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  posted on 12/5/2006 at 10:43 PM
With football season coming to an end, I turn my focus on my other hobby...Jeeps.

I really enjoy camping and driving my Jeeps on 4x4 trails. I live in Ohio, but have made several trips to 4 Wheel in Colorado and Eastern Tennesee/Western NC.

This spring I completed building a 1979 CJ-7 doing all the work myself. I am very proud of it. I August of this year I took it to a 4x4 event in Silverton Colorado - what a great place that is. Previouly I used to drive a heavily modified 1998 Wrangler, but I tore it down and sold many of the parts.

Anyway, are any other fellow ABBers into this?

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  posted on 12/6/2006 at 07:55 PM
hi, nebish. i am by no means a 4X4 expert but i do currently own a jeep, previously owned a durango, and i like to take things off the beaten track. probably my best trip was engineer pass in the san juans (between telluride and ouray) in colorado. absolutely beautiful drive - and LONG ...took us all day and we started early. but it was too cool being on the old logging roads and seeing hardly any traffic was amazing. although, funny story - after driving all day we finally hit the alpine - very top of the mountain, and thought 'well, nobody around - good place to drop trouser' and wouldn't you know it ... as soon as we did, here come 2 guys riding BICYCLES up the other side of the mountain! i'd just spent 5 + hours scooting my way up in a car and these guys were on bikes - so much for the privacy. was really cool seeing the old mills and remenants of logging operations, also. ever once in awhile an abandoned house and you just had to wonder - how did these people do it. have also done some backcountry driving in the sierra's - yosemite country. probably one of my most memorable points of that trip, coming upon a mountain lake that was perfectly pristine - i took a picture and it's like a mirror reflection between the lake and the land ... can't tell where one stops and the other starts. my one rule - i don't go where i know that my driving could cause damage or is unwanted (private property), i take it slow since i really don't have a clue beyond slow and easy, and i take a friend (have been known to freak said friends out but they always end the trip wanting to go back for more!) I'm a tent camper so this all kind of fits in with my idea of a relaxing good time (and sometimes, you just have to be able to drive up the mountain!)

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[Edited on 12/7/2006 by lolasdeb]

 

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  posted on 12/6/2006 at 09:56 PM
I know Engineer Pass. I was on it this summer. We did Poughkeepsie which lead us to Engineer and also did the Alpine Loop which took us on Engineer.

That is a really scenic area of Colorado. I've been to a few spots in the state and like that southwest corner a lot.

When we were on the Alpine Loop, my friend and I did a side trip on Wager Gulch up to the ghost town Carson. I shot this picture of my Jeep there this past August.



The Caron ghost town is really neat. New roofs had been put on all the structures to preserve them. A great place to hang out and think back to what life was like for those people who lived and worked there. Carson was one of Colorado's most secluded mining towns in the late 1800s. They say that in 1890 400-500 workers lived there, hard to imagine.

 

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  posted on 12/7/2006 at 10:14 AM
Beautiful picture, Nebish! I just love this part of the country and agree - there is something spiritual about being in a place where someone was able to carve out such a simple (but hard) living so long ago. Thanks for sharing this pic!

 

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  posted on 12/7/2006 at 09:01 PM
nebish, i've got a 77 CJ5 that's the mirror image of your CJ7. same color, same top, same lift, same front end....only thing different is that i've got black wheels, and am running a
327 small block instead of the original 304.

i would post a picture but don't know how?

 

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  posted on 12/7/2006 at 10:16 PM
Hey, that is awesome. That CJ in the picture has a 1998 4.0L 6 cylinder from a Wrangler I used to have. The transmission is 1975 TH400. I kept the 1979 offset rear end and used a 1958 M18 transfer case. I did a 4WD Hardware fiberglass body.

I've had CJs with a 304 and with a 360. It is nice to have factory fuel injection of the new motor in an older Jeep.

To post a picture, you must have an account with a photo hosting website, like photobucket. Then you upload the photo from your computer to photobucket's site and then get (copy) the web address. When posting a message here, click the photo icon above your message box and put (paste) the photo's web address in your post here.

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  posted on 12/7/2006 at 11:10 PM
My uncle and I used to race his Jeep, back when I was in high school.

He had a 72 SV-6(?) which was the predecessor to the CJ series.

He found out that Buick made the engines for Jeep prior to 1975(?).

We put in a 68 Buick Wildcat 340 V-8 into his Jeep.

Sucker bolted right in, all we had to do was modify (with metal shears and a sledge) the fenders so the headers would fit.

Because we had a non factory engine in the truck, we were forced to run in the "Expirimental" category.

We raced all kinds of rigs, some with nitro-injection.

I had turned Dan on to Jerry Garcia's blue grass project and he felt the name fit the Jeep.

The truck was Chocolate brown, with gold lettered script "Old & in the Way" on each side.

 

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  posted on 12/7/2006 at 11:35 PM
Wow PhotoRon, my Dad used to race Jeeps. He quit before I was too old to remember much, but he was into it in the early 1970s.

Jeep used a Buick 225 V6 in some of their vehicles prior to 1972. AMC bought Jeep in 1972 and they began using AMC engines. I like the AMC engines, but some people still run the old 4 cylinders and odd-fire Buick V6s. My cousin has a Buick 225 in his 1950s something CJ3B. A friend of mine bought a 1971 CJ6 that had a 225, but now he has a newer Chevy V8 in it.

There is still a Jeep racing club real close to my house. Tri County 4 Wheelers in Lisbon Ohio. They have sand drags, hill climb and obstacle course. It is fun to watch although they don't have great turn out. The sport has died off a little and more people trail ride and rock crawl their Jeeps now.

I raced my 1988 stock YJ one time in street stock class. I also raced my cousin's CJ5 (same cousin, different Jeep) in obstacle one time, it was a good time, but his Jeep handles pretty loose. All that stuff is fun.

Here's a picture of my old Jeep:



Scott



[Edited on 12/8/2006 by nebish]

 
 


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