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Unread 06-07-2014, 05:36 AM   #1
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1982 CJ7 
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1981 Jeep CJ7 ...... plan change!!!

Well , my 82 CJ7 got to the point I had it mechanically sound and driving well .... it just needed a lot of tub repair or a tub swap. A local father and son wanted a project for when he turns 16 in a year and a half so I let Rustful Dead go to a new home.

I have found 2 projects to keep me busy though!

More updates as I get some progress .... still in school full time, but I should have a break this summer to sweat it out and make some progress!

The body and frame are solid and this is going to be built to run as a daily driver/trail rig and will eventually get fully restored.

As soon as it is up and running though you will get to see why Rustful Dead really found a new home!

Since I like naming my jeeps please feel free to suggest some for this one!

It will be running a crate 304/TF999/Dana 300 and I'm currently assembling the 304 and reconditioning the donor brackets and mounts I found for it.

Should be 4" lift on 33's .... I'm thinking of calling this one Beast. The guys I bought the TUB/Frame from were going to make a rock crawler out of it


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"It's not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward!"

My jeep project "Rustful Dead"
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Unread 06-07-2014, 06:09 AM   #2
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Is that an 83 or 84 body?
1984 CJ-7 Renegade

Restoration Thread:http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=434226
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Unread 06-07-2014, 06:10 AM   #3
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That is beautiful... nice find!
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Unread 06-07-2014, 06:19 AM   #4
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I'd get after that windshield frame, while it's still salvageable.

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