There's never enough time to do it right...but there's always time to do it over! Seems to be the story of my life...I guess we all have our moments, anyway. I've had this CJ-7 since 2004. I got it while I was still doing time as one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children when I thought I had money (I know - funny, right?), and it's gone through many different iterations of what I referred to as "builds." As it turns out, I was mostly fucking around, kind of aimlessly wandering through the world of jeep. I apparently had no earthly idea what I wanted to do with it, and I could really go back and kick myself squarely in the dick for wasting so much time and money...yep, I said it. I may as well put my Physics degree to good use, invent a real flux capacitor and go back in time so I can kick my ass. Anyway, reflecting back, I think I might be able to be honest with myself and say "at least I had fun." Well, that's true. Pretty sure I don't even need to convince myself of that. Even if I do view most decisions I've made along the way as very poor choices. I guess that's what they call growing up, huh? Damn...I just realized I'm old now. For those of you that made it through that somewhat aimless rant, please know that this is going to take forfuckingever to get anywhere. I've been working on it for years, and it will take years more to finish. I just don't have enough hours in the day, space in the garage, or play money in my allowance to do everything I want now. So in the meantime, I'll bring y'all up to speed with where I've come from, where I've been, and up to where I am now....and if I've got my magic 8-ball tuned up, potentially where I see this damn thing in the future. So there I was...younger, dumber, and full of .... well. whatever. I had just 3 months prior to the purchase of this gem sold a 95 Wrangler that I had upgraded with a lift and 33s, a 350 SBC swap, custom dash with Autometer gauges, and all the stainless goodies bolted on. I still had the jeep fever, and a friend of a friend was selling his CJ7. In the words of those stupid seagulls - "Mine!" Stupid fawkin photobucket... It was like most other CJ7's...4" lift, 33s, 4 speed manual with D300, and the PO had swapped in an AMC 360. That shit the bed after a while because of the ever-dreaded low oil pressure problem, I built a 383 and swapped it in. Had some wild hair to put in 3/4 ton axles and run some 40" Ground Hawgs for a minute. I was so cool... Anyway, I won't show everything along the way. I'm just going to pick up some major highlights then get into the nitty-gritty when I get to some point for the last several years worth of work (wow, that's even more sad reading it back than it sounded in my head...). I got hooked on mud racing while stationed in NC. So this big fat bastard needed so slim up some. Slick new paint job and a giant gonzo-schnoz on the hood, with lots of go-fast goodies on (and in) the engine. Dart Iron Eagle heads, big fat cam, giant intake, big carb...I'd post up the specs, but that motor got built and rebuilt so many times on the quest for more power. I'll get more detailed on my current engine when we get there. That damn scoop did make it go faster...lol Well...photobucket is acting stupid now, and my micro-manager (daughter) is giving me that look that she's going to make me pay if I don't get my asses in gear pretty soon here... Got to get ready for work as well. Got one kid to watch at home during the day, and 80 kids to watch at night (they're not really kids, but most certainly act like they are...wow, I'm old). Anyway, y'all bear with me. I'll get up to speed with where we sit now in the coming days (hopefully not weeks, but we'll see how Father Time helps me out).