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Unread 08-06-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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The CHuck Norris Project.

This is my first ever Jeep build. My family has owned this Jeep for about 10 years and it began to rot so we decided to start from scratch and make one kick *** Jeep!!!

This is what we started with:

1979 Jeep CJ-7







The CJ-7 has a t-18, a 304, AMC 20 with limited slip and a Dana 30.

And if your thinking it, the reason for all that bondo on the back is because of all the rust.

Here is a list of things that Me and my Dad plan on doing to the Jeep:

- Fix problem rust areas on the frame
-- Full fiberglass body
--- Stainless steel hinges
---- Spring over axle lift on:
--Stock CJ springs
--Or depending on how high they are Spring Under Axle on an old set of CJ springs my Dad has laying around.
----- Limited Slip in the front
---- YJ family roll bar
--- YJ seats
-- Put a winch (Mile Marker 8000)
- And last but not least some mud tires ( haven't decided)

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Unread 08-06-2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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Yesterday we started taking off the body...

Within an hour or 2 after starting, I had the fenders, hood, grill, radiator, dash, and windsheild.

Hood and fenders removed


(My dad eating a cookie after his coffee)


Hood, fenders and grill taken off


Hood, fenders, windsheild, and top taken off


Dash taken out!
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Unread 08-06-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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Dude you guys don't mess around!!!
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Unread 08-06-2008, 07:31 PM   #4
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Thats right!!!

And today we got the rest of the body off! But it took a little longer than it should have...we...I forgot to un-bolt 2 of the body mounts In the back so i used a sawz-all and we got it off!!

First we tried lifting the front!


Then we tried the back


Finally I was able to roll the chassis from under the body.



The body hanging alone


Body completly off:
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Unread 08-06-2008, 07:31 PM   #5
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I expect to see at least one picture of chuck norris photoshopped into the jeep pic kicking the rust off the back
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Unread 08-06-2008, 07:54 PM   #6
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nice! another build thread! keep the picks coming...

Looks like you have Chuck Norris' garage. Looks like a nice space to work. You will need it
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Unread 08-06-2008, 08:07 PM   #7
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Sweet! this looks like it will be a fun build! I envy your lift...Yeah, Jeeps come apart pretty easily, not surprised that you made so much progress. Are you also going to us fiberglass for the fenders, and hood too? I wish my dad helped me with my project...
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Unread 08-06-2008, 08:30 PM   #8
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1. Mabye he just might!! xwildman138x, mabye.

2.Yeah the space helps. Also having the lifts help.

3.Yea my Dad ordered the body kit so it comes with the fenders hood and tub. this was such easier because the fenders were rotted beyond repair.

My only problem is that the rear crossmember rotted out. Also I cut the body mounts off the back... well one rotted out. How would I go about building one of those (the body mount)?
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Unread 08-06-2008, 09:05 PM   #9
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KIYAAAAHHH
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Unread 08-07-2008, 07:46 AM   #10
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Haha on the last picture.

I love the Jeep, keep us updated, we love seeing builds like this. Also, I think you have some rust in the floor of that tub. Just FYI. lol
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Unread 08-08-2008, 08:27 PM   #11
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Today and yesterday, All I did was wash the frame and transmission, and take out the gas tank...All the stuff My dad ordered will be shipped out monnday.

Two quick questions. What do I have to do to get the frame ready for the chassie saver (POR-15)? And is there a way to make the body mounts for the rear crossmember over the gas tank?



I have a new list of things that I have to do the frame:
  1. I have to fix the rear bodymounts on the cross member
  2. I have to gind the frame down so I can apply the POR-15 (Is that what i have to do)

When the body and stuff comes I will take more pictures, this weekend I will be working on my back deck, and drag racing my 4 wheeler at the local fair!!

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Unread 08-09-2008, 08:52 AM   #12
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KIYAAAAHHH
Thanks man that trully made my day!!! with my lift money going into my tranny now instead of the lift I really needed that pickmeup. You guys are doing a great job keep the pics coming. I see another thread like boxmans starting!!!!
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Unread 08-09-2008, 09:07 PM   #13
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looks good, i wish a had a play pen like that...... nice shop, is it your place of employment?
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Unread 08-10-2008, 12:48 AM   #14
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A good sand blasting will get your chassis cleaned up. and it will be quicker. Also you won't be able to the grinder in all the places you will need to get it. Be sure to follow all the directions for the por-15.

You can fab body mounts or have a local fab shop do it for you and then have them welded on.

good luck with the build.
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Unread 08-10-2008, 12:16 PM   #15
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A good sand blasting will get your chassis cleaned up. and it will be quicker. Also you won't be able to the grinder in all the places you will need to get it. Be sure to follow all the directions for the por-15.

You can fab body mounts or have a local fab shop do it for you and then have them welded on.

good luck with the build.
Thanks... the fiber glass body kit comes with a plate that goes over the 2 bad body mounts. I have to repair the rear x-member.

I think my dad has a sand blaster to do the frame.

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looks good, i wish a had a play pen like that...... nice shop, is it your place of employment?
Yeah My dad owns it and I work there so he is letting me do it there!
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