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Jeeps I Built

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Renegade ll, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Feb 16, 2021
    Renegade ll

    Renegade ll Member

    Thayne Wyoming
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    My first jeep I built was a 1945 mb.
    SM420 4spd
    Dana 20 tc
    limited slip dana 44 rear
    Warn 8274 winch
    4.88 gears
    final crawl 77:1


    The next jeep I built was a 1974 cj5.
    304 V8
    T98 4spd
    Dana 20 tc
    Ramsey 8000 PTO winch
    4.27 gears
    final crawl 55:1

    The next jeep was a 1978 cj5 4.2L fuel injected
    T18A 4spd
    Dana 20 tc w/teralow 3.15:1
    4.27 gears?
    ARB air lockers front and rear
    33" tires
    Warn 8274 winch
    final crawl 85:1
    The bulldog hood ornament was connected to the window washer and would PEE on people.

    My current jeep is a 1971 cj5 mostly stock.
    225 V6
    SM465 4spd
    Dana 18 tc with Overdrive
    4.88 gears
    Power steering
    Warn 8274 winch
    final crawl 78.6:1
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2021
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Hard to imagine getting rid of some of those....
     
  3. Feb 16, 2021
    Bearskin10

    Bearskin10 New Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    What do you mean some of them, I can't imagine getting rid of ANY of those....
     
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  4. Feb 16, 2021
    givemethewillys

    givemethewillys Been here since sparky ran it. 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    New Kent, VA
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    Wow, your Jeeps were all fantastic! I'm still on my first, 26 years later. It's definitely a work in progress.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2021
    Jrobz23

    Jrobz23 Member

    Northern, WI
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    Not a coil spring in sight! Love it. Awesome rigs.
     
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  6. Feb 16, 2021
    willie2323

    willie2323 Purchased new

    Phoenix, Arizona
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    Very nice jeeps. My 71 CJ5 has been my only jeep, bought it new in late 1970. Within the first week I had the warn overdrive in and with the 4.88 gears it made a perfect combo with the dauntless 225 for crawling and highway. In 1987 I had some extra cash so I purchased a crate 231 even fire V6 which bolted right in. I added HEI, an RV camshaft, headers, a performance intake and a small Holley 4bbl. Sure has made a nice package. Put the running dauntless 225 on an engine stand and it has sat there ever since.
     
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  7. Feb 17, 2021
    Bigdaddy13

    Bigdaddy13 Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    1980- something CJ7
    1972 Jeepster Commando
    1957 Jeep CJ5
    1975 Jeep J10 “10-4 model” pickup
    2004 Jeep LJ Wrangler
    1992 Jeep cherokee XJ
    1947 CJ2a
    1963 CJ5

    Next: TBD :D
     
  8. Feb 17, 2021
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Western MA
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    Approximately what years were those pictures taken?
     
  9. Feb 17, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

    Mr Vaughan Fly by the seat of your pants

    Central City, NE
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    :lol:
     
  10. Feb 17, 2021
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power

    Bozeman, MT
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    That is sort of myself also. My CJ 5 was purchased 51 years back and the 3B 49 years ago. The CJ 5 is titled as a 69 (when I purchased it) and also has the optional 4.88 gears/225/OD. The 3B? It has morphed through several iterations.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2021
    Renegade ll

    Renegade ll Member

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    As I reflect back I ask myself the same thing. Why did I ever get rid of them.
     
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  12. Feb 17, 2021
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I like that '78 best. Well setup and sharp.
     
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  13. Feb 17, 2021
    Renegade ll

    Renegade ll Member

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    The 1945 mb was taken in about 1980
    The 1974 cj5 was taken in about 1988
    The 1978 cj5 was taken in about 2010
    The 1971 cj5 was taken in 2020
     
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  14. Feb 17, 2021
    Renegade ll

    Renegade ll Member

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    The 1974 and the 1978 were great jeeps. However my 1971 is my Crown Jewel.
     
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  15. Feb 17, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

    Mr Vaughan Fly by the seat of your pants

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    i know a guy that could use a dauntless... :whistle:
     
  16. Feb 17, 2021
    Chris Sample

    Chris Sample Member

    Camas, WA
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    Nice jeeps
     
  17. Feb 17, 2021
    dane71

    dane71 Member

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    What's your favorite thing about each one?
     
  18. Feb 17, 2021
    Renegade ll

    Renegade ll Member

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    The 1945 mb was great rock crawler with the SM420 and the bad was the noise it made at about 50 mph. Deafening.
    The 1974 was my best hunting rig. It was comfy to drive, however I did not like the 304 V8. Sluggish
    The 1978 was the best all around, crawler, comfort, get up and go. There was nothing I did not like about it.
    The 1971 was the jeep I always wanted. Since I was retired I had plenty of time to do a frame off restoration. The hard part was finding a likely candidate.
    Once I found it in Colorado it was off to the races. I knew I wanted a good crawl ratio. The 225 V6 in my opinion is one of the best jeep engines for the early cj5.
     
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    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power

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    Those were all nice rigs!

    I would go so far as to say it's the best stock engine ever put in a Jeep. Early or not. It certainly has a way more usable torque curve than the current V6 offering.
     
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  20. Feb 17, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

    Mr Vaughan Fly by the seat of your pants

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    i really wanna swap a dauntless into mine, but probably easier to find a cheap 4.3
     

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