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1979 Cj7

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Phil Norvold of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, shows us how to navigate one of the smaller mud holes of the day. The '72 304ci V-8 in this '79 CJ-7 was frequently throttle-down throughout the day. A four-speed SR4 is coupled to a Dana 300 which sends power out to a Dana 30 front axle and an AMC 20 rear end with welded spider gears. The 35-inch Super Swamper Thornbirds wrapped around some aluminum American Racing wheels made short work of the mud and dirt. This Jeep was built in three weeks from the ground up and it wasn't without some bugs, but when it was on, it worked great.