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Old 08-18-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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My 84 CJ build (first time)

Im hoping I can figure the picture posting out, Not to computer wise here lol. I bought this old CJ back in 1998 for $300. Luckily the frame was in MINT condition, the only area I had to fix was the rear cross member. At the time I thought I could get away with welding in some panels and run it as a trail rider lol. As you can see, their was not much left of the body. I should add that the 258 six cyl and tranny were also a strong runners.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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This build at the time took me almost 3 years to complete. I lived in an apartment with my girlfriend and built it in a tiny garage with no power to it or heat. I had to run a heavy gauge extension cord and plumb in a old wood stove for heat. Those were the days lol

I ended finding a fella in Worcester who sold Jeep parts which at the time was where I worked. I bought a 87 wrangler tub off him for $300 bucks, I had to put a floor pan and weld a couple patches in. On my budget it worked.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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I also bought and installed polyurethane bushings throughout the jeep. I also added a painless wiring harness to get rid of the hacked up original. The motor needed the valves redone, other than that it runs great. the odometer on the Jeep read 110,000, not sure if it's original or not, no smoke or knocking though. I also added a header and weber carb. I reused the original front CJ hood, windshield frame, all hinges, and fenders. The front of the original CJ was in great shape.

Also added was a 2 and 1/2" suspension lift that I bought used for $150. then I had my friend spray it for me after I did the body work.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:11 AM   #4
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Here it is finished. It roughly cost me about $5,500 including the price of the Jeep. It was a learning experience for me being my first time. I loved and hated it at times lol. The good thing is, my girlfriend at the time I built the Jeep is now my wife, I have two beautiful kids, and we still have and drive the Jeep today.

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Old 08-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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Nice build.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:50 PM   #6
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Impressive, always love to see the rebirth of a jeep.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:14 AM   #7
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Thanks guys.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:11 AM   #8
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Nice work sir. I'm in the process of rebuilding a 78. Good to see there is an end to the madness.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:43 AM   #9
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Wow, awesome stories, seems like you found two keepers...

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