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Unread 03-13-2015, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hiya
Just joined the forum, thought I'd introduce my CJ
I have a 1984 CJ7 Laredo and a 1986 CJ7 Laredo tub and new frame.
The '84 has some body rust, so I'm going to be sticking the '86 tub (rust-free) on that chassis/running gear.
Which means, I may be posting a lot, asking questions
I intend to sell the new frame and '84 tub when I get done.
I don't know what the frame is worth, but surely a titled tub is worth something and the rust isn't severe. Mainly hood, below tailgate, and the two mid body mounts.
Feel free to express your opinions.

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Unread 03-13-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! To begin your education...... We like pics!
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Unread 03-13-2015, 07:46 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum Brandon
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Unread 03-13-2015, 11:26 PM   #4
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Unread 03-14-2015, 05:58 AM   #5
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I'm partial to the 84' model year so post some picks when you can. And welcome to the forum.
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Unread 03-14-2015, 07:56 AM   #6
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Be sure to check with your state DMV before you sell anything. Some states the title goes with the frame and some it goes with the tub. Good luck! The two tubs should be the same (83-86 I think).
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Unread 03-14-2015, 08:19 AM   #7
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Welcome to the Forum. Some great people here and willing to offer help and advice.
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Unread 03-14-2015, 12:08 PM   #8
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Welcome aboard. What's your general experience with turning wrenches?
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Unread 03-14-2015, 02:48 PM   #9
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Thanks for the welcome.
I've built motors, replaced them, etc. Mainly nowadays, I make my son do stuff and sit back and watch
I'm not good with pics. My computer literacy leaves a lot to be desired. maybe my son can.

Now, to my first issue with the '84:
The rearend (amc 20) was completely rebuilt about 3 years ago. New bearings, seals, pinion gear, etc etc. Jeep was driven less than a 1000 miles than owner died and it sat for 3 years till I came along.
Water pump bearing was bad, making a roaring noise. Changed that and thermostat, and now, since I can hear better, the rearend is making a low growling/roaring noise when coming to a stop. I researched it and think the pinion preload might have backed off or maybe they didn't get it right the first time. I didn't even know what a preload was. Apparently, they're more complicated than I thought. I remember putting new bearings in a dana 44 front axle once in my driveway on concrete blocks and it worked great. But then that was a front axle and only used offroad in 4wd.
My intention is, once I get the mechanicals back right, and the '86 body painted, start swapping everything. That way, if something don't work right after I finish, I'll know it was something I (or rather, my son lol ) did.
I wonder if it will do any damage to that rearend driving it to the shop, about 25 miles) or should I haul it?
Does anyone know what the frame I have is worth? As new (if not actually new), extended 8" in the front with twin eye-hooks welded on and square tube for bumper. Square tube with 2" receiver welded on back. Coated.
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Unread 03-14-2015, 02:59 PM   #10
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Welcome!

At least in my area a nice, clean frame could fetch $300 or so. I just picked up a decent 79 '7 frame for $200. The tub, as long as it's not horrible will sell, especially with a title. I may be mistaken, but the frames do not have a VIN stamped on them. Only a serial number .... Which does match the serial on the VIN.

... Heck, if the body is better than the one I have for my 85, I'm game. Hahaha!
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Unread 03-14-2015, 05:33 PM   #11
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I'm working on pics.
If the frame is only worth that much, I think I'll keep it and sell the '84's frame. it's in good shape, just not 'like new'.
Maybe I can sell the frame and '84 body as one. Hopefully, that will pay for the paint on the '86.

On a side note, I like the thingy about 4dr Jeeps. I thought i'd seen it all when they first came out, then I saw a 4dr Porsche.
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Unread 03-14-2015, 05:37 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jmtw
I'm working on pics. If the frame is only worth that much, I think I'll keep it and sell the '84's frame. it's in good shape, just not 'like new'. Maybe I can sell the frame and '84 body as one. Hopefully, that will pay for the paint on the '86. On a side note, I like the thingy about 4dr Jeeps. I thought i'd seen it all when they first came out, then I saw a 4dr Porsche.
Hahaha!!!

Prices are depend on the area. I've seen prices all over the place even just in Texas.
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Unread 03-14-2015, 08:16 PM   #13
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maybe this will work....
cj-side.jpg   front-cj.jpg   cjs-back.jpg   cjs-rusty-body-mount.jpg  
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Unread 03-14-2015, 10:03 PM   #14
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Not bad .... But I fear diamond plate. And the evil it hides. Hahaha!
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Unread 03-15-2015, 10:56 AM   #15
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Welcome JMTW,

I am new here as well so instead of posting a new thread I thought I would just jump on this one since it was aptly named to introduce myself as well.

Here is some of my Jeep info:

I have been tinkering on automobiles for years now but this is my first Jeep (74 CJ5). So far I have rebuilt the T14A transmission, rebuilt the Dana 20 transfer case (modified to do the dual shifter on this removed the detents), replaced clutch, welded in some floorboards, put paint in bedliner in entire interior of Jeep. Currently rewiring entire Jeep with Speedway motors universal harness and new gauges and modern radio. Just put in seatbelts (gotta have those for the grandchildren). Replacing the exhaust manifold with a newer model (having some fun with this right now getting it to bolt up and plugging the emission holes). First time to do a wiring harness so may have some questions on that. I pretty much had to gut all the wiring as it had been "hack n slashed" to death and was missing all kinds of connections. Everything in the dash itself was just loose wires hanging and no gauges at all in there. They had replaced the original gastank that was just the little under the drivers seat 5 gallon tank with a full tank under the rear of the jeep and had relocated the taillights on the passenger side to use that hole as a filler cap for the gas tank. That being said I will have cut new holes for the new combo taillights I put in. I have it mostly wired but still need to get the new exhaust manifold straightened out before I can try firing it up. I still have to do an entire exhaust system as when I bought the Jeep it just had the tailpipe cut off just under the drivers seat area. This apparently has been a mud machine only for quite awhile so I am trying to get it road worthy again. Everything was running and working mechanically after I rebuilt the tranny and transfer case and replaced the clutch, however I am a little nervous after the wiring job so hopefully I won't melt anything when I fire it up for the first time after this endeavor. The little 232/3.8L engine is in good shape except for normal gunk I saw when I took off the valve cover and saw a bit of carbon on the valves when I took the manifolds off. She runs pretty strong though. I saw an intake (think it was Edelbrock) for a 4 barrel carb, I believe at Summit Racing (don't remember where for sure) but never have seen one for a 2 barrel carb as I thought of upgrading from my single barrel one. Ok, starting to ramble, but that's my little Jeep for now.....

Oh, one more thing JMTW, I had looked at some all steel tubs myself awhile back as I had considered doing the whole tub replacment as well. One thing of note where I had looked is that periodically they run "free shipping" specials and since that alone can run in the neighborhood of about $500 it is worth watching for those specials since if they offer no other discount this is a pretty good one.

I can't remember whose tagline it was that I saw but I saw someone in this forum quote something from "Red Foreman" from that 70s show, that guy is my hero
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