA
#3
Nice project. Your Cj7 looks nice too. Was that picture taken at the Pa Jeep Show in York, Pa?
 

Jimbond24

Basic User
City
Elmira
State
NY
#4
Yes it was at York PA, that picture was when the CJ7 was at its best. It was starting to get a little rough but certainly fixable. Decided to go for the CJ8
 

Jimbond24

Basic User
City
Elmira
State
NY
#8
Frame and body. Made The stainless lines. Had my brother weld the aluminum wedges for the hood hinges.
 

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designerRob

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
Allen Park
State
MI
#9
Looks great. Love the Aqualu / TDK combo. (y)
I like that you're using a factory tailgate. It's too bad Aqualu can't stamp 'jeep' into the cowl side panels like the factory.
 

don87401

Scrambler Junkie
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CJ-8.com Member
SOA Member
City
Farmington
State
NM
#10
The "Metal Mistress" I may have to steal that name for my CJ 6, I like that.
 

Jimbond24

Basic User
City
Elmira
State
NY
#19
Digital gauge set from eBay. The cage is a kit with a combination of using some wrangler roll bars I had. Using all stainless hardware and black powder coated stainless parts such as hinges, mirrors, ect.
 

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