1985 CJ-7 “CALIFORNIA” JEEP
It’s hard to find 1985 CJ-7 from California that was bought and shipped to our shop.
We’ve restored over 500 antique cars over 30+ years for the love of old vehicles.
That is one of the cleanest Jeeps I’ve seen!
It is in awesome condition with absolutely zero rust.
The original stickers under the windshield and on the firewall look like new.
The shop completely dismantled the rust-free body and repaired the few dents. It only had the original paint, so removal was an easy task. We have taken the body down to bare metal and epoxy primed and block sanded, getting it ready for the final color. All doors and panels were removed from hardware and refinished and sealed. Also, we install new rubber weatherstripping and class channels.
We took the extra time and stripped all hinges and refinished them. The jeep originally bolted the hinges on bare steel at the factory, which is poor design. We took the extra steps, refinished all the pieces separately, installed every nut and bolt with never seized, and took the extra time.
It’s not every day that you see a Jeep CJ7 restoration for sale.
The engine runs excellent. It’s the original 4.2L 6 Cylinder.
The speedometer reads 113,362 miles on the clock, and we believe this to be true, but unfortunately, no guarantees.
The engine compression all tested out at 130 per cylinder. It idles at 800rpm, nice and quiet.
It shifts through all the gears beautifully; no noises, rattles, or anything of that nature.
It comes with the best top soft-doors. We include them in for this sale, along with the hardtop and roof rack, and the full doors that we restored completely. See them below.
We took some pictures of the before the stage that you can check out in the gallery. On this Jeep we have new:
- Rancho series 2 1/2 inch leaf springs
- Rancho 7,000 series shocks
- Master cylinder
- Rotors and pads in the front
- Rear brakes
- Upper & lower hoses
- Heater-duct that connects to the dash
- Indicators lights on the dash
- Fresh oil change
- Rock crusher skid plate on rear and front differential
- The hubs in the front lock for the 4WD are with Super Wrench lockouts.
- All axles have new spicer U joints.
- The Exhaust is a factory manifold with a new catalytic converter and a nice Flomaster muffler.
The tires are BFGs in good condition, with about 85% tread on them and aluminum rims that have locks on them along with the key. The spare tire mount is included with the original OEM rim.
For the body, we did a complete disassembly.
We stripped it down to the bare metal, repaired 3 little dings, and it was straight.
- Epoxy primed, four coats of a red base with 4 coats of high-grade urethane clear, with some black accents.
- The hardtop is in great shape with fresh Black Satin.
- The rear glass shuts perfect, and all locks work on all doors and rear hatch.
- Underneath, we wet blasted and sprayed with DP-90 black epoxy to protect the underside.
- Inside we laid down a new, black Reflex Spray-on bed liner inside the body tub.
- New floor mats from Quadratec
- New rubber kit installed, belt molding door edge seal, a channel run
- Cleaned glass and all hardware has been cleaned and greased
- New plastic glovebox
- The windshield frame was taken off and painted separately and new rubbers on the cowl.
- The windshield is original, with one little chip up high.
- The rubber is perfect with new wiper blades installed.
- We installed new R & L park light assemblies in front.
- New Best Top front seats
- New Smittybilt bumper
- It has a tough box center console with lock and key
After 175 hours put into this ¾ restoration. The amount spent on paint and parts was $2,500. We can see a picture of all invoices. It was done right on all nuts and bolts.
Any mathematician can figure out that with the hours, materials, and a rust-free California Jeep – it’s all here.
Keep in mind that this is also being listed locally in Branford, Florida 32008, and local buyers.