the beast 1979 Jeep CJ-7

“The Beast” 1979 Jeep CJ-7 Frame Off Restoration In Our Jeep Restoration Shop Florida

by | Sep 26, 2016 | Auto Body Tips, Car Sales, CJ-7 Jeep, Cool Cars, Latest Projects, Restoration

Today in our Jeep Restoration Shop Florida we bring you a The Beast

This is a 1979 Jeep CJ-7 Frame-Off Restoration that we did for a Florida family. Check out the pictures and read the story below… 

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Gallery of the Beast in our Jeep restoration shop Florida…

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Here we will share with you a Visual Story with many pictures of the Restoration of this classic CJ-7  why it was a special project and all the goodies that went into the project.

As most all of our projects, there is usually an underlying story, in this case, Brian and His dad built this jeep together when Brian was a Kid and he saved it all along knowing one day he would bring it back to life in Honor of his Dad who is no longer with us. I have a feeling he is still watching over his son and the family

as a matter of a fact I’m sure when Brian puts the gas to the 304 his dad is smiling.

Ok so we will do this post a bit different and I will go over the project with the pictures as we go….

Ps.. we will go from forwarding to Reverse 🙂

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This Picture is when we delivered the Cj-7 to Boca Florida for the Client Brian and his Sons

their names are Ozzy and Van let me tell you they were pretty excited!

This Is a Picture of the Jeep on its first test ride from the shop in Ocala .. we took  out and put the BEAST” thru its paces

Brand New fresh 304 Chrysler V8 with Edelbrock Cam, Intake as well as a 650 cfm Carb and hooker headers 

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installing the mounting holes for rear taillights 

1979 Jeep CJ-7 Frame Off Restoration ‘AKA’ The BEAST “

We appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to read about The Beast 1979 CJ-7 Frame Off Restoration in our Jeep Restoration Shop Florida.

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  1. John Bryan Chomeau

    I am living in CC and bringing down my 1977 Toyota FJ 40 – it is OEM in good shape and I want to show the car so I am considering a full off the frame like the CJ that you did this year. Maybe we can talk.

    • John Russo

      John more than happy to talk to you about your Toyota FJ Project when do you plan on Having it in CC ? we can set a time up
      thanks for your interest …John Russo

  2. Brian Rojas

    John, I live in Raleigh NC and recently acquired my brother’s ’79 Jeep CJ-7. It is in rough shape. In searching the internet I came across your website with The Beast. The frame off resto is pretty much what I’m thinking about doing but have no idea about the cost. Can you share with me what the ballpark was on The Beast? Unfortunately hauling my jeep to you is just not feasible, any recommendations for a shop closer to me? Thanks for any feedback.

    • John Russo

      Brian good to here from you the beast was a $50,000 plus project that included a new tub and 100% rebuild . shipping for you would be 500$ each way ..

  3. Scott Turney

    Beautiful and inspiring! I am awaiting new bearings and seals and then I can proceed with assembly of the many pieces and parts. I don’t own a welder, so the engine mounts and F250 towers for the front suspension may have to wait. No way am I going to be doing a $50K 100% rebuild. But with my own elbow grease and a smart collection of components should be on the road for under $7K total investment. 🙂

    • John Russo

      Good for You keep wrenching and enjoy your build, thanks for checking in Scott!

  4. James Boblett Boblett

    What would it cost to restored 1986 jeep cj7 Laredo if the tub is in bad shape , lots of rust in the tub , It will need a replacement tub and a few minor things , could you Mabe give me a ball park figure ? the high and low rang and middle , I sure would like to know I live in Eastern Ok. just 15 miles west of FT. Smith AR. Thank you , James Boblett .


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