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06-18-2009, 01:58 PM
hey guys im lookin at pickin up a 81 cj7 with the 6cyl and im just curious if there are any regular issues or common problems i should be lookin for when i check it out, ive never had anything to do with tubed jeeps so any info would be great, thanks alot

rick [cheers]

06-18-2009, 02:02 PM
go for a 92 and later yj save you self a shit ton of hassle and time unless it's all be redone

06-18-2009, 02:25 PM
go with EFI, less of a hassle than carb unless you know howto set it up

06-18-2009, 03:02 PM
never mind the box frame rails vs the 2 piece channel rails and on and on

06-18-2009, 03:19 PM
the reason im gonna lookin inot the 81 is cause its in awsome shape and a really good price, i dont mind workin on carbs at all, i would look at newer but i havent found a deal comparable around... whats the deal with the amc 20 rear end? junk? thanks guys

06-18-2009, 03:25 PM
There is an upgrade to a 1 piece axle

06-18-2009, 04:07 PM
yes the amc 20 is a poo axle, amongst other things like B said, the frame, if its got a v8 in it then you could prolly do a tbi injection system on it and get rid of the carb all together if your really hell bent on getting this thing,

06-18-2009, 04:45 PM
it has a larger ring and pinion than the dana 44's but small diamiter axle tubes with thin wall's so they bend with abuse but we have trussed them to fix that for guys that jump them once the 1 piece axles are in them they do take some good abuse just not a lot of after market support for the axle personally i loved all three cjs i owned but they are just unending money pits i personally will never own another one but you can put the cj nose on a yj

just my 2c


06-18-2009, 05:10 PM
As i was told many times before i bought mine make sure you check the frame and body really good for rust.