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post #31 of 39 Old 08-27-2011, 06:02 PM
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I just found out that I have this Edition too! I'm glad I found this thread. I love that Garnet Red. I suppose that's what my Spring Special was too back in the day. Here's what it looks like right now, but I'm thinking of cleaning her up some. I'll start a thread soon too.




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post #32 of 39 Old 10-23-2011, 09:52 PM
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Please tell me more about the special edition. Mine looks a lot like yours.

You can find my restoration thread here
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj...build-1269301/
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post #33 of 39 Old 10-23-2011, 10:07 PM
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I believe the Spring Special Edition was only early 1985.

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post #34 of 39 Old 10-23-2011, 10:11 PM
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I believe the Spring Special Edition was only early 1985.
Ok I was just looking at the color, carpet, seats, stripping and I have the same drive train with the T176 transmission

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post #35 of 39 Old 04-14-2012, 09:41 AM
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Any updates on this project?



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post #36 of 39 Old 06-08-2012, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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I hate to admit that although I still have most of the parts. The jeep most likely won't ever see the road again. I am still searching for a tub along with a few other parts.... I bought a 98 tj and have been messing with that the better part of the spring.

It used to be a Jeep thing, now it wont let go.....

97 TJ Sport - header, mpbr exhaust, throttle body, arb snorkel, 4 inch rouch country lift, 35 x 12.5 AT's, sye, tom woods, hand throttle, warn xd9000i, front and rear bumpers with air, 12v cooler + beer

85 cj7 special edition - 4.2, t-176, dana 300, the rest is in boxes.
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post #37 of 39 Old 06-08-2012, 02:29 PM
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I just read your story and I have a similar one myself. My ex-wife bought a renegade brand new back in 85. We were dating at the time and I always took good care of the cj. Back around 94 she had just come home from the grocery store and parked it in the driveway. She went inside and the next thing she saw was flames out of the kitchen window. the fire dept had to come and put it out. I was at work when it happened. When I got home it was very sad to see the charred remains of the CJ.

The fire dept got there pretty quickly so most of the damage was contained to the front of the firewall but just like yours my valve cover and carb and harness were one big molded mess. I never saw a melted carb before. The jeep then sat for the about the next 10 years before I got a chance to start the restoration. I cleaned it up and dumped most of the charred parts and it sat in the garage.

When I got divorced I asked her if I could keep the jeep. I new there was no way that she would ever restore it and it meant a lot to me. over the last 10 years I have slowly put it back together to its original condition. Most of it still has the original paint on it. The hood cowl and fenders and grill were what needed to be repainted. The motor was toast so I had to replace that too. Here is how it now sits today. So I wouldn't worry about how much time it may take its a hobby and if its truly something you want it will happen...
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post #38 of 39 Old 06-08-2012, 06:53 PM
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Here's another vote to not give up. You can virtually build an entire new Jeep with the parts you have. YJ tub may be easy to find (I think I need one too) and a frame with a lot less rust would probably be a good idea too.

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post #39 of 39 Old 07-23-2012, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Although this is not my main project right now. I thought I'd let everybody out there following along that over the weekend I found a nice set of 44's. Add them to the pile. Maybe someday I'll get something finished and have cj again

It used to be a Jeep thing, now it wont let go.....

97 TJ Sport - header, mpbr exhaust, throttle body, arb snorkel, 4 inch rouch country lift, 35 x 12.5 AT's, sye, tom woods, hand throttle, warn xd9000i, front and rear bumpers with air, 12v cooler + beer

85 cj7 special edition - 4.2, t-176, dana 300, the rest is in boxes.
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