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Old 11-09-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Cj restoration

Im wanting to do a cj7 or even a cj8 restoration. Can anyone give me any tips on restoring. This will be my first restoration.

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Old 11-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #2

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it is a lot more work and money than most people think

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Old 11-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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I knew itd be alot of money and hard work, but in the end itll all be worth it. Im not looking fir a quick restoration anyways. Itll decinately be something i work on for years
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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All restorations will be different .It depends on the condition of the Jeep you start with .To what extent are you willing to go ? Pull the body ? , frame work ?Body work ? , engine work ? , electrical ? How about availability of parts ? . I would first research how available parts are for what Jeep you will do . Do you have any experience with this ? do you have help ?. I have a little project going on right now my self .You may find more info. on other web sites that cater to a project of this magnatude. I know I do .Let us know what you decide to do , I'm interested . Good luck !
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #5
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Wow dahreni that is beautiful!!! And id like to find something that already runs, although im wanting to try and fit a diesel engine in it. But ive researched the parts, and i can find all the major parts i need! I was just wondering mainly if anybody that has restored a cj had any warnings or tips for me when it came to something tricky
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:09 AM   #6
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Unless you are going to use a fiberglass body, get the most rust free you can get to start out with.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:14 AM   #7
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Okay, thank you!
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:17 PM   #8

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Their are 99 CJ'S for sale on e-bay as i'm typing this.You'll get a idea of what level of restoration you want to do or just purchase done and tinker with it.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
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1947 willys CJ2A whats it worth

Im gonna cross post this a little here...

Ive been keeping an eye out for a 47 willys to build as a tribute to my Dad who was born in 1947. I found this one on cl today. Tell me what you think. It would be a restoration but more of a hot rod that military or something... Thanks!

1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A


91 Laredo, 4.0ho, TF999, Magnaflow exhaust, Yukon rear axles, Spartan Lockers, Posi locker, 3.5 inch springs, 1"MML, 1"BL, 1"shackles, trimmed fenders, raised flares, 35x13.50s.
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