Official CJ-8.com Forum Lurker Intro Thread!

TheDustyRag

Member
City
Pittsburgh
State
Pa
Hi Everyone! Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I'm a new member and am currently building an 8 now. I've got a 1981 that I picked up in November and have recently started my build. Building one of these scramblers has been a long time goal of mine. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that I'm finally getting the chance to build one. Overall goal for this scrambler is to build it into a traveling/camping/fishing rig. I started an Instagram already @overlandcj8 but I'm planning to start a build thread here as well. Here's a picture of the jeep the day I brought it home.IMG_2818.jpeg
 

bigwalton

Alaskan Postal nutjob
FORUM MANAGER
SOA Member
City
Dexter
State
MI
Hi Everyone! Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I'm a new member and am currently building an 8 now. I've got a 1981 that I picked up in November and have recently started my build. Building one of these scramblers has been a long time goal of mine. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that I'm finally getting the chance to build one. Overall goal for this scrambler is to build it into a traveling/camping/fishing rig. I started an Instagram already @overlandcj8 but I'm planning to start a build thread here as well. Here's a picture of the jeep the day I brought it home.View attachment 83876

welcome! That clearly just needed a good home :thumbsup:
 

MikeV

Always learning
BENEFACTOR
Gold Member
Lifetime Member
SOA Member
City
Monroe
State
NY
Always wanted a Sherwood green scrambler. My '82 is red but the code is 1c and the firewall and compartment are Sherwood green so I actually have what I always wanted. Welcome to the forum! You will not find a more knowledgeable and supportive group anywhere.
 

tfk00

Member
Member
City
Albert Lea
State
MN
Well,
I am an active duty Navy Chief Petty Officer with 22yrs of great service to our country. I am stationed at Tinker, AFB in Oklahoma City Yea I know there is no water there but we do have a Riverwalk downtown OKC Ha Ha. I fly on the Navy E-6B Tacamo platform have been doing this for 11 yrs now with over 5,000 flight hours http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TACAMO

I was born in Espanola New Mexico 30 miles north of Santa Fe and grew up in the mountains and with very unique cars thru out my life owned in no particular order:
Cars owned
1. 1968 VW bug
2. 1970 Roadrunner
3. 1970 challenger
4. 1970 charger
5. 1977 mercury cougar
6. 1987 suzuki samurai
7. 1991 ford escort GT
8. 1993 ford f150
9. 1970 ford f100
10. 1968 dodge d100 x2
11. 1964 ranchero
12. 1976 el camino
13. 1994 grand am
14. 1992 firebird
15. 1973 challenger
16. 1991 toronado
17. 2001 mustang bullitt
18. 2002 avalanche
19. 2007 HHR
20. 2007 HHR
21. 2000 honda civic
22. 1979 trans am
23. 1971 trans am 455 Lucerne blue
24. 1971 trans am 2nd one owned
25. 1977 dodge truck
26. 1963 1/2 S-55 marauder
27. 1985 mercury Capri mcclaren
28. 1985 mercury Capri mcclarens
29. 1986 Convertable Capri mcclaren
30. 2005 kia spectra5
31. 2003 boss f150
32. 1988 nissan desert runner
33. 1966 p1800 volvo
34. 1995 ford contour
35. 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S
36. 2007 Dodge Nitro
37. 2008 HHR SS
38. 1973 Datsun 620 lil hustler
39. 1984 Jeep Scrambler

As you can see I love cars all my buddies at work always ask me what new or old car will I have next I always tell them you never can tell.


I love all kinds of hobbies as well:

Gold dredging prospecting been doing this for about 16 yrs now
Metal Detecting been doing this sine the late 70's when my father got me started
Cowboy action shooting still going strong after almost 4 yrs now heading out to NM this month for the world championship at Edgewood N.M. http://www.sassnet.com Check it out
Was into Hodaka motorcycles still dable in them restored a Hodaka 1970 chrome tank Superat from the ground up.
Remote control airplanes
and just about anything else that might come along

Anyways I am glad to be a member of this great forum and enjoy the comradery you all show to new people such as myself.
Impressive list!!
Probably easier to list things you don’t do!!?
 

JL in CA

CJ-8.com addict, SOA Charter Member
Lifetime Member
City
Hermosa Beach
State
CA
Damn - that’s a huge list. I did the opposite.

1. 1981 Mustang got used in 1993, totaled it in 1995
2. 1981 Scrambler for $1200 to replace the mustang.
2.5. Tub replacement and rebuild of the same ‘81 Scrambler in 1997. Engine wiring and up. Did it in 10 days - youthful energy! Daily driver until 2009. Still have it.
3. 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Two infants in car seats dictated something with 4 doors
4. 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited “Hard Rock” addition To replace the 2009. Still my daily driver.

I’m rebuilding the ‘81 again - frame is roached. My 14yo wants to drive it when he gets his license. Ordering the frame in the next two weeks. I need to decide the suspension/axel set up we want.
I’m excited to do it with him. Will be an adventure!
 

Nathanjheid

New member
City
Del Mar
State
CA
Just joined tonight, I bought my first CJ with lawn mowing money (and parents help) when I was 16. Bought my scrambler in 2002. Im now in San Diego but when I was in Hawaii I did total restorations on jeeps and similar rigs for 15 years. I will admit I will be more of a lurker than a poster
 

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bigwalton

Alaskan Postal nutjob
FORUM MANAGER
SOA Member
City
Dexter
State
MI
Just joined tonight, I bought my first CJ with lawn mowing money (and parents help) when I was 16. Bought my scrambler in 2002. Im now in San Diego but when I was in Hawaii I did total restorations on jeeps and similar rigs for 15 years. I will admit I will be more of a lurker than a poster

that first photo is SO COOL!!!
 

4.0cj8

Basic User
City
Santa Fe
State
NM
Long time Lurker, but since I recently decided to pour my time and $$$ into my SC, I've been back on the forum more, figured I would Drop a pic and a brief back story!

Heres my hand-me-down 1984 CJ-8! My dad bought this in 1987, from the original owner.(will have to dig through his old pics to share the story more! She's been driven a lot (ODO reads 176xxx) but she's free of any rust as she's lived in NM and CO for a lot of her life. The original 258 bit the dust at 124xxx so she has a low mile 4.0 from a wrecked 2006 Rubicon, NV-3550 5-speed from a 2001 Tj True trac in the rear of the AMC 20 with full float, trussed and welded tubes. ARB front Most of the drive train mods happened from 2013-2018 when I Daily drove her for in college.

Life caught up, needed to get something more reliable and sensible to keep the miles off down, so I bought a nice truck and she sat for a while.
Until now! this fall I dove back in to it, by replacing the transfer case with a new-to-me Dana 300 (the old dana 300 will go onto the bench to get a complete refresh and 4:1 kit down the road) Most recently, I towed her to my father in laws fab shop in Illinois to button up the exhaust, tow hitch and family style roll bar!

Next on the list is to re-work the suspension with something that won't sag so bad :/ new tires (35x12.50r15) and new interior. from there... just want to enjoy my little weekender!IMG_3711.JPGIMG_2934.JPGIMG_4513.JPGIMG_5274.JPG0r6TiSvjRzCbrW7kJSyg6A.jpg
 
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