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    Posted: Mar/26/2022 at 10:27am
I am about to start a new Jeep project. it's a 1977 Renegade CJ 7 that I have owned for over 20 years. Going to be an off road project running an AMC 360, Chrysler 727 auto with Dana 300. I plan on running a full width rear Dana 60 floater and a full width front Dana 44. For this I will be outboarding the front springs.

I expect to get the frame back from the sandblaster this week so that I can begin to modify and reinforce the frame for the outboarding and for the YJ tub I will be using. I do not plan on making this a " Pretty" Jeep so that  I can abuse it in the woods and not worry. The frame off 1986 I just finished will not even see a raindrop let alone mud. Pictures to follow, although I might move this to Member  Projects if they will let me. After all it is an AMC!!!!!
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1977 CJ 7 360 T-18 D 300
1970 AMX ex-SCCA car


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 Making some progress. Got the frame back, painted it 2 coats of POR silver and 2 coats of POR topcoat silver Also did the fuel tank and crossmember. Outboarded the front springs to make room for the FULL WIDTH Dana 44 FRONT using a full width Dana 60 rear. Basically the entire drive train is from a J-20 except for the transfer case which is a Dana 300. Notice the vintage fender well exit headers! Waiting for the front locker and I need to fabricate up the transmission mounting to the CJ crossmember. The Torque Flite 727 never came in a CJ only the 904. Problem is that the front drive shaft will hit the 727 case unless you outboard the front springs which moves the pinion out about 3 inches. This plus the special thin but stronger front drive shaft from Tom Woods makes this swap possible. Unlike the last one I just finished this CJ will be painted in black Raptor liner inside and outside. Everything so that I will not worry about scratching in in the woods




Edited by JERSEYJOE - Jun/22/2022 at 7:03pm
1985 J-20 PLOW TRUCK
1977 CJ 7 360 T-18 D 300
1970 AMX ex-SCCA car


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Very nice
Bruce in NW Ohio
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