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post #1 of 16 Old 07-04-2013, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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1986 CJ7 Restoration

This jeep was left to die, forgotten under a tree for years until the owner agreed to sell it. I've owned plenty of jeeps, from TJ's to a 304 Quadratraction Golden Eagle. I've been working at this one for a while, between a VW bus, MGB, classic Bronco, and too many others, bought the Jeep with a fair amount of rust and decided to do it right with new metal. I will start with pictures of the driver side.
I did forget to take some pictures of the existing rust but the gaping holes should give you a pretty good perspective.
























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post #2 of 16 Old 07-04-2013, 03:46 PM
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Hope your tetanus shots are current.
Look forward to more pics, as time allows you.
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-04-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Drive side floor and rocker















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post #4 of 16 Old 07-05-2013, 08:20 AM
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Is it my eyes, or does the Jeep stamping on the rockers say Joop. I thought that started with the Wranglers. Is it a Wrangler tub?
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-05-2013, 09:03 AM
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No, that started mid year, 1984

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Weird, my original 84 tub has the "Jeep" stamping, not Joop.
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-05-2013, 09:46 AM
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Sorry to take the op's thread off-topic, but Ed's response about Jeep/Joop got me looking and now I know that 84 was a crossover year where some tubs were stamped Jeep and some stamped Joop (and some stamped with both, one on either side). Very interesting. To the OP, good start on your restoration, I look forward to following your progress.
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post #8 of 16 Old 07-05-2013, 10:10 AM
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I have an original 1985 Jeep and mine says Joop
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post #9 of 16 Old 07-05-2013, 02:08 PM
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My 85 is a Joop. Nice work fabing up replacement metal under the rollbar tie-in. Will be doing that to mine next month.

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post #10 of 16 Old 07-05-2013, 03:18 PM
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Yes mid 1984 is the Jeep to Joop. Keith460's original tub was Joop as are both my '85s. An old friend had an '84 that was Jeep.

Very nice job on the metal work. I see you used the Keyparts floor panel. They fit very nice and have all the original ribs and holes in the exact locations and nice thick steel. I will be following this thread to see how it turns out.

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post #11 of 16 Old 07-05-2013, 06:41 PM
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I have an 84 joop

1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.
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post #12 of 16 Old 07-07-2013, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Now that you mention it it seems that I have a Joop, Now to decide whether to rock the raised lettered "Joop" or buy a new sticker.
But anyways, moved on to passenger side and did most of the metal work including the roll bar mounting.









Had to rebuild the frame roll bar mount on both sides.




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Also fixed rust by the wheel well.


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post #13 of 16 Old 07-07-2013, 12:39 PM
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Coming along well! Man I need to practice up on my welding skills. I did a little bit on my floor pan yesterday for the tub that's going on my plow Jeep and I was blowing holes thru it everywhere. Got a friend that welds for a living that's doing most of the welding for me so I'm going to watch him much more closely to see how it's done properly.

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post #14 of 16 Old 07-07-2013, 04:34 PM
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Nice work! Rust sure is time consuming.

If you always do what you've always done. You will always get what you've always got.
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Thanks! And I recommend using a welder with an argon tank attached, makes all the difference in the world.
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