This is my 1981 Jeep CJ7. I have owned it for over 10 years now, and some of the mods include:
- Fresh 258 c.i. inline 6 cyl, with comp cam,holley carb.
- F... Show moreresh 904 Trans with Lock-up.
- 3.5" Old Man Emu springs front and rear.
- Old Man Emu shocks front and rear.
- 2.25" Single Exaust with Flowmaster
- New 15" x 10" Black Steel American Racing Rims With BFG 33" x 12.50" All Terrains
- Alpine CD Player (works O.K.)
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This is my page under construstion for my 1973 Chevrolet Vega.
I have owned the Vega for 13 years now, and over the years have done a bit of work to it. Firs... Show moret and foremost was to swap out that measely aluminum 4 popper, for something with a little more zest. Enter a 229 c.i. Chev V6 which was bored, balanced, fitted with flat top pistons, and shot peened rods. An Edelbrock (YUK) 4bbl intake was installed with a 390 CFM Holley, and a GM HEI distributor.All the motor swap was done by myself and a couple friends about ten years ago, and since nobody made a kit for this swap, I had to fabricate the motor mounts, trans. crossmember, and the engine oil pan.
Now that I've shown you some pictures of how pretty my car was... Let me show you some of how it sit's in my driveway today.
This picure shows the driverside
all in all it's in pretty good shape,
except for where someone hit the door
and rear panel some. Should not be a
This pic shows the passenger side again in pretty good shape,.....Except for that time when I was young and did'nt realize my rear controll arm bushings were going out, and while
attempting to pass a motorhome on a mountain pass going to the beach when my rear wheel fell off, took out the rear quarterpanel ,then rolled off a 80 ft. cliff. Anyway that aside I am purchasing a whole rust-free quarter from a buddy and replacing the whole mess.
This head on picture shows the damage that could occur.... if you start the car up.... while in gear.... with the hood up . ...with a transmission with no neutral saftey.... with a choke that works almost to good. Anyway the front bezel is damaged pretty bad so I am looking for one of those. But the hood (bonnett) was un damaged so I took it off until I could get the front end pulled out, and the core support straight again.
Here are a couple of pics of what used to be my baby, upon completing my engine swap the compartment was spotless I even regularlly waxed it. Now after A few years of neglect it is in need of some serious TLC.
My current plans are to start tearing the car apart again and tubbing the rear end, adding subframe connectors, and an 8 or 12 pt. rollcage. Convert the front end to 5 lug S-10 parts, and all new steering and suspension components, new narrowed 8.8 Ford rearend with disk brakes. The current V-6 is comming out and getting forged pistons and some head work so it will flow better with the TURBO/ INTERCOOLER setup that will be going in to up the fun factor more. And just to be different. New seats and a new interior theme, then some sort of a nice subtle paint job, and the Vega will be back on the road. as one of the few left
Anyway I'll try to get some pics of the current interior and post them soon, and I'll keep posting as progress on the tear-down begins.
Dealer ad from 1972
See through Vega
Here is an interesting picture of Vega's getting shipped from the factory. G.M. designed a special railcar(the "Vert-a-pac") that would hold 30 complete Vega's, stacked nose down compared to just 18 cars for a normal railcar. And when the Vega's were shipped they were full of all fluids necessary to drive the car off of the "Vert-a-pac" upon delivery. Show Less