Owner: 

Jeff Hanselman 

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Year / Model 1978 Red Golden Eagle CJ7
Engine AMC 304 V8
Trans  J-20 T-18, 6.2:1 Granny Low
Xfercase  Spicer 20
Rear Axle  1972 Jeepster Commando Dana 44, 3.73:1 gears
Front Axle  Dana 30
Wheels / Tires  15 x 8 Outlaw II Aluminum / 33" x 12.50 BFG MT's
Springs / Shocks  BDS 4 in. lift, Trailmaster SSV shocks
Brakes: 11 in. Drums rear, disc front
Misc --4wdh fiberglass body; Custom Roll cage with hoops at windshield, in the center, and behind the rear seat, all tied into the frame and separated by spreaders; Cherokee CV-driveshaft; 3/4 ton Ford pickup clutch; GM cargo truck 23 in. RUBBER brake hoses - never use Stainless Steel!; Polyethylene gas tank; Optima yellow top battery; Supertop, hardtop and Islander bikini tops; Hi-lift Jack; Custom built spare tire carrier; Eddie Bauer Bronco II seats; Shoulder belts; CB; Fire extinguisher; Multiple tow points and a snatch-em strap too, of coarse :) 
Current / Future Projects -- On board air compressor, T-18 Tranny, full floating rear solid axle, 4.11 gears.
History -- The original owner had this golden eagle for nearly 18 years before dying of cancer.  It was used primarily as a snow plow vehicle, so the milage is low and the vehicle's frame has seen little michigan road salt.  The frame is straight, and should survive many years, as it still does not go out on the salty winter roads (stored in winter now).  After selling my first CJ, I donated all my spare parts / literature to the new owner, a friend of my family as well as the best friend of the original owner.  In return, a year later when he was ready to sell it he knew exactly who to turn to.  I became the proud owner of my second CJ7 after surviving a 5 year jeepless drought.  It already had a 4wdh fiberglass tub and new painless wiring kit, but all else was stock.  All the above has been added since. 
Trails --Silver Lake, West Branch, Cassidy Lake
Events Attended -- 1998 Stickney Plant Jeep Show
Planned Events --
Clubs -- Jeep-L, Mudchuggers, Great Lakes 4wd Association, United, Rust-Belt
Previous/Other Jeeps Owned -- 1984 CJ7, 1946 CJ2A, Son has Powerwheels CJ5 golden eagle and Powerwheels TJ
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Last Updated:Tue, Apr 4, 2000