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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #61
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Finished the full steel doors.

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Unread 04-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #62
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fuel gauge and temp gauge working now - dare I say it? dare I say it?

It's done! Pics to come later this weekend showing all the small details.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 04:18 PM   #63
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One last pic of the last time I drove it.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #64
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Some of you will understand where I am coming from, others will think I am crazy; especially if you read the past 5 pages of what I have gone through with this build. Even I said I would never part with it.

The CJ was finished and I was enjoying it. My new wife loved riding in it and it brought smiles to our face. Then an interesting turn of events happened.

Her father got some bad news on his health and only 61 yrs old. He decided that since he didn't know how much time he has left, he wants to make what he has the best it can be. For him, that means downsizing and he and his wife traveling like they have always wanted. The downsizing involves selling their jet skis and just keeping their fishing boat, selling his beat around truck that he seems to always be working on, getting out of the volunteer fire department, truly getting to what he wants to do with his time. Included in this, is selling his beloved '65 Corvette Convertible. He plans to put all the $ gained from selling stuff to travel.

When he shared the news with us, we were of course saddened by his health situation but know if anyone can hang on, it's him. We've been expecting the news on his health so while it wasn't a shock it's still hard to hear. My wife was holding it together as he told us. Then, when he mentioned the Vette getting sold, my wife's eyes welled up in tears. You see, Her uncle bought the Vette new and sold it to her dad in '79. She was two years old. There isn't a memory in her head that doesn't include that car. 100s of pics over the years, that car is in most of them. She also knew it would hurt him to sell it. I knew what I had to do.

The CJ7 is gone. It went to a good home. The guy who bought it is a Jeep freak like me and fell in love when he saw it. I made back all the money I put into it plus some extra. I am fine with that. Since I owed nothing on credit cards, etc. I was able to use the CJ money and add some from savings to purchase the Vette from my father-in-law. He sold it to me for less than half of what it was appraised at. I am happy with the transaction.

Again, some of you may think I was stupid to sell the CJ, but I can tell you with 100% honesty, it was the best thing I could have done for my wife. She smiles and gets teary eyed now but out of happiness. She has her car and the memories that come with it. Just look at her smile! No CJ could ever replace that. The Vette has been a part of her family - something everyone has ridden in, talked about while having a beer, etc..

I still have my LJ and my JK to build and play with. No worries there. And who knows, there may be another CJ in my future. But for now, the Vette is everything I could ask for for my wife. AdamH's 76 CJ7 build is over. Cheers.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #65
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Wow.....that's a hell of a story and a real bummer to have to sell such an amazing CJ. As much as it would pain me to do so, if I were in your shoes, I would do the same for my wife in a heartbeat. There isn't anything I wouldn't do to put a smile on her face. She puts one on mine every day so it's the least I could do to return the favor.

Soooooooo..........when you starting another Jeep build?
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Unread 05-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #66
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The guy I sold the CJ7 to drives it almost daily. I see him every now and then around town. Every time I see him, he has a smile on his face and lets those around him hear it! With headers and straigh pipes it will get your attention. It's so cool to see it on the road.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #67
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And yes, I didn't stay CJ-less for too long.

Welcome a 1981 Scrambler to the family! I moved to my new house on Mt. Island lake last week and the new neighbors got an eye full when I pulled up! The Wife's HEMI Commander pulled it like a champ - not that I worried.

I hope to start a frame off late Summer. The Scrambler is WAY better as a starting point than the CJ7 was. All the rust (two spots under "Jeep" on both sides and a small spot on driver's rear quarter) has been cut out and patches cut. All that needs to be done is weld them in. Frame is perfect. Bulkhead is perfect. The guy threw in a 304 with it. I plan to build it up quite a bit. The CJ7 had a mild cam and bored over just a tad. The Scrambler will have quite a bit more done to it's 304 when I am done.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #68
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Gee...having to sell a CJ to buy a FREAKING GORGEOUS '65 Vette...at half price....it sucks to be you.

Glad to see you didn't have to suffer long.

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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:20 AM   #69
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Believe me, I know I am fortunate.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 08:33 AM   #70
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Don't wast any money on the 304, put a 360 in it. Same look, more power
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