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TheJeeper
04-28-2009, 08:11 PM
On your FSJ, how would you spend it?

I'd buy,

Master cyl.
steering linkage parts,
New or good used tires and wheels,
waggy or cher seats and door panels,
front and rear bumpers,
winch of some sort,
4in. lift blocks for the front, (shackle flip in the rear)
and various other things I can't think of right now.

Eric Flewelling
04-28-2009, 08:12 PM
I'd buy it in the first place...

orangebike
04-28-2009, 08:13 PM
blocks for the front?????? please tell me your joking???? more balls then me i guess

TheJeeper
04-28-2009, 08:25 PM
blocks for the front?????? please tell me your joking???? more balls then me i guess

I don't have the $$$ for lift springs, lol. Actually, I may run some lift shackles that I have laying around, but I'm not sure yet.

Clean RC
04-28-2009, 08:26 PM
Id buy a new windsheild, and some new wheels..

krek
04-28-2009, 08:30 PM
Katzkin seat covers.

KaiserMan
04-28-2009, 08:30 PM
4in. lift blocks for the front


I'd buy you 4" lift springs for the front so you don't run scary (and illegal) block up front. Hint on the illegal part.

I'd spend it on paint supplies for the 71.

silvercert
04-28-2009, 08:31 PM
Paint,
Wood Grain
Carpet

The next 1K... BJ's 4" lift, and new front suspension, body bushings

orangebike
04-28-2009, 08:33 PM
run a one inch shackle and a add a leaf...total of about 80 bucks plus u bolts if u need them and gives u 3.75 inches of lift

TheJeeper
04-28-2009, 08:41 PM
I'd buy you 4" lift springs for the front so you don't run scary (and illegal) block up front. Hint on the illegal part.

I'd spend it on paint supplies for the 71.

I may take you up on that, lol.

I think I'm going to run the lift shackles I have laying around. They are approx. 30 years old and they look a lot stronger than the stock ones.

KaiserMan
04-28-2009, 08:47 PM
You could run some zero rate aal's up front. They come in 3/4" and 1" heights and bolt to the springs packs with the center pin. The side (ORD) that makes/sells them say they can go on the front. They are basically just a thick leaf spring.

Add those and a shackle and you could get a bit of lift. IIRC they are around $50 a pair.

FSJ Guy
04-28-2009, 08:47 PM
NO BLOCKS on the front!!!

First of all, they're illegal.

Second of all, in stock configuration, they would LOWER your front end.

Did I mention, NO BLOCKS IN THE FRONT ?

silvercert
04-28-2009, 08:53 PM
run a one inch shackle and a add a leaf...total of about 80 bucks plus u bolts if u need them and gives u 3.75 inches of lift

Where can I get this deal?

orangebike
04-28-2009, 08:58 PM
the shackle out of a junk yard...just takes a bit of searching and i got my add a leaf from swabs on one of my jeeps or can get them from hellcreeksuspensions.com dont know if they have them for your later year thought

KaiserMan
04-28-2009, 09:00 PM
NO BLOCKS on the front!!!

First of all, they're illegal.

Second of all, in stock configuration, they would LOWER your front end.

Did I mention, NO BLOCKS IN THE FRONT ?
Not on his 65. Stock SOA.

But yes, no blocks up front. I'm not even sure I would run the zero rate aal's. They are suppsoed to be safe to use up front (makes since as they are bolted to the spring pack like any other leaf). Edit. The u-bolts on a closed kuckle axle would hold them from twisting as well.

TheJeeper
04-28-2009, 09:03 PM
How much would the anti twist plates stiffen the springs? I have relatively good travel up front and I'd like to keep it that way.

KaiserMan
04-28-2009, 09:14 PM
Not at all. they are just little stamped thick sheet metal plates that sit between two leafs. All tey do is make it so the bottom overlaod leaf (that usually is not connected to the main pack by any means other then the center pin) can't twist out of alignment. Would work well for a zero rate as well.

But I deleted that after remembering that the stock u-bolts will hold that zero rate from twisting.

KaiserMan
04-28-2009, 09:17 PM
Picture the zero rate under the springpack. You can see the u-bolts would hold it in palce. You would have to make your own though (or notch the production ones) as they are not made for 2" wide springs. Very easy though. I made some 3/4"x2.5 zero rates for my cherokee.

http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/CRNJG/th_p1010003-26.jpg

TheJeeper
04-28-2009, 09:19 PM
Not a bad idea.

TheJeeper
04-28-2009, 09:27 PM
Oh. My springs are 2.5 in. wide. Yours are 2in?

iluvnos
04-28-2009, 09:33 PM
I would spend every last penny at BJ's I have a wish list going. Or I would wave it in front of Tad and see if I could coax him out of the Tadrack retirement business!!

suzq044
04-29-2009, 12:02 AM
carb, radiator, steering, and rear panel replacement :D lol

fireman91186
04-29-2009, 12:20 AM
6" lift springs for the front 2" blocks for the rear. Plus 35" tires

4" just isn't enough.

Or may be a paint job?

I don't know maybe if I had $1000.00 I would have to decide, but I don't.

KaiserMan
04-29-2009, 07:33 AM
Oh. My springs are 2.5 in. wide. Yours are 2in?

If stock, your front springs are 2". All 63-73 Gladaitor/J-trucks are.

Rears are 2.5".

HD_JEEP
04-29-2009, 08:54 AM
Katzkin seat covers.

I think they look sweet..When I win the lottery.:D

jeeping1974
04-29-2009, 09:21 AM
Driveshafts, tubing for a cage, and new brakes all around.

swampedge
04-29-2009, 12:35 PM
buy a cooler and fill it up with beer and drink mine purdy!

Brizio
04-29-2009, 01:12 PM
Probably a lift...

TheJeeper
04-29-2009, 06:14 PM
Oh. Duh, I was measuring the back and assumed the front was the same.

If stock, your front springs are 2". All 63-73 Gladaitor/J-trucks are.

Rears are 2.5".

fullsizejohn
04-29-2009, 07:33 PM
hydroboost brake system and suspension bucket seats and harness :thumbsup:

lost1
04-29-2009, 07:38 PM
I'd buy a cooler and fill it up with beer and drink mine purdy!

It takes a grand for yours?!:eek::D


I'd get the rebuild kit for the 360, a serp belt conversion kit, and some stereo components. Seeing as there is no radio beyond the boombox/power inverter setup I'm bumpin.:thumbsup:

J.J.
04-30-2009, 01:03 AM
Lift
Tires
Registration.

janie
04-30-2009, 08:16 AM
Change out lifts and axles.

847JeffL
04-30-2009, 07:31 PM
3.73 gears and carriers w/ master install kits.

4x4Dad
04-30-2009, 09:38 PM
I'd buy a 9000lb. winch and a hitch mount for it. Then I'd pay someone to fab up a receiver hitch that projects through the front bumper where the license plate currently is (or under the bumper, if necessary) so that I had winch options front and back.

MAPit
04-30-2009, 11:13 PM
Ummm EFI or a tranny swap. I use my 86 GW as a DD and running out of gas between paydays sucks! :banghead: :banghead:



Maybe I should just be more responsible with my moony. :o

benztechnc
04-30-2009, 11:38 PM
shoot for a grand... i could get another FSJ... maybe even a runnin' one!!!:hide:

TheJeeper
05-01-2009, 12:29 AM
shoot for a grand... i could get another FSJ... maybe even a runnin' one!!!:hide:

Hey, not a bad idea. Hmm, maybe a '715 and swap the running gear including springs and bed on my '65 and gain enough goodies to run 40's for $1,000!!:D

men in black
05-01-2009, 06:54 AM
I need $2000.00 more :(

EDELBROCK PRO-FLOŽ2 EFI

Or maybe Disc brakes for the rear.

addicted
05-01-2009, 08:21 AM
2" lift and 4.10 gears with a new carrier for the front and 4.10 thick cut gears for the rear since I already have a good working LS.

BJ's must love these types of threads, all the people that would be spending their money there if they had it.

newtojeeps
05-01-2009, 08:50 AM
1. New clutch for the 82 Cherokee
2. Buy the paint for the 80 Cherokee
3. start looking for a Q-jet for the 72 Waggie :drivin:

TheJeeper
05-01-2009, 10:21 PM
I need $2000.00 more :(

EDELBROCK PRO-FLOŽ2 EFI

Or maybe Disc brakes for the rear.

Geez that's HIGH!

revorg
05-02-2009, 04:07 PM
If I had a grand to spend on my 85 GW i think I would build a 4.7 stroker
and if I had any left over a few more rattle cans of primer !!

710 Burner
05-02-2009, 10:59 PM
I blow it trying to get my 6.5 running...Oh wait, I did that already.

JPSwapMohn
05-02-2009, 11:10 PM
A nice set of front and rear bumpers with a swing-out tire rack and jerry can holder on the back, set up for a winch on the front (the $1000 wouldn't pay for the winch to go in it..)

cajunKen
05-03-2009, 12:55 AM
Id buy a new windsheild

Same here....if there was enough left over, I'd like to get enough of a lift to fit 31X10.50's.....I'm not looking for extreme 4x4 capability (obviously), but I think 31's and a 2 or 4 inch lift would make a world of difference in the looks department.