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Unread 03-26-2010, 02:35 AM   #1
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my 79 CJ7

So a few weeks ago i picked up a 79 CJ7 for $1000.

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1 April 2007
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Unread 03-26-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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when i found it on CL he was asking 1500 and the pictures made it look much better than it was, so when i got it i figured it runs and its got a good frame, how bad can it be? well i get it home via trailer as it was in PA and i am in VA. I give it a tune up and notice it still runs like crap and its leaking oil from what is probably the rear main seal. so i started by ordering a full seal/gasket set for $80 and a new weber.
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
Rest In Peace Brothers
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Unread 03-26-2010, 02:42 AM   #3
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while trolling CL more i find a set of like new seats out of a sahara for 180 and an 88 YJ tub in excellent condition for 450, i paid 350 and i began the teardown
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
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Unread 03-26-2010, 02:51 AM   #4
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oh and i got my vanity veteran 79 4wd plates that day as you can see in the picture.

yesterday night i got my por 15 and painted the frame, today i got the new tub mounted which needed no work as the PO had already coated the bottom and he lined the interior with something (i will be herculining later). side story, i live on a military post and a couple years ago the govt thought it smart to privatize housing (make it run by a civilian company) well while i had it down to the frame and was welding on the new body mounts a real gem of a lady comes by to tell me i cant work on my car in my driveway which i pay 1600 a month for and have till monday to move it. so i have till monday to get it looking like a running jeep, or make it a running jeep. I hope the second option. So i have the new tub mounted, and the engine halfway reassembled and started on the painless wiring harness. I am not going to make much progress over the next several days as i work 5 pm - 5 am and its supposed to rain almost everyday. but i will keep you posted.
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
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Unread 03-26-2010, 06:45 PM   #5
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i am hoping to have it all put back together by monday but i am doubtful
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'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
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SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
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Unread 03-26-2010, 07:18 PM   #6
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looks like you got your hands full lol good luck man and cant wait to see the progress on this
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Unread 03-26-2010, 08:43 PM   #7
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the height difference on the tub is amazing, the old mounts were so worn out that going from those to the 1" bl mounts makes it look jacked

i should have some updated pics tomorrow with at least the new tub mounted if not more done visually
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
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Unread 04-06-2010, 02:10 PM   #8
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ok so as of now everything body wise is bolted back up.

new tub, new fenders, new 1" body mounts, new dash with all gauges.

all that is left is to finish the wiring harness, reinstall the timing chain/cover and pulleys, bolt up the new gas tank, and the steering column.

will have pictures tomorrow
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
Rest In Peace Brothers
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Unread 04-22-2010, 01:49 PM   #9
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it lives! i finished the rebuild today and drove it a bit. it is now green/black/gray/blue and is about 98% rust free and runs good. now over time i will run new brake and gas lines, swap the heater into the new tub, and of course several other things. but it runs and drives and i am very happy about that. pictures to come
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
Rest In Peace Brothers
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Unread 04-22-2010, 02:09 PM   #10
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ummm pics?
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Unread 04-22-2010, 02:20 PM   #11
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pictures to come, i am at work now
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
Rest In Peace Brothers
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Unread 04-24-2010, 05:52 PM   #12
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jeep with the lady, its got a bit of mud on her
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
Rest In Peace Brothers

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Unread 04-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #13
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sorry for the large size...i would resize but i gotta run
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
Rest In Peace Brothers
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Unread 04-24-2010, 09:50 PM   #14
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
Rest In Peace Brothers
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got some 33's on her now...should have the one piece axles friday
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'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
1 April 2007
Rest In Peace Brothers
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