CJ in the Driveway Part 2 | Suspension, Interior and Fuel injection

CJ in the Driveway

In our last installment of CJ in the Driveway, we went through the body and cleaned, stripped and painted the exterior panels. We Installed our front fenders from GenRight Offroad and also tore out all of the rule management system in anticipation of the conversion to fuel injection. We addressed the brakes with a power brake booster and a new … [Read more...]

CJ In The Driveway | Part 1 “The Tear down”

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We took our '85 CJ into the shop (Tech Editor John Bailey’s driveway /shop) and began tearing into the jeep. As we mentioned in last issue we have some big plans for this CJ7. Just about every nut, bolt, and washer is available for these old Jeeps from aftermarket suppliers. So we are going to use readily available parts, no custom fabrication, … [Read more...]

CJ in the Driveway | Intro

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Muscle shirts, tube socks and boom boxes were all the rage in 1985. The year our new project Jeep rolled off the assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio. Since then it has seen its fair share of use as a daily driver and a weekend adventure vehicle. Time and mother nature have not been kind to this CJ, but there is a great truck here that just needs some … [Read more...]

Al’s Liner

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Always on the look out for great do-it-yourself products, the Al’s Liner Truck Bed Liner Kit provides a professional quality truck bed liner kit that is easy to use. The Al’s Liner kit is versatile, allowing you achieve multiple textures and custom colors. Al’s liner is a three part blended polyurethane high solids coating. The kit comes with … [Read more...]

Viking Winch GS-9

Viking Winch GS-9

While you probably associate the Viking Offroad brand with synthetic winchlines, they make a full line of recovery products and gear. Today they just announced the missing piece to to their offerings as a total recovery solution - their own winch! Check out the Viking Winch GS-9, a lightweight and powerful self recovery winch with low amperage draw … [Read more...]

AEV DualSport 2.5” suspension system

AEV DualSport 2.5” suspension system

American Expedition Vehicles, or AEV, is an industry leader in Jeep customization. The AEV DualSport 2.5” suspension system was designed for the Jeep owner who wanted the added performance of AEV’s taller systems but at a reduced height. Painstaking attention to ride quality, stability and geometry were carried over from AEV’s taller kits to … [Read more...]

Warn VR8000-s

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When looking for a winch for your project, you need to consider the intended use. Self Recovery? Other vehicle recovery? General purpose? During the build of the CJINTHEDRIVEWAY project we new we needed a winch for self recovery and the recovery of other light weight trail vehicles. We also knew we did not intend to use the winch for moving trees … [Read more...]

Unlimited JK Rubicon Project

Unlimited JK Rubicon Project

JPFreek.com’s newest project has arrived! The 2012 Jeep JK Unlimited Rubicon was ordered with two tone tan leather interior, Automatic transmission, dual tops and Navigation. Having taken delivery of a Rubicon in late May, I have spent the last 1000 miles getting a feel for the new 3.6 Pentastar V6 power plant and 5 speed transmission. Also … [Read more...]

Towing Shackles & D-Ring Fabrication and Installation on Jeep JK

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In the fall of 2009, I bought a Jeep Wrangler and joined the, “I Live, I Drive, I Am” crowd. The vehicle purposely has very few “bells and whistles” because I found that in order to buy one bell, I had to buy a package of six whistles which I really didn’t need. Among the first additions that I made was the installation of Nerf running boards … [Read more...]