79' CJ7 - Vera - The extended weekend build...
Is it possible to combine 2.5 Jeeps that I have collected over the last 15 years into 1 vehicle that resembles a 1979 CJ7? I know what you are thinking, yes, why not? Can we do it over this extended weekend of the 4th while ignoring all of the other projects we should be working on? I would say the answer is a shrug... BUT A MAN CAN DREAM! I was given a 79 CJ7 when i was about 12 that ran, had a good frame and drive line, but there was more of the body missing than remaining.... using my limited knowledge, the jeep was stripped down, the frame cleaned up and painted and everything was bolted back on to make a rolling motor stand. Fast forward several moves and 12 years, I found an offer i could not turn down: a 79 CJ7 with some rust issues and no motor.... BUT IT HAD PAPERS! and it was cheap! That Jeep was purchased and then carefully placed on the edge of the bushes... with the other Jeeps... waiting for the next step... I went to college with some Jeep nuts and we always toyed with the idea of putting a jeep together in 1 weekend just to see if we could do it... Well that time is soon upon us. If all goes well I will set up a time lapse camera to make some videos and I will try to post some progress shots as things progress, but no promises over the weekend.
I have all of the bushings, mounts, suspension components, hoses, drive-lines, panels, bolts exct that I could need and we will be putting this together at a shop that can give junkyard wars a run for their money so strange pieces, tools, and simple items are not in short supply.
currently ordered because I am sure they are bad:
Wish us luck, and any thoughts or pointers specific to CJ7 speed assembly are more than welcome, Cheers!
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