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Unread 03-24-2013, 10:09 PM   #61
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Painted the firewall flat black



Started stripping and painting the motor parts that I want to clean up



Everything that is getting cleaned and painted (valve covers and oil pan too but they are still on the motor)



Most things were just disgusting





Teaser shot



Clutch fan, alternator bracket, pulleys and power steering bracket will all be black. Water pump, valve covers, air cleaner, oil pan will all be grey

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Unread 03-24-2013, 10:51 PM   #62
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I'm a total noob and am impressed with your build. I just bought an 83 CJ7, am on a serious budget and want to prep it for a cheap paint job. Could you explain what you did to prep yours for paint? Other than your weld patch job did you hit it with a wire wheel? Just sandpaper? Thanks.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 07:11 AM   #63
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Subscribed. Sanctified, you could probably get away with a couple red scotchbrite pads and wetsanding the whole thing. Wash it real good with dish soap and water, let it air dry and spray on whatever paint you want to use.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 10:04 PM   #64
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Slowly putting pieces back on after paint





Starting to look like a motor again

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Unread 03-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #65
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I'm a total noob and am impressed with your build. I just bought an 83 CJ7, am on a serious budget and want to prep it for a cheap paint job. Could you explain what you did to prep yours for paint? Other than your weld patch job did you hit it with a wire wheel? Just sandpaper? Thanks.
I hit it with 80 grit on my air sander. It's not technically ready for color yet. Still needs some areas evened out but it's close. Going to hit the rough areas with a flap wheel to get down to bare metal
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Unread 04-05-2013, 10:52 PM   #66
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Engine is almost fully buttoned up!

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Unread 04-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #67
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Wrapping up the engine bay!

Oil pan stripped, cleaned and painted




Installed with new gaskets



Didn't end up replacing the entire steering box, instead I got lucky and found that one of the lines were broken so I replaced it







Everything re-installed, gaskets all replaced and all fluids filled. Ready to run again, just needs the new wiring harness installed

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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:12 AM   #68
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Looking good. You got lucky with the steering box, mine leaks like a sieve. Your Jeep is going to look like a new penny when you get done.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:53 PM   #69
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I don't think it will look quite that good but it will definitely be worlds better. Thanks for the support!
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Unread 04-17-2013, 08:12 AM   #70
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A free jeep only needing 1 rust patch? Jealous
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Unread 04-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #71
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I'm not sure if you said this somewhere in the thread but I saw that you were going to fab some seat frames. I need to do the same for my jeep. It's also an Intermediate model and was curious what you were going to do.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #72
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I cut holes in the fenders, bed and put a bar across the from for the seats. I'll post pics when the seat mounts are finalized
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Unread 04-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #73
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Getting more work done, one portion at a time.

New grille, stripped, painted and installed



Lighting and radiator installed





Interior bed-lined and dash mocked up prior to paint



I need to get the dash ready this week and then it's time to start wiring it up. Anyone that has done the ezwiring kit send me a pm on where to start! LOL I feel lost when it comes to wiring. Should I keep all the old connectors from the stock harness so everything plugs right in?
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Unread 05-05-2013, 10:06 PM   #74
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Had some time to get a few more small things done

Got the inside and underside of my fenders cleaned, painted and re-installed



Looks an engine bay again



Didn't get any pics during the process but they turned out great. Body paint will be coming soon

Painted my dash and reinstalled it



Started to lay out my harness and figure out how and where I'm going to mount it



Things are starting to come along nicely!

I might just prime the entire thing again and drive it like that for a bit while I figure out the final color and plus it leaves me time to finish my tube fenders before final paint
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Unread 05-18-2013, 11:17 PM   #75
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Got quite a bit of work done over the last 2 weeks. All of the engine wiring is complete. She runs again! Had an oil pressure issue for a few day so I bought a repair kit for the oil pump and packed it with petroleum jelly and solved that issue. Running pretty smoothly now.

Running again!


My wiring mess I need to clean up




Dash mounted and gauges mocked up


Seats mocked up



Seats mounted and front half of roll cage bolted in



Almost ready to drive!


Everything is coming along really fast now. I need to finish up the rest of the wiring and clean it up and then it will all be cosmetic stuff until I can afford to go through all of the suspension and running gear
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