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    So realized(yet again) I had neither time or money to finish, build and run a Crawler so I sold off the YJ Crawler project, and sold the old trusty CJ5 Plow Jeep. I picked up a 99 TJ from a friend to perform driveway plow duties in winter and be a capable but simple trail toy Spring, Summer and Fall. It's the 7th Jeep I have owned and coincidentally, Old No. 7 is my drink of choice so I am calling this black TJ "Old No.7"

    Its got 4 angry squirrels under the hood, pretty stock except for 4.88 gears and a cheap lift.

    Future plans(hopes) are Clayton long arms, 35" tires, upgraded axles, lockers, skids, A to Z cage add-on, I'll build some bumpers and looking forward to some fun out on the trail!

    And yes, I am acquiring the goodies for a 4.0/AX15 swap when the 4 squirrels give up.

    I will try to post pix, but we know how I get along with this "new" forum so...

    Anyway, see you out there soon-
    Doug Thornton

    99 TJ

    Pile of CJ parts...

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    Doug Thornton

    99 TJ

    Pile of CJ parts...

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    • #3
      Tony should be happy to give you pointers on how to get the most out of those 4 squirrels. I think saw blade tires are part of the equation....

      Great to have you back!
      Larry Anderson - Just a quiet, little trail rig.

      NJJC Treasurer

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      • #4
        Nice! Congrats on the new rig once again.
        Mike S.
        NJJC President
        '94 YJ Buggy "BlackRhinoYJ"
        https://www.northjerseyjeepclub.org/...black-rhino-yj
        www.youtube.com/c/BlackRhinoOffRoad

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        • #5
          Doug Thornton

          99 TJ

          Pile of CJ parts...

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          • #6
            Scored a set of 35" KM2's on Steelies with rock rings from a Great friend and Club member. You'll recognize them if you've wheeled with a blue TJ that went pretty much everywhere
            Doug Thornton

            99 TJ

            Pile of CJ parts...

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            • #7
              Barnes went to STICKIES?
              Larry Anderson - Just a quiet, little trail rig.

              NJJC Treasurer

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              • #8
                Always a better deal to buy than build and I stumbled on these bolt in ready axles:

                "96 cherokee high pinion dana 30
                - full artec truss
                - jks control arm skids
                - jks track bar bracket
                - WJ knuckle swap
                - dual piston calipers New last year
                - ruffstuff crossover one ton steering with 1 ton tie rods
                - jks hub adapters
                - newer hubs
                - synergy ball joints
                - alloy USA tube seals
                - new spicer u joints a couple months ago
                - Yukon 4.88 gears with a master install kit so new bearings and seals throughout the entire axle.
                - ballistic fab 1/4 diff cover clear coated
                - skyjacker steering stabilizer
                - will come with a teraflex track bar
                - if going in a TJ I will throw in a front driveshaft with newer u joints
                Went through the entire axle last year when it was regeared so everything is less than a year old. BOLT IN ready

                97 Ford 8.8
                - full artec truss and brackets
                - Yukon 4.88 gears with arb air locker
                - master install kit with new bearings and seals throughout
                - Clayton shock brackets
                - new brake lines
                - new calipers and pads
                - setup for 4 link rear
                - upper control arm brackets are ballistic fab 1/4
                - new ebrake cables with new ebrake pads
                - ballistic fab 1/4 diff cover clear coated
                Will come with a newer Tom Woods cv driveshaft with 8.8 adapter if going into a TJ"

                so I drove up to Connecticut tonite and picked them up from a guy that went to 'tons and 40's. Perfect for my budget build and saves me a lot of time and money.
                Now to get some Clayton brackets burned on the frame...
                Attached Files
                Doug Thornton

                99 TJ

                Pile of CJ parts...

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                • #9
                  Nice!!
                  Dave TVH
                  03 TJ 4.0L-TF 727-Atlas II 4.3-Solid Axle 60's 5.13 gears- locked fr&rear
                  PSC Hydro - 3 inch stretch-37" Trep Beadlocks- OBA - More
                  5 Days on the trail - 3 locations for 2018 / 11 @4 in 2017 / 6 @ 3 in 2016 /13 @ 5 in 2015 / 11 @ 4 in 2014 / 18 @ 6 in 2013 / 20 @ 5 in 2012

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                  • #10
                    Score!
                    Larry Anderson - Just a quiet, little trail rig.

                    NJJC Treasurer

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by orngkrate View Post
                      Scored a set of 35" KM2's on Steelies with rock rings
                      Those welds look familiar.. Funny how parts migrate around.

                      Nice score on the axles.
                      Dan M.
                      Former President, Secretary, Treasurer
                      48 days on trail in 2012!
                      '85 CJ7 - 4.0L,T-18,4.10s,Locked F&R,35s,Caged,Winch
                      '68 Kaiser Jeep M715 body transplant on '90 Dodge W350 in progress

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                      • #12
                        Doug Thornton

                        99 TJ

                        Pile of CJ parts...

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                        • #13
                          Nice axles man! That will certainly save a ton of time and money!

                          Does the rear still have the sway bar? If you still have the front sway bar may be a nice addition to keep the rear bar for added stability?
                          Pete
                          CJ 5.75

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                          • #14
                            Sweet score!~
                            Ain't no sense in bein stupid unless you show it off!

                            Joe
                            Former
                            NJJC VP

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                            • #15
                              Added some front turn signals (where Jeep should have put them) getting ready for MV Inspection
                              Doug Thornton

                              99 TJ

                              Pile of CJ parts...

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