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    All the joys of running a soft top. Most likely my stepson and I will splurge on a proper CJ5 soft top. I have a really nice set of two piece soft doors foe the CJ5 and most of the hardware fora soft top. But it looks really good the way you have your top. Your build has kept me interested in my build.
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  2. #162
    Quote Originally Posted by Toy Jeep View Post
    All the joys of running a soft top. Most likely my stepson and I will splurge on a proper CJ5 soft top. I have a really nice set of two piece soft doors foe the CJ5 and most of the hardware fora soft top. But it looks really good the way you have your top. Your build has kept me interested in my build.
    Thanks for all the compliments. Keeps me motivated.

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  3. #163
    Worked on (sort of) something different for a change! My son was modifying his recent purchase. New oil, filter, brakes, and gear oil, new whitewalls, and a carb tweak. Makes my Jeep sound like a lawn mower.

    He did all the work himself. I passed tools and wiped things.

    Buddy Chad was the director of this little adventure. Thanks Chad!

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    Nice. Big air cooled engine still sounds like a Volkswagen to me (just me two cents) and also just kidding
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    Nice, I love the white walls. I had just started a project along simular lines as your son, just not a 'Hog' more like a piglet. But this one has a lo-range box for when the asphalt runs out.

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hond...ad-t12762.html


  6. #166
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post
    Nice, I love the white walls. I had just started a project along simular lines as your son, just not a 'Hog' more like a piglet. But this one has a lo-range box for when the asphalt runs out.

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hond...ad-t12762.html

    That thing looks like fun.


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    RIP 1981 CJ-7 Limited Edition Laredo

  7. #167
    Some Sunday tinkering! Trying to improve throttle response. Old cable is not retracting smoothly and revs stay up when I take my foot off the pedal. Carb seems fine so linkage it is.

    The double pivot, double cable, cunfucation the P.O. rigged up will finally be exercised from the CJ!

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    Sold 1998 XJ
    RIP 1981 CJ-7 Limited Edition Laredo

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    Another curbside upgrade:

    About the only thing I didn't find was a hamster wheel!
    Can you believe the effort someone went to making this contraption!

    WOW!

    No wonder I could pack a lunch between the time I hit the gas and the throttle finally responded.

    OUT! OUT! YOU P.O. DEMONS, OUT I SAY!



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    Picked n Parted 1987 YJ
    Sold 1998 XJ
    RIP 1981 CJ-7 Limited Edition Laredo

  9. #169
    New Lokar carb bracket and universal cable installed!

    About an hour and a half tinkering outside as it gently snowed. Getting the length just right before cutting the braided stainless tube took the longest. I didn't want to cut it or the cable too short. Pretty easy install overall.

    In addition to the parts in the kit I used two stainless washers on either side of the firewall so it trimmed up nice.

    Gently bent the bracket to get the cable angle right and to clear the brake reservoir without rubbing.

    When I test drove it I could not believe how responsive the throttle is now. NO play at all and ZERO hesitation.

    I am going to have to get used to this!
    Little more of a " seat of your pants" feel now.

    Very happy and well worth the effort.
    Oh and cost - $125 bucks.

    Kit quality was second to none.

    Glad I stayed away from the other brands. They had plastic parts that looked failure prone and brackets were convoluted and light weight. Half the price but twice the trouble.
    This is once and done!



    No more lever pulling, steam spurtin, gerbal running here.

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    Picked n Parted 1987 YJ
    Sold 1998 XJ
    RIP 1981 CJ-7 Limited Edition Laredo

  10. #170
    -16 degrees and she started on a single keyturn. Warmed up in 3min. Windshield is clear without scraping.
    So far plenty of heat in the cab.

    Hoping to connect the intakes "hot deck" next weekend. I believe it will result in better fuel consumption and driveability (I get lag in cold weather).

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    Sold 1998 XJ
    RIP 1981 CJ-7 Limited Edition Laredo

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