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post #1 of Old 01-23-2011, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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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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Car History from 1st to Present:
-1997 Mustang V6 (Sold); -1999 Chevrolet Blazer (Sold); -2001 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 (Sold); -1999 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro; 1982 Jeep CJ-7
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post #2 of Old 01-23-2011, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Salvaging the knobs, cleaned them up with a boat stain/mildew cleaner:



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-1997 Mustang V6 (Sold); -1999 Chevrolet Blazer (Sold); -2001 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 (Sold); -1999 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro; 1982 Jeep CJ-7
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post #3 of Old 01-23-2011, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Painting the needles on the speedometer... still need to do the other gauges.





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-1997 Mustang V6 (Sold); -1999 Chevrolet Blazer (Sold); -2001 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 (Sold); -1999 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro; 1982 Jeep CJ-7
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post #4 of Old 01-23-2011, 06:23 PM
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Looks very good so far! What kind of paint did you use on the needles?
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post #5 of Old 01-23-2011, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #6 of Old 01-23-2011, 07:33 PM
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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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post #7 of Old 01-23-2011, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #8 of Old 01-24-2011, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #9 of Old 01-24-2011, 10:32 PM
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Jeep is looking good!!!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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post #10 of Old 01-25-2011, 06:22 AM
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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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post #11 of Old 01-25-2011, 09:02 AM
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In florida you call that a heap.....in wisconsin we call that 'darn near pristine!

1978 CJ7 I6, 2.5" dik cepek spring lift, 0.5" shackle lift, Cooper Discoverer S/T 33's, 1.25" Wheel Spacers.
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Whats Next: Wide track swap, winch, new seats, eventually a 4.0 mpi swap from a 90's cherokee or wrangler.
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post #12 of Old 01-25-2011, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #13 of Old 01-25-2011, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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In florida you call that a heap.....in wisconsin we call that 'darn near pristine!

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post #14 of Old 01-25-2011, 10:14 PM
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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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post #15 of Old 01-30-2011, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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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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Car History from 1st to Present:
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