Back again with another build. After laying low working on some other projects, I had a 99% stock unmolested CJ7 follow me home. Specs are 258/TH400/Quad w/ Lo-Range 30 Front/20 Rear.
Like I said, it looked promising but I soon realized the tub was merely paint and Bondo. The metal was long gone and there were sheets of just Bondo making up the sides. Mounts are gone and severe rear frame rot.
So moving forward, this is gonna be a stock vintage looking jeep build up. I'm going to fab up a new frame for the rear from the bend near the trans skid back. Im dropping the fuel tank and adding a twin propane tank setup there with heavy duty skid. YJ tub swap and CJ front end.
The build starts here:
Steam cleaned to begin drive train tear down: