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Big Ugly

Year: 83

Model: Big & Ugly

Final/Current Tire Size: 38.5"/40"

Build Specifications:
- Dana 60 F/R
- ARB Front Locker
- Detroit Rear Locker
- 4:88 Gears
- NP-435
- Dana 300
- 4.6l Stroker
- Gibson Exaust
- 38.5 Boggers
- Alcan Springs
- Redneck Ram Steering (Behind the Axle)
- Warn 8274
- And a Flag. Merica! Ufck Yeah! ;)

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Pagosa Springs
Year: 84

Model: Standard

Final tire size: Stock

Build details: Frame off restore


Engine: 258 ci I6, HEI, TBI, rebuilt in 2014

Transmission: factory T5

Transfercase: Dana 300, rebuilt in 2004

Rear axle: AMC 20, rebuild Jan 2015 with solid shafts

Front axle: Dana 30, no work on it yet. Kind of doing this piecemeal

Suspension: Stock rear leaves and shocks replace with axel rebuild, Front will get reworked with axle

Exterior: Original paint was 4C Ice Blue Metallic, Painted gloss black by previous owner and it came with the original wooden rails which I had to replace, I plan to paint it Desert Tan with black trim and have new wood rails to install.

Interior: Black Denim seats, stock center console, all interior paint black

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Scrambler Enthusiast
Year: 1982

Model: Base

Final Tire Size: 37x13.5 Toyo m/t Open Country
Wheels: RBP 94R: 18x9 -25mm offset

Build Details: Frame off


ENGINE: 4.9 stroker crate engine (titan engines); Offenhauser intake; 500 cfm Carburetor (Edelbrock); Headers (Jack Clifford's Performance); Magnaflow Muffler; "bomb proof" motor mounts (Mountain Off Road)

TRANSMISSION: T-176 rebuilt; hydraulic clutch conversion (Novak)


REAR AXLE: Dana 44 (Currie); Truetrack RR 3.73 DN (Eaton); 4.09 R&P

FRONT AXLE: Dana 44 (Currie); Truetrack 3.92 UP (Eaton); 4.09 R&P

SUSPENSION: 5" YJ (4WD Hardware); Rancho RS9000; Tie Rod Flip (OK 4wd); HD Steering Box mount, sway bar, tie rod, and drag link (Mountain Off Road); Rear Disc Brake Conversion (4wd hardware)

EXTERIOR: Original White with full hardtop. Plan to paint white. 20 gallon fuel cell and skid (Genright); Transmission skid (Throttle Down Kustoms); Front and Rear bumper (Motobilt); Front fenders with 6" flare and rear 6" flares (Metal Cloak); Body work (inner rear fenders shaved 2"/ rear floor dropped for rear seating) , rot repair, and roll cage (Double D Fabrication); Custom spare tire cage (my garage)

INTERIOR: Dash, seat brackets, overhead and flow through console (Double D Fabrication), retrofit steering column (Ididit), RPR heated front seats and baja style rear seat.

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Scrambler Junkie
Year: 1984

Model: CJ-8 SL, 4.2, T176, D300

Final/current tire size: Stock 225/75 R15

Build details:
- Preserved to “OEM like” detail
- New front and rear brakes
- New shocks and polyurethane suspension and body bushings
- New steering stabilizer, tie rod ends, steering shaft coupler and upper and lower ball joints
- Axles serviced, front axles joints replaced, front bearings replaced, hubs serviced and rear one piece axle
- Detailed engine bay, restored wiring loom, replaced rear main seal, oil pan seal, motor mounts, fuel filter, serpentine belt, radiator bottle, tail pipe
- Detailed interior and all knobs, steering wheel, mirror, radio all returned to OEM Lerado SR with gauges and lights replaced and operational
- Detailed exterior original paint, restored wood rails, bed mat restored, bumper fog lights

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CJ-8 Member Member
Year: 84

Goal: Resto-mod to return to the nearly original look of a “brown Jeep.”

Model: Laredo

Final tire size: 31x10.5-15, (5) 15x8 original chrome Laredo wheels

Build details: Frame off restoration

Highlights- Stainless steel fuel and brake lines, stainless bolt kit, Phoenix Graphics, 21 gallon poly gas tank.

Engine: 258 ci I6, Holley Sniper FI

Transmission: 700r, taking advantage of the overdrive, with column shift and Novak adapters to match the D300 and 258cc.

Transfercase: Dana 300, rebuilt in 2018

Rear axle: Dana 44 from an 86 cj7, which came as an extra set of axels with the project. Given the choice of the amc 20 or D44, we went with the D44 since we already have CJ with an D44. Rebuilt in 2018, geared to 3:55.

Front axle: Dana 30 wide track

Suspension: OME Yj springs with a 2.5 inch lift. 1” body lift, Rocky Road front hangers, original rear hangers. MORE gear box. Hanger bolts changed to 1/2x13 bolts.

Exterior: Original paint was originally 3A Almond Beige, however when I purchase the project it had a fiberglass tub. At the moment I picked up the tub in Ohio, I had a buyer pick up the fiberglass tub. I found and bought an original tub that needed work. The final product will be Chestnut Metallic Brown, Nutmeg decals, wooden rails.

Interior: Original Nutmeg Laredo interior

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