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Unread 09-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Jame's 83 renegade section by section build

I figured with all my redundent posts about stuff, Ill make a build thread and post pictures and detail everything. This is not a full frame off, but due to lack of room, it will be very close. Heres the first of the postings. I picked this up for the cost of 2 tanks of gas because the guy wanted off his land. I since pulled the motor because it was seized. The po let it overheat and drove it home with the temp gauge pegged. With the motor out, learning about cj7s having only owned an early 5 myself, I nuttered it and cleaned up the engine compartment signifigantly. The motor is at a machine shop getting bored 40 over and pics of reassembly of the motor will come. I borrowed my friends sand blaster and went to town on the engine compartment cleaning up the rust and trying not to damage any of the firewall rubber. If I have to replace it, I will later. I also blasted all the little components, primed and painted them with engine enamel. I am still working on cleaning the radiator. I blasted and painted all the little brackets that go onto the motor which again will be seen during reassembly. I used a rust converter primer sealer on the firewall to prevent further rust. I used duplicolor bed armor on the firewall and inner fender wells because they claim oil and gas resistant. I reassembled the engine compartment with the small stuff after they were clean and painted like washer bottle, battery box, ign control module, bell crank for the clutch.... stuff like that. should have the motor done and ready in a couple of days. Let me know how im doing.

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Unread 09-17-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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Firewall and fenders look great. You gonna detail front frame section while torn down. Great job keep it up!
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Unread 09-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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yep. I figured being a southern jeep, I only have a few rust cancer spots to address. I did do the tranny front input seal and took a look from the inside to see that there were no issues and it was still full when I emptied it.
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Unread 09-18-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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took some detailed pictures of the rust trouble spots, interior, underneith trouble spots, blasted and coated my gas tank skid, and spent countless hours cleaning my manifolds and painting my exhaust manifold.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 04:28 PM   #5
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finally finished the engine and put the new clutch and flywheel on

finally the motor is complete.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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finally the motor is complete.
Engine looks good. Cancer in all the usual places. Take out your front seat belts and dig. Around the bottom of the b pillar with a screw driver, also the same area from underneath. You may find that all rotted out
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Unread 09-20-2013, 05:08 PM   #7
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Im prepared to cut and weld pannels. It only rotted because it held moisture in those spots on the floor for 16 years as it set. The frame when clean is only surface rust.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
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Got the motor to the jeep, any tips on installation? The splines are lined up.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #9
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Although that I may have needed the crown royal to get this motor in, that is only the bag that held the bell housing bolts. The motor is in and more pics to come
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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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getting there.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #11
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finally looking more like an engine.
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finally looking more like an engine.
Looking good
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Unread 09-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #13
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actually got it started, will post more pics tomorrow
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Unread 09-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #14
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All I have to install is the air cleaner which is soaking in the bath tub.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #15
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finished everything up granted I know eventually i will need an air duct but, I got her running and the carb adjusted after a rebuild to where it idles at 620 rpms. I still need to adjust the timing because there is an annoying timing knock at idle but is still very responsive. I will be getting a timing light tomorrow. Also it could use another alternator. because there is an annoying howl in mine but it charges at 14 volts exactly. Its team rushed and nuttered with replacment coil and ICM.
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