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Unread 10-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #406
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Unread 10-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #407
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After seeing all the body work Renegade did, I'd rather do framework any day! Plus I'm experienced now! I think I've decided now to just stash the cash away, and hold out for the next CJ to come along. Then, when I find it, I'll drop what I'm doing and get there ASAP!
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Unread 10-13-2013, 03:46 PM   #408
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Found this pop up last night for sale, and I got down there first thing this morning and was the first one there to look at it. I came prepared with a trailer and cash. He was also throwing in a parts jeep that had another motor, trans, transfer case, axles, springs, poly gas tank, and decent front clip and dash. The running jeep was a basket case though! Took forever to get it started, wiring looked like a rats nest, and it needed a lot of body work. It did have a shackle reversal on the front leafs, and the hard top and doors were in decent shape. I pulled $3000 out of my pocket, and offered him that, but he'd only go down to $3500. After I left, he updated the ad to say no more gas monkeys! Having that parts jeep would be nice, I could make some money back from it, but just wasn't comfortable dishing out that much. Might revisit it if it don't sell in the next week. What's everyone else think?
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Unread 10-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #409
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Hey Matt, what do I think? I think your not a gas monkey!

I am the proud new owner of the CJ formerly known as Matt's. Let's not talk about the frame, it looks great and I don't need havin' nobody make me think different.

I got the jeep home fine after a 5 hr tow. I haven't really driven it yet, I need to work through the hassle of a VIN inspection w/o the windshield tag being there, but I am sure it will work out.

I really love this thing, everywhere I look I see brand new parts. I really feel like I cheated in the "built not bought" category. Perhaps I should just say I got a really good head start on a build? I am not sure yet how much I will do to the Jeep so it's not worth starting a new thread, or at least not yet. I need to take care of a bunch of minor things first, like getting seat belts, the steering wheel horn contacts and spring and whatever else to make it go beep beep. Oh, and a soft top. It seems like the roll bar is YJ?

Lee, the happy owner of his most recent "Joop"!

Edit: Matt good luck on your next Jeep, I hope you post here to keep us updated.
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Unread 10-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #410
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Is it titled as the original 1978? They didn't start putting a VIN # on the windshield until the 80's. Mine doesn't have one there, or on the frame, or on the door jamb, just a few sheet metal screws holding one to the firewall.

Congrats on the Jeep. After all that work, glad to see it's going to a good home.
I'm running the old frame off of it on mine.
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Unread 10-13-2013, 05:40 PM   #411
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It's titled as a 1986 so it should have the windshield tag. To be clear I knew it didn't have this vin plate, Matt had told me about that early on in our dealings. I can have a basic vin inspection done at a local garage, hopefully they will be willing to go by just the firewall tag. The form requires an entry for the location of two vins, but maybe I can convince them to put n/a for the second. If they do pass the vin verification then there is no safety inspection or smog testing ever. Over 25 years old makes it easier (not that I would have bought anything other than a CJ)

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Unread 10-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #412
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The only ones I'm seeing worth buying for a decent price are down south in SC or Ga.!
I live in SC and was in GA for five years before moving back two years ago. There are there are quite a few CJs around here and a bunch that look to be in pretty good shape.

Hasselback, your Jeep is exactly the look I am going for with my new-to-me 1986 CJ7. I had in my mind wht it might look like and you've sealed the proverbial deal for me. Great job on yours (its amazing) and have fun with the new project!
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Unread 10-14-2013, 05:59 AM   #413
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Hasselback, your Jeep is exactly the look I am going for with my new-to-me 1986 CJ7. I had in my mind wht it might look like and you've sealed the proverbial deal for me. Great job on yours (its amazing) and have fun with the new project!
Thanks! I'm thinking I may go more with the original look on the next one with the exception of bigger tires (33 inch max), and maybe a one inch body lift. I spent the day putting some miles on my truck yesterday towing a car dolly all over the state looking at some CJ's, but came home empty handed. I'm at work now, but if I get a lead anywhere within 150 miles, I might have a medical emergency, and have to leave work early, *cough cough*!
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Unread 10-14-2013, 06:38 AM   #414
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I've heard some medical emergency conditions can be helped by getting plenty of fresh air, for example driving around with your window down.

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Unread 10-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #415
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My garage is no longer empty! Thanks to Steve (Skizriz), he found this on Craigslist for me last night down near Pittsburgh. Once the owner called me back this morning, I had to tell my boss I had a medical emergency, (but not really medical!), and I was off on a road trip! It's an all original '84, second owner Jeep. The entire frame is covered in an oily grime, which the seller said was sprayed on like undercoating. Regardless, it kept the frame in pristine condition with no rust to be found! The seller was a retired school teacher, who's owned it for over 20 years. When he handed the rear seat down from the garage attic, I could hardly contain my excitement when I saw it was a Levi's edition seat! Now to find a matching set of fronts. All lights, switches, and gauges work, and it seems to run great! Just need to replace some break lines, fuel line, and put a new gas tank skid plate in, which I already have one laying around. The a new floor pan, and a new wheel well on the right side, and it will be a nice driver. I stole all this for only $2300 too!

Might as well rename this thread "Hasselback's let's try this again, and again" build thread, lol!
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Unread 10-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #416
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That thing look very complete. Glad it turned out to be as Nice as it looked in the ad.

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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #417
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Congrats Matt! I am looking forward to watching again, again.

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Unread 10-15-2013, 06:49 AM   #418
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I'm getting some new sheet metal ordered today to replace the right side wheel well, and the right side floor pan, a new rear crossmember, a new set of brake lines, and some fuel line, and a new battery, and I'm going to go from there. I saved my Antique registration from the old Jeep, and when I get the title in for this one, I'll register it as an antique, and put my plate back on. I probably could now since it is registered to a CJ7! The cops would only know if they compared the VIN's.

Anyway, by the time that's all done, I should have it good running order. Still not sure if I want to tear it down to the frame just yet or not. Would like to drive it a bit and get a feel for it before I do the full blown resto!
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Unread 10-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #419
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Right now, I'm not sure which would be worse, dealing with rust, or the inch of undercoating I got going on here! I do have to say though, everything coated in it, is still pristine underneath! Including the underside of the tub. So even though this wheel well arch is toast, the rest of the tub is actually good. So, without ordering an entire side panel for the whole tub, what would be the best way to fix this?
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Unread 10-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #420
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Here's a good shot of the wheel well opening. It's pretty roached, but it's surrounded by good metal to weld to.
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