CJ-7 Jeep Builds Restoration with 200 hours
April 23, 2019
CJ-7 Jeep Builds
CJ-7 Jeep Builds Include a Full Restoration with over 200 hours
This Is a Detailed Build List of Exactly what the process is when building Your Jeep.
Please check out the videos and links provided with all the information
Choices are as follows on the CJ-7 Jeep Builds Also on the very bottom you will see Pictures of jeeps and different stages of the Build Process at PalmBeachCustoms we will build exactly what you want. We generally go with a 2.5-inch leaf spring lift and 33 in x 12.5 Tires to give you a little boost and still have decent stock handling characteristics. You will have your choices of interior colors and rims .we really like the Tuffy lockboxes ( center consoles) that enclose and lock your stereo in case you go topless you don’t have to worry about theft or the rain,also the factory dash its very tight with the heater defroster duct jeep originally installed smaller AM/FM radios ,Its a much better choice to install inside the center console and we use the 6×9 speaker boxes that mount really nicely on the front edge of the roll bar against the rear wheel well behind the seats they even have a cool spot for a drink holder for rear passengers.
CJ-7 builds basically can be with stock or stroker 6 cyl with stock or Webber carbs
or with Original 304 V8, we put a Mild Eldebrock cam, with a Performer aluminum intake and a quick fuel 650 CFM carb also upgrade to a single wire Gm distributor are you looking for a 6 cyl or V8
Brand New Engine ZERO Miles 3 year unlimited mileage warranty
Paint & Body you pick your colors
Stripped to bare metal all factory fusion welds removed
The body is straight underside was cleaned and chassis ( Black 1 gallon )
Body fenders stripped and Urethane High Build Black Primer 1.5 gallons was used for prep
Base Color is factory Color urethane Base 1.5 gallons used
Clear was High Solids 4-2 urethane clear ultrafine to 3000 grit and Buffed 1.5 gallons
5.5 gallons of material on the Refinish Job ( no skimping )
Cowl panel to window frame 3M2 part epoxy seam sealed ( correctly )
Brand New Factory Remanufactured 6 CYL Engine ( Built correctly )
Or V8 304
( 3-year unlimited mileage warranty)
Read about engine Process (titanengines.com/pages/about-our-engines)
The engine will have Brake in Hours with Lucas Zink additive in the oil
A first oil change will be due in 500 miles
Buyer will receive all invoices for build and warranty engine package
Brand New thick wall stainless steel exhaust with from manifold to rear bumper )
Full build with 6 cyl /soft top and soft doors $30,000.00
Full build with 6 cyl/hard top and steel doors $32,000.00
V8/304 option with Eldebrock Package, headers with dual exhaust add $4000.00
Vintage air option add $3500.00
Shop signature John Russo By John Russo Date :
Client /Owner _________________By: ________________
Best Top Super top soft Top with Tinted windows and 2 piece doors
Keep in Mind if you want different Rims and tires No Problem
Different Bumpers ? some more upgrades? we can do it for you before
We ship ..Jeep is ready to Go Now we build these as a stock base so everyone can afford them if you want more goodies Let me know
Tuffy center console
speaker boxes with speakers
FOR YOUR REVIEW
73 Bronco we just finished
73 Bronco we just finished
YES, Nothing to worry about Here
You are getting a Fully rebuilt Brand New engine with 3-year unlimited mile warranty
Everything completed professionally and Neat
needs new tunes and some dash up grades
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And welcome to our Rolls Royce Silver Cloud build we did here at PBC.
1959 was a big year for Rolls Royce, and that’s why keeping the mint condition is so precious.
…..We had the pleasure of making that happen, and you get to see the process it takes.
A Brief History:
The Silver Cloud model was introduced in October 1959 and proceeded to make its mark in history.
1959 was also the year that Rolls Royce beat Bentley’s production numbers; with 2,716 being built between 1959 and 1962 alone.
The Silver Cloud was also the first to use Rolls-Royce’s aluminum, “6.2-liter, 230-hp V-8 engine
which had been in the planning stages since 1947.”
After some paint and TLC (read on for details), this bad boy was ready for some more miles.
See for yourself:
One of the things needed to be done was SHOW QUALITY paint.
Here are some photos pertaining to us achieving just that.
Above we have every part of the car, NOT being painted, sectioned off with paper and taped down.
The two photos above are of the car, BEFORE being painted and AFTER being sanded down.
The photo above shows the car in the process of being painted, the top half will be covered once done, to be able and paint the bottom half.
Above are some photos of the car DONE with paint. You can see the high gloss and how reflective and smooth it is…..true aspects of show quality paint.
Some mechanics work was done as well.
That consisted of a brake job, uptuned radio and some interior work.
It also got new door bumpers and an oil change.
After 500 Man Hours:
The overall body of the car is what makes people stop and stare when you’re driving down the road. So, making sure someone or yourself does a good job, is essentially crucial and can sometimes be harder than you think. These Big 3 “Body Secrets” are sure to help you in moments you lost hope.
For instance, some people can turn a wrench extremely well, but can’t keep a steady paint hand. However, that’s not what this post is about.
We will be showing you some simple tech tips to use when painting, priming, sanding and buffing your classic or muscle car. The car being used in the post is a Rolls-Royce Silvercloud build done at Palm Beach Customs.
In the video, we used Guide Coat black lacquer bomb spray on the car to be able to see the imperfections once we run the blocking on a car.
We then re-primed with another half-gallon of urethane primer then blocked with 80 grit; shown in the next video.
In this video, John goes over two of the three “secrets”, one being the way he sands to make sure you are getting each and every sport thoroughly.
For instance, the black lacquer spray used in the first video, allowed John to see the “low” points in the car and primer, requiring more sanding in that particular area and primer.
We hope you enjoyed the Big 3 “Body Secrets” Tech Tips
If you have any questions, Contact Us.
We would love to help.
Caught in a performance war, the 1969 Mustang model year had some exciting new elements added to the body. Including 3.8 inches added to the length of the body and about 1 inch added to the width of the body.
In 1968, 4 years into the performance war between Ford and GM, Ford introduced the 428 cu in Cobra Jet FE engine in a small group of Mustang GT’s; leading to the 1969 model we are currently restoring.
The 1969 Mustang was also the first Ford model to use quad headlamps placed inside AND outside the grille opening. The Mustang’s platform and engine bay were also redesigned to fit larger engine blocks.
Above, we have a video going over the Cobra Jet we are working on and below we will have some tech tips and photos for working on this build.
Here we have a video showing how to fit the sheet metal and how to get the body lines on a 69′ Mustang.
Prior to the video, we dismantled the Mustang when it came in the shop. We went through tear down, sandblasting, full quarter inner wheelhouse, trunk floors and one-floor pan since water got under there and the other side was perfect.
In the video, the car is on a Car-O-Liner to make sure the car is aligned after welding is done to rusted parts that have to be cut out.
Below you will see clamps in place holding down the sheet metal before welding.
Here you will see the Mustang on the Car-O-Liner.
Below you have a good look at the chassis before the rest of the steel body is assembled to it.
Below is a Video, recorded after the first stages of primer with John as he goes over the next steps that will happen with the Mustang. John also explains what products we use to get such great cars.
We hope you enjoy our Tech Tips post, and we will keep posting more as we finish the car.
If you have any questions, Contact Us.
We’d love to help!
Freshly completed another Classic and muscle car restoration in Florida a stylized vehicle bundled with great performance.
Here we bring you some pictures of the build process steps for our 1966 Mustang – Rotisserie Resto – Original Body
Matching #s 289 Fast Fuel Inj Engine 4 speed Budnick Rims
Stainless X pipe custom exhaust AC By vintage air .
The iconic short deck sported a long hood and still wins hearts when it cruises down the street. Inspired by the Ford Falcon, the Mustang was originally introduced in two versions, the Hardtop and the Convertible. In ’64, a Fastback version was produced.
This term was brought on by the beloved Ford Mustang.
It was manufactured throughout the model years ’63 – 74. It was this car which shaped the upcoming American Muscle genre of cars.
Below the Restoration Process, we have the car at about 98% complete just adding the finishing touches to the interior.
The wheelbase of 108 in remained for some years while many changes were made in the start of ’65 model year as the upcoming models became hefty and powerful.The powertrain in this beast was available in the 170 cu – 289 cu segment with a 6 cylinder or V8 under the hood during the engine build we started out with the matching 289 v8 and heads along with crankshaft and dipped the engine for cleaning
while doing this we Bored the cylinder walls 30 over, and Line bored the crank journals with the crankshaft, turned to 10-10 on rods and mains ..of course, new Trw pistons and rods along with a complete Head Job.
he entire Engine was assembled with Lucas assembly lube below you can see the Timing marks on the timing gears so we are sure that we are on target when it is time to Fire .
The client chose some new style valve covers that are nice and thick so we don’t have any movement on the base and the valve covers will stay sealed.
Installed in the engine bay after we did all our plumbing.
we are installing Fast Fuel injection with the computer in the build
Short Tube headers for the build we should see a 20% increase in Horsepower and a good gain in fuel mileage as well with all the updated parts of the Build
Final Product 289 fuel injected, Fast Fuel set up with Vintage air and March Pulleys. March Performance is located In Naples Florida very convenient for us and our Dealer is Summit Racing
Installing the custom bent Stainless exhaust
Here we are installing all new tack strips for the top frame along with all new rubber seals we find the center-line before we start top installation
New dash we ran a brand new wiring harness with vintage air the car came with 4 speed and console
The body is an original Henery steel body we sandblasted on the rotisserie and welded in all new quarters along with inner wheel tubs and metal worked and primed with the best primers on the market.Once the body was in full prime and all shetmetal lines were fit for paint and use 1 full case of 3 m 2 part seam sealers, much better than Ford motor company did back in 1966.
Car-o-liner unibody rack we use to ensure the restorations are built to factory specifications with 3d measuring to ensure Datum, transom ¢erline are Dead Nutz.
After a number of convertibles and hardtops, the designers presented the first concept car, Shelby GT which was an instant hit.
With an ever increasing cult status the ’68 Ford Mustang was even featured in the movie, Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen.
In the ’69 model, the width and height were increased and quad lamps were introduced. The 428 cu was bundled with a Cobra Jet or Super Cobra Jet V8, which made the performance enviable. Ford even made some special editions like the Twister Specials and the 429 super cobra
Palm Beach Customs is the classic and muscle car restoration shop in Florida.
Nobody knows American muscle the way we do, we are car enthusiasts. Being veterans in this business, we have been building and repairing cars since the ‘80s. So, if that age-old project has been in your mind or that hot rod dream doesn’t let you sleep, Palm Beach is here to save the day.
PBC will offer you the best team to tend to each and every one of your car woes. Our work can be better understood by the compact packages we offer:
Steel Bodies – Planning the car project from scratch is a better option than buying an already owned machine. We can provide you all the materials to get you started on that dream of yours. Given the huge fan-base of the Mustang, you can easily find the ’65 – ‘66 or the ’70 chassis with the deck lid, doors, and convertible frame.
Full Restorations – Have an original classic or muscle car? We are your go to restoration specialists. See more of our services
Turn Key Product – Not all people can get down to building a car on their own. So, for those who are short on time, just order the complete build and you will be cruising down the block in no time.
If you liked this post you might also enjoy this POST about Buick’s answer to the Muscle Car WarsHere at Palm Beach Customs we really love our muscle car restoration projects. They bring us back to our younger years
Ready to start your own classic or muscle car restoration with us at Palm Beach Customs? We’d love to hear from you – Get in touch
If you’re crazy about classic and muscle car restoration in Ft. Myers Florida, you know how many headaches just one restoration can cause you.
Yet, sometimes our love for the restoration wins over the problems it can cause.
So, if you’re hoping to start working on a new-to-you classic and muscle car in the near future, here are a couple of areas you’ll want to pay attention to during the restoration process.
When you’re starting to restore your classic or muscle car, the first thing to consider is the condition of the frame and body to make sure it is as rust-free as possible and still a solid car.
You really don’t want any surprises.
I once had a customer bring me a car and as we got into the project we found that the person who worked on the car before-hand used 11 license plates to fill in a hole in the body.
Ensure that the vehicle is as solid as it can be…
It’s hard to know what a car has been through with out-and-out certainty.
A previous owner might not have taken good care of this car, so be very cautious when you check the engine. Check all of the fluids and put the car through rigorous tests.
New, complete engine packages are often the best way to go for a restoration project.
There are lots of great tutorials out there in Florida how to make simple repairs yourself, and sometimes a spanking paint job can breathe new life into a classic and muscle car.
But high-quality paintwork needs to be done by a professional.
People who have a little bit of time, money and determination will most likely find restoring cars – especially classic and muscle cars – to be a lot of fun.
Read the above points cautiously to make yourself prepare for your next classic and muscle cars purchase in Florida.
If you’re a classic car lover then this article should help you…
Unlike many of the new cars in production currently, some of which have the bodies and metal parts dipped a zinc-coating or anti-corrosion primers… One of the best car manufacturers out there for protecting the bodies is Porsche. They were way ahead of the curve.
Unfortunately the classic and muscle cars, when they were built back in the day by the Big 3, they used very little sealer and virtually no paint on the undersides.
Below is how to keep your envy-inspiring dream machine from, slowly but surely, turning into a rust bucket:
First of all, if you are just building and restoring a car, then you are going to be able to take different steps than someone who already owns a complete car.
These steps are if you are building a car and what to do as you are building it to prevent it from rusting away due to moisture.
Below you will see my weapons in the war against rust when I restore a classic or muscle car:
PPG makes an awesome product that has been out for a long time. When we do media blasting on the frames and the underside of the bodies, DP90 is a nice Epoxy Primer that comes in black which is awesome for the chassis and steel bodies. This would be my first line of defense. Of course then at that point, it will be refinished in whatever color we are shooting the chassis and undersides.
The Debeer Primer is the best I've seen in 34 years. We started using this primer about 10 years ago. What turned me onto it was that it was a very heavy, high-build primer that came in black, white, and buff. Most high-end automotive finish paint companies don't offer high-solids urethane black primer (which is absolutely necessary if you plan on having your high-end job laser straight after body work).
The 3M bare metal seam sealer is, believe it or not, on the 64-70 Ford Mustangs and the 67-69 Camaros, the factory did horrible with sealing the cars. This let water come in from the inside and from underneath. We use the 3M bare metal seam sealer in certain areas and then we use the heavy bodied seam sealer where were are filling big voids.
This is really good stuff to shoot inside:
This is basically like the old war days when they used to shoot the cosmoline on the military Jeeps so that they wouldn't rust on the transport ships overseas.
Due to the accumulation of mud, sand, road salt, and everything else on the road - rust is likely to target your classic car’s underside and wheel areas. Pay special attention to these spots.
Also, be careful when using a high-pressure washer, as these can remove the protective under seal.
We suggest rinsing out your cars when you get them dirty and make sure to keep dirt out of the wheel wells. You can even use a blow-gun to blow-dry the car when you're done to remove the water from behind the stainless moldings and whatnot.
I'm sure everyone has heard of the Mother's Spray mist where if the cars not dirty just give it a little mist and wipe it down. This keeps your car dry.
The smartest and best way you can keep your classic car looking and running beautifully for years to come is by befriending with a classic car restoration specialist in Florida.
You’ll get the expert advice you need to keep rust and other threats at bay.
And just as importantly, you can be assured that you’ll be supported by a team that cares as much about classic cars as you do.
If you’ve landed yourself a car that needs a tetanus shot – check out our new replacement steel bodies and chassis. Sometimes getting a new body is the best way to go.
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