Introduction - Show us your LJ!

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Offline stevec

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Re: Introduction - Show us your LJ!
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2012, 09:37:03 AM »
Be careful - they're addicting.  It's hard to have just one; you always want another!
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Re: Introduction - Show us your LJ!
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2012, 12:31:29 PM »
Complete newby to the lJ's which I have always admired...went in with a pal and bought this LJ10 which everyone has probably seen since the guy has had it for sale everywhere...Anyway, this one will be in California where I work on my cars, but I have two Samurai's in Alaska (Juneau) which I use regularly. I also have a Bantam BRC, the original jeep...and will say modestly that am somewhat of an expert on the development of the this jeep (and former president of the Austin Bantam Society).

Anyway...I was attracted to the Samurai's because they are so much like the original jeep in size, dimensions and power. What Is intriguing about the LJ's is that the 10 at least is almost EXACTLY the car specified by the Quartermasters Corps when it went out to bid for the jeep. The specifications were jointly drawn up by Harold Crist at Bantam and a QMC engineer named Bob Brown, but, the Army would not relent (maybe trying to get rid of Bantam) on the absurd weight limit of 1275 pounds for a car having the performance characteristics demanded. So, Bantam delivered a 1840 pound jeep, bbetting the Army would go for the performance which they did. However the bid specs want a 1275 pound car with a 75" wb, 16" wheels, 4x4, capable of carrying 3, able to make convoy speeds of 50mph and 30-40 hp...Sound familiar? It took 30 years and 3 wars before the LJ's came along. In any case it wouldn't have been as effective as what Bantam came up with...a Samurai with thicker metal and less civilian stuff...Anyway, I look forward to following the forum.

Offline Drone637

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Re: Introduction - Show us your LJ!
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2012, 04:24:39 PM »
I just read a book about the Hopestar On that mentioned that it matched the original Jeep requirements.  Weird.  :)
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Offline pidder

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Re: Introduction - Show us your LJ!
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017, 07:31:05 PM »
here's my 1980 lj81.  spring over lift, 4 wheel disc brakes, sj410 front knuckles with the locking hubs.  3:1 transfer case, f10a motor and lockright locker in the rear. 

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Re: Introduction - Show us your LJ!
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2017, 11:27:56 AM »
Very Sweet LJ pickup. thanks for sharing that picture!

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Re: Introduction - Show us your LJ!
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2017, 07:58:35 PM »
Here's the frame-off restored 1979 LJ80 that I just purchased. Still looking for up-sized tire options and specs for what else may fit the stock rims. Need larger over-all tire diameter in order to eek out a slightly higher top speed for highway use. 100 kms per hour with a tail wind just doesn't cut it.