Working on the CJ-7 Jeeps at our Classic Car Restoration Shop in Ocala Florida
The CJ-7 was made during the production years ’76 – ’86. More advanced and sporting a longer wheelbase (10 inches longer – 93.3 in), the CJ-7 was a stunner. Keeping the Jeep legend from the world war, this jeep is also used for Rock climbing and Mud racing.
Take a Look at this Funny CJ-7 Jeep Commerical - Can't Get Enough of It!
During its reign of 11 years, more than 370,000 units were built. Apart from the standard model, it was also available in the Laredo and Renegade models.
Its features included – 2 parallel C section rails, springs and shock absorbers in the rear section of the chassis and an all-drive system known as Quadra-Trac.
A version with automatic transmission was also available while the normal transmission ranged from 145 cu – 304 cu in with either an l4, l6 or a V8 under the hood.
Here's a V8 Automatic we have Available in our shop right now! Check out more about it on the Blog Here
Some limited edition jeeps like the ’82 Jamboree Commemorative Edition and the ’82 – ’83 Limited were also introduced.
Everything about this jeep was reminiscent of a tough era of war and hence this jeep was made to be remembered.
The Palm Beach Customs team loves to work with Jeeps especially if it is the CJ 7. We promise to meet your standards and build them just for you. We have made several restorations of Jeeps with our small team of car aficionados.
All work is done in-house or in collaboration with top-knotch partners. Rest assured, we will help you build your own classic Jeep right here in Florida. So come join your hands with us and build your CJ-7 Jeep now.
We are your go-to specialists for Jeep restoration and custom builds.
Our work depends on the requirements of the job but the following packages are the basic ones:
1. Steel Body – We sell all kinds of Jeep parts, either stamped or unstamped in our specialty store. All the parts, tubs and kits are Mopar Licensed and also Omix-Ada manufactured. So, if you want to start that project then you can order that CJ – 7 jeep body and get started. We can ship you the product right at your doorstep with utmost care.
3. Turn Key Product – If time is short, then we also offer a full package of build from scratch. Just state your requirements and choose the products and we will deliver the product which would only need a key to ride.
Being in the business for over 3 decades (since the 1980), classic cars, jeeps and other vehicles are our forte. So, if that build project has been on your mind lately or that Hot-rod dream has always eluded you since childhood, PBC is here to fulfill all of them.
3 Featured CJ-7 Jeep Restorations & Custom Builds at Palm Beach Customs
Check Out Our Featured CJ-7 Jeep Restorations Here at Palm Beach Customs in Florida…
Do you love Jeeps as much as we do? Take a look at some of the Jeeps we have featured on site. We do a lot of Jeep restorations here at our shop in Florida. Make sure to keep an eye on our Cars for Sale page for more Jeeps.
If you see something you like or missed a Jeep that has been sold – don’t worry!
We always have a CJ-7 Jeep around and would be happy to find and restore a Jeep to your specifications whether you want a full, frame-off restoration or what we like to call a 3/4 restoration.
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 with out Braking the bank ..with out doing a complete tear down ..and making the CJ-7 Un- affordable 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 its a good Idea to rebuild the doors and install new weatherstrips ? look how brittle they are after 30 plus years in 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 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...
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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. As you’ll see, in the following pictures and descriptions, we chose to restore this Jeep as a ¾ restoration to keep the buy-it price reasonable.
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, 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 bedliner – we are a licensed Reflex spray-on bedliner applicator.
You can also see how rust free the Jeep Body tub is in this picture ...
Below we have the CJ-7 Floor with Spray on-Bedliner applied .. Great for easy clean up and tuff rugged protection
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, wetsand, 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 radiator hoses
New heater hoses
Fresh oil change and tune-up
All differential and transfer case oils/fluids
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 top 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
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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 In 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 with out breaking the Bank .Completing the body and paint work and assembly correctly and replaced what it needed with out getting ridiculous ..
You can see how nice the door glass Belt moldings look
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.
While it is no longer for sale, we definitely think it's worth checking out. It's one of the Jeeps we can't stop talking about.
Walk Around of the Renegade Jeep...
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Steel Body Tubs & Parts from Omix-Ada
At Palm Beach Customs we use the best quality steel body tubs and parts for your jeep in florida build. You may only need a new steel body or maybe you're just looking for parts for your CJ-7 build - we have both!
"Omix-ADA offers replacement body tubs and kits to provide a sturdy foundation to your dream Jeep. Built using the same 18 gauge steel on the floors and 16 gauge steel on the side panels found on the original bodies"
Go over to the Jeep page to check out the Mopar licensed Jeep tubs >> Right this Way!
With your Jeep project we can build a "new" CJ-7 from the ground up. It's pretty awesome - you didn't have this option to choose from brand new steel back in the day.
This is how we restored "the Beast" 1979 CJ above - with a new Omix-Ada steel tub.
By Working with Palm Beach Customs...
By now you can see that we love building Jeeps at Palm Beach Customs. By deciding to work with us in building your own Jeep in Florida you can rest assured that not only will the highest quality products be used - but that it will be built right.
We won't give you your Jeep until it meets our high standards - we build them like we're building it for us! Palm Beach Customs is a small team, all work is done in-house or in collaboration with top-knotch partners. This ensures that your project is carried out by, sometimes, a single pair of hands.