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Unread 01-23-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Batmn77 Build Thread - Jax, Fl

I figured I would put a thread together documenting by restoration. I am not doing a frame up restoration, I am doing something to get this heep on the road! This will be my daily driver!

This is what I started with:




First thing I did was replace the carb and add an HEI distributor.



Cleaned up the battery tray:




Used this to paint the dash pad and seats:



Stripped the interior:



Some rust under the roll bar, not too bad:



Took out the dash panel, removed the steering wheel. (Very easy to do and did not want to ruin a good dash panel by cutting it)




Finally figured out how to get the knobs off for the wipers and fan!




There are more pictures that you can see at the link below:
http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c5...ion/?start=all

Hope you enjoy following my restoration project!

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Unread 01-23-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Salvaging the knobs, cleaned them up with a boat stain/mildew cleaner:


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Unread 01-23-2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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Painting the needles on the speedometer... still need to do the other gauges.




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Unread 01-23-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
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Looks very good so far! What kind of paint did you use on the needles?
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Unread 01-23-2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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Looks very good so far! What kind of paint did you use on the needles?
I just bought a small (krylon?) spray paint can of bright/neon orange. Sprayed enough in a cup to make a small puddle and then used a tiny little paintbrush to paint it on.
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Unread 01-23-2011, 07:33 PM   #6
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Pretty smart!! You have a nice Jeep and your needles look good. I will remember that one!
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Unread 01-23-2011, 08:04 PM   #7
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Pretty smart!! You have a nice Jeep and your needles look good. I will remember that one!
Thanks, but I cant take credit for it... lol, it was my dad's idea!
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Unread 01-24-2011, 08:10 PM   #8
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Question for ya'll... I am going to be doing the blazer heater mod. I have read that people suggest getting the one with the shorter shaft but my CJ-7 has a/c so do i need the blazer motor that is made for a/c (longer shaft)?
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Jeep is looking good!!!
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Question for ya'll... I am going to be doing the blazer heater mod. I have read that people suggest getting the one with the shorter shaft but my CJ-7 has a/c so do i need the blazer motor that is made for a/c (longer shaft)?
Here's what you want. $20 at AZ




might as well replace the core while your in there too. under $40


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Unread 01-25-2011, 09:02 AM   #11
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In florida you call that a heap.....in wisconsin we call that 'darn near pristine!
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Unread 01-25-2011, 02:36 PM   #12
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Here's what you want. $20 at AZ




might as well replace the core while your in there too. under $40


Awesome, thank you for the quick reply! I will be picking those up soon! I figure there is no better time to change all of it then while i have everything apart!
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In florida you call that a heap.....in wisconsin we call that 'darn near pristine!
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Looks good!!! I need to clean up the speedo and replace 2 heater cables myself. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 04:55 PM   #15
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here has what i have done recently!

removed all the ugly purple tint!



brightened up my gauges!
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