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.
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Gallery of the Beast in our Jeep restoration shop Florida…
We Love Stories in our Palm Beach Customs Jeep Restoration Shop Florida …
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
Here Are the Boys Ozzy and Van ( vans in the orange shirt ) they told me that their dad would have to ask permission to borrow the jeep on the weekends “
another side shot of the Jeep in the shade, we installed 35 inch BFG ko2 all-terrain tires
after installing a 4-inch suspension as well as a 1-inch body lift kit
Brian picked out a Rock Hard Rear tire carrier .. and the jack to match .. tell ya what nice products built very heavy duty.
There is a rear shot of the 35 BFG sitting on the back
The interior was a saddle brown ( tan ) really set well with the forest Green Metallic paint.
We installed all new seat frames and 3 point lap belts along with a nice center console all from Best Tops
The Backseat has the standard two lap belts, the roll bar we took our time and really laid the clear coat to it to fit it back in the jeep we used ratchet straps to pull it together and then released them and the roll-bar sprung back to its original form.
All new hardware and brake – clutch pedals I broke the spray on bed-liner seam as you can see directly where the firewall starts.
Rear Shot of Behind the backseat to the tailgate
we used brand new seat frames for the Smitty Built seats
dash shot with all new cables cluster and indicators
Front fender with new park light assemblies as well as a set of new fender flares
This 1979 Jeep CJ-7 Frame Off Restoration included all new parts a complete front hub assembly and rotors pads & Brake lines.
Pioneer makes a radio Deck I call the short stack perfect for Jeeps simply because of the blower motor to dash defrost / heat
Perfect so you don’t crush the ductwork
Stainless Grille Cover
Painless wiring Harness complete install we soldier all connections as well as heat shrink each as well
Very good Idea to use Dielectric Grease on all connections
notice the wiring is all enclosed in flexible conduit and we use all 3m high-quality electrical tape it is 90% better than the cheap stuff & it will last !
a Shot from the back of the Jeep looking In
Brand new dash panel with all new switches , Gauges and speedo cluster
with the last coats of High Solids Urethane Clear Coat on top of Gm forest green Metallic 1978 Vintage
last coats of clear going on !!
This is the Brand New Steel Body tub From Omxi Ada .. all prepped and seam-sealed we chose to spray 2 light coats of spray liner on the underside
This is the inside of the Body Tub with Spray ON Bedliner
When prepping the Job we use wire tape and generally come up 6 inches on the roll Bar s
This is the underside of the body tub with Spray liner applied
all new Body mounts bushings and hardware
floor with liner before we installed the seats
rear seats with all new hardware
Underside of 1979 Jeep CJ-7 Frame Off Restoration
WITH CONSOLE AND FRONT SEATS MOUNTED
Installing the Rock Hard Bumper and Tire Rack
Front end all rebuilt with new drop Pitman arm to allow for the correct geometry for the 4-inch suspension lift
as well as a Skyjacker Stabilizer and of course new inner and outer tie rods
New stainless Exhaust, brake lines as well as fuel lines ohh don’t forget U-joints
Brand New fresh 304 Chrysler V8 with Edelbrock Cam, Intake as well as a 650 cfm Carb and hooker headers
Engine Trans all mated with new flywheel clutch and pressure plate
For this Build, I chose a one wire electronic distributor from Summit racing
of course all new wheel bearings and seals
complete with all new rotors pads and calipers and stainless lines accounting for the 4 inch lift
Bushing install for all new leaf springs
WOW! Yes the tub is being installed and the 2 post lift works great for this or you can gather 4 buddies 🙂
All new stainless steel Brake lines why would you want to use anything else ?
Ring and Pinion service and fresh fluid and seals
Body Tub Final Blocking and Primer including seam seal
Yes they take some work to make them ready for paint
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installing the mounting holes for rear taillights
1979 Jeep CJ-7 Frame Off Restoration ‘AKA’ The BEAST “
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