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    Hey there, just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. My name is Christian and I live in Denver. I moved here about 3 years ago from the east coast (ny/nj). Iíve built up 4 previous jeeps and used to wheel a little bit on the east coast, but have never been on a trail out here, so Iím a little rusty. I sold my last Jeep shortly after we moved to take on a project CJ7. Iím very close to finishing up the build. Itís an Ď81 with a 304. Its finally driving on the roads now and Iím very excited to get it off-road. I just have a few more things to do like beef up the axles, install lockers, and figure out how Iím going to carry my tools and recovery gear. There are some pictures attached of the CJ in itís current state. This was a pretty rough barn find when I bought it a year ago, but luckily it had very little rust, so it wasnít too bad getting it back in shape. The dash restoration was a bit of a beast but I managed to rewire the whole dash and sort out all of the electrical gremlins. Anyway, Iím looking forward to testing this thing out on the trails and wheeling with some of you. Itíll be my first time wheeling with a V8, a carbíd engine, a leaf spring suspension!
           

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    Welcome to the group!

    That side profile looks great. James, FinoCJ, might be your resource for carb jetting.

    `had a 79 CJ-5, V8, headers, side pipe glass packs - yours is bringing back memories.

    What tires / lift / axles?

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    Welcome! Beautiful CJ. I'm from NYC and am in the Highlands too (saw Black Eye in your pic).

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    Thanks, it runs pretty nice for a carbed engine but I think Iím going to end up doing the Holley EFI kit next winter. It has 35Ē BFG MTís w/ 4Ē Superlift springs & 2Ē shackle lift. Axles are AMC 20 in the rear and Dana 30 up front. This weekend the front is getting a Torq Locker and chromoly shafts. In March/April the rear is getting an ARB locker/dual compressor, 1pc Chromoly shafts, and a regear.

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    Thanks! Yeah I live over by Tony Pís.

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    cbauer210 previously posted:
    ". Itíll be my first time wheeling with a V8, a carbíd engine, a leaf spring suspension!"


    Points, Carbs and leaf springs are dear to my heart and old jeeps. Unless Jim or louis is along, there aren't many leaf springs left, and I might be the only carb left in the entire group. I know for sure no one was still running points...but even I moved on from points....
    I've never wheeled a v8...although hopefully the 58 wagon with sbc will wheel one day. When I had a cj7 it was a 258, but that motorcraft carb ran really well here in Colo. It took some work with the R2g carb on the current 70v6 to get it right, but its so nice now. Sounds like you've done your HW on the amc 20...I never had a problem with mine but only ran 33s with LSD. 35s with locker is new ball game, but sounds like the 1piece chromoly shafts usually do the trick.
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    Welcome! If you really wanna wheel it come along one of these weekends! Nice CJ
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    Very nice build. Love the old iron.
    welcome to the dark side...
    We have cookies!!!
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    Welcome, very nice rig! Can't wait to see it in person. The mountains are calling!

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    Beautiful rig. Welcome!
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    Welcome to the group, that's a great looking rig!
    Hope to see it on a trail run one day soon.
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