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Unread 06-26-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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1984 CJ7 project "Tornado"

Im 15 and just bought my uncles CJ7 for $1,200.

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It was flipped over in a tornado which leveled my uncles house a few years ago. According to him it runs and the 4x4 works great. It's a 4 speed manual transmission. It needs quite a bit of body work and eventually I plan on putting on a 4" lift and 33 inch tires. Any advice, tips etc will be greatly appreciated. I turn 16 next march and my goal is to complete it by then.

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Unread 06-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Found this body including front fenders and hood or $1100 on Craigslist. Considering buying.

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Unread 06-30-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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My moms jeep lol, a bit nicer.😉

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Unread 07-01-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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This is pretty close to my goal

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Unread 07-02-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot
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Unread 07-02-2012, 12:26 AM   #6
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Wow, that's a big project you are taking on! Glad you are not scared of the scope of what you are planning. The body on CL looks like a pretty good solution for you. You say your uncle "says" it runs and drives fine, does that mean you haven't seen it yourself?

I've done many projects and my advice is to put your own eyeballs on it and do a proper assessment of what it needs and then write down ON PAPER a simple project plan with an estimated budget and timelines that are realistic for your skills and income.

If you do that, you will wind up with a much better finished product and not some cobbled together crapwagon that will be nothing but expensive frustration.

Just my two cents
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Unread 07-02-2012, 12:37 AM   #7
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Thanks apex97 I just got it trailered to my house and the core support is too close to the fan and radiator to try to start it. At least that's what my brother said he also said we should replace all the fluids just to be safe considering it was flipped over but either way it ran before it got wrecked and was immediately put in a garage after. But that's a good plan I'll update when I check it over, but thanks.

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