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Unread 12-15-2007, 09:07 AM   #1
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81 CJ7 Project

Hey guys, I am restoring an 81 CJ7 and would like to post my pics as I go along. I am not sure how to post a picture, but will give it a try. I used Photo Bucket, hopefully it will work. Here is the link:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...jeep/blue6.jpg

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Unread 12-15-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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here ya go

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Unread 12-15-2007, 10:29 AM   #3
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Thanks, but how did you get the picture to post directly on this page? I tried to copy it but it did not work?
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Unread 12-15-2007, 10:34 AM   #4
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Unread 12-15-2007, 07:09 PM   #5
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Today I worked on the pass side back fender. There was rust along the welds. I knocked it in with a punch and smoothed it over it with bondo and fiberglass. It wasn't major rust.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...p/100_0589.jpg

I also put the windshield down and found a lot of rust under the windshield frame.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...p/100_0590.jpg

You can see the rust along the inside of the fender in this pic. There is also rust on the bed.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...p/100_0591.jpg

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Unread 12-15-2007, 08:34 PM   #6
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Here is a picture of the 258 engine. It has a Weber carb. The engine was rebuilt in 02.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...jeep/blue1.jpg
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Unread 12-15-2007, 09:32 PM   #7
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You need some major metal replacement in that tub. Lots of holes in there. Got a pic of what the rear quarter looked like before you bondo'd it?
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Unread 12-16-2007, 07:29 AM   #8
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No, I don't have any pics of the fender before. I actually started on this project a while back. You a see in the first picture of the Jeep that the welds are visible on the outside of the fender. There was some minor rust so I beat it in a little and came back over it with bondo to smooth it out. There was a small rust hole in front of the fender flare. The drivers side isn't that bad. This jeep appears that it has never been off road. The frame s clean with no rust. The only rust is some of the weld seams, the outer edge of the floor boards, and where the roll bar bolts down behind the seats. There is also an amount of rust on the back of the jeep under the tire carrier. There was surface rust on the hood.There are a few small dents and dings. I bought a donor jeep to switch the axles, front right fender, windshield, and transmission. Here are some pics of the donor. An 80 CJ5, 258, 4 speed T176, 3.07 gears with one-piece rear axles. It was used by a high school forestry class.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...p/100_0399.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...p/100_0405.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...p/100_0400.jpg
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Unread 12-16-2007, 09:08 AM   #9
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Well, I'm afraid there's a lot more rust there than you think.

Looking at the inside of the rear quarter you repaired, where the wheelwell meets the quarter, there's a lot of rust there.
And there are rust holes where the wheelwell meets the floor.

You can't just fill that with bondo and expect it to be fixed.

If you take a grinder or sandblaster to those areas, I'll bet big bucks you're going to find a lot more rust than it looks like is there.
Sorry, don't mean to rain on your parade, but that's just the way Jeeps are. All very common places for rust, and yours isn't any different, I'm afraid.

Oh, and that windshield frame, you're replacing it, right?
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