Hello from North Dakota

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FNG here. My rig is a 84 CJ7 that is currently under rebuild. Mostly pieces right now. Going to be completely stealth when I am done. Some time I will post my journey.
 

woody

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So stealth, there are no pics ;)

Welcome!
 

Lil Rich

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Welcome and post often! No worries of getting flamed here unlike other sites. There is a pretty good amount of knowledge on this board and if we don't know it, we know someone who does!
 
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Finally got around to uploading some pics on my tear down progress. She is a rolling chassis now and hope to have everything else taken apart this week.
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Lil Rich

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Looks great! What are your plans with this build? Resto Mod type wheeler? or are you building a little more aggressive?

I always wanted to do a body off restoration of a Bronco, but make it a little more rock crawling friendly. Just time and money... lol
 
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Not making her a crawler but she will be more than capable of wheeling anywhere around here. My build list is kind of fluid right now but I am putting a new steel body on it that will be coated in bedliner. New rims, tires and suspension. Going from 33s to 35s. New gears and solid axles. Exchanging the 4.2 for a 4.0 with multi-port. I plan on fabbing my own bumpers, tube fenders and sliders. I happen to work for a steel manufacturing company so I have access to all sorts of cool fabricating toys so we shall see what else I can think of to make for it.

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woody

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Love the use of foam floaties to project your shins :)

Looks like you've got a pretty good slate to start with...good choice with the powerplant update, that alone will change everything over a carb setup...keeping the existing trans/case?
 

Lil Rich

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I happen to work for a steel manufacturing company so I have access to all sorts of cool fabricating toys so we shall see what else I can think of to make for it.
That alone is awesome! Definitely use your resources for your build! I just wish you lived closer! LOL
 
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Love the use of foam floaties to project your shins :)

Looks like you've got a pretty good slate to start with...good choice with the powerplant update, that alone will change everything over a carb setup...keeping the existing trans/case?
The 4.2 has a Holley Projection throttle body on it so I already had fuel injection. It was a pain because I had to re-tune it every time the temperatures changed drastically, which here in ND is frequently.