This Week we have a ’77 Renegade CJ-7 Jeep Restoration in Ocala Florida at Palm Beach Customs
This 1977 Renegade is an automatic with a 304 V8 engine. We say this about all the Jeeps that come through, but seriously, this one might be our favorite!
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1977 CJ-7 Jeep from California, Rust Free
This is your chance to own a really nice Jeep.
This Jeep has absolutely no rust! The factory chalk markings were still on the frame when it arrived from California.
We steam cleaned underneath and painted with black undercoating. The body has been painted with professional grade, high-quality urethane primer, high-grade urethane base coat, and high solids clear coat.
The roll bars, front, and rear bumpers were base-coated black and satin clear.
Inside of the tub was coated with a spray-on bed liner, dash and hardtop were painted a gunmetal gray,
and original rims have been two-toned black and gray.
This Jeep has the original 304 V8 automatic engine that has been completely gone through with a fresh rebuild.
Re-machined block with all new pistons, new cam, and lifters, timing chain, heads all redone, fresh tune up, brand new carb, and electric distributor with 8mm wires.
The engine was broken in with Lucas Break-in oil. Has a new MagnaFlo muffler, ranchero shocks,
and a mild 2-inch lift kit.
The 304 used from ’72-’78 has the best performance of all the 304s used in the CJ.
Here are some specs on the engine:
4×4 full-time (all-wheel drive permanent Quadra-Trac with center planetary differential), automatic 3-speed gearbox
petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 4981 cm3 / 303.9 cui, advertised power: 86 kW / 115 hp / 117 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 298 Nm / 220 lb-ft
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3802 mm / 149.7 in, wheelbase: 2375 mm / 93.5 in
reference weights: estimated curb weight: 1400 kg / 3090 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1882 kg / 4149 lb
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.
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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
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 …
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.
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.
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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.
Once you win the auction, you will be expected to complete the deal as per our terms, without hesitations or excuses.
Please do YOUR part before you buy….unanswered questions are no ones fault but your OWN.
We will be more than happy to do our very best to answer any questions or concerns
no matter how minor you may think they are.
Just call or email us before bidding,if you have any Questions
SHIPPING AND PICKING UP
once payment is received – cleared my bank with in 3 days after auction
Pay pal – deposit first – balance by bank wire , or certified funds only
arrangements will be as follows
pick up schedule with in 30 days and after 5pm week days
or on the weekends between 9 am – 9pm
we are willing to work with you but need a 2 day notice before pick up
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Buyer pays and arranges all shipping/pick ups….
we will assist and help however we can with your arrangements.
we have a few shippers that are very reliable as well as reasonable
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