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    Knows a Thing or Two 2Cross's Avatar
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    Reviving an old CJ7

    19 years ago in the spring of 1996 my brothers and I created a freak of nature.
    We had an old, worn out CJ7 with a good body and a 76 ford Bronco with a a rusty body.

    We took the body off of the bronco and scrapped it. Sold the CJ7 frame and engine. Welded new body mounts and created what we call the morphodite.

    Upgrades along the way included a Dana 60 rear end and ARB lockers and fuel injection.

    It has sat on my families ranch for about ten years and planning to revive it for my 2nd son to drive to school.

    Any advice will be appreciated. Front end is loose and downright scary. Been sitting so long it is hard to start and leaking from most fluid containing places. . ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1448233644.133679.jpg
    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
    Autumn Yellow
    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
    Sahara Tan
    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
    Ruby Red

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    Knows a Thing or Two 2Cross's Avatar
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    Pics of the front end.

    ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1448233771.479474.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1448233795.289521.jpg

    Planning to put in a new TR and DL to fix the slop.

    Ball joints are shot. Do the dynatrac ball joints fit on an old D44?
    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
    Autumn Yellow
    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
    Sahara Tan
    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
    Ruby Red

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    Knows a Thing or Two 2Cross's Avatar
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    New TR/DL and adjustable trackbar. Steering is right now.
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    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
    Autumn Yellow
    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
    Sahara Tan
    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
    Ruby Red

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    Knows a Thing or Two 2Cross's Avatar
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    Plastidipped the rims black.
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    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
    Autumn Yellow
    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
    Sahara Tan
    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
    Ruby Red

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    Knows a Thing or Two 2Cross's Avatar
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    Fixed a bunch of leaks. Tcase front output. Transmission and leak from dipstick.
    Still has some oil under it.
    But runs as good as ever.
    More to come
    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
    Autumn Yellow
    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
    Sahara Tan
    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
    Ruby Red

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    Knows a Thing or Two 2Cross's Avatar
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    LED headlights installed on the morphodite today.
    Love this upgrade
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    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
    Autumn Yellow
    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
    Sahara Tan
    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
    Ruby Red

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    That dude from Mississippi notnalc68's Avatar
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    Nice. I'll be watching

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    Nothing but a Thing swampdog's Avatar
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    Reviving an old CJ7

    How did I miss this? I love the morphodite already. Good luck Dr Frankenstein
    "It’s so hard for me to sit back here in this studio, looking at a guy out here, hollering my name!—When last year I spent more money, on spilled liquor, in bars from one side of this world to the other, than you made! You’re talking to the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, [WHOO!] wheelin dealin’, limousine riding, jet flying son of a gun and i'm having a hard time holding these alligators down!"

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    Shit, I missed this too. That's an awesome rig and your son is a lucky kid! This is really good stuff - good for you Dad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notnalc68 View Post
    Nice. I'll be watching
    Thanks
    Still have a ton of work to do.
    Slowly overheats and trying to figure it out.
    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
    Autumn Yellow
    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
    Sahara Tan
    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
    Ruby Red



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