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Original 1984 CJ-7 Jeep Restoration In Florida

by | Mar 16, 2017 | Car Sales, CJ-7 Jeep Restoration, Latest Projects

1984 CJ-7 Nevada Jeep

Check out the walk around Video tour of the finished  CJ7 Jeep

“OEM” Jeep Restoration

This is Jeep has an original rust free body – there is ZERO rust – and its repainted with the original “sunshine” yellow color.

We opted to remove the doors and the hood and prep the truck with the original paint sanded.

We found absolutely zero rust which makes this CJ-7 a good candidate for a restoration…

Then we applied 2 part urethane grade primer.

Next step was to sand out the primer up to 320 grit. The hood had a few dings in it so we repaired with minimal filler

This is what we call a 3/4 restoration doing a nice clean well-executed Job without Braking the bank ..without  doing a complete teardown..and making the CJ-7 Unaffordable to many

OUR goal is to Make it so Everyone can afford  ! and build with moderate 2-inch lift and 33 in tires something that looks cool and still goes down the highway Nicely

The doors, you will see pictures, were rock solid. So we stripped them down, removing all old weather stripping. Then just about every CJ-7 door I’ve seen has a little fatigue crack on the inside next to the vent window. So that was prepped, MIG welded and body worked so you can’t tell as well as all new seam sealer applied on the factory seams.

FYI It Requires 16 hour just to strip paint and rebuild 2 doors … Yeas 2 days labor …

 Do you think it’s a good Idea to rebuild the doors and install new weatherstrips? look how brittle they are after 30 plus years of service

This is the full weatherstripping kit we use on the door rebuild

After this work was done we followed the same procedure with the high-build urethane primer and prepped ready for a base coat, clear coat. The doors have all new gaskets and brand new door locks with a set of matching keys. As well as a new set of stainless steel hinges for the doors brand new stainless mirrors that are really cool.

Watch the Video for a Tech Tip: How to Assemble and Install a CJ-7 Jeep Door/Window…

This Jeep I chose to leave all the factory fusion welds from the factory assembly as is. This Jeep will be perfect for a real Jeeper. We chose to restore this Jeep as a ¾ restoration to keep the buy-it price reasonable.

Build a Jeep Just Like This!
There was no reason to strip this CJ-7 down and do a nut and bolt restoration.

The suspension was brand new Rough County 2 in the lift

Sheet metal, the body mounts, and all are in great shape.

rotors and pads were brand new as well as we replaced the front Brake Hoses

If you’re looking for a nut-and-bolt restoration and you want to spend triple the money, we Be more than happy to do that for you

Check out this project here that took 500-hours to build to see what a complete restoration looks like.

We also replaced the front windshield frame with a new window gasket and a lower cowl seal, cleaned up and greased all wiper linkage. The reason that we had to do that was that someone installed the light bar fog lights and drilled into the side of the original window frame – it just wasn’t pretty so we opted to replace that.

This Jeep has a 6 cylinder with great compression and around 130k miles all gone through with new plugs, wires, fuel pump, air filter, oil change, new alternator, serp. belt, antifreeze, differential oil… brakes are awesome in excellent shape.

Brand new rough country leaf springs, a new set of shocks, awesome exhaust with a stainless steel catalytic converter, with the 6 cylinder header with the exhaust custom bent to fit into the cat. Sounds beautiful.

Nice set of rims with the black satin & New 33 x 12.50 R 15 LTs Pro Comp tires. Comes with a spare, but it’s not a matching spare.

The spare tire holder was refinished black satin … the tire is not a match to the Pro comps … if you would like a match we will be happy to get one mounted


Fresh, high-quality, 2-part spray-on bed liner – we are a licensed Reflex spray-on bed liner applicator.

You can also see how rust free the Jeep Body tub is in this picture …

See the Bedliner Application…

The CJ-7 Jeep was steam cleaned and the bottom was prepped (no rust) and then we chassis blacked with black satin underneath of the floors, the frame, and differentials. We just sprayed undercoating on the wheel tubs, not under the floors so that you can see they are OEM originals.

High-Quality paint, wet sand, and buff…

We took everything out of the Jeep before painting. We then sealed it with 2-part Debeer urethane primer that we use on the custom car builds. Then it was wet sanded before we put on 4 coats of yellow base and 3 coats of high-grade urethane clear ultra-fined and buffed at 1500 up to 3000 in a 3-stage buff.

The hard top has been cleaned up – it had no cracks in it. We took off the tint that wasn’t looking that good, cleaned the glass, shot the top with the black satin.

We have a decent set of seats with a console in there, custom tan at about 90% – they are not perfect but they are more than acceptable.

Just to go over:

  • Complete new paint job with high-solids clear
  • New spray-on bedliner
  • New window weather strips and cowl gasket seal
  • New door seals
  • New door locks with keys
  • New side marker lights
  • New park lights
  • New stainless glovebox cover
  • New plastic glovebox
  • New heater control cables
  • All new stainless latches
  • 33 x 12.50 R 15 LTs Pro Comp tires
  • Nice exhaust with brand new stainless Cat
  • New battery
  • New radiator hoses
  • New heater hoses
  • Power steering
  • Fresh oil change and tune-up
  • All differential and transfer case oils/fluids
  • New alternator
  • New front brake caliper hoses
  • Rotors, pads, and calipers have been replaced within the last 3,000 miles all at 95%
  • Nice set of tan seats with console (90%)
  • Factory OEM tire-rack all cleaned up
  • OEM hinges painted for the hood
  • All new anti-rattlers that go on the radiator support
  • 2-inch lift Rough Country leaf springs with shocks
  • Jenson AM/FM CD player with speakers in the dash

I’ve Restored many of these jeeps this is one of the tops of the list ones for cleanliness…Before the restoration.

You can  Own this 1984 CJ-7 Jeep for the right price

If you have a CJ-7 you would like us to restore Not A problem

Get in touch with us!

We did this as an OEM restoration – in other words – this is for the Real Jeep people that understand that we didn’t build this out like a Rolls Royce and take out every little wave. We left the original fusion welds in the quarters. So it’s factory – no bondo – except for in the hood in the few spots.

This Jeep is a good Jeep for someone to get into and drive it for 20 years and make a few updates as you see fit. It’s a good running Jeep with power steering

That’s about it…

The body mounts are perfect, the frame is perfect. This is a solid Jeep from Nevada.

Amazing you could even see the original marks from the Jeep assembly line build

Here is the Jeep CJ-7 Restoration Specimen Before we started the project

We Find Nice CJ-7 Jeeps  so you get a nice product At the end That will hold its value

This CJ-7 Jeep is for Real Jeepers…

If you are looking for a 500 man hour frame off restoration, all rivots filled, and everything perfect so you can bring this to Barret Jackson this is not the Jeep for you.

We Built this CJ-7 for someone who wants a rust free JEEP Project without breaking the Bank.Completing the body and paint work and assembly correctly and replaced what it needed without getting ridiculous…

We have the original glass with brand new windshield seal and lower cowl seal between the windshield frame and Cowl panel ….

New stainless hood latches with the 6 pack of anti-rattle bushings between the radiator support and hood.

If this one sells, don’t fret – we take orders weekly and we always produce within 90-120 days…

How do you Order your Jeep CJ-7?

Contact  us we will write up a build sheet:

75% Start Based on your project

25% Balance when Your Cj-7 is in final paint

Within 10-14 days Your CJ-7 is Completed

Shipping  Payment is The Customers Responsibility

We’re hooked up with some great shippers so we can ship around the country and internationally.

To book your Jeep build with us Go Here

Palm Beach Customs has been in business for 31 years. We have completed over 1100 restorations from Lincoln Zephyrs to muscle cars. As well as run a successful, high volume collision shop.

We’re the right people to have do your Jeep.

We know Jeeps, we love Jeeps, & we drive Jeeps.

Ask Us About Our CJ7 Jeep Builds


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